[LMB] OT: People Changing Political Words
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Sun Sep 26 19:51:44 BST 2021
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On Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 17:30, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> And if you look into it, you find that the Italian and German regimes did
> do a lot of "socialistic" stuff. Some of you keep calling Hitler a
> right-winger, but he had NO patience for hangovers from the past---he
> pretty much ended even the nominal independence of a lot of the states that
> made up the Reich, like Bavaria. In WWI the Bavarian army, as well as a
> few other states', were nominally independent organizations, but not in
You're confusing socialism with centralised state control, a common mistake. As I noted before, it's hard to get these things straight if you try to map all political positions on a one-dimensional axis. At one time "socialism," "communism" and "anarchism" were used interchangeably to describe the same movement.
Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart.
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