The Leftist Idiot of the day goes out to any leftist who says “We went to war to stop the nazis” or “My grandfather fought the nazis in WW2” when trying to defeat someone on the right in a debate about current US government policy.
Here is why that is wrong.
Let’s first start by reading the US declaration of war against Germany.
JOINT RESOLUTION Declaring That a State of War Exists Between The Government of Germany and the Government and the People of the United States and Making Provisions To Prosecute The Same
Whereas the Government of Germany has formally declared war against the Government and the people of the United States of America: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the state of war between the United States and the Government of Germany which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared; and the President is hereby authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against the Government of Germany; and, to bring the conflict to a successful termination, all of the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States.
We did go to war with Germany, but not against nazism. We went to war with Germany, due to the fact that they had declared war on us. They declared war on us because we declared war on Japan which was one of their greatest allies at the time. We declared war on Japan because they bombed Pearl Harbor. We would have gone to war with Germany regardless of whether or not it was communists, constituionalists, monarchists, fascists, minarchist, or any other form of government. During this time period, the governments of Spain and Portugal were run by literal nazis as well and we didn’t go to war with them.
Next, we need to look at what makes someone a nazi? If you oppose all non-white immigration, miscegenation, and support segregation does that make you a nazi? The vast majority of those on the left would argue yes. I’ve got news for them.
In 1924, congress passed the Johnson-Reed Act. It completely banned Asian immigration and severely limited migrants from Southern and Eastern Europe.
Anti-miscegenation laws existed in various parts of the country until the Supreme Court ruled them unconstitutional in the year 1967 in Loving v. Virginia, a whole 26 years after we got involved in WW2.
State enforced racial segregation was around at the time as well, and wasn’t ended until the 1964 civil rights act.
So according to modern day leftists, during the time of WW2 the US government was run by nazis.
What about the jews? The US government certainly didn’t care about them. The MS St. Louis was turned away in 1939.
If you go back a little further, in 1862, the leader of the Union forces and future US president Ulysses S. Grant issued General Order No. 11 which expelled all of the jews from his military district. It’s kind of ironic how the confederacy and the nazis get lumped in so easily when the union was so anti-semitic.
It would be very interesting to go back and time and ask the US soldiers during WW2 if they would rather have your great grandkids live under Nazism- or live under this multiculturalist pozzed degeneracy we have today. We all know what the results would be.
Now, let’s look at a policy that US government did oppose. Communism.
The Truman Doctrine of 1947 is a great example of this. The US government wanted to stop the spread of communism, because we disagreed with its ideology, while our beef with Germany had nothing to do with the ideology of the government in place.
Over the course of the cold war, the US government engaged in overthrows of countless governments based purely off their communist ideology and replaced them with anti-communist governments. Some examples of this include but are not limited to 1953 in Iran, 1954 in Guatemala, 1964 in Brazil, 1965 in Indonesia, and 1973 in Chile.
In conclusion, it’s perfectly acceptable to make arguments against Nazism. I don’t consider myself a nazi by any means. Hitler allowed those who were ½ or ¼ jewish to enter the ethno-state and considered those were ⅛ jewish to be fully white. Just whenever someone tells you that we went to war to stop the nazis, know that you’re dealing with someone who is historically ignorant, an idiot, or both.