During this election cycle, people have been throwing the word NAZI around as if it means someone who disagrees with your political views. It is an affront to those in Europe and America who died as a result of the ideology to use that word in that manner. Nazism had it's roots in Marxism and Socialism. And it was totalitarian. People are still alive that lived through WWII and it is an affront to them to call people NAZI. If you do that, you are without conscience. And you need to actually learn what the Nazis stated that they wanted and what they actually did. They were not the same thing.
“The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes”― Adolf Hitler
The truth of the matter is that there are some similarities in what both candidates stated policies are and Nazi Socialism, but there are also many things that are dissimilar. The major difference is in what the Nazis actually did.
On face value, the first several demands on the Nazi Party 25 Point Program give the appearance of being similar to Donald Trump's immigration policies, that is not necessarily to say that it is similar to Republican Party policy on immigration.
Yes, the Nazis wanted to expel anyone who was not Aryan, and deny citizenship to anyone, particularly Jews, who wasn't Aryan.
Donald Trump does not call for the expulsion of non-Americans. He calls for a temporary halt on the immigration of Muslims, and for people from Mexico and South America to follow the Rule of Law when they come to America.
The Republican Party Platform calls for the Rule of Law, and also states: “ The greatest asset of the American economy is the American worker. Just as immigrant labor helped build our country in the past, today’s legal immigrants are making vital contributions in every aspect of our national life. Their industry and commitment to American values strengthens our economy, enriches our culture, and enables us to better understand and more effectively compete with the rest of the world.”
“In this country, the rule of law guarantees equal treatment to every individual, including more than one million immigrants to whom we grant permanent residence every year. That is why we oppose any form of amnesty for those who, by intentionally violating the law, disadvantage those who have obeyed it.”
As far as the wall that Donald Trump calls for, that is nothing new. In fact there was a law enacted by Congress way back in 2006, for a double-layered fencing along the border, called the Secure Fencing Act of 2006. It passed by a vote of 80-19. That means quite a few Democrats voted for it.
The Republican Party Platform does call for it to be built.
Donald Trump's position on immigration can be found here: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions
But as you can see, there is nothing here to call for any racial mistreatment of anyone. No concentration camps or internment here.
The Founding Fathers were against indiscriminate immigration. That's a fact.
“To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens the moment they put foot in our country would be nothing less than to admit the Grecian horse into the citadel of our liberty and sovereignty.”--Alexander Hamilton.
"The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice; and on that love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education and family."--Alexander Hamilton
If that's not Nationalism, I don't know what is.
George Washington felt that immigration should be limited to “useful mechanics and some particular descriptions of men or professions.”
“In proportion to their numbers, they will share legislation with us. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp or bias its direction and render it a heterogeneous, incoherent mass.”--Thomas Jefferson.
But as a matter of fact, in places like Colorado, Hispanic Mexican Democrats were in favor of Japanese internment camps because so many of them had died during WWII.
The Japanese Internment Camps and the Secure Fencing Act of 2006 are just a few ways Democrats supported limits on immigrants.
The Nazi Party was against capitalism and free trade. Those are two things that the Republican Party very much supports.
The Republican Party Platform calls for regulatory reform in order to create jobs and reduction of taxes. “The bottom line on regulations is jobs. In listening to America, one constant we have heard is the job-crippling effect of even well-intentioned regulation. That makes it all the more important for federal agencies to be judicious about the impositions they create on businesses, especially small businesses.”
Now here is where things get interesting, since it is most frequently liberal Democrats who throw the word Nazi around.
“Democrats believe we are stronger when we have an economy that works for everyone—an economy that grows incomes for working people, creates good-paying jobs, and puts a middleclass life within reach for more Americans. Democrats believe we can spur more sustainable economic growth, which will create good-paying jobs and raise wages. And we can have more economic fairness, so the rewards are shared broadly, not just with those at the top. We need an economy that prioritizes long-term investment over short-term profit-seeking, rewards the common interest over self-interest, and promotes innovation and entrepreneurship.”
Now here is Nazi Platform on the same subject.
“We demand that the state be charged first with providing the opportunity for a livelihood and way of life for the citizens.”
“Abolition of unearned (work and labour) incomes. Breaking of debt (interest)-slavery.” Unearned income refers to income from owning property, inheritance and pensions. Pretty much like the Occupy Movement wants to get rid of.
“We demand a division of profits of all heavy industries.” Now look back at the Democratic Platform: “rewards are shared broadly, not just with those at the top”.
