"The individual must be sacrificed to the welfare of the state."
In this film, it's what the Nazis are teaching children in school.
Of course that's what they would teach. The offical name of the Nazi Party was the National Socialist German Workers' Party, so it makes sense that they would espouse the typical socialist ideas. The ironic thing about it all is that socialism is supposed to be a peaceful philosophy, yet all the world powers of the era embraced varying degrees of socialism while engaged in a World War.
"Why do you find it so hard to believe?"
"Why do you find it so easy?"
"It's never BEEN easy!"
So self-labeling (e.g., socialist in Nazi) is all that is required to characterize an ideology, movement, or nation state; therefore, North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is a democracy because, see right there, they have the word democratic in their name. Foolish me, I thought the DPRK was a totalitarian dictatorship.
Sigh. That's the mark of totalitarian state regardless of creed. The EU has plenty of socialism right now, are they not democracies? Are they oppressed by their governments? Nazism and socialism are not the same, the name of the party doesn't mean squat. Austria has a neo-Nazi party called the Freedom Party, does that makes them OK if they have that name?
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