Nazi Party Program Analysis (4)

Any further immigration of non-citizens is to be prevented. We demand that all non-Germans, who have immigrated to Germany since 2 August 1914, be forced immediately to leave the Reich.

A not-very-thinly veiled promise to make Germany Judenfrei (free of Jews) as “non-citizens” was the euphemism (Nazis loved euphemisms) for Jews. And they made good on their promises – just about all German and Austrian Jews were either forced to emigrate or were murdered in the Holocaust.

All citizens must have equal rights and obligations.

A very loud and clear promise to do away with class privileges and replace the Weimar society – dominated by aristocracy and wealthy industrialists and landowners – with the egalitarian (i.e., genuinely socialist) society.

Which the Nazis promptly did – and earned the support of about 95% of the population.

The first obligation of every citizen must be to productively work mentally or physically. The activity of individuals is not to counteract the interests of the universality, but must have its result within the framework of the whole for the benefit of all.

In practical terms it means that every citizen of Germany must create aggregate value for the country, nation and society – financial, functional (mostly) and/or emotional. The maximum possible amount of aggregate value, actually. IMHO, a very good idea.

Consequently, we demand:

Abolition of unearned (work and labor) incomes. Breaking of debt (interest)slavery.

In practical terms, it meant that no one will be allowed to live off investments (i.e. dividends) or by lending money to individuals and/or organizations – everyone will have to work somewhere – i.e. provide goods and/or services.

Contrary to a popular misconception, Nazis did not intend to do away with the commercial banking system but only to make bank loans affordable to just about every German. Which they actually did.

In consideration of the monstrous sacrifice in property and blood that each war demands of the people, personal enrichment through a war must be designated as a crime against the people. Therefore, we demand the total confiscation of all war profits.

Did not happen as Nazis could not afford to alienate all business owners who could very well have convinced the Reichswehr/Wehrmacht to stage a coup to replace Nazis with a sane regime.

Nazis managed only to put limits to dividend payments and significantly raise taxes on businesses and wealthy individuals. Which was painful to the business community, but not disastrous.

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