Again, it's you guys who keep getting caught up on labels...
...he said as he tried with all his might to link socialism to Nazism...
Ah, you. You might be dangerous if you could ever make an argument that wasn't immediately laughed at.
Um... Modern liberals "immediately laughing at" things, usually is a sign that they don't have a good counter argument.
In this case, when people like me argue that the ***** were socialists, we usually actually look at what the ***** did, what they said, the arguments they used, the social policies they created, the thinkers they drew upon, etc. Then we compare these to a list of socialist positions, ideologies, etc, and show how similar they are.
When people like you argue against this, you ignore the long list of commonalities and instead focus on surface stuff and fallacious counters like "Just because the word Socialist is in their name, that doesn't mean they're socialists. Just like all those countries with "Democratic" and "Republic" in their names". That's great and all, but it doesn't mean that a country or party with Socialist in the name *isn't* actually socialist (like say the USSR). Which is kinda the point.
The ***** were socialists. Period. They shared nearly every single political position with the socialists of the day. And no amount of you sticking your fingers in your ears and refusing to hear it makes it not true. Edited, Feb 20th 2014 7:22pm by gbaji