Hitler was a National Socialist = A right wing fascist under the disguise of a left lending party. "I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, some one else would lead you out. You must use your heads as well as your hands, and get yourself out of your present condition." -- Eugene V. Debs 1912 A lot of Socialist believe to an extent private property, they ask though what are you using that property. For your own gain/Society gain/Employment/Just owning it? There is a difference. (My political science teacher is ex-military from a conservative family and he is a socialist. More of a Libertarian Socialist(There is such a thing believe it or not).) Actually was in prison under President Wilson for protesting against WWI. Men/Women in any high political office will do anything to keep in power. But destroying what most Americans use daily to keep wages afloat is scary to some. You cannot have the casino capitalism(if you want that, move to Hong Kong), nor you can have full blown socialism. You need a mix between capitalism and socialism.