Achtung! Hitler-and-History Lies We’ve Been Told

Written by Stephanie Janiczek on August 5, 2013

So were Adolf Hitler and his minion’s right-wingers? When I think of “right-wing” I think of Libertarians, no centralized government. People governing themselves. I don’t think of an institution of any kind save for a military to protect interests, borders etc. I don’t think of institutionalized racism, forced euthanasia, forced military service, and zero free press. How is any of that “right-wing”?

Is merely calling Hitler a right-winger a sales pitch to sell the same thing he was selling? Did these leftist educators have to make Hitler look like a Republican, a rugged individualist, in order to sell what he sold? Think about it.

I asked that question when I was a sophomore in high school. My Dad agreed with me, of course. HE was the person who taught me to ask questions that began with “yeah”, “but” and “why”. The more I asked, as I grew older, the angrier the response was. When I was a senior in college I realized how much I’d been lied to. Hitler, for all of the garbage I’d been told, was actually one of THEM. And what’s worse they knew it. They know it still.

It is time for some honesty about history. It’s time for the facts. Adolf Hitler was a left-wing socialist. Just because he called himself a National Socialist does not make the facts untrue. He was a corporate fascist socialist.

Now I can hear the leftist scholars freaking out at this fact. He would not have been able to control Germany without the help of large corporate entities. He did not go to the conservatives for money. Outward support and for tea and sympathy, yes, but for real support he ran to Krupp, Thiessen and the rest. Because, unlike other socialists, he knew you can’t go anywhere without money. He followed Mussolini’s lead. A socialist with the veneer of a corporatist. And that, my dears, is a fascist and that is also a kind of leftist socialist.

Facts are what they are. History is an undeniable force. She is strong in her ways and all consuming. She’s about the facts. It is time, when we talk about Germany and its bizarre experiment with National Socialism, to have those facts. Nazism is socialism splashed with corporate support on steroids and that is a fact. That is history.

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Stephanie Janiczek is a former Capitol Hill Staff Assistant, Schedule C Appointee and Leadership Institute alum. Military Wife, Hunter, Horse enthusiast, dog owner, writer and feminist kryptonite.