Anti-Semitism Growing World Problem
MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin failed to goad Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer into condemning President Trump for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, USA. MSNBC is one of the news organizations that Trump calls Fake News because of their preposterous bias against his administration.
Mohyeldin pointed out that the Anti-Defamation League claimed that there had been a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. and asked Dermer if he attributes that “at least partly to the more heated rhetoric in this country since President Trump took office?
“Anti-Semitism was a growing problem around the world before Trump became president and went further by saying he was “very pleased” with Trump’s statements against anti-Semitism in the wake of the synagogue attack,” replied Ambassador Dermer.
“The president of the United States is not the reason why you have Jeremy Corbyn in Europe, a leader of the Labour Party in Britain, who’s is an anti-Semite.”
Anti-Semites on college campuses today “are usually not neo-Nazis … they’re coming from the radical left.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan “called all Jews ‘termites’.
For too long the lie has been that the Nazis were a creation of the Right and anyone who allies with what is deemed to be ‘right’ thinking has risked being condemned and marginalized as a Nazi.
Nazi means “National Socialist German Workers Party”
Top Nazi officials proclaimed that Nationalism is the adjective; Socialism is the noun. However, it is not just the name that places Nazis on the Left of politics. It was their policies and their use of state power to achieve their wishes.
Politics is simply about the relationship between the individual and the group (i.e. the state/ collective). Those who seek to maximize the power and influence of the state are those on the Left and those who glorify the individual and wish to minimize state power are on the Right. Nationalism is not the preserve of the Right. Those who left wing and nationalist are essentially glorifying their particular collective. Loving you country whether Right or Left does not require for you to stomp around in jackboots.
For people in the political centre ground there is not a lot of difference in belief and behaviour. It is when the political pendulum moves to the extremes that the differences between Left and Right become more pronounced.
The extreme Left produces totalitarianism which means the state has complete dominance in all aspects over the individual from cradle to grave. Such regimes are stifling and very controlling. They foment group mentality.
The extreme Right manifests itself in the form of anarchy where there is no state and everyone looks out for themselves. Groups of individuals may band together for a common interest, but there should be no collective leader. It can be exhilarating and demands a self sufficient lifestyle, but when things go wrong, such individuals can find themselves very isolated and vulnerable.
From this, the Nazis were definitely on the Left as they nationalized most things and use mechanisms and power of the state to govern with total control over the individual.
James A Williams