When You Don't Have to Follow Through
Below: The American Communist Party virtually ceased to be upon the announcement of the German Russian Non Aggression Pact of 1939:
Lessons we've seen before are well on the road to devastating repetition, and it's getting easier to remain passively aggressively "quiet" all the time.
In November of 2017, Trump tweeted that there is no difference in the Nazi and the Communist parties, that both were, "Socialism". No. That is wrong.
Hitler was a committed anti Communist, as all Right wingers are. But GERMAN socialism expressed an alternative to Communism as being applied only to Germany, which faced starvation, recession, and despair, due to both the Great Depression, as well as the Treaty of Versailles's war reparations regulations, which were impossibly strict. Hitler remarked in, "Mein Kampf", that exiting these terms was a move for the German people, and any such move offended the world. Thus, exiting Weimar Republican pacifist dialogues opposed both the WORLD, and the WORLD SOCIALIST MOVEMENT (Communists). Therefore, was NATIONAL (German) SOCIALIST....
At that time, Hitler began drawing no distinctions between the "degenerate democracies" and Communism: they were all enemies of National Socialism.
But, like the DEMOCRATIC Republic of North Korea is not a democracy, and like the German Democratic Republic was not a democracy, except in name, only, he was merely trying to feel his way through the political landscape, and convince as many people as he could to abandon all other political views.
Hitler often contradicted himself. However, that he, and by extension, the National Socialist platform were diametrically opposed to Communism and Marxism, is too thematic to ignore. His carefully constructed excuses as to the usage of the word, "Socialism", are too tell-tale.
It was, plain and simple (Hitler reasoned) that he represented the last chance for German blood to sucessfully reject the chains of Bolshevik concepts, which had gained traction in the desperate state of post war Germany; where radicalism seemed to be progress, and so much of tradition had failed the German citizen.
And, he isn't listening. He cannot afford to....he already knows he has no idea what he is doing. He is not qualified to be making these kinds of decisions. Even leaving JCPOA violates American and International Law: it was a signed treaty....
He is a couple of sandwiches shy of a picnic.
Any ignoring of that fact makes one complicit. But, any defense of his logic is inexcusable.