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Robert Reich, whose last name matches what Hitler called Nazi Germany (The Third ‘Reich’), has a new opinion piece in which he calls the MAGA movement ‘neofascist.’ Just in case you are curious, you can read his worthless rambling here:

Robert B. Reich: How to survive the next 280 days (and help America survive beyond them) (msn. com)

Calling Trump and Trump supporters ‘fascists’ or ‘neofascists’ is kind of like calling them ‘racist,’ (which Reich also calls them in his opinion piece). ‘Racist’ is to the left, a word-ketchup that goes with everything, and the left uses the word ‘fascist’ like Frank’s Red Hot Sauce with the slogan, “I put that sh!t on everything.”

The political left runs what I call a ‘war on words,’ where they focus solely on connotation (how words make us feel) while ignoring denotation (what words actually mean). Words like ‘fascism’ and ‘racism’ have very negative connotations, which is why the left smears political opponents with them every chance they get. Because of this, I thought it might be interesting to look at what ‘neofascism’ actually means so that we can see who the real neofascists are…

The left likes to change the definitions of words over time such that they become whatever the left uses them as, and as a result, I like to use a copy of The American Heritage Dictionary from 1982 on my desk (any definition I do not specifically cite in this article comes from it). It was written before the left started their war on words. Unfortunately, ‘neofascism’ is a word that was made up more recently than that, forcing me to use the online American Heritage Dictionary, which defines it as follows:

A movement inspired by the tenets and methods of fascism or Nazism.

‘Fascism’ IS in my 1982 American Heritage Dictionary, which defines it as follows:

A philosophy or system of government that is marked by stringent social and economic control, a strong, centralized government usually headed by a dictator, and often a policy of belligerent nationalism.

Just out of curiosity, I looked at the online American Heritage Dictionary to see how it defines ‘fascism.’ It says the following:

A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

That’s actually pretty close, which is why I still use the online American Heritage as a backup…

Here’s how Oxford Languages defines the word ‘fascism’ Oxford Languages defines words based on how the words are commonly used in the modern vernacular today without regard to historic usage, and since journalism today in the English-speaking world is almost entirely leftist, Oxford Languages is the best place to see what Robert Reich means when he calls someone a ‘fascist.’ It defines ‘fascism’ as follows:

An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.

Interesting, huh? Stringent government social and economic control, dictatorship, violent suppression of opposition, belligerence, and even racism have all been removed from the definition. You might say that the left has removed everything bad from the word, replacing the bad stuff with ‘right-wing,’ which was not in the definition at all before. This new definition flips the word ‘fascist’ away from fascist policies and ties the word directly to the Republican Party, to Conservatism, to Libertarianism, and to everything else not based on globalism and socialism.

It is as if today’s political left thinks Hitler had more in common with Thomas Jefferson than with Joseph Stalin.

Does the change in definition (along with Robert Reich’s use of the word) teach us anything about ‘fascism?’ It tells us that Robert Reich is talking fascist, but let’s keep going to see what else all this tells us…

The ‘new’ definition has the word ‘authoritarian’ in it, which is kind of like ‘dictator’ (which is why the left spends so much time calling Trump an ‘authoritarian’), but it is not the same. My dictionary defines ‘authoritarian’ as ‘Characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority, as against individual freedom.’

Which party is against individual freedom? I’ve seen people on the left go so far as to spell the word, ‘FreeDUMB!’.

All you have to do is to look at who was saying what and who was doing what during the whole COVID-19 lockdown to see who the real authoritarians are.

The lockdowns were the harshest and longest-lasting wherever there were Democratic governors. I’m in Michigan, so I was locked down by Herr Gretchen Whitmer, who was also Joe Biden’s first choice for Vice President. Kamala Harris got the nod to solidify the African American base only after Herr Gretchen turned Biden down. Gretchen Whitmer told Joe Biden she wasn’t black. Apparently, Joe Biden did not already know that…

I used to have a beautiful, long-haired dachshund named Gretchen. She was pretty, but she was the dumbest dog I’ve ever known.

Nationalism is the belief that nations should pursue their own interests and that though they should work together where their interests are aligned, they should put their own interests first. If you are not a nationalist, you are a globalist. Today’s left is globalist, which is why they denounce nationalism. Twenty years ago (before the left went insane), everyone was a nationalist – today, the left calls nationalists of all stripes, ‘fascists’ while claiming the right to use violence against ‘fascists.’

Having already removed everything relating to violence against political opponents from the definition of the word, the left feels perfectly justified in using violence against its political opponents…

Belligerence, in this context, pertains to war. The political right does not believe in war except when absolutely necessary (such as after Pearl Harbor), whereas the left these days seems to love war. The only thing the left seems to like better than war is losing, as in how we left Afghanistan.

Joe Biden’s foreign policy pours new wars out like they are Fruit Loops flowing from a box. You might even say today’s left practices a form of belligerent globalism.

Calling Trump ‘Authoritarian’ has teeth only because Trump plays the part well when he verbally attacks his opponents, calling Ron DeSantis ‘DeSanctimonious,’ for example, which, though not being authoritarian, does give off authoritarian vibes.

