[And finally,] Fascists saw themselves as being neither of the right nor the left.
They believed that they constituted a third force synthesizing the best of both extremes” [Gene Edward Veith, Jr., that they were socialist.
This is important to understand as we see history repeating itself (“Deja vu all over again! Communism and fascism were rival brands of socialism.
Whereas Marxist socialism is predicated on an international class struggle, fascist national socialism promoted a socialism centered in national unity.
[And in fact, Both movements were “revolutionary socialist ideologies.” Going on,] Both communists and fascists opposed the bourgeoisie. Both were mass movements, which had special appeal for the intelligentsia, students, and artists, as well as workers.
And these “thinkers” were motivated not by historical accuracy or by truth, but by the desire to create a “right wing bogeyman.” Which they proceeded to do and let the truth be damned.
And, as I will show, both socialist movements inevitably crushed the worker. Now, I have had liberals frequently assert that Nazism/fascism was not actually socialist and they have offered as their “evidence” that Hitler abolished the labor unions.