[Marxism] Rise of Hitler docos

Charles Faulkner lacenaire at comcast.net
Tue Feb 4 01:51:01 MST 2014

there is ample evidence that the nazi party was a nationalist party with socialist sympathies until infilitrated by the wehrmacht when it was converted to  a nationalist party with capitalist sympathies.  leaving socialist in the title had obvious political advantages given the state of the german economy and unstable government as it gave this sector of capitalist formation an entry into the hearts and minds of the people . 

we know that the wehrmacht conducted political classes after world war i, contrary to the versailles treaty, for the very  purpose of controlling german politics and that hitler was one of their students.  in mein kampf it is made clear that hitler was sent to nazi party meetings by "the generals" but not made any more clear.  we also know that the wehrmacht were behind hitler every step of the way (the building of the party, the putsch, the writing of mein kampf, the secret meeting held with the wehrmacht high command on the night  he became chancellor at which minutes were taken, etc.) until the turn of the war when they attempted to save themselves by assassinating der fuhrer.  franz neumann is one of the few historians who understood that the nazi party was a capitalist elite construct and not an organic socialist party as such. 

that there are capitalist scum willing to exploit the ignorance of the nazi party's history against another generation is just part of the terrain and to be expected.  of course the hard part is to keep people focused long enough to learn that socialism has nothing to do with nazis. 

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From: "Jim Farmelant" <farmelantj at juno.com> 
To: "Charles Faulkner" <lacenaire at comcast.net> 
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2014 12:46:52 AM 
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From: "Shane Hopkinson" <swhopkinson at gmail.com> 
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2014 1:38 AM 
Subject: [Marxism] Rise of Hitler docos 

> My local conservative MP has fans who started posting that Hitler was a 
> "socialist" (apparently this is news to them - the translation of NAZI not 
> being well known) and more 'interestingly' that he was a 'left winger'. 
> Yeah I know its nutty but my reason for raising it is to ask where this 
> comes from. I am wondering if they are getting it from the US neo-cons or 
> Tea Partiers or something. 

Your MP probably has gotten that from US right-wingers. But the claim that 
was a socialist, seem to me, to be a slightly vulgarized version of the 
claim made 
by Friedrich Hayek, in his book The Road to Serfdom, that National Socialism 
and Fascism were not reactions to the rise of socialism but rather their 

Jim Farmelant 
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