Is it fair to describe fascism and Nazism as "right wing?"

  • Yes- here is the list of concentration inmates by color badge

    Red triangle - political enemies( social democrats, socialists, communists, trade unionists.

    Yellow triangle - Jews ( in the US replace them with Muslims

    Pink triangle - sexual deviants ( homosexuals, pedaphiles, rapists, molestors, and zoophiles

    Green Triangle - professional criminals - used by the nazis as kapos

    Blue triangle - emigres, foreign labor

    Brown triangle - gypsies

    Purple triangles- conscription resisters 99% were jehovahs witnesses

    Black triangle - Anti socials ( work shy, anarchists , drug addicts, mentally handicapped ( they had dumb in german written above the triangle) , Anyone that is considered a drain on the State,

    Also Hitler reduced the age of gun ownership from 20 to 18 , and reduced the amount of permits needed to own fire arms , all state workers , state railways , police , national workers , hitler youth organizations were all exempt from needing permits , under weimer republic they needed permits and they the weimer made gun ownership very difficult permits for firearms and permits for ammunition

  • There's more to politics than USA's politics.

    Any argument that the leanings of Hitler and the Nazi's is in the name "National Socialist German Workers Party" can be shot down with it's just a name like "People's Democratic Republic Of North Korea" or here in Australia we have a right wing conservative party calling themselves "Liberals". So enough on the names. History proves that Hitler and the Nazi's were right wing, before any attempt at eliminating Jews and having a superior Aryan race, Hitler and the Nazi's rounded up as many " leftist" types as they could. Socialists, Communists (whom as common knowledge shows Hitler despised). Any university professor with left leanings was removed from their position. These are not the actions of a leftist. The only thing "leftist" was perhaps just a small part of their economics where the German economy became very strong to provide Germany with a very powerful war machine. History shows that the actions of Hitler and the Nazi's are extreme right wing ideologies. The only individuals who dispute this are themselves extreme right wing people (normally USA citizens aligned with those mad dogs in the Tea Party). Any stating that Hitler's Nazism and Racism isn't right wing is just the modern extreme right wing crowd trying to distance themselves from the biggest tyrant in modern history.

  • Absolutely! Nazism and Fascism were pro-hierarchy!

    Right wing politics are those generally associated with some sort of hierarchy. That there are those on top, and those on bottom, and this is the desirable state of society. In this sense, Nazi Germany was absolutely 100% pro-hierarchy in that it saw a certain group of people as superior, as well as a strong government class. Left wing politics are those associated with equality, an idea of which fascism and Nazism find laughable! Nazism and Fascism are very much Right wing.

  • Yes it is ok to say its right wing

    Right wing is about loyalty to the state and believing our race is superior , p.S those who said it isn't right wing, we are talking about right wing in general you lefty tossers, not about US dam politics, we are talking global politics you damned uneducated US crack pots...

  • It definitely is

    While the definition of "right wing" changes over time and has different meanings in different countries, if you look at the beliefs that the Nazis held (white superiority and authoritarian beliefs) you can easily see how they compare to today's conservatives who are more likely to have issues with people unlike them and who tend to believe that it is their way or the highway.

  • Fascism is inherently right wing

    Fascists in pre-WWII Europe post-WWII South America were not bitterly opposed to religion - they, in fact, embraced the nationalistic, racist views of far right elements in the Catholic Church, which included opposition to Jews and Communism. Revisionist far right wingers in America simply don't want to face the fact that they're just left of Fascists and are becoming more extreme all the time.

  • Yes it is fair.

    The reason that I believe this is due mainly to the practice of the Nazis of complete and unquestioning loyalty to the party with no allowances for any other consideration. In all things the party was superior so that no matter the family, no matter the education, no matter the levels of violent action, the party politics was all that mattered.

