Conservatives always manage to allow the more vocal, extreme left to dictate the national narrative. At a time when the country should be addressing the issue of widespread leftist violence, we are, instead, talking about a small, fringe group of white supremacists and so-called neo-Nazis. Even many conservatives have now meekly submitted to the idea that there is no moral equivalency between Nazism and any other political doctrine. This belief is glaringly inaccurate, as the history of the 20th century proves.
Although President Donald Trump did not explicitly say that the counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend were just as bad as the white supremacist protestors, the media has portrayed him as saying so. They accused him of making that moral equivalency because he pointed out that the violence came from both sides. Would the president have been wrong, however, to say that the Antifa and Black Lives Matter mob was just as bad as the neo-Nazis? Not if one soberly considers what those first two organizations have in store for America.
The American left now openly espouses socialism. This move is something that deserves careful analysis. It should be remembered, first and foremost, that socialism is in no way compatible with the United States Constitution or with any notion of individual freedom. For America to adopt a socialist system, therefore, the nation’s founding documents, along with the very ideals upon which this country was built, would need to be discarded. After years of almost subliminal suggestion, the left has begun, in earnest, the all-out assault upon these documents and ideas; the tearing down of Confederate memorials are the just opening salvos. These statues have adorned our public spaces and buildings for decades but only now are they seen as unacceptable. Those who drive and shape the leftist agenda are testing the waters of public opinion. Should they succeed in erasing the history of the Confederacy – with barely a whimper from the right – they will go after the founders, then the flag, then the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Indeed, this next phase has already begun.
It should never be forgotten that the adoption of socialism – in its various forms – has led to horrors as great as anything the monstrous Nazi regime of 1930s Germany produced. Socialism has manifested differently across the world. Many European countries practice what can generally be described as democratic socialism. Although the least violent and destructive branch, democratic socialism erases personal freedoms over an extended period, with each new generation having less freedom than the one before. National socialism, or Nazism, is another branch of the same tree. It is a child of fascism which is itself a collectivist, state-centered and, therefore, left-wing ideology. The principle distinction between fascism and other forms of socialism is that private industry is not entirely consumed by the state, but co-opted to do the state’s bidding. In return, it retains its private ownership and enjoys favored status with the central government. In a fascist (or Nazi) state, the most powerful corporations, insofar as they do not obstruct the regime’s agenda, are permitted to write their own rules – even going as far as virtually enslaving the people to produce for them.
Ultimately, there is communism – the worst manifestation of socialism. It was called Maoism in China, and the Soviet Union practiced what was most commonly known as Marxism – although it was still officially called socialism, as in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Between them, the various socialist regimes of Europe and Asia were directly responsible for the deaths of well over one hundred million people. Millions more were imprisoned and, often, starved, worked or tortured to death. Even more millions died in the wars these nations fought. As abominable as Nazim was, the moral equivalency is more than justified. The fact that Nazism itself has far more in common with the political left than it does with the right further discredits the left’s narrative. The neo-Nazis themselves identify as right-wing, but they are ignorant of political philosophy and place themselves on the right only because they oppose the anti-white, open borders agenda of the far-left. Nationalist sentiment is irrelevant, in terms of where any school of thought is placed on the political spectrum; Mao, Hitler, and Stalin were all nationalists. The far-left rails against white people only to coalesce non-whites into one majority power-base. The willingness of leftists to abuse any people of color who disagree with them is proof that the former cares nothing for the latter, outside of winning their loyalty and their votes.
Conservatives would do well to remember who their true adversary is. Neo-Nazis and white supremacists are not the real threat because they have neither the political savvy nor the numbers to drive public opinion. The far-left has both in abundance, however, and the doctrine they wish to impose upon us is as horrific as anything the neo-Nazis can dream up.
It is time to stand up against the rising tide of faux outrage and remember that, if the far-left has its way, we will all – white and black – be enslaved by the most heinous political and economic system the human race has ever witnessed.