Friday, October 02, 2009

Calling Democrats "nazis"

I just now came across an article entitled Republicans Have Decided to Call Anything a Democrat Ever Does or Says "Nazi". Has anybody thought how absolutely nuts that is? Nazis were/are right wingers in the extreme. How can you call someone a leftist and a Nazi at the same time? Well, I guess I ought to let go of ever expecting the Republican extremists to be logical. Here's how the piece gets started:

The cause du jour for the Republican Party is to make as many rapid-fire comparisons between the Democrats and the Nazis as humanly possible. There're the posters altered to make the President look like Hitler, Glenn Beck's use of Nazi imagery, and the GOP's tendency to parade around pliant Holocaust survivors, who are willing to lie and convince hapless boobs that they're seconds away from being loaded onto the trains headed to New Auschwitz, located... somewhere -- probably in those FEMA camps Beck has been trying to warn us about.

Crazy, crazy stuff. Insulting and dangerous, too. Such propaganda is insulting to Holocaust survivors, some of whom are rightfully upset by the Obama-Hitler contrasting. "I saw Hitler's soldiers. I saw swastikas every day. To call Obama stupid, even criminal -- OK, that's politics. But Hitler? It's hurting to anyone no matter who is president," a Holocaust survivor
told Times of the Internet.

The article goes on to report about the "How To Take Back America" conference that was held in St. Louis last weekend.

You know, there's an atmosphere in the country right now that gives me the heebie-jeebies. Really. I don't know how to describe it effectively but I do feel it. And I'm deeply concerned.

(Oh, and, by the way: those FEMA camps were built under the Bush administration.)

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