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No difference between El Jefe and Der Fuhrer

Excellent post from The DiploMad 2.0 that complements Humberto's Nazi post from the other day: "Castro and the Nazis: Makes Perfect Sense."

[...] There is no real conflict between Communism and Nazism except, of course, of which one takes power. They are both phenomena of the left; both believe in the state over the individual; in the state-control of the economy; and in crushing religion and other independent sources of power and potential rivalry to the state. They do not believe in rule of law, tolerance of diversity, and protection of dissent. The biggest difference is that the Communists were much more successful at bamboozling the "educated elites" and used much smoother words to try to disguise their evil natures. The Nazis were always too bombastic, "in your face," and made little effort to hide their true aims. All that stylistic and cosmetic nonsense aside, Fidel, Raul Che, Kim-il Sung, Stalin, etc, would have been perfectly happy to be Nazis and to espouse their anti-capitalist, anti-democracy, anti-religion, and anti-individual line.

There should be nothing surprising in the Castros' efforts to reach out to Nazis to help carry on their mad war against the Cuban people and the United States.

There is no difference between El Jefe and Der Fuhrer.

1 comment to No difference between El Jefe and Der Fuhrer

  • asombra

    There is no real difference, but there is a major difference in terms of perception and treatment by others, as we know only too well. It is neither rational nor justifiable, but it certainly has major consequences, very bad ones. Alas, the "educated elites" have proved only too easy to "bamboozle" and manipulate, which obviously means that education has been wasted on them and their "elite" status is utterly undeserved. Useful tools for evil are among the lowest of the low.