How to Fight the New National Socialists, Part 1: Call Them What They Are

By Bettina di Fiore Published on May 12, 2020

In certain circles, name-calling an ideological opponent a Nazi has become de rigueur. The term gets tossed out so fast and so loose in so-called debates. As a result, it has lost virtually all meaning. This is unfortunate. For one thing, the actual Nazis inflicted some of the worst destruction upon this planet humanity has ever witnessed, and don’t deserve to have their name whitewashed. And for another, usually the one hurling the epithet better resembles the insult than the one being accused. Nine times out of ten, he or she just happens to be some flavor of leftist.

In fact, the American left has done more than obsess over the NSDAP, or Nazi Party. They’ve learned from it. Its mindset. And motivations. Its goals. And its methods.

Groupthink, Race Obsessions, and Scapegoating

Each ideology is built on on a Manichean, “Us versus Them” mentality. Particular groups of people are vilified while others are exalted. The heroes in the Nazi narrative were “racially pure” Aryans — in other words, the whitest of white people. The villains were essentially any type of minority, particularly Jews and non-Aryans. Today, the American left has become obsessed with the exact same people. They have simply reversed the roles. They place minorities of any stripe on a ridiculously high pedestal. And they vilify white people, especially white Christians. Indeed, to many leftists, the phrase “white Christians” is redundant. They believe Christianity is synonymous with whiteness.

The heroes in the Nazi narrative were “racially pure” Aryans — in other words, the whitest of white people. The villains were essentially any type of minority, particularly Jews and non-Aryans. Today, the American left has become obsessed with the exact same people. They have simply reversed the roles.

Never mind that most such leftists are white, while most Christians are not. White leftists have created the concept of the “ally.” An “ally” is a “person that actively promotes and aspires to advance the culture of inclusion through intentional, positive and conscious efforts.” This is how leftists circumvent the contradiction of their own whiteness. The Nazi Party leadership was composed of a handicapped member in addition to many others with non-Aryan traits. They were hardly a paragon of the Nazi Superman ideal. But coherence is and was virtually irrelevant to these ideologues.

I hardly need prove the Nazis’ fascination with whiteness and violent hatred for non-whiteness. The millions of corpses speak for themselves. But what about the left? Has it really become obsessed with minorities? Perhaps not with the individuals themselves. But certainly with the politics of classifying them, then exploiting the division that results.

The Great Awokening

As writer Amy Chua noted: “Because the Left is always trying to outleft the last Left, the result can be a zero-sum competition over which group is the least privileged, an ‘Oppression Olympics.’” Matthew Yglesias wrote in Vox: “The Great Awokening is fundamentally about race.” And The New York Times Magazine declared in 2017, “For better or worse, it’s all identity now.” Nothing has changed since.

Race Fetishists in Congress

One need look no further than recent Democratic Party antics for hard evidence. Congressional Democrats have introduced no fewer than 85 minority-related bills and resolutions since 2019. And Nancy Pelosi never misses a chance to trot out her party’s oppression credentials. Take her recent commencement address at Mount Holyoke College, for example: “I bring special greetings on behalf of the House Democratic Caucus – which I’m proud to say is more than 50 percent women, people of color & LGBT [m]embers.” Then there are the internal party quarrels. They often revolve around race. The New York Post summed up the situation nicely:

Hoping to copy Sen. Kamala Harris, who scorched Biden over his opposition to school busing nearly 50 years ago … Sen. Cory Booker is preparing his own assault along racial lines … faulting Biden’s criminal justice plan and calling him the “proud architect” of a system that led to mass incarceration of minorities.

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The glorification of, and fixation upon, minority status is complemented by the vilification of the majority. The Post continues:

Some of their ideas sound anti-white. The increased frequency with which the “racist” tag is thrown around is one manifestation, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggesting that even Speaker Nancy Pelosi is guilty. Another is that Rep. Ilhan Omar can give an interview where she says that America should be more fearful of “white men” than Islamic terrorism — and the left defends her as being misunderstood.

Brown Skin Good, White Skin BAAAAAAAD

This anti-white bent is not only in the leadership. It’s reflective of the sentiments of the leftist masses. Twitter, for instance, is a cesspool of anti-white rhetoric. One typical example:

Sarah Jeong is infamous for her anti-white tweets. A former member of the New York Times editorial board, she’s responsible for numerous gems. Check these out:

  • “oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.”
  • “Dumbass f—-ing white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs p–sing on fire hydrants.” Perhaps most telling:
  • “The world could get by just fine with zero white people.”

The New York Times wouldn’t fire her, even after these came to light.

Then there are the white-only re-education camps. And “segregated safe space[s] for white students to talk about their racism and white privilege” at American universities. Add to that the poster campaigns telling whites and Christians to “check your privilege.” Not to mention the endless articles in online publications. Those accusing whites of being unable to recognize their inherent and unavoidable racism. The ones claiming “white men must be stopped” because “the very future of mankind depends on it.” And let’s not forget the ones asserting “white boys” shouldn’t be allowed to talk in university classes. The list goes on and on.

And Christians are the next target, as I’ll explain in Part 2.


Bettina di Fiore is a San Francisco Bay Area based writer, teacher, and liturgical seamstress. Her blog can be found at

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