In the past, I’ve tried to explain that the Nazis were not right wingers and that the nomenclature of “left” versus “right” is pretty meaningless in today’s political world. Matthew Burden takes on the same issue in his Cavuto interview, explaining that American conservatives are not the same as white supremacists and that, more specifically, one wackos deadly acts do not mean that American veterans are an extremist threat to American citizens.
Why do we keep having to explain this over and over again?
That’s a rhetorical question, by the way. I know the answer, especially as I was once on the Progressive side myself (although I always understood that the Nazis were socialists who believed in aggregating to the state all power existing in a nation).
UPDATE: David Swindle is an interesting guy. He’s ferociously intelligent, which may explain why he made in a few years the journey it took me thirty years to make — from liberal to conservative. Although coming at it from a more personal and intellectual slant than I did in my old “statist versus individualist” post, this FrontPage Magazine interview shows David touching upon some of the same differences in conservative versus liberal thinking.