“We demand the creation of a healthy middle class and its conservation, immediate communalization of the great warehouses and their being leased at low cost to small firms, the utmost consideration of all small firms in contracts with the State, county or municipality.” – Nazi 25 Point Program
Again, notice the Democratic Platform's comment about the middleclass, above, and this: “We believe that today’s extreme level of income and wealth inequality—where the majority of the economic gains go to the top one percent and the richest 20 people in our country own more wealth than the bottom 150 million—makes our economy weaker, our communities poorer, and our politics poisonous.” “ Democrats believe we must break down all the barriers holding Americans back and restore the basic bargain that built America’s mighty middle class:”
“The state is to be responsible for a fundamental reconstruction of our whole national education program, to enable every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education and subsequently introduction into leading positions. The plans of instruction of all educational institutions are to conform with the experiences of practical life. The comprehension of the concept of the State must be striven for by the school [Staatsbürgerkunde] as early as the beginning of understanding. We demand the education at the expense of the State of outstanding intellectually gifted children of poor parents without consideration of position or profession.”--Nazi 25 Point Plan
“Democrats know that every child, no matter who they are, how much their families earn, or where they live, should have access to a high-quality education, from preschool through high school and beyond.” “Democrats know that every child, no matter who they are, how much their families earn, or where they live, should have access to a high-quality education, from preschool through high school and beyond.”
“ Democrats will invest in early childhood programs like Early Head Start and provide every family in America with access to high-quality childcare and high-quality preschool programs.”
Note the Nazi “as early as the beginning of understanding”.
“The Democratic Party is committed to eliminating opportunity gaps—particularly those that lead to students from low-income communities arriving on day one of kindergarten several years behind their peers.
“The State is to care for the elevating national health by protecting the mother and child, by outlawing child-labor, by the encouragement of physical fitness, by means of the legal establishment of a gymnastic and sport obligation, by the utmost support of all organizations concerned with the physical instruction of the young.”
Note the Nazi reference to, “We demand the education at the expense of the State of outstanding intellectually gifted children of poor parents without consideration of position or profession.”
It's not necessary to quote the exact wording of the Democratic Platform here; Everyone knows that the Democrats supported Obama Care.
“We firmly believe that the greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior on Wall Street must be brought to an end. Wall Street must never again be allowed to threaten families and businesses on Main Street.”
“We demand struggle without consideration against those whose activity is injurious to the general interest. Common national criminals, usurers, profiteers and so forth are to be punished with death, without consideration of confession or race.” --Nazi 25 Point Program
Userers are bankers
“Corporate profits are at near-record highs, but workers have not shared through rising wages. Profit-sharing is linked to higher pay and productivity. That is why, working with business, labor, and other stakeholders, we will incentivize companies to share profits with their employees on top of wages and pay increases, while targeting the workers and businesses that need profit-sharing the most.”
“Democrats will not hesitate to use and expand existing authorities as well as empower regulators to downsize or break apart financial institutions when necessary to protect the public and safeguard financial stability, including new authorities to go after risky shadow-banking activities. Banks should not be able to gamble with taxpayers’ deposits or pose an undue risk to Main Street. Democrats support a variety of ways to stop this from happening, including an updated and modernized version of Glass-Steagall as well as breaking up too-big-to-fail financial institutions that pose a systemic risk to the stability of our economy.”
“We demand a division of profits of all heavy industries.” --Nazi 25 Point Program
The Nazis supported Social Security. “We demand an expansion on a large scale of old age welfare.”
“And as the party that created Social Security, we believe in protecting every American’s right to retire with dignity.” Democratic Platform
“Democrats will expand Social Security so that every American can retire with dignity and respect, including women who are widowed or took time out of the workforce to care for their children, aging parents, or ailing family members.” ----Democratic Platform
“While no changes should adversely affect any current or near-retiree, comprehensive reform should address our society’s remarkable medical advances in longevity and allow younger workers the option of creating their own personal investment accounts as supplements to the system. Younger Americans have lost all faith in the Social Security system, which is understandable when they read the non- partisan actuary’s reports about its future funding status. Born in an old industrial era beyond the memory of most Americans, it is long overdue for major change, not just another legislative stopgap that postpones a day of reckoning. To restore public trust in the system, Republicans are committed to setting it on a sound fiscal basis that will give workers control over, and a sound return on, their investments. The sooner we act, the sooner those close to retirement can be reassured of their benefits and younger workers can take responsibility for planning their own retirement decades from now.” --Republican Party Platform
“We demand abolition of the mercenary troops and formation of a national army.” Nazi 25 Point Plan
“.. we believe that military and police forces should support democracy, not subvert it.” “We will work with police chiefs to invest in training for officers.” “the creation of national guidelines"
Despite saying this: “ You’ve got mayors whose police force is outgunned by the criminals and the gang-bangers.” Hillary also said: “ “I think that when you have police violence that terrorizes communities, that doesn’t show the respect that you’re supposed to have from protecting people in your authority, that can feel also terrorizing,” she said.
She’s basically saying police are terrorists.
“ "There needs to be a concerted effort to address the systemic racism in our criminal justice system. And that requires a very clear agenda for retraining police officers, looking at ways to end racial profiling, finding more ways to really bring the disparities that stalk our country into high relief."
“The deaths of Alton and Philando drove home how urgently we need to make reforms to policing and criminal justice...how we cannot rest until we root out implicit bias and stop the killings of African Americans."
