"We are Socialists, we are enemies of the capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions."
Adolf Hitler
(1889-1945) German Nazi Dictator
“Thoughts about the Tasks of the Future", by Gregor Strasser
Falsely attributed to a Hitler speech on May 1, 1927. Cited in: Toland, John (1992). Adolf Hitler. Anchor Books. pp. 224–225. ISBN 0385037244.
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Brilliant as MOST of his ideas were.

We have been badly lied to about Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party. If you want to start washing your own brain - you can start with what JFK and others had to say about Hitler:
 -- Jimi Bigbear, Libertyville, IA     
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    And what about the 6 million Jews sent to the gas chambers?
    The doctors who experimented on the Jews in horrific ways.
    I believe Obama & Hitler are one of the same....perhaps Hitler has been reincarnated.
    Welcome to *1984*.
     -- Suzy Q, Bellevue     
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    So Adolph was pro-Socialism. That explains today's socialists very nicely, they are all mini dictators who want to tell others how to live. He thought people should be rated according to responsibility and performance. Cool. Better than that nasty old capitalism...And if you didn't rate, he killed you.
    Very compassionate, this Socialism. Kind of like Ants in an Anthill.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Hitler is like any other Socialist, including Obama or Chavez.
    The only difference is the intensity and the moment the act.
     -- luis perez     
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    Libs today spout the nonsense that Adolph was a right winger. He was firmly ensconced on the left, meaning he was a socialist.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    When I first started to read this quote, I thought I was reading about Bill Sotoros,aka,Obama.
     -- Larry C, Pequea,Pa     
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    Socialism (communist to fascist, Democrat to Republican, etc.) is a system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with it's unfair salaries, with it's unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property. Today's enacted socialism also punishes responsibility and performance. The comparisons of Hitler to Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin and other devotees of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land are extremely numerous and accurate. Not quite sure how to rate this. I guess a thumbs down for the realization on current individuals (individually and in concert)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    It's interesting how socialists need to separate wealth and property from the virtues that create them. Namely responsibility and performance.
     -- Bob, Eugene OR     
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    Hitler always has the best and most educational quotes. The left loved him until he attacked Russia. Margaret Sanger ,founder of planned parenthood, envied Hitler. She said that it was unfortunate that the U.S. would never deal with inferior races like Hitler did. She wanted to use abortion and birth control to rid the country of blacks, Jews and others she considered undesirable. Hitler and Stalin are about all you need to know about Socialism. All socialists are the same. Socialism kills every time it is tried.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    Today's 'progressives' ought to pay head as they are falling for the same tripe that the German people did as they ushered in socialism. The thing is, socialism never really delivers its promise so then the next step is to tighten the screws even further which turns into even more totalitarianism whether fascism, communism, or straight-up dictatorship. What folks ought to realize is that Statism in whatever form will result in the subjugation of the people to the State -- of course the State is owned and manipulated by its creditors which are a coterie of other men who are at the top of the pyramid. Statism is the road to servitude -- always has been.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    God, are you people stupid.
     -- Dave, Atlanta     
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    Thanks Dave, Atlanta....what happened? Did you reach your quota of thinking capacity before you could qualify that?
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Hey Dave in Atlanta: is your statement a fact, simply because you stated it, or do you have some idea as to how the posters here are "stupid?" It seems rather obvious to me that you are simply projecting your own miserable shortcoming upon others, just as all collectivist/progressives do.
     -- John, Lenoir, NC     
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    Nazis are NOT right-wing, or conservatives. They are socialists, plain and simple. Modern progressives are pushing us down the same road to poverty, violence, and death.
     -- Evan, Long Beach, CA     
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    Please do your research before posting this, the quote was not made by Hitler but by Gregor Strasser who was killed by Hitler and many others during the "Night of the Long Knives".

    If you just don't have a lot of time, you can use Hitler's own words from Mein Kampf, where the Furhrer clearly illustrates his contempt for the "leftists," and had used their colors (not to mention their name) to annoying them:

    "Yes, how often did they not turn up in huge numbers, those supporters of the Red Flag, all previously instructed to smash up everything once and for all and put an end to these meetings. More often than not everything hung on a mere thread, and only the chairmans ruthless determination and the rough handling by our ushers baffled our adversaries intentions. And indeed they had every reason for being irritated.

