[LMB] OT: People Changing Political Words

David McMillan skyefire at skyefire.org
Sat Sep 18 16:03:50 BST 2021

On 9/18/2021 9:15 AM, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> He may have been influenced by the well known meme claiming that since the full name of the Nazi Party was "National Socialists," Hitler was obviously a communist, therefore all communists are Nazis :-}

     Unless I'm misremembering, NS /did/ in fact begin as a branch of 
the international socialist movement.  One that substituted nationalism 
for "class struggle," hence the name.

     IIRC, it was started (in Italy?) by subset of the Marxist movement 
that was frustrated that the "glorious global revolution" just wasn't 
happening, and decided they needed a more effective way to energize the 
proletariat.  Finding an "other" to whip up a hate movement against was 
the solution they chose.

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