Posts Tagged ‘Gulag’

Is present EU Socialism like past Germany’s National Socialism?

May 18, 2016

“European Council President Donald Tusk said that former London mayor Boris Johnson had “crossed a red line” when he compared the EU to Adolf Hitler in comments made earlier this week.”  As a social psychologist, let me clear up the confusion here. The EU cannot be like the Nazis but it may be on the same coin if you flip it over from “heads” to “Tails.”  Think of it as a perfect circle where the 2 ends almost meet. One end is called the extreme right and the other end is called the extreme left. Take the EU end a notch or two away from the extreme left into the area on the circle that you would call EU Socialism and you would find some commonality with National Socialism in the area of authoritarian behavior!

Translating my analysis to behavior, the angry right attacks you physically while the worried left attacks you mentally. Sure, the difference between the Gulag and the concentration camp is a matter of life or death, but some people may consider the difference between death and brain washing also like the difference between life and death. I will always prefer responsible democracy to Socialism, Communism or Fascism!

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