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jadedctrl wrote

hitler was a socialist.

The definition of socialism:

social ownership and democratic control of the means of production

Emphasized the relevant bits. Hitler's brand of fascism literally didn't meet any qualifier there!

social ownership

Capitalists still owned private property, although they were in almost all cases directly controlled or influenced by the state-- but the point is that private property and the social relations that come with it remained in tact. Under socialism, private property and it's related social relations would be abolished. If anything, you could claim that Nazi Germany operated under a form of State Capitalism.


Nazi Germany + democracy

lol nope

democratic control of the means of production

The means of production/capital (like a factory) were still controlled by the capitalists-- and through them, the state. There was no democracy, no worker control of capital. Again, social relations were the same.