“Nazi”-The Slur That Everyone Loves
The National Socialist Party died in 1945, at the same time its leader Adolph Hitler was escorted to Argentina. Following the show trials at Nuremberg, some of the last Nazi leaders were sentenced to death. Others were rewarded by being ushered into America under the CIA’s Operation Paperclip, where they helped establish NASA.
Although the Nazis themselves have been gone for more than half a century, the term “Nazi” itself has a universal appeal, and a staying power that appears to be immortal. When someone is called a “Nazi” now, those affixing the label don’t mean a literal member of the National Socialist Party. They mean, instead, whatever they want it to mean. It is the slur that fits all sizes; leftists routinely paint anyone who doesn’t believe in 57 genders with it, and conservatives use it almost as freely.
Alex Jones, de-platformed guru of the conspiracy world, talks about Adolph Hitler and the Nazis more than he talks about Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and every “globalist” in the universe combined. Others on the right resort to it regularly. Donald Trump, Jr. and right-wing author Dinesh D’Souza both compare today’s liberals to actual Nazis. Conservative Jonah Goldberg’s 2008 book Liberal Fascism opined that Hitler and Mussolini merely held more extreme versions of the philosophy of Hillary Clinton and other modern liberal icons.
Since the election of Donald Trump, the disastrous two-party system has become emboldened, as those who irrationally hate or love him dig their heels into partisan Democrat or Republican rhetoric. Alex Jones, Dinesh D’Souza and others have taken to focusing on the old Democratic Party’s ties to slavery and segregation, and pointing out that Hitler and the Nazis were hardly Reaganites advocating small “gubmint.” Today’s Republicans do, however, share Hitler’s affinity for building up the military. Can’t cut that gargantuan defense budget.
The Nazi platform also called for universal health care, which is anathema to “conservatives” who cling to fond memories of doctors making house calls, and a simpler medical system that disappeared with Richard Nixon’s creation of the HMO profit-driven nightmare we enjoy today. Leftists argue that Donald Trump, despite being the most pro-Israel president of all our pro-Israel presidents, is somehow a “Nazi,” too. His campaign rhetoric against bankers, for instance, still holds more significance with them than the fact he has surrounded himself with former employees of Goldman Sachs.
There is a whole school of thought out there that holds that it’s perfectly fine to “punch a Nazi.” The web site canipunchnazis.com boasts, “It is always OK to punch a Nazi.” This violent mantra has become so popular that establishment newspaper The Boston Globe headlined an article, “Why you shouldn’t punch a Nazi.” One Ben Ferrari actually started a kickstarter campaign called “Always Punch Nazis,” to finance a comic book anthology “about our country’s battle against racism.”
The web site Neon asked if it was okay to punch a Nazi as well. One Noorhan Maamoon lustfully declared that not only was it okay, but also “white supremacists and members of the alt-right.” Well, in all fairness, you’d have to include them, as it is going to be very hard to find a real Nazi in 2019. Even Rudolph Hess is gone now. They will be running out of extremely elderly former Ukranians and Croatians to prosecute as supposed “Nazi war criminals” soon. Maybe the more vocal members of the “alt- right” can take their place. If it’s okay to punch them, it should be okay to try them in court. Not sure of the charges, but what does that matter? They are “Nazis” after all. As Lewis Carroll said, “sentence first, verdict afterwards.”
In fact, in September 2018, a Charlottesville jury essentially gave its stamp of approval to this “punching” craze, when it fined a defendant all of $1 for hitting a “white nationalist.” Jason Kessler had been attempting to hold a press conference in wake of the events at Charlottesville in August 2017, when he was sucker punched from behind by Jeffrey Winder. Emboldened by the jury’s upholding of vigilantism, Winder declared that Kessler “should never be allowed to show his face in town again.” Guess he was upset with that hefty fine.
Videos of “white supremacist” Richard Spencer being similarly sucker punched during a speech, set to riveting music, have been posted online. Proponents of Nazi- punching invoked super heroes like Captain America, especially noted for his Nazi- punching prowess, and Indiana Jones, another fictional foe of these immortal, deadly Nazis. In Hollywood, Nazis never died. Filmmakers continue to lavish negative attention upon them, resulting in horrific performances like Brad Pitt developing some unknown accent while hissing “Natsi” in Quenton Tarrantino’s violently obscene Inglorious Bastards.
Lovably leftist Mother Jones magazine published an article titled “The Long History of Nazi Punching,” and ParentMap seriously considered the question, “My son wants to punch Nazis- should I let him?” In a Cato Institute survey, while 68% of Americans are apparently still sane enough to disagree that it’s okay to punch a “Nazi,” 51% of self-described liberals thought it was perfectly proper.
Recall that the primary components of the “racist” label firmly attached to Donald Trump are his statements condemning illegal immigrants who had killed Americans, and his refusal to “condemn white nationalism,” whatever that is. The left has been collectively perturbed over this, especially recently. Evidently, if Trump “condemns” this to their satisfaction (an impossibility), then this somehow would….well, not really sure what it would accomplish, but this is identity politics at its finest.
