This is a small addendum to our previous post, which offers a reply to this much-discussed piece
about the lack of truly left-wing (paid) bloggers. One of the commenters offers this observation:
Whatever the case there are two "lefts": the socialdemocrats (who brought Hitler to power) and the communists and anarchists for fought till the last man.
It's not nice to muck with history. Not nice when Glenn Beck does it, and not nice when others do it. History is not filking; you cannot simply make it up.
The Social Democratic Party (the non-communist liberal party) did not support Hitler at any time during the Weimar Republic. The SPD was, in fact, the greatest stumbling block Hitler had to overcome during his rise to power. An SPD newspaper nearly destroyed the Nazi movement when it came across letters demonstrating Roehm's homosexuality. After becoming dictator, Hitler outlawed the SPD and had some of its leaders killed.
In the past, I've argued against Godwin's law. Here's the Cannon codicil: Godwin's law should be rescinded, but only for those who are willing to do their fucking homework.