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Question: Does Henry Ford's statement: "History is bunk",apply to today's common understanding of German Fascism !?

Contrary to what most people think, the Nazis were ardent socialists (hence the term “National socialism”)!. They believed in free health care and guaranteed jobs!. They confiscated inherited wealth and spent vast sums on public education!. They purged the church from public policy, promoted a new form of pagan spirituality, and inserted the authority of the state into every nook and cranny of daily life!. The Nazis declared war on smoking, supported abortion, euthanasia, and gun control!. They loathed the free market, provided generous pensions for the elderly, and maintained a strict racial quota system in their universities—where campus speech codes were all the rage!. The Nazis led the world in organic farming and alternative medicine!. Hitler was a strict vegetarian, and Himmler was an animal rights activist!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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and they went and spoilt it all by trying to take over the world!.!.!.!.!.!.

fascism is the equivalent of racist !.!.!.!.!.it stops debate

it has been hijacked by those who do not know its roots or care and use it as a term to insult

and jewish people are capable of writing books based on history!.!.!.!.!.why are you so surprised!? you mentioned his religion twice!.!.!.!.!.

i get what you are saying, they were ahead of their time politically !.!.!.!.!.but really, yhe war in europe and the ethnic cleansing policies make people look back on them with disgust !.!.!.

baby with bathwater maybe !.!.!.!.!.but the baby was too ugly to ignore!.!.!.!.and we don't want another one like it thanksWww@QuestionHome@Com

Sure the whole thing is a no no question and that is why people have a distorted idea of German fascism!. The abusive replies ( vambo is an idiot)show why!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

History belongs to the winners , they write it and permanently deceive people thereafter, but what's new!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

And that Fred West could lay a lovely patio!.

History IS bunk but the answer to your question is no!.

In addition!.
The new film Valkyrie has muddied up the waters even more!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Just because Henry Ford said something doesn't make it fact!. It is just his opinion!.

The actual quote is:
"History is more or less bunk!. It's tradition!. We don't want tradition!. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we made today!."

- Henry Ford, Interview in Chicago Tribune, May 25th, 1916!.

I do wonder why you are defending the Nazis though!.

A further quote from your source -
"Fascism was an international movement that appeared in different forms in different countries, depending on the vagaries of national culture and temperament!. In Germany, fascism appeared as genocidal racist nationalism!."


Yes, and Attila the Hun had a fluffy bunny rabbit!. You BNP clown!.Www@QuestionHome@Com