Originally Posted by NateR
1)You're using that old, outdated "political spectrum" nonsense to come to that conclusion. Hitler was most definitely NOT a right wing extremist.
2) The old political spectrum puts right wing extremists in one end, with left-wing extremists on the other end with anarchy somewhere in the middle. Well that entire notion was made up as a form of left wing propaganda in order to try to classify men like Adolf Hitler and Ronald Reagan in the same boat.
3) However, the truth is that anarchy is one extreme and totalitarianism is the other extreme. Anarchy is obviously no government whatsoever (which is impossible to maintain, since people will band together and form local governments for the sake of safety). Totalitarianism is when the government has absolute control over the lives, deaths and even thoughts of it's citizens.
This puts most communists, socialists and fascists in the same boat because they all seek total control of their populations.
4) So, Obama has more in common with Adolf Hitler than Reagan.
1) Hitler was most definately Far right. He was all about the expansion of German Imperialism in the wake of their World War One Defeat. He was about a prosperous Nation, and New and better Germany. He played the part of devout Roman Catholic during his rise...but was forced into a coilition with the Far Left in terms of Government. He then used them to control the population as he began his asscent to power. Then he turned on them, Opperation Hummingbird, otherwise known as night of the Long Knives.
2) No it doesnt. The classical Taxonomy for Political Philosophy is Facism and Totalitarianism at one end, flowing through Right Wing Republicanism, Flowing through Conservative Whig, Flowing through Centrist Democracy, Flowing through Labour Liberals, flowing through Socialism, flowing though Communism.
Anarchy is complete lack of government and so isnt on any scale for that reason.
3) But in a progressive Taxonomy for political philosophy, you have Anarchy at one end, and Federal Republics at the other end.
What they generally say is that you should take the Classical Taxonomy and make it into a circle, then Far Left and Far Right end up touching each other, as in practise both are about the same thing, just expressed in different ways
4) It puts Obama near nobody because in any political spectrum, he's right in the middle. He's a Centrist. He's neither Left nor Right in terms of Political Philosophy. America is so used to Right Wing that anything approaching Centrism is miss labled as Far Left
I dont really know anything about Ronald Regan...sorry