What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
I learned something new yesterday. I learned what “Nazi” stands for.
Nazi is the abbreviation for the National Socialist German Worker’s Party, the political party led by Adolf Hitler in Germany from 1933-1945.
Nazism was guised as socialism, leading (as we know all too well) to totalitarianism. Those who argue for socialism (see various comments here, here, and here) probably don’t recall that Nazism itself was socialism in the beginning.
Would we expect anything other than totalitarianism to be the result of our socialist policies and programs today?