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Maybe Hitler deserves his own wing, how about "down wing"?

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Submitted by Jonathan Pfeffer (Canada), Nov 19, 2002 at 15:25

I must continue to weigh in on this question of who has to share his "wing" with Herr Hitler. I believe that the left are true co-wingers not the right.

In recent years, the left has used the right wing label to identify regimes that are either anti-socialist or police states or Juntas. Like for example Latin American military dictatorships. What is "right" about them is not their brutality, for that they share similarities to Hitler, rather what is right wing about them is their desire to stop communist insurgencies. In this case right, meaning conservative, is intended to "conserve" the old establishment, which in most cases was a semi feudal, semi industrial, landlord based capitalism. In these developing countries, this capitalism is in transition, as are the economies. What the dictator conserves depends on the economic development of the country.

Right wing does not automatically mean brutal or police state. Right wing simply means, conservative, honor the path, history has unfolded for a particular country.

Sorry, Hitler was not honoring any path that Germany was on. In fact, Germany in the twenties was on the wrong path according to Hitler. Maybe Hitler deserves a wing of his own. But Laura, please, don't foist this beast on us conservatives. If you want to insult us. Call us "you dirty social program stoppers", you "tax complainers", but don't throw Herr Hitler at us.
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