Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Left versus right and right versus left

It is important to understand where we came from. The United States of America at its founding was the greatest experiment in freedom every conceived. However, those freedoms are eroding every year as more government becomes more entrenched in our personal lives and the federal government takes greater control of state governments, primary through funding with strings. It is wise to remember that as government gains more power over its people, the people are never better off as the power corrupts the small few leading the government.

Today Daniel Hannan reminds us of the political spectrum, which is important because no one wants to be associated with the Nazi party, but it is important to understand what it was. The reality is, the name "Nazi" stands for: "National Socialist German Workers’ Party." Hannan clarifies:

Hitler told Hermann Rauschning, a Prussian who briefly worked for the Nazis before rejecting them and fleeing the country, that he had admired much of the thinking of the revolutionaries he had known as a young man; but he felt that they had been talkers, not doers. “I have put into practice what these peddlers and pen pushers have timidly begun,” he boasted, adding that “the whole of National Socialism” was “based on Marx”.

Marx’s error, Hitler believed, had been to foster class war instead of national unity – to set workers against industrialists instead of conscripting both groups into a corporatist order. His aim, he told his economic adviser, Otto Wagener, was to “convert the German Volk to socialism without simply killing off the old individualists” – by which he meant the bankers and factory owners who could, he thought, serve socialism better by generating revenue for the state. “What Marxism, Leninism and Stalinism failed to accomplish,” he told Wagener, “we shall be in a position to achieve.”
Obviously, we know what happened when Hilter came into power. As with Stalin and Mao, the more people were dependent upon a centralized government, the less control they had to stop the leaders from doing whatever they wished.

Now might be a good time to review the spectrum of government, and where we will end up if we continue along the current two-party power-grabbing path:

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