Van Helsing at Moonbattery takes arms against the biggest political propaganda smear campaign in history: the claim that the anti-capitalist, pro-union, pro-socialized medicine, pro-government-run education German Socialist Worker’s Party was somehow right-wing:
The most impressive example of sleight of hand in the history of propaganda may be the liberal establishment’s alarming ability to pass off Nazis as right-wing rather than left-wing. Nazism and Stalinism were highly similar, rival variants of the totalitarian socialism longed for by progressives. When the Hitler-Stalin pact collapsed, the left was forced to choose between them. Nazis certainly deserved the demonization that followed, though no more than their Bolshevik brethren.