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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Who do they remind you of?


Janeane Garofalo salutes on MSNBC.

And the US gets called Nazi-like....

You decide.

Senator Durbin:
"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings," the senator said June 14.

Senator Byrd:
"We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men," Byrd said. "But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends."

Dr. Dobson:
“The Nazis experimented on human beings in horrible ways in the concentration camps, and I imagine, if you wanted to take the time to read about it, there would have been some discoveries there that benefited mankind,” he said on his radio show last week, in reference to Frist’s stand.” He continued: “there’s a higher order of ethics here.”

Ex-U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz, R-Minn., himself a survivor of the Nazi death camps, called the bumper stickers a "grotesque insult."

"To invoke the name of one of the great monsters of the twentieth century, Adolf Hitler, for base political gain is a grotesque insult to the memory of the millions of Jews and other innocents who died at his terrible hand," Boschwitz said.

The Washington Post says it all right here:
Someone should post a sign in the Senate cloakroom or wherever Important People Who Should Know Better will see it. The sign would warn politicians against comparing anything to the Nazis or Hitler or the Holocaust. These comparisons are not a good idea. Repeat : Not a good idea.


According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, "There is a tradition in many Usenet newsgroups that once such a comparison is made, the thread is over, and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever argument was in progress."

Sister Toldjah has an excerpt from Katrina Vanden Heuvel, who is editor and publisher of the Nation, that was in the Washington Post on improving political discussion. I agree with ST in that I don't see it happening either.

It would be interesting to track this back to where the country began to spilt so heavily, where hatred and class warfare became central points of discussion instead of actual political debate.

Yes, that would be interesting indeed.