“ We all need to try as best we can to walk in one another's shoes, to imagine what it would be like to sit our son or daughter down and have the talk about how carefully they need to act around police because the slightest wrong move could get them hurt or even killed. “
“ We need national guidelines about the use of force, particularly lethal force. “
“ That’s why again, I reiterate a call for national guidelines. We have 18,000 police departments, some of them are very small, some of them are not very well trained. Some of them don’t really have the resources that are necessary to keep training and retraining. “
Both parties support the reduction of incarceration.
“In the past, judicial discretion about sentences led to serious mistakes concerning dangerous criminals. Mandatory minimum sentencing became an important tool for keeping them off the streets. Modifications to it should be targeted toward particular categories, especially nonviolent offenders and persons with drug, alcohol, or mental health issues, and should require disclosure by the courts of any judicial departure from the State’s sentencing requirements.” --Republican Party Platform
“Democrats are committed to reforming our criminal justice system and ending mass incarceration.”--Democratic Platform
“Despite improvements as a result of Republican nominations to the judiciary, some judges in the federal courts remain far afield from their constitutional limitations. The U.S. Constitution is the law of the land. Judicial activism which includes reliance on foreign law or unratified treaties undermines American law. The sole solution, apart from impeachment, is the appointment of constitutionalist jurists, who will interpret the law as it was originally intended rather than make it. That is both a presidential responsibility, in selecting judicial candidates, and a senatorial responsibility, in confirming them. We urge Republican Senators to do all in their power to prevent the elevation of additional leftist ideologues to the courts, particularly in the waning days of the current Administration. In addition to appointing activist judges, the current Administration has included an activist and highly partisan Department of Justice. With a Republican Administration, the Department will stop suing States for exercising those powers reserved to the States, will stop abusing its preclearance authority to block photo-ID voting laws, and will fulfill its responsibility to defend all federal laws in court, including the Defense of Marriage Act.”
“While freedom of expression is a fundamental constitutional principle, we must condemn hate speech that creates a fertile climate for violence.” --Democratic Platform
In other words, they want to interpret the Constitution rather than enforce it. That leaves a lot of room for suppressing the press and media and free speech.
“We demand legal opposition to known lies and their promulgation through the press.”
"I feel like this is unfinished business in our country, and I am very determined that we are going to try to bring some sanity back, so that people's Second Amendment rights are protected — but they are not absolute, the way the NRA wants them to be,"
There’s that tendency to reinterpret the Constitution rather than enforce and uphold it.
“With 33,000 Americans dying every year, Democrats believe that we must finally take sensible action to address gun violence. While responsible gun ownership is part of the fabric of many communities, too many families in America have suffered from gun violence. We can respect the rights of responsible gun owners while keeping our communities safe. To build on the success of the lifesaving Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, we will expand and strengthen background checks and close dangerous loopholes in our current laws; repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) to revoke the dangerous legal immunity protections gun makers and sellers now enjoy; and keep weapons of war—such as assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines (LCAM's)—off our streets. We will fight back against attempts to make it harder for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to revoke federal licenses from law breaking gun dealers, and ensure guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists, intimate partner abusers, other violent criminals, and those with severe mental health issues. There is insufficient research on effective gun prevention policies, which is why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must have the resources it needs to study gun violence as a public health issue.”--Democratic Platform
The point with this is that like Hitler, they intent to enforce strict gun control and probable confiscation despite sort of saying otherwise. They stop short of saying that you have a constitutional right to bear arms by sayig that “gun ownership is a part of the fabric of many communities.”
“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”--Adolf Hitler “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”--Adolf Hitler
“To conquer a nation, first disarm it's citizens.”--Adolf Hitler
“This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!” --Adolf Hitler, 1935, The Weapons Act of Nazi Germany
Some people say Hitler never said that. But the fact remains that the German government, under the Weimar Republic, before him had already enacted gun control laws in an effort to control the Nazi and Communist parties. The Nazis just added to them to control the Jews. They actually loosened the laws so that Nazis and the military could have them, making it easier to control the people. They also enacted gun confiscation in occupied countries.
“As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of children the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.” --Adolf Hitler
“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
I love this quote. “As soon as by one's own propaganda even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one's own right is laid.”--Adolf Hitler
In case you don't understand what that means, it means that don't admit that your opponent might be right about anything, because if you do, you might have to admit there are some flaws in your position. That's about as liberal and as leftist as it gets.
The point here is that while there are some similarities to Nazism in both parties, the Republican ones are being misinterpreted, and the Democratic Party has a lot more similarities than the Republicans do, including Donald Trump. Stop being a dumbass and read. Above all stop diluting the evil that Nazism was by calling everyone that disagrees with you a Nazi or a racist. Free your mind and the rest will follow.
“How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.”--Adolf Hitler
“The receptivity of the masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan.” ― Adolf Hitler