The current conversations foremost in many public spheres of consciousness involve the terms, “NAZI”, and “FASCIST!” These terms are being literally cannonaded in an insatiable fury by all the engines and speakers in the public realm currently available to the Liberal oriented Marxist leaning “LEFT”. But can one say that one really knows where these terms really come from and who coined them? One has to always consider before one speaks at to just whose words are rambling around inside their mouth?
Definition of Nazi – Merriam Webster
1. 1 : a member of a German fascist party controlling Germany from 1933 to 1945 under Adolf Hitler
2. 2 often not capitalized a : one who espouses the beliefs and policies of the German Nazis : fascist : one who is likened to a German Nazi : a harshly domineering, dictatorial, or intolerant person .
Nazi (also the cognates Nazism and Neo-Nazism) is a political epithet invented by Konrad Heiden (7 August 1901 – 18 June 1966) during the 1920s as a means of denigrating the NSDAP and National Socialism. Konrad Heiden was a journalist and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, whose mother was a Jewess. The word itself derives from the German word for National Socialism: “Nationalsozialismus”. It was coined for its negative sound and connection, as the word “sozi” had previously been used to refer to Marxists in Germany, particularly those of the Social Democratic Party of Germany – “Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands”. It is also a political pun similar to an Austro-Bavarian word for “simpleton”. It was then popularised abroad by various individuals, including Heiden himself, who fled the country after the NSDAP gained power.
Konrad Helden – Spartacus (Liberal – Communist) Educational
Konrad Heiden, the son of a union organizer, was born in Munich, Germany, on 7th August 1901. While at the University of Munich he led protests against Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP). The historian, Richard Overy, has pointed out: “Heiden was a young socialist student in Munich when he first saw Hitler speak. It was 1923, the year of inflation and political chaos in Germany. Heiden was not impressed by what he saw: a self-centred demagogue at the head of what he calls the army of uproated and disinherited.” Heiden later recalled: “In 1923, as the leader of a small democratic organization in the University of Munich, I tried, with all the earnestness of youth, and with complete lack of success, to annihilate Hitler by means of protest parades, mass meetings, and giant posters.”
Definition of Fascism – Merriam Webster
1. 1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2. 2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control – J. W. Aldridge.
J. W. Aldridge – Wikipedia
B. John Watson (JW) Aldridge
September 26, 1922
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
D. February 7, 2007 (aged 84)
Madison, Georgia, United States
Aldridge wrote assessments of postwar American writers. His preferred métier, inherited from Edmund Wilson and sharply differentiated from the specialized academic criticism that dominated his era, was what he called “the long, analytical essay-review.” Gore Vidal noted he was mostly concerned with “values” in Aldridge’s amusing novel “After the Lost Generation.” Reviewing After the Lost Generation, Malcolm Cowley noted Aldridge’s hostile judgments on the novelists of World War II. Aldridge himself said, “Perhaps for reasons of innate perverseness, I seem always to have functioned best in an adversary position. This has been especially true of my evaluations of various writers whose reputations seemed to me to have become inordinately enlarged and upon whom I saw it as my sacred duty to perform a deflating operation.”
Edmund Wilson – Spartacus (Liberal – Communist) Educational
Edmund Wilson, the son of a railroad lawyer, was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on 8th May, 1895. After attending Princeton University (1912-1916), Wilson was briefly a reporter for the New York Sun. Wilson served in the United States Army during the First World War. After working in an army hospital he was transferred to the Intelligence Unit at General Headquarters in Chaumont. After the war Wilson became managing editor of Vanity Fair. Later he became associate editor of the The New Republic (1926-1931) and a book reviewer for the New Yorker. Deeply influenced by the ideas of Karl Marx, Wilson argued for a socially responsible fiction and helped to influence the work of novelists such as Upton Sinclair, John Dos Passos, Sinclair Lewis, Floyd Dell and Theodore Dreiser. Throughout his life Wilson wrote plays, novels and poems. However, his most important writing was literary criticism. This included Axel’s Castle (1931), Travels in Two Democracies (1936), The Triple Thinkers (1938), To the Finland Station (1940), The Wound and the Bow (1940),The Boys in the Back Room (1941), Classics and Commercials (1950) and The Shores of Light (1952). The New Yorker wrote: “For a writer, the rarest privilege is not merely to describe his country and time but to help shape them. Wilson was among the fortunate handful of writers who have succeeded in doing this, with books that are like bold deeds and that will live a long time after him, keeping him with us against our need.” Edmund Wilson, who published two autobiographies, A Piece of My Mind (1956) and Landscapes, Characters and Conversations (1967), died in New York on 13th June, 1972.
Definition of relativism- Merriam Webster
1. 1a : a theory that knowledge is relative to the limited nature of the mind and the conditions of knowing: a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. – George Orwell, “1984”
When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone , “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” – Lewis Carroll, author (1832)