COMMENTARY | Gateway Pundit reveals a fact that some people will find astonishing: The American Nazi Party and the American Communist Party have endorsed the Occupy Wall Street movement, albeit for different reasons.
The Nazis equate capitalism, which the demonstrators are opposed to, to their hallucinations of a Jewish conspiracy. This may be reflected in some of the anti-Semitic rhetoric coming out of the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations.
The communists see the current demonstrations as a beginning of an American Bolshevik Revolution and the establishment of a Soviet-style government in the United States. Occupy Wall Street also appeals to their sense of class warfare.
While an alliance between the Nazis, the communists and wannabe student radicals may seem bizarre on the surface, no one who has read "Liberal Fascism" by National Review writer Jonah Goldberg would be very much surprised. Goldberg found similar strains of ideological thought between Nazis, fascists, communists and modern American liberals. Goldberg concludes that one does not have to be in favor of death camps or world wars to be a fascist. All one has to believe in is the primacy of the state over individual rights.
The agenda of Occupy Wall Street such as can be determined, meshes pretty well with what Goldberg considers to be "liberal fascism." Unlike the tea party, the movement is geared toward demanding that the government give people things, such as free education, free health care and guaranteed employment because they have a right to them. That Americans have a right to free stuff, given from the government, was articulated in Franklin Roosevelt's "Second Bill of Rights," championed by Obama adviser Cass Sunstein.
The propensity of Occupy Wall Street for violence also meshes pretty well with Nazi and communist practices. Unlike the tea party, the current demonstrators are not shy about brawling with the police.
Finally the fingering of scapegoats is a common threat between the Nazis, the communists and the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators. The Nazis hate Jews, especially Jewish bankers and financiers, the communists hate all wealthy people, including bankers, of all religious persuasions. Occupy Wall Street hates bankers and financiers, occasionally the Jewish ones. All of these rich people are seen as cash cows for all the free stuff the demonstrators are demanding. The Nazis and the Communists would kill the rich folks after taking their wealthy. Opinions vary among Occupy Wall Street.