  • They technically are right wing

    On a political spectrum Fascism and Nazism are on the extreme right wing, with Socialism and and Communism on the Left and Democracy in the center. Although Nazism and Fascism are VERY far right wing, they are still technically a right wing political system and so it is fair to describe them as such

  • From an economic perspective, yes

    Once looked at economically fascism is basically right winged due to how capitalist it is. It strongly supports capitalism and how it benefits an economy, and other right wing politics are exactly the same. The left is more concerned on higher taxes, larger government control, and less 'capitalism'. Therefore it seems fair to say Fascism is right winged due to it's economic policy.

  • Well they are

    They ARE right-wing. Compairing them to the republican party is certainly extreme, but nevertheless they are right wing. I don't think this is hugely open for debate, because factually that is what they are. I still don't support republican or conservative ideology to any extent, but it isn't fair to compare them to facism (most of the time).

  • No, it is not fair.

    The term "right wing" refers to politics in the United States, not conservative politics around the world. The extreme conservative policies in other countries are not comparable to the conservative policies in the United States. Therefore, it is not a fair comparison to describe things like Nazism with a word pertaining to U.S. politics.

  • Everyone who said yes are democrats who want to slam republicans

    Nazis were nationalist socialists. Socialism is left-wing. Additionally, the right is inherently against large government, while the left is for it. The Nazis definitely favored a larger government. Therefore, they are extreme left. The left is in favor of increasing taxes to help the poor. Nazis were extremely far left, but left nonetheless.

  • No, Not Really

    Its Nationalism was pretty much its only Right-Wing concept.
    They were Left Wing in regards to gun control, and its real homophobia went way beyond any alleged homophobia today's conservatives are accused of.
    They were big government, a left-wing concept. They attacked the Jews, who were a wealthy class of people in an era of German poverty.
    Plus, they called themselves Socialists.

  • Fascism and National Socialism (Nazism) were left wing.

    The Nazis or National Socialists were left wing, one of the things they opposed was Jewish Capitalists. They also opposed the Communists, but not because theywere their opposites, but because they were competing for the same voters. Nazi Germany used Corporatism, which allowed business owners to keep their businesses in exchange for doing the policies dictated by the government. This is only a different way of nationalizing the economy, the same end but using a different method. Benito Mussolini was a former Socialis, Capital S, meaning he was part of the Socialist Party, but he continued to be a small s socialist, just forming the Fascist Party. Fascist comes from Fasces, or the bundle of rods that ancient Roman rulers had carried before them as a symbol of their authority. Mussolini coined the term "totalitarian" but in a positive sense, meaning "everything inside the state, nothing against the state, nothing outside the state" meaning a cradle to grave welfare state that took care of the citizens. Not mentioning that in return for caring for the citizens, the government would control them.

  • Fascism is Left Wing

    The reason the left is so concerned with calling fascism "right-wing" is because they are scared and know they must hide the truth. Lets look at some facts. Fascism and the American Progressive movement were both born at the same time and were sister movements. Before Fascism was associated with evil many American leftists frequently compared their own movement with the "progress" of the time in Europe. Fascism was started by Benito Mussolini. He was a Socialist. There is no arguing that. HItler hated Jewish Capitalism. He saw it as the one thing that the Jews used to destroy the world. There was a big eugenics movement during the 20's led by liberal Margaret Sanger who wanted to see the extermination of the black and American Indian population. Hitler too used the very same techniques. Hitler disarmed the public, he took their guns. Is that right wing? Who is considered the most radical right wing in this country? The Tea Party. And they advocate for small government. Hitler was the exact opposite. His government controlled everything. Hitler promoted vegetarianism. He also made smoking in public places illegal. (Hint: Liberals in NYC are doing this today.) Really the only one thing the Left can claim proves Hitler was right wing is that he hated Communists. Why? Well Hitler need the German workers hence his "Deutsche Arbeitspartei" (German Workers Party.) Sound right wing? If the communists were a large party in Germany Hitler would lose a great deal of his supporters. So even though they were quite similar to him, he had to demonize and destroy them in order to leave himself the reigning left wing group. Last point is Nazi stands for NAtional SoZIalist Deutsche Arbeitspartei. National SOCIALIST German Workers Party.

