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Conservative pundit and speaker Candace Owens has responded to criticism of recently unearthed remarks she made late last year commenting on Hitler while defending the term nationalism.

A clip of her answer posted to Twitter has been viewed more than two million times. Many on social media have criticized a portion of her answer in which Owens comments, "if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay fine."

On Friday, Owens dismissed the controversy and blamed "Leftist journalists" for mischaracterizing her comments.

Hitler was "a homicidal, psychotic maniac" and there is "no excuse or defense ever for ... everything that he did," she clarified.

Her comments were meant to show that Hitler was not a nationalist, she said. Hitler did not put Germans first; he "was putting German Jews into concentration camps and murdering — he was a mass murderer," she said.

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In the comments, Owens answered an audience member who asked for a "longterm prognosis" about the terms "globalism" and "nationalism."

Owens embraced the term nationalism; claiming the definition gets "poisoned" by proponents of globalism.

She said:

I actually don't have any problems at all with the word 'nationalism.' I think that it gets, the definition gets poisoned by elitists that actually want globalism. Globalism is what I don't want. So when you think about, whenever we say 'nationalism,' the first thing people thing about, at least in America, is Hitler. You know, he was a national socialist, but if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay fine. The problem is ... he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize. He wanted everybody to be German. Everybody to be speaking German. Everybody to look a different way. ... To me that's not nationalism.


Candace Owens, USA Today 7 Comments [2/12/2019 1:58:18 PM]
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He put the germans first by mass murdering the people he felt were holding Germany back.

2/12/2019 2:07:54 PM

checkmate

Her comments were meant to show that Hitler was not a nationalist


Ok, now please define "nationalist".

Here's my definition: Hitler.

2/12/2019 3:05:30 PM

Nemo

In Hitler's Germany, provided you weren't Jewish, "sexually deviant", or communist, it was by no means dystopian for the majority of people. It was the people not considered good, wholesome Germans who got the worst of it.

2/12/2019 3:07:51 PM

Anon-e-moose

mischaracterizing


Well, there's another one to add to the list of excuses: 'You misunderstood what I said', 'You took what I said out of context' etc, and by those caught saying what they should never have in the first place based on their way of thinking.

And nine times out of ten by extreme rightists.

When PJ O'Rourke said of Hillary Clinton in 2016 'She is the lesser of two evils': and based the way he voted later that year on what he thought of the greater of such, here's the mindset-destroying paradox he represents to the likes of Candumb:

As he's an author, commentator & blogger who is right-wing, one can recharacterise him.

I actually don't have any problems at all with the SNP: Scottish National Party. Why? Because when they have two MSPs who are Muslim, it emphasises in more ways than one how three little letters - 'ist' - can show the difference in the voters of such, especially the constituents of said MSPs, and the likes of you.

2/12/2019 7:40:19 PM

Skide

@Nemo

While it's easy to see why you might think that, it's by no means true. Even the "good, wholesome Germans" were at all times subjected to the complete annihilation of their privacy, the culture of snitching to the gestapo, whether it be about something real or just to send the neighbour down to the camp and take his shit. These kinds of societies tend to be brutal, dog eat dog affairs, even for whomever can be at a time considered the privledged class.

2/12/2019 10:09:42 PM

Doubting Thomas

Hitler wasn't a nationalist... he was just head of the National Socialist German Worker's Party and made speeches about how Germany was the greatest country in the world and everyone should be proud to be German.

Seriously it's like they truly want to be total Nazis but they're embarrassed that everyone knows what the Nazis did in the 1930's & 40's.

2/13/2019 7:32:20 AM

Swede

Hitler WAS trying to make Germany great (by expanding its borders, among other things) and have things run well, by removing what he and many others saw as "subhuman elements".
Very un-fun fact; removing a group of people you think don't deserve to be there, generally means concentration camps and/or mass murder.

The term "nationalism" gets poisoned by elitists who actually want to remove all not-so-traditionally National "elements" from their nation. See above paragraph about what happens when you want to "remove elements".

2/13/2019 9:22:47 AM

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