Yes, National Socialism is Socialism 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Yes, National Socialism is REAL socialism.  It’s a political ideology.  The National Socialist German Workers’ Party was a political party founded by National Socialists, and under Hitler it would later adapt many of Mussolini’s economic policies.

The state controlled the means of production.  They simply employed certain measures allowing for the appearance of a market system, but instead of those “markets” being subject to market forces, they were controlled entirely by the government.

To put things in perspective: Under the New Economic Policy, the Soviets employed actual capitalistic measures.  Does that mean the Soviets were not socialists — or that the Soviet Union was “far right”? 🤔🤔🤔

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Political Tests

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Political Compass
(politicalcompass.org)

Political Scales
(politiscales.net)

Many of the questions they ask on these tests are heavily loaded or otherwise appear designed to skew wrongthinking responses towards the Authoritarian. Right.

Some are just downright bizarre.

While others are truly retarded.

I still say 8 Values was the best of the bunch.

Which is not to undercut the value of this.

And on that note:

Politics, Politics

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Am I the only one who seems to recall that SCOTUS justices are not popularly elected?  I mean, Brett Kavanaugh certainly wouldn’t have been my pick, but all of these arguments about whether he represents the interests of one group or another are patently absurd.  He’s a member of the judiciary — soon to be one of the highest judges in the land.  The only interests he represents are those of our Constitution.

A constructionist?  Who, me?  Finally, you’re catching on. 👌  But lest I find myself accused of being a conservative, here is some Internet proof to the contrary: