Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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If you read up on it, you would find that "socialism" in the sense Hitler used it is not the same word "socialism" as used by Marx. Hitler's core belief is in a National Society, a pure racial group that practices a homogenous culture with the aim of continually refining the National Society, hence "National Socialism". Marx's use of socialism refered to an economic system of state control of industry for the benefit of all mankind. I think Bertrand Russell put it best, that Marx is Jesus Christ taken to it's ultimate extreme, while Hitler is Darwinism taken to it's extreme. Where Hitler and Marx meet is in their agreement that only totalitarian systems can achieve these ends.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address