Here's my question: Why are the horrors of Nazism so well-known and widely condemned but not those of socialism and communism? What goes untaught -- and possibly is covered up -- is that socialist and communist ideas have produced the greatest evil in mankind's history. You say, "Williams, what in the world are you talking about? Socialists, communists and their fellow...
Wotan, your history needs a little work. Hitler displayed intimidation and violence largely after coming to power; he came to power via elections and legislation, and won favor through promises to the German people. (Sounds familiar.) Socialism is likewise based on the idea that some are better than others. There should be an elite doing all the planning for everyone else (why, if they're not "lesser"?), even as they talk of equality and sharing. Of course, nothing makes people equal like shared intimidation and privation forcing them to be equal. That's why the ultimate shared equality of socialism is shared misery.
In Europe, especially in Germany, hoisting a swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag is a crime. For decades after World War II, people have hunted down and sought punishment for Nazi murderers, who were responsible for the deaths of more than 20 million people.
- Yep: MSNBC would react quite differently if Tea Partiers threw rocks at them Mary Katharine Ham 23 mins ago
- Finally: George W. Bush takes the ALS Ice Bucket challenge Allahpundit 1 hour ago
- WaPo/ABC poll: Majority approves of airstrikes in Iraq … Ed Morrissey 2 hours ago
- Report: Two times as many British Muslims fighting for ISIS as with U.K. armed forces Noah Rothman 2 hours ago
- All in: Red-state Democrat Mark Pryor launches rare pro-ObamaCare midterm ad Allahpundit 3 hours ago
- Audio: And now a word from Mike Ditka about this Redskins “horsesh*t” Allahpundit 4 hours ago