[Marxism] What is National Socialism?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jan 22 18:43:34 MST 2018

Fascism has opened up the depths of society for politics. Today, not 
only in peasant homes but also in city skyscrapers, there lives 
alongside of the twentieth century the tenth or the thirteenth. A 
hundred million people use electricity and still believe in the magic 
power of signs and exorcisms. The Pope of Rome broadcasts over the radio 
about the miraculous transformation of water into wine. Movie stars go 
to mediums. Aviators who pilot miraculous mechanisms created by man’s 
genius wear amulets on their sweaters. What inexhaustible reserves they 
possess of darkness, ignorance, and savagery! Despair has raised them to 
their feet fascism has given them a banner. Everything that should have 
been eliminated from the national organism in the form of cultural 
excrement in the course of the normal development of society has now 
come gushing out from the throat; capitalist society is puking up the 
undigested barbarism. Such is the physiology of National Socialism.


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