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11-11-2012, 05:49 AM (This post was last modified: 11-11-2012 05:56 AM by Vera.)
RE: The 5 worst things
(11-11-2012 05:22 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  I take issue with the statement because I do not feel an accurate comparison can be drawn between the ideals of the two, highly opposed systems (given that during the time of Nazism, Hitler destroyed the much hated and rival Communist Movement to ensure his our success.) The theories between two hold greatly different viewpoints and reasoning, effectively standing in contrast of one another.

In practice however the two movements do hold a startling trend of similarities.

(Also, bringing the Germans of that time period I feel does not help the case as the nation effectively split between the two ideals until the communist movement was abolished by Hitler, considering the colossal failure that was the Weimar Republic, the people did not seem to have much faith in democratic solutions to the problems and thus sought the two extremes.)
A movement must be examined in light of the people behind it, so bringing up the Germans of that time was entirely valid. It doesn't matter that it wasn't all Germans who supported it. Do you think all Russians supported the 1917 revolution? I won't even mention the Eastern European countries where it was just forced upon us and that was that.

http://andersfloderus.com/nazi.html I'm not saying this is the ultimate authority on nazism and communism, but it does get a lot of things right.

I think it was Chas who said somewhere else on these boards that Capitalism was dog-eat-dog kind of thing and with Communism it was vice versa. Replace Nazism with Capitalism and you won't be far off.

Also, even if the ones behind the revolutions did have the best intentions (and the vast majority of them didn't), I really don't give a crap about their intentions, when the result was so horrendous. Yes, Orwell had it right all along: "One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship... The object of power is power.”

This sums it up perfectly: http://www.panarchy.org/orwell/ignorance.1949.html

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The 5 worst things - Idlecuriosity - 10-11-2012, 08:46 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - frankiej - 10-11-2012, 08:57 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Vera - 10-11-2012, 09:29 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Misanthropik - 10-11-2012, 05:49 PM
RE: The 5 worst things - thirdangletheory - 10-11-2012, 05:59 PM
RE: The 5 worst things - elemts - 10-11-2012, 07:50 PM
RE: The 5 worst things - DLJ - 10-11-2012, 08:28 PM
RE: The 5 worst things - Tartarus Sauce - 10-11-2012, 09:35 PM
RE: The 5 worst things - Free Thought - 10-11-2012, 10:18 PM
RE: The 5 worst things - earmuffs - 10-11-2012, 11:00 PM
RE: The 5 worst things - Vera - 11-11-2012, 01:59 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Free Thought - 11-11-2012, 02:03 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Idlecuriosity - 11-11-2012, 03:16 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - DLJ - 11-11-2012, 03:26 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Idlecuriosity - 11-11-2012, 05:49 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Vera - 11-11-2012, 02:50 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Free Thought - 11-11-2012, 03:33 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - DLJ - 11-11-2012, 03:19 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Vera - 11-11-2012, 04:36 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Free Thought - 11-11-2012, 05:22 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Vera - 11-11-2012 05:49 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Free Thought - 11-11-2012, 06:10 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Vera - 11-11-2012, 06:16 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Free Thought - 11-11-2012, 06:56 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Vera - 11-11-2012, 07:15 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Bucky Ball - 11-11-2012, 05:30 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Vera - 11-11-2012, 05:55 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Idlecuriosity - 11-11-2012, 05:58 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - DLJ - 11-11-2012, 07:36 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Vera - 11-11-2012, 07:49 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Idlecuriosity - 11-11-2012, 02:10 PM
RE: The 5 worst things - earmuffs - 11-11-2012, 05:51 AM
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RE: The 5 worst things - GirlyMan - 11-11-2012, 03:01 PM
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RE: The 5 worst things - Chas - 11-11-2012, 10:14 AM
RE: The 5 worst things - Vera - 11-11-2012, 10:26 AM
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