You know, I figured I would bring this up because it has popped