    The fact that we had chosen red as the colour for our posters sufficed to attract them to our meetings. The ordinary bourgeoisie were very shocked to see that, we had also chosen the symbolic red of Bolshevism and they regarded this as something ambiguously significant.

    The suspicion was whispered in German Nationalist circles that we also were merely another variety of Marxism, perhaps even Marxists suitably disguised, or better still, Socialists. The actual difference between Socialism and Marxism still remains a mystery to these people up to this day. The charge of Marxism was conclusively proved when it was discovered that at our meetings we deliberately substituted the words Fellow-countrymen and Women for Ladies and Gentlemen and addressed each other as Party Comrade. We used to roar with laughter at these silly faint-hearted bourgeoisie and their efforts to puzzle out our origin, our intentions and our aims.

    We chose red for our posters after particular and careful deliberation, our intention being to irritate the Left, so as to arouse their attention and tempt them to come to our meetings if only in order to break them up so that in this way we got a chance of talking to the people."



     -- Jos Torres, Puerto Rico     
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    Thank you, Jos, for your research. We will look into the proper source. Cheers.
     -- Editor, Liberty Quotes     
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    From my cursory research (Wikipedia) Strasser was a popular Nazi and inferentially he did reflect Nazi thinking. Heinrich Himmler was at one time his adjutant  This site attributes the quote to Strasser.  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7899303.Gregor_Strasser   Strasser got sideways with Hitler over policy and was killed as were a number because they were rivals. But being socialists most of the lot were a den of vipers. It is a good point though as there are other quotes promulgated here that are wrongly attributed. We need links for every quote and to the opriginal whenever possible.

     -- Roger, Davenport     
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    Hitler was backed by Emil Kirdorf and other German industrialists. They wanted assurance that there would be no socialist-style nationalizations of their businesses. Hitler produced a little pamphlet entitled, 'The Road to Resurgence', for their eyes only. It assured them that it would be business as usual under the NSDAP. By 1934, Hitler ordered the socialist wing of the party murdered in their sleep during the infamous Night of the Long Knives. Hitler appealed to working class Germans in his squawking open air oratories but said very different things to German elites in closed door meetings. He was the biggest liar of the last century. 
     -- Patrik, Sault Ste Marie     
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    Bellow the quotation: "Falsely attributed to a Hitler speech on May 1, 1927."

    Conclusion: "So Adolph was pro-Socialism."


     -- Pedro Amaral Couto, Amora     
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    The Nazis were socialists  'socialist' is right there in the acronym.  The quote is misattributed to Hitler but was in fact from the NAZI Reich Propaganda Leader (actual title) and "we" includes Hitler, Goering, Himler and all the rest.  So, yes, Hitler was pro-socialism, and he was elected on that platform. But Hitler was anti-communist and once in power eliminated his opposition from the Left.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The above meme is a lie.
    Truth here:


     -- nikto, Bakersfield     
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    This comment section really shows how far Americans have been brainwashed about socialism. How come otherwise that so many in spite of the "False Adolf Hitler Quote" tag in the top directly go to the comment section to spout their vague statements on the nazis being socialists?

     -- Wallace, Jesusville     
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    Probably because the Nazi party were socialists from the very beginning. Fascism is just another form of socialism, which is essentially statism, i.e. supremacy of the state, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism.  We may now add 'expertism' which requires us to bow to the dictates of experts in the 'social sciences' (i.e. how to rule). 

    The US government has become authoritarian and has hijacked the sovereignty of the People.  Those advocating for socialism are only demanding more control and regulation over the powers of the People laying claim to their labors and property forever.  The push for more socialism is simply demanding more communistic power. 

    Socialism is the enslavement of all, first starting out small, then ever advancing for more and more.  Socialists' quest for power merely puts it in the hands of their rulers.  The only beneficiaries of socialism are the rich and powerful and their minions, and thus attract those that lust for power.  Socialism is a religion that worships collective power (i.e. the fasces of fascism).  A false promise that never keeps its word.

     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Snopes is using word play to deceive you.  Did you read the whole article?  They were socialists.  But they quote is only slightly off.

     -- Be, Mississauga     
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