For an example of just how stupid the left’s war on words is, they also love to call Trump a ‘populist.’ Here is the definition of ‘populism’:

A political philosophy supporting the rights and power of the people in their struggle against the privileged elite.

Note that ‘populism’ is the literal opposite of ‘authoritarian,’ and yet the left calls Trump both.

Now that we have defined our terms – something the left never does – and found in doing so that the left entails so much that is evil about ‘fascism’ as to need to change the definition, let us look at one final piece of the puzzle. The definition of ‘neofascism’ also included ‘nazism,’ so let’s take a look and see where that fits. Following are the ‘25 Points’ Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party ran on when they took power in 1932. The bold words in [brackets] after each point are my commentary. As you read this, you’ll start to see why the Nazis named their state after Robert Reich’s last name…

Note too that though this starts out slow, once we get to the ‘therefore we demand’ part (the actual policy prescriptions), you may forget that this is from Adolf Hitler and not his opposite-gender doppelganger, Nancy Pelosi (look at a picture of her and superimpose Hitler’s mustache if you want to see this – without the mustache she looks more like Keith Richards).

1.  We demand the union of all Germans in a Great Germany on the basis of the principle of self-determination of all peoples.  [This is both racism and globalism in the sense that the Nazis saw ‘Germany’ as an ethnicity rather than as a place such that their sense of ‘nationalism’ was based on race rather than ‘nation.’ This is one of the ways Nazism differed from other forms of Fascism, such as in Mussolini’s Italy or Franco’s Spain.]

2.  We demand that the German people have rights equal to those of other nations; and that the Peace Treaties of Versailles and St. Germain shall be abrogated.  [This one was very specific to the terms placed on Germany after WWI, and it is not relevant, but it may sound a bit like how Kamala Harris thinks the best way to deal with migrants is to fix the nations they come from. Interestingly, Democrats also place illegal immigrants from those places on a pedestal, giving them special privileges and special rights other Americans, along with LEGAL immigrants, are excluded from.]

3.  We demand land and territory (colonies) for the maintenance of our people and the settlement of our surplus population.  [Hitler’s plan after the war was to exterminate the non-Germans in East Europe to create ‘living space’ for the German people. If you look at Germany’s post-war plans, it was to treat the German people very much like C40, the WEF, the UN, and other globalist groups want to treat everyone under Agenda 3020 (the Germans wanted to exterminate everyone else).]

4.  Only those who are our fellow countrymen can become citizens. Only those who have German blood, regardless of creed, can be our countrymen. Hence no Jew can be a countryman.  [This gets back to how the Nazis based ‘nationalism’ on ethnicity and not ‘nation.’ Hitler was a racist globalist.]

5.  Those who are not citizens must live in Germany as foreigners and must be subject to the law of aliens.  [This too gets back to how the Nazis based ‘nationalism’ on ethnicity and not ‘nation’.]

6.  The right to choose the government and determine the laws of the State shall belong only to citizens. We therefore demand that no public office of whatever nature, whether in the central government, the province, or the municipality, shall be held by anyone who is not a citizen. [This too gets back to how the Nazis based ‘nationalism’ on ethnicity and not ‘nation’.]

We wage war against the corrupt parliamentary administration whereby men are appointed to posts by favor of the party without regard to character and fitness. [A call for violence against the current system – kind of what BLM and ANTIFA are doing to us today.]

7.  We demand that the State shall above all undertake to ensure that every citizen shall have the possibility of living decently and earning a livelihood. If it should not be possible to feed the whole population, then aliens (non-citizens) must be expelled from the Reich.  [Other than expelling non-Germanic people, Bernie could have written this. Note too that Hitler was not talking about Robert Reich – though it is hilarious that his name is ‘Reich’ and yet he calls other people fascists…]

8.  Any further immigration of non-Germans must be prevented. We demand that all non-Germans who have entered Germany since August 2, 1914, shall be compelled to leave the Reich immediately.  [This one actually sounds a bit like Trump, but then when you are seeing three million illegal aliens coming into the country in a single month – thank you, Joe Biden, for that!]

9.  All citizens must possess equal rights and duties. [Note the ‘and duties’ part. Hitler was all about compelled work – and the focus on equal rights is misleading as the Nazis took all rights away, making the Germans ‘equal’ only in their lack of individual rights – just as the UN and WEF want to do to us..]

10.  The first duty of every citizen must be to work mentally or physically. No individual shall do any work that offends against the interest of the community to the benefit of all. [Karl Marx could have written this one – it’s the same as ‘from each according to his abilities; to each according to his needs.’]

Therefore we demand:  [The above was essentially a preamble describing why the following policy prescriptions were being called for by the Nazis. What follows are policy prescriptions the Nazis wanted to implement.]

11. That all unearned income and all income that does not arise from work be abolished.  [No profit and no owner class. This is a leftist pipe dream.]

12.  Since every war imposes on the people fearful sacrifices in blood and treasure, all personal profit arising from the war must be regarded as treason to the people. We, therefore, demand the total confiscation of all war profits.  [The Military Industry was expressly forbidden from earning a profit – any money it made went to the state.]

