Here are some comments that followed my comment about liberals, progressive, and social democrats in the West going head over heel to support these depraved Nazi bastards
Squeeth: It goes to show that liberals are fascists in cardigans. C19th liberalism had three bastard children, Nazism, Stalinism and bourgeois liberalism.
Me: I’m starting to think you are right. It’s like there’s this thin veneer of liberalism that’s present much of the time, albeit while still supporting fascism, right wing dictatorships, death squads, and murderous Islamists! Nevertheless, the thin veneer stays on most of the time and is all we see.
But when push comes to shove and the chips are really down, they rip off that liberal shirt like Clark Kent in a change room and turn fascist in a heartbeat. It seems like whenever there’s a choice between the Left and fascism, liberals always go fash in a New York minute!
The KPD in Germany used to call the Social Democrats “social fascists” and fought them in the streets. They called social democracy “the left wing of fascism.”
I always thought they were stupid and crazy, but now I wonder if they were onto something.
Squeeth: The SPD allied with the Freikorps to kill the Spartacists in 1919. The friends of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg didn’t forget them in the early 30’s.
Small l liberals supported slavery, the Confederacy, arrest and imprisonment without charge or trial, torture and all the rest of the apparatus of rule by the state. John Stuart Mill (of his own free will) didn’t advocate individual freedom. He criticized state repression because social pressure was more efficient.