When Trump intimated a while back that there were “good people” among those protesting against Confederate statutes being torn down, it represented the trillionth or so example of modern white racism. Being against the tearing down of historical monuments is “racist,” you see, and almost certainly qualifies those who hold this view as “Nazis,” despite Hitler having nothing to do with the American secessionist movement. In this way, “Nazi” shows itself to be one of the most flexible slurs ever invented, able to circumvent centuries, to be associated with events that took place decades before “Nazis” first appeared on the world stage.
With the invention of “hate speech,” whatever that is, it was inevitable that some views would not be tolerated by our increasingly authoritarian rulers. Flinging “Nazi” at your opponents is fair game, and now apparently punching them is, too. If it’s considered acceptable to just walk up and punch someone because they “offend” you, then we are no longer a civil society. As long as they are “Nazis,” or “racists,” or “neo-Nazis” or “white supremacists,” or “white nationalists,” that is. But don’t shoot a robber- that’s against the law.
Adolph Hitler never had any idea what he created.
Posted on March 25, 2019, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
Mr. Jeffries – Apologies for leaving this comment here, but I couldn’t find another way to possibly contact you. I am currently reading Hidden History. Outstanding and thank you. You quote from the Warren Commission Internal memos. For example, Allen Dulles on Sept. 6, 1964 – “The public will read very little”. I am at a loss to find and access that or other Commission memos (perhaps 2). Are those memos part of the public record? Did you use a FOI? Thank you for any response. George.
Thanks for your comment. I used already available documents, some of which had been unearthed by others using FOIA requests. Your question has been asked before by several JFK assassination researchers; it does seem a bit unclear as to the original source of Dulles’s quote. The general consensus is that, as the late John Judge used to say, the quote came from an internal Warren Commission discussion, but not part of anything officially released executive session.
The IDF is doing everything to the Palestinians that the SS did to the Jews, making Israel just as nazi as Germany was. They only have a more sanitized name for it, Zionism.
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First of all, the Germans never use the term NAZI, this was coined by the British, the chaps the enslaved a third of the world at one time.
The rich British and American chosen ones declared war on Germany through the Jewish Boycott of 1933, and left the poor chosen ones of Europe to suffer the consequences of its action.
The word Nazi was invented by a Jew.
Nazi is a political epithet invented by Konrad Heiden during the 1920s, as a means of denigrating the NSDAP and National Socialism. Heiden was a journalist and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, whose mother was Jewish.
The word itself derives from the German word for National Socialism: “Nationalsozialismus”. It was coined for its negative sound and connection, as the word “sozi” had previously been used to refer to Marxists in Germany, particularly those of the Social Democratic Party of Germany – “Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands”. It is also a political pun similar to an Austro-Bavarian word for “simpleton”.It was then popularised abroad by various individuals, including Heiden himself, who fled the country after the NSDAP gained power.
Refreshing to see due diligence… Unfortunately, most won’t admit to or even recognize the increasingly fascistic world-state as leading force in this modern weeding out of ‘degenerates’.
Hitler did not create the word “NAZI” nor did any German ever refer to themselves as “NAZIS”
“NAZI” – THE Most Misused Word in Any Language… see here: http://chuckmaultsby.com/id143.html
Nazi (also the cognates Nazism and Neo-Nazism) is a political epithet invented by Konrad Heiden (7 August 1901 – 18 June 1966) during the 1920s as a means of denigrating the NSDAP and National Socialism. Heiden was a journalist and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, whose mother was a Jewess.
The word itself derives from the German word for National Socialism: “Nationalsozialismus”. It was coined for its negative sound and connection, as the word “sozi” had previously been used to refer to Marxists in Germany, particularly those of the Social Democratic Party of Germany – “Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands”. It is also a political pun similar to an Austro-Bavarian word for “simpleton”. It was then popularised abroad by various individuals, including Heiden himself, who fled the country after the NSDAP gained power.
Usage: The word was and is used almost exclusively by opponents.
The NSDAP briefly adopted the word in attempt to give it a more positive sense but soon gave up this effort and generally avoided it while in power. A rare example of its usage by a NSDAP member can be taken from a 1931 work by Joseph Goebbels called The Nazi-Sozi: Questions and Answers for National Socialists.
In the Soviet Union, the terms National Socialist and Nazi were said to have been forbidden after 1932, presumably to avoid any taint to the word “socialist”. Soviet literature instead referred to fascists.
George Lincoln Rockwell reluctantly adopted the use of word in 1959 when he founded the American Nazi Party. He chose to use it for its publicity and shock value.
As an example of popular political correctness and political bias compare the usage of the term “Soviet Union” with “Commie Russia”, cheap name calling.
Despite this, using “Nazi” or “Nazism” instead of “National Socialist” or “National Socialism” is extremely common. For example Wikipedia routinely uses “Nazi” despite not using “Commie”.
Today the term is widely used as ad hominem against a wide variety of politically incorrect individuals who are not National Socialists.
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