Daniel Hannan, “Hitler Was A Socialist”
Daniel Hannan, an English MP (Member of Parliament), points out that while socialists and fascists are two different kinds of authoritarian collectivists, they fought one another for power, and both groups are hostile to the classically liberal true “right” – which stands for individual freedom.
In the Telegraph, “So total is the Left’s cultural ascendancy that no one likes to mention the socialist roots of fascism,”
Daniel Hannan points out that reciting basic historical facts about history results in a rather “unique” reaction:
One of the most stunning achievements of the modern Left is to have created a cultural climate where simply to recite these facts is jarring. History is reinterpreted, and it is taken as axiomatic that fascism must have been Right-wing, the logic seemingly being that Left-wing means compassionate and Right-wing means nasty and fascists were nasty. You expect this level of analysis from Twitter mobs; you shouldn’t expect it from mainstream commentators.
An epic speech – highly recommended.