Infowars v Guardian: Paul Joseph Watson suggests Hitler was a socialist… Owen Jones responds
Watson, who works for Alex Jones’ Infowars, tweeted a quote he attributed to Adolf Hitler, which read: “We are socialists, enemies, mortal enemies of today’s capitalist economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with unfair salaries…”
The Twitterati was quick to point out that the statement belonged to one Gregor Strasser, an early prominent German Nazi official and rival to Hitler. Strasser was murdered in 1934 during the Night of the Long Knives.
False. This quote belongs to Gregor Strasser (who Hitler killed in 1934).— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) February 27, 2018
The Nazis used 'Socialist' as a cynical ploy to win working-class support. Hitler was helped to power by big business (who backed him) and Germany's traditional right - and liquidated the left and labour. https://t.co/GNZAK26GiV
Watson soon received a response from self-confessed socialist Jones. “The Nazis used 'socialist' as a cynical ploy to win working-class support,” Jones said. “Hitler was helped to power by big business (who backed him) and Germany's traditional right – and liquidated the left and labour.”
Some in the Twittersphere decided to pile in on the feud. Watson’s face is now all over the internet, accompanied by collections of obscure, bizarre, and totally inaccurate quotes.
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