VerminLord wrote:As we all know, socialism is considered to be on the left while capitalism is on the right. Those somewhere in the center may advocate a mix of the two. I consider fascism to be in the center economically, since it has tendencies of both the right and the left.
Right-wing socialism is what we now call social democracy. The Soviet Union referred to it as "social fascism".
Is there a right wing socialism? The reason for this question is that I have been studying ideologies such as fascism and integralism which want national syndicalism. National syndicalism (I am new to this concept, so forgive me if I am wrong) is a socialist ideology, but integralists turn it into a right wing version.
Okay, no, you need to divorce all of those concepts from one another. National syndicalism was a very short lived Marxian development in Italy, which pursued a pro-War agenda (they believed it would give way to a renewed revolutionary spirit, which it did, sort of) but a lot of the theorists died in World War One and most of those who survived rejected socialism outright and went over to the fascists.
Fascism is an extreme form of anti-communism, essentially, and can be imagined as "social democracy without democracy". It tends to favour government intervention in the economy and social welfare programmes but cannot be classified as socialist because it rejects the notion of public ownership of the means of production and class struggle.
National syndicalists often get mixed up with fascists, most notably in Spain, and it never ends well for them. Left-leaning fascists, in general, often end up with bullets through their brains.
A few of Georges Sorel's students wanted to inject a revolutionary syndicalist element into fascism (more specifically, integral nationalism) but realised pretty early on that it was a waste of time.
Also, there is National Socialism, and despite the name, I do not see anything socialist about it. On the political spectrum Hitler is somewhere on the right. I am aware that socialist reject national socialism, and understandably so. If I recall my history correctly, the Nazis had some form of capitalism. Would National Socialism simply be a right wing version of socialism or a combination of capitalism and socialism?
National Socialism is a misnomer. Back then, you could be forgiven for thinking that it might have some kind of attachment to actual socialism (remember, a lot of fascists like to play pick'n'mix with political concepts), but after the Night of the Long Knives (when the left-wing elements of the Nazi Party were murdered), it would be a little naive to do so.
"Adolf is a swine. He will give us all away." - Ernst Rohm.