In the full light of history, with the monstrosity of the Nazi regime clear in retrospect, everyone wants to pretend that they were against the Nazis all along. The left even likes to pretend that national socialism was actually somehow a right-wing ideology. Jonah Goldberg wrote an entire book on what nonsense that is, but new examples are dribbling out all the time. Let’s look at a few:
- In 1934, Cornelius Vanderbilt released Hitler’s Reign of Terror, the first anti-Nazi film in America, which told the truth about Hitler when the American elites were still fawning over Hitler’s regime. The film was banned by the Roosevelt Administration. (Via Instapundit.)
- Franklin Roosevelt declined to take simple, quiet measures that could have saved hundreds of thousands of Jews from the holocaust.
- Roosevelt isn’t the only liberal hero who was sympathetic to the Nazis. A young John Kennedy wrote of his admiration for the Nazis. (Via the Corner.)