  • No, those are extreme examples.

    Comparing the right wing in America to Nazism and fascism is not a valid comparison. Those are very extreme ways of thinking and do not compare to the right wing in America. It is similar to comparing the left wing in America to communism or the Soviet Union. They are neither fair comparisons to make.

  • Inherently, there are big difference

    Fascism and Nazism was extreme leftism. Well for one, they had big government. The Nazis confiscated guns, something conservatives are against. Extreme right politics would be the Ku Klux Klan. Being the Nazis and Fascists were not so keen on Christianity, especially Protestantism. There is more. The right in this country sides with Israel, which is exactly what the Nazis were against.

  • Nazism and fascism are far-left

    Nazis and fascists had many characteristics that are essential elements of the far-left-wing. Namely:
    -Populism and colectivism
    -Totalitarism and antiliberalism
    -Syndicats, labour laws, flirting with the worker class
    -Persecution of the economic elite / bourgeoise
    -Personality cult towards the leader
    -Atheism and anti-christianity
    -Gun control
    -Social equality (at least among ethnic Aryans, of course)

  • They seemed crazy by crazy standards

    I do not know everything about them but had ideas like the super race I think hitlers mad cows is an other,other ideas like a killer magnifying class I think maybe like scientology but on a much grander scale maybe weirder, so hard to fit on left or right wing. Again not an expert of history.

  • Left/Right dichotomy is used to obfuscate in general, association with the right is used by leftists to tar the "Right"

    The left right dichotomy describes the political interests in pre-revolutionary France. The monarchists sat in the right side of the assembly hall, the revolutionaries on the left. First, nobody in America really falls into this dichotomy because we don't have a monarchy. Second, if we must be on the scale, nobody is on the right. Liberal is a loaded term now, but if you look up Classical Liberal, etc. you realize that liberal connotes free, to the opposite of authoritarian or extreme cultural control. Libertarians are liberal. Thomas Jefferson was liberal and opposed to the strong state that the Federalists supported. The Republicans of 1800 advocated for small government in opposition to the monarchical trends present at the time. Culture is different. Culture operates inside and outside of governments, especially with respect to the US, the first modern non-ethno-state. Our current politics pit big government democrats who reject traditional American culture with small and large government republicans who have a greater affinity for traditional culture and the positive aspects of our national heritage. Democrats exploit the moral failings of this heritage for political gain, while taking excessive credit for social progress accomplished largely by the historical republican party or progress that may have happened naturally, albeit at a slower less confrontational pace. We as American wrestle with this speed of progress issue, and rightly so; progress is important, especially when it comes to living up to our lofty and virtuous Constitution. If a phrase could capture our country today, it would be, "Living up to the promise," or something like that.

    The confusion starts when you start discussing the topics one can be liberal about, social issues or financial. The modern republican is actually a leftist on the old-world dichotomy. The reason for this is that socialist and communist regimes always mature as authoritarian where freedom is suppressed and even subgroups who dissent from the powerful local version of leftism are suppressed or murdered (see Nazi and Leninist suppression of other groups). It has been observed recently that movements are often most cruel to sister movements that steal the spotlight or advocate a slightly different direction, so Nazi suppression of communism is not a case closed argument that Naziism is not left wing. Both Naziism and communism are arguably "right wing" as they both trend to authoritarian rule (Stalin/Hitler). You can say that you're against the hereditary monarchy, but when your ideology results in Kim Jong Un.... We need to talk about who you think you are and whether or not you're a monarchist in practice. Think about it, single leader supported by a tight knit oligarchy. Russia and China TODAY are relatively indistinguishable from the tsar and emperor of old. The only difference is the use of land, but even that has parallels! The Khmer Rouge, a famous example that drew inspiration from early Soviet and Maoist efforts, killed off the intelligentsia and forced people to farm.... Much like the serfs of old. An old system was re-branded.

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