After reading yet another article about someone calling a Tea Party guy a nazi, I just couldn’t resist a brief comment. First of all, the use of the term Nazi in the pejorative is a bit overdone these days. When real nazis show up we are numb to the warning. Second, if you insist on calling a folks by this name, at least get your diagnosis straight. Although the positions of the German party dubbed “Nazi” were quite amorphous (they were determined by a raving loon), there were two things in which they were consistent and solid. In order to be a nazi, one must first be a socialist. Government control of the means of production ( and of everything else, for that matter) was a basic tenet of the national socialists. Even more defining is the attitude toward Jews. In order to be a proper nazi, one must be avowedly racist. Not just any racism will do, but a mindless, paranoid hatred of Jews is required. So, ir you want to find a nazi, look for someone who espouses more government control, especially in the economic realm, and who is consistently opposed to Israel and Jewish people. Now, you name your nazi.
Just a thought