Alexandra Marshall describes herself as an IT professional, farmer, writer and political blogger. She writes for the Spectator, a magazine edited by perhaps the craziest of the crazies on Sky After Dark (SAD), one Rowan Dean, who has been the subject of derision here before1.
She tweeted: Our grandparents fought against the cataclysm of socialism to make sure [Australia] remained a free and prosperous nation. Lest We Forget.2
The stupidity of Dean must be as contagious as it is legendary. Marshall’s conflation of the Nazism of Germany and the Imperialism of Japan with socialism is a standard, if laughably desperate technique of ultraconservatives to try to distance themselves from the neo-Nazis in the minds of normal people, but not to disparage the neo-Nazis themselves. This is because it is neo-Nazis’ votes they hope to harvest, as soon as the latter’s honeymoon with One Notion draws to a close.
Right wing nut jobs like Marshall seem to think that because the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartie (National Socialist German Workers’ Party; NSDAP), the party we now know as the Nazi Party, had sozialistische (socialist) then it must be a socialist political party. The Nazi Party’s only concern for German workers was mostly about making sure they were of pure aryan stock and didn’t belong to a union3; much like some in the ‘modern’ Liberal Party. I presume Marshall is also thick enough to believe that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), is democratic. She could always move there, and live in a wonderfully democratic society.