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

  • 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).

  • Yes, to an extent.

    Fascism and Nazism indicted a strong national fervor which could in some cases be associated with a right wing philosophy. However, I do not think it necessarily translates into a conservative agenda as is seen in some of the other countries around the world. Fascism and Nazism seemed to be mostly extreme.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • They would be Left-wing by To-day's standards!

    The Nazi's were a big government and they controlled the market. They had a List of people they despised and a List of people they loved. These are defining factors of the Left Wing by today's standards (We love minorities and hate cis-gendered white men, the patriarch, Right-wingers, Business-class and Critics of Culture). By then standards the Left were interested in smaller to no government, but this is not relevant in a Present debate because the Left of today is like the Right of then. Left and Right are an economic scale though, and the Nazi's were certainly nationalized like any descent Lefty Communist utopia. The Nazi's had a lot in common with many Left-Wing nations throughout the cold war-era, Just look at Communist China!

  • Nazism= Revolutionary Center

    While Nazism has been viewed as "far right," the truth is, it's more or less centrist economically. The national front in France, for example, has brought back certain forms of welfare, and Nazis want the government to nationalize all private property- obviously left-wing. But when it comes to issues like inequality, it is tremendously right-wing in that Nazism promotes class inequality. Hitler, by the way, had a very cozy relationship with big business, something that those on the left despise.

  • Right Wing: Economic Liberalism, "small government", Nazism: Economic regulation, "big government"

    The economic views of Nazism aligned themselves much more with Socialism and Communsim, indeed the name National Socialists indicates this. Working together, emphasis on manual, hard labour, state intervention in economics are all shared in socialist and "nazi" views. Indeed the conservativism in Nazism would align itself more with the right wing, but overall it is more appropriate to class the NSDP movement as Socialist.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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