What a confession.
Norman Tebbit, writing in the Daily Telegraph has admitted that he thinks Adolf Hitler’s Nazi government of Germany in the 1930s and 40s was left-wing – because it had the word “socialist” in its title.
It’s an old, and easily-defeated, false argument but let’s all take a moment to enjoy the fact that the skeletal old thug has admitted that his own politics are more extreme even than Hitler’s. We all suspected; now we know.
He wrote: “Churchill was the great wartime leader in the fight to save this country and liberate our friends on the continent from the curse of Hitler’s extreme Left, anti-Semitic, German National Socialist Workers’ Party regime.”
“Extreme Left”? “Extreme Left“?
Reality check, please!
To Norman Tebbit and any so called 'conservative' wanting to propagate the lie that Nazis were socialists, you might want to look here (and countless other places) https://t.co/jugjU2Brk8. If you're too lazy to read it, I'll summarise: 'Nazism was/is extreme right wing fascism'
— Philippe Philoppe (@PhilipePhiloppe) June 24, 2020
There y’go. And if Nazism was “extreme right-wing fascism” but Norman Tebbit considers it to be of the “extreme Left”, then clearly Mr Tebbit is so right-wing he should be quarantined to prevent his own fascism from infecting anybody nearby – and the Torygraph sanctioned for publishing his vile opinions.
The article has produced some sharp responses, which are worth celebrating, though:
When you’re so far right you see Hiltler as a leftie.
— Ali 🐳 (@ali__samson) June 24, 2020
I see that Norman Tebbit is spouting the old lie that "The Nazis were called the National Socialist Party, they had Socialist in the name, so therefore the Nazis were Socialist".
I wonder if he's ever eaten Spotted Dick?
— Harry ⚫ "Fallout 76 Collectron" Payne (@murphyslawyer) June 24, 2020
Think we have a joint winner in the great right-wing revisionist competition. Cycling and cricket racist Norman Tebbit and the Telegraph for printing his piece in which he first of all describes Hitler's Nazis as "extreme left"…and then belittles the death of George Floyd… pic.twitter.com/gmbrzckpJH
— Brexitshambles (@brexit_sham) June 24, 2020
If you’re not aware of this, the label “cricket racist” arises from his infamous 1990 ‘cricket test’ in which black Britons were invited to pick a side to support when England played the West Indies. The implication was that they were more likely to support the foreign team than their own national side. Some have tried to claim that the comment was not racist but it is very similar to an anti-Semitic trope which suggests that all Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the UK. If the latter is anti-Semitic (and This Writer would certainly say it is, despite a pathetic attempt by the Labour Party to suggest otherwise with an extremely selective quotation) then the former is certainly racist.
Reactionary Tory twitter to crown Norman Tebbit their king, after he recycled their absolute favourite "argument" – "well actually, Hitler was a socialist" pic.twitter.com/QAtzjgESDZ
— Philip Proudfoot (@philipproudfoot) June 24, 2020
Norman Tebbit telling us what most decent people had already suspected.
On the political scale, Tories are to the right of nazis pic.twitter.com/cpTXhkFUeJ
— John Earle TATSAC (@JEarleSkembear) June 24, 2020
Rightwingers are always on the wrong side of history yet they have a habit of rewriting history to cover up that fact. Norman Tebbit being the latest example as he declares Hitler was a Leftie. Let's not forget it was also the tories who conceived the idea of the NHS <rolls eyes>
— Wayne Smith Esq. #FBPE (@waynesmith1971) June 24, 2020
For the surprising number of people who seem to think that the Telegraph / Norman Tebbit assertion that the Nazi party were extreme left wing was correct. pic.twitter.com/nCpl6g4ITQ
— Nicola Dowsland (@NicolaDowsland) June 24, 2020
Need any more be said?
Okay, here’s Sean Connery, from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade:
“Goose-stepping morons like [Tebbit] should try reading books instead of burning them!”
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