Saturday, February 25, 2006
Visitors to this blog should be aware that Leonidas frequently uses the term "collectivist" to define the opposite of "individualist". The reason for this is that the terms right and left, commonly used in political discourse are confusing. Fascism, commonly described as being to the "right" on the political spectrum is essentially a variation of Marxist philosophy. Both of the last century's leading proponents of fascism, Adolf Hitler and Benitto Mussolini were proponents and implementers of Marxist collectivism on a national basis. Nazi, the acronym for National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) differed from the Russian variation of Marxism mostly in its emphasis on an appeal to a race (Aryan) as opposed to the world wide appeal of the commintern (Communist International).