Nazism is a crime against humanity. It's an ideology that says people should be treated as sub-human for how they're born - their race, being gay, gypsy, disabled, mentally ill... Things people cannot change and never chose. I think, instead, we should consider nazis sub-human for their backwards ideology that says we should construct a society with the intention of causing suffering to innocent people rather than help them. In addition it has a disgusting and robotic view of women as machines who should work in kitchens, take care of children, stay in church and leave men in charge. I think women should be considered as equals, they're as capable of having feelings as all other humans and their well-being is no less important (...hopefully obvious to most people). I don't have any sympathy for all the christianity "God with us" on soldier's belts and banning of books of evolution by the nazis either. Their pseudo-Keynesian economic policies had some success compared to their situation, were short-sighted but worked better than the classical monetarist capitalism in the situation, I'll give them that as the only plus. Of course that's not a very big plus, when they then burn it all off on causing an immensely greater amount of destruction and fortunately failed spectacularly.
The amount of destruction nazism has caused in Europe is disgraceful. Nazism was a crazy set of ideas growing out of a terrible (and also unfair) economic situation in Germany where it was forced to pay way more than they should and could, combined with a deep international crisis in capitalism, no doubt about that, but that will never justify the crimes of nazism, and the ideology is a poison to this planet that should be fought by the sword.
Also if you take racism away from nazism it's no longer nazism, it's a brand of fascism. Hitler created nazism as an inherently racist ideology and it should be dealt with as such in my opinion.
Edited 4/12/2015 23:43:15
An Argument not about Homosexuality (Seriously!): 4/13/2015 22:15:02
I support the Axis in world War 2. Not the nazis, because in such a case I'd support the Germans.
Axis were products of their environment, and frankly the capitalists are to blame for setting in motion this course of events. But despite the nazis taking over Poland, central Europe and France, one must remember the nazis first invaded Germany. And honestly, twas the Germans who fought Hitler's battles, because militarily the nazis had no power. The true Germans, like rommel, fought for Germany after its fall. This coming from a polak.
Edited 4/13/2015 22:40:40
An Argument not about Homosexuality (Seriously!): 4/14/2015 00:23:43
And the fact that Hitler appealed to their feelings to follow him. Told them they were poor (they were) told them it was allies fault (stupid ww1 treaty) somehow told them jews were evil ( who the fuck beloved that?) Told the peole they were a supporior race ( another lie to appeal to them) and some other stuff.
An Argument not about Homosexuality (Seriously!): 4/14/2015 05:25:46