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As quoted in “Adolf Hitler : The Definitive Biography” (1976) by John Toland
I should add, it was Hitler's pandering to both the socialist desires of the left *and* the nationalist desires of the right that gave rise to his platform of "National Socialism". It worked. Combined with his oratory skills, and the socio-economic conditions of the time, that platform gained him popular support.
As quoted in “Adolf Hitler : The Definitive Biography” (1976) by John Toland
According to Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s "Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography", that was part of Hitler's 1927 Mayday speech. It was originally penned by Gregor Strasser, who was killed during Night of the Long Knives in 1934, but Hitler did say it publicly, and Hitler did use it to gain support of the left.
“I am pro-gun, and pro-hunting.”
Democrats aren't against guns... They're against YOU having guns.
As quoted in “Adolf Hitler : The Definitive Biography” (1976) by John Toland
While the Nazis did in fact enact various forms of socialism, what's relevant here is that Hitler's rise to power was dependent in large part to pandering to both the socialist desires of the left *and* the nationalist desires of the right. Part of what he promised people was socialism, and that got him into power. The extent to which he did or didn't deliver on that promise isn't relevant to this part of his Mayday 1927 speech. Understanding that makes the meme even more relevant.
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