This short, ten question quiz is designed to help modern day conservatives determine just how much of the American Nazi Party platform they agree with.
There’s been a lot of rhetoric from the right, claiming liberals and Democrats are the “real Nazis” and that President Obama is attempting to carry out the Nazi agenda in the US.
It seems to me that the best way to determine if that view is accurate would be to first determine what the Nazi agenda in America actually is.
I realize that conservatives have a difficult time believing the “liberal media.” For that reason I want to assure any conservative who is brave enough to evaluate their own positions, that the information used to design this quiz comes straight from the American Nazi Party platform. You can read it for yourself right here, on their official website.
Take the ‘Are you a Nazi?’ quiz.
1. Do you oppose immigration and believe that America is for “Americans only?”
2. Do you oppose feminism, and do you believe that motherhood should be the prime role of women, in order to “strengthen the family unit?”
3. Do you support the establishment of a new system of education, which would oversee the “moral development” of children?
4. Do you believe that the economy and the government should be debt-free?
5. Do you believe that America should be “energy sufficient,” and that we should exploit natural resources, such as land and water, in order to achieve that goal? (Bonus question: Is it a good idea to put ‘fossil fuel-producing corporations,’ like fracking wells, oil rigs and garbage incinerators in economically depressed regions of the country, to stimulate economic growth and create jobs for minorities?)
6. Do you support the right of citizens to keep and bear arms? (No, Nazi’s do not support taking guns away, contrary to right wing bullshit.)
7. Do you want to do away with the separation of church and state?
8. Do you want to see the US government get involved in the “spiritual upbringing” of children?
9. Are you a true supporter of “traditional American values?” (The Nazi’s call it ‘traditional Aryan values,’ but we know what you mean.)
10. Do you believe that minorities and immigrants are a threat to the traditional United States?
Bonus points if you:
1. Oppose labor unions and want to see them outlawed.
2. Agree that there is a “war on white people” and that ‘reverse-racism’ is a real problem in the United States.
3. Believe that gays present a real threat to “traditional American values” and the “traditional American family.”
4. Hate “Communists” and are willing to apply that label to everyone you disagree with politically.
Score your Answers.
Scoring for this quiz is simple. For each “yes” answer, score ten points. For example, if you answered yes on questions 1-9, you score ten points on each of those questions, for a total score of 90. When read as a percentage, that means you agree with the American Nazi Party platform 90 percent of the time.
You’ll notice that the mainstream Republican Party has incorporated every one of these points into its own platform. Of course the mainstream party has dropped the references to “whites,” which has helped them succeed in making the Nazi agenda seem acceptable in the eyes of the general public.
Here are some things to think about.
My purpose in writing this article is not to condemn or to convict, but to expose how the Nazi agenda has gone mainstream and to (hopefully) help some of the people who have bought into this agenda, to realize what they’ve been sold.
Contrary to what conservatives have been told, Adolph Hitler was not in any way an enemy of Christianity or religion. He wrote a lot about his supposed Christian religious beliefs. Here are just a few quotes, with sources.
“Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.” -Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)
“The anti-Semitism of the new movement [Christian Social movement] was based on religious ideas instead of racial knowledge.” -Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)
“Even today I am not ashamed to say that, overpowered by stormy enthusiasm, I fell down on my knees and thanked Heaven from an overflowing heart for granting me the good fortune of being permitted to live at this time.” -Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)
“We must pray to the Almighty not to refuse His blessing to this change and not to abandon our people in the times to come.” -Hitler recalling a priest’s speech after the defeat of WWI (Mein Kampf)
Whether Hitler was sincere in his religious beliefs or not can be left to speculation. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that he often wrote and talked about how religion and political propaganda could be used to manipulate the public.
“For by employing religious force in the service of its political considerations, the crown aroused a spirit which at that outset it had not considered possible.” -Adolf Hitler on the state of Rome (Mein Kampf)
“Just as a man’s denominational orientation is the result of upbringing, and only the religious need as such slumbers in his soul, the political opinion of the masses represents nothing but the final result of an incredibly tenacious and thorough manipulation of their mind and soul.” -Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)
“For the political leader the religious doctrines and institutions of his people must always remain inviolable; or else has no right to be in politics, but should become a reformer, if he has what it takes!”
-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)
These quotes are just the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of quotes showing that manipulating the public through religion was a primary goal of the Nazi regime. The point of doing that was to make even the most monstrous actions seem holy and religious, and thereby get public support for those actions.
Is mass manipulation and brainwashing happening today?
There’s no doubt in my mind that right-wing politicians in this country have studied the writings of Hitler. It seems to me they have taken many cues from the Nazis, both in their current form and their historical one. The use of religion by the right wing in the US today serves a specific purpose. Followers of the right wing confuse their religious beliefs with their political ideas, and become unable to separate the two. In the same way it did in Nazi Germany, the tactic is used to create religiously-fervent extremists, people who are unable to separate their belief in God from their devotion to a political party or regime.
What Hitler understood is that a man can be persuaded to do anything, as long as he believes that what he is doing is “God’s will.”
Regardless of what perspective you take on history, most people understand that Nazis were and are evil. Most people are aware that, in the past, they used mass manipulation to promote their agenda and to get the people to go along with it.
If the same tactics were being used in the US today, would people be able to see what was happening? Could people go from being kind-hearted, God-fearing citizens to Nazis without realizing that their beliefs were being subtly manipulated through a mixing of religion and nationalism?
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