Dude. You're from Canada. You should be better educated. I was educated in Canada. I took political science in college. What the hell's happened to education up there since I left? The Fascists were NOT Left at all. The Left in Germany were the Socialists and the Communists. The "Socialist" in the name didn't mean they actually promoted socialism. They didn't. Communists were promoting the owner of the means of production be "the people". That's why there were such a radical movement. I hate that I have to keep educating people on this. Gets tiring. Because Hannity and Jones says they were Left-Wing doesn't make them so. Know what "Authoritarian Left" equals? Communism. The Nazi's and the Communists were enemies. As soon as Hitler came into power, his first actions were to attack the Socialist parties and outlaw them.
1. The owners of the means of production in Germany was ALWAYS who they'd been prior to the rise of the Nazi's. They were never moved to the common laborer.
2. Hitler mandated that all labor unions be moved into a single national labor union. And as soon as they did, he banned that labor union.
3. Hitler and the Nazi's used as a foundation the instilling of distrust in the news media. This is a right-wing thing, not left-wing.
4. Do you forget the book burning? That was in coordination with educational material deemed offensive. Right-wing, not left.
5. They did continue Weimar Republic social welfare programs, but continually restricted who could use them.
6. Worker strikes were made illegal. That's right-wing.
7. Soon after taking power the Nazi's banned the Social Democratic Party (who were Socialists), and sent it's leaders to concentration camps.
8. Socialism's primary goal was replacing a class-based system with an egalitarian one. The Nazi's completely ignored this.
9. Within the Nazi party, anyone defending the tenets of Socialism were ejected from the party. Some were killed instead.
Did HItler speak of socialism? Sure. This is how he looked at it: "Socialism! What does socialism really mean? If people have something to eat and their pleasures, then they have their socialism." He upheld private property, individual entrepreneurship, and economic competition. Those are NOT Socialist ideals. He disapproved of trade unions and of any interference of workers in the freedom of owners and managers. Pretty clear that despite a few words he said early on, his actions proved he was anything BUT Left-Wing.