13.  We demand the nationalization of all trusts.  [Theft of family property to the state – another leftist dream.]

14.  We demand profit-sharing in large industries.  [Elizabeth Warren could have written this one.]

15.  We demand a generous increase in old-age pensions.  [Both parties would like to do this, but Social Security is bankrupt, so only the left is dumb enough to actually call for it – the right wants to privatize Social Security to save it and/or to spin it off on the states to make Social Security constitutional (depending on who specifically you talk to).]

16.  We demand the creation and maintenance of a sound middle class, the immediate communalization of large stores which will be rented cheaply to small tradespeople, and the strongest consideration must be given to ensure that small traders shall deliver the supplies needed by the State, the provinces, and municipalities.  [This is a nice summation of Robert Reich’s worldview – are we reading Hitler’s 25 points or the DNC’s official platform?!?]

17.  We demand an agrarian reform in accordance with our national requirements, and the enactment of a law to expropriate the owners without compensation of any land needed for the common purpose. The abolition of ground rents and the prohibition of all speculation in land.  [Which side is stealing land from farmers in Europe? If we keep electing Democrats, this anti-farmer sentiment is ‘coming soon to a theater near you!’  Our government effectively does this sort of thing already through the EPA all the time as well – the left demanding that nobody own land.]

18.  We demand that ruthless war be waged against those who work to the injury of the common welfare. Traitors, usurers, profiteers, etc., are to be punished with death, regardless of creed or race.  [Replace ‘those who work to the injury of the common man’ with ‘MAGA Supporters,’ and it sounds like a Biden campaign speech given by Hillary Clinton! However you slice it, “‘ruthless war’ against all who disagree with us” is what BLM and ANTIFA are engaged in, and what leftist members of Congress openly call for against the ‘MAGA movement’.]

19.  We demand that Roman law, which serves a materialist ordering of the world, be replaced by German common law.  [End the Constitution and give the courts all the power. This is what the left did and is continuing to do here.]

20.  In order to make it possible for every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education and thus the opportunity to reach into positions of leadership, the State must assume the responsibility of organizing thoroughly the entire cultural system of the people. The curricula of all educational establishments shall be adapted to practical life. The conception of the State Idea (science of citizenship) must be taught in the schools from the very beginning. We demand that specially talented children of poor parents, whatever their station or occupation, be educated at the expense of the State.  [Which side uses public schools and universities to propagandize children? Now you know where the left got the idea…]

21.  The State has the duty to help raise the standard of national health by providing maternity welfare centers, by prohibiting juvenile labor, by increasing physical fitness through the introduction of compulsory games and gymnastics, and by the greatest possible encouragement of associations concerned with the physical education of the young.  [Today’s equivalent is the left turning all children into Social Justice Warriors.’]

22.  We demand the abolition of the regular army and the creation of a national (folk) army.  [I don’t think anyone has actually called for this here, but look at how rapidly the left went after Ron DeSantis for creating a state force in Florida…]

23.  We demand that there be a legal campaign against those who propagate deliberate political lies and disseminate them through the press. In order to make possible the creation of a German press, we demand:

(a) All editors and their assistants on newspapers published in the German language shall be German citizens.

(b) Non-German newspapers shall only be published with the express permission of the State.  They must not be published in the German language.

(c) All financial interests in or in any way affecting German newspapers shall be forbidden to non-Germans by law, and we demand that the punishment for transgressing this law be the immediate suppression of the newspaper and the expulsion of the non-Germans from the Reich.

Newspapers transgressing against the common welfare shall be suppressed.  We demand legal action against those tendencies in art and literature that have a disruptive influence upon the life of our folk, and that any organizations that offend against the foregoing demands shall be dissolved.

[This is a pretty good description of what Joe Biden wanted with his ‘disinformation board.’ It is the left that wants to suppress speech.]

24.  We demand freedom for all religious faiths in the state insofar as they do not endanger its existence or offend the moral and ethical sense of the Germanic race.

The party, as such, represents the point of view of a positive Christianity without binding itself to any one particular confession. It fights against the Jewish materialist spirit within and without and is convinced that a lasting recovery of our folk can only come about from within on the principle:

COMMON GOOD BEFORE INDIVIDUAL GOOD

[Strip out the religion part, and this is leftist to its core. Also note that the Nazis suppressed Christianity, replacing it with their own religion as an extension of the state. ]

25.  In order to carry out this program we demand: the creation of a strong central authority in the State, the unconditional authority by the political central parliament of the whole State and all its organizations.

The formation of professional committees and of committees representing the several estates of the realm, to ensure that the laws promulgated by the central authority shall be carried out by the federal states.

The leaders of the party undertake to promote the execution of the foregoing points at all costs, if necessary, at the sacrifice of their own lives.

[This last point is a central tenet of the Democratic Party. ]

That’s it – Hitler’s 25 points, in its entirety. Please compare it to the Democratic Platform at the following link, and when you are done, please tell Robert Reich where he can put his next opinion piece.

Party Platform – Democrats

MANY VOICES, ONE FREEDOM: UNITED IN THE 1ST AMENDMENT

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mclovin59
mclovin59
3 months ago

very well written. sending to the real fascists.

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