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    WTF is a 21st century American "Nazi"?

    It was easy to see who was a Nazi in WWII. They had uniforms.

    But 70+ years later, is it possible to become a Nazi in America, in any meaningful sense of the word? Obviously, you can self-describe as a Nazi to frighten or disgust people.....but that ideology is extinct, and really, was stillborn even in Germany. Any nation at war is under enormous stress and success always depends in part on a rigid control of civilians.

    Fascism enjoyed a longer life, especially in Spain. I suppose you could be an American fascist, if you crave an extreme right-wing political identity.

    But if you are to be taken seriously as a self-described Nazi, you must do more than think bad thoughts.

    Is it possible that, although you might be able to "become" an American fascist, "American Nazism" is doomed to be nothing more than a costume party for assholes?



    Your thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    It was easy to see who was a Nazi in WWII. They had uniforms.

    But 70+ years later, is it possible to become a Nazi in America, in any meaningful sense of the word? Obviously, you can self-describe as a Nazi to frighten or disgust people.....but that ideology is extinct, and really, was stillborn even in Germany. Any nation at war is under enormous stress and success always depends in part on a rigid control of civilians.

    Fascism enjoyed a longer life, especially in Spain. I suppose you could be an American fascist, if you crave an extreme right-wing political identity.

    But if you are to be taken seriously as a self-described Nazi, you must do more than think bad thoughts.

    Is it possible that, although you might be able to "become" an American fascist, "American Nazism" is doomed to be nothing more than a costume party for assholes?



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    Good Lord! What kind of sick individual he is.

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    Nazism actually had a big following in America at one point.

    Mostly pulling from democrats by the way.



    Back then however it wasn't so much about hate it was about nationalism.

    That's why FDR had such a hard time getting support for the war, his own party was blocking him forcing him to enact the lend-lease program.
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    "WTF is a 21st century American "Nazi"?"

    Umm... I wanted to consider this for a little while, but it seems to me the most correct answer is "the same old, tired irrational hatred and wrongheadedness..."

    "... but with a Twitter account..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Nazism actually had a big following in America at one point.

    Mostly pulling from democrats by the way.



    Back then however it wasn't so much about hate it was about nationalism.

    That's why FDR had such a hard time getting support for the war, his own party was blocking him forcing him to enact the lend-lease program.
    Yes, conservatives were just as big of assholes then as they are now.^

    And just as big liars and distorters as now... huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Yes, conservatives were just as big of assholes then as they are now.^

    And just as big liars and distorters as now... huh?

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    What lies?

    Its a matter of history.

    Not like its a big secret or anything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Nazism actually had a big following in America at one point.

    Mostly pulling from democrats by the way.



    Back then however it wasn't so much about hate it was about nationalism.

    That's why FDR had such a hard time getting support for the war, his own party was blocking him forcing him to enact the lend-lease program.
    How can you tell those people are Democrats?

    Back then Roosevelt led the Democratic Party, and he was no Nazi, was he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    What lies?

    Its a matter of history.

    Not like its a big secret or anything.

    Yes, CONSERVATIVES have always been the party of wrongheadedness, that's why you are with them...

    See, if it were back then, I would be a progressive republican and YOU would support racist democrat, CONSERVATIVES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    What lies?

    Its a matter of history.

    Not like its a big secret or anything.

    Those look like 20th century Nazis, but they could be 21st century reenactors I suppose
    Last edited by BitterPill; 8th September 2017 at 01:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    How can you tell those people are Democrats?

    Back then Roosevelt led the Democratic Party, and he was no Nazi, was he?
    Democrats weren't Nazi's.

    I'm saying that most of the people who went into that movement came from the left, not the right.

    I can probably find a link if you like but its just history.

    In fact they thought it might affect FDR's re-election, kind of like how Ross Perot torpedoed Bush.

    However, it ended abruptly and was short lived.

    They never got enough support to actually affect anything.
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