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Knee Jerks

April 22nd, 2010 by Bill Brown · 3 Comments · Politics

Today’s cartoon by Eric Allie is apt as usual:

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  • L-C

    Coincidentally, the Left loves the fact that Hitler is commonly regarded as being “extreme Right-wing”. What a wonderful roomate for your enemy.

  • madmax

    Hitler was a version of Right-Collectivism or Right-Leftism. This version of collectivism was discredited after WW2. But Left-Collectivism or Left-Leftism has never been discredited and in fact is still considered an ideal as in “Communism was good in theory but flawed only in practice because the right people never were in charge.”

  • Andrew Dalton

    “But Left-Collectivism or Left-Leftism has never been discredited and in fact is still considered an ideal”

    It has been discredited as a path to material prosperity. (Communism was originally touted as pro-industry.) But as long as economic collectivism is considered a moral ideal, practical concerns will continue to be swept aside, or else reworked to coincide with the moral theory. Hence the anti-prosperity gospel of environmentalism.

    The Communists were smarter than the Nazis, because they understood the importance of propaganda — not just in the nations that they ruled, but also worldwide across a span of decades. The Nazis made the gambit of trying to win everything by force in one swoop; and when they failed, they had no benevolent-sounding pretexts or excuses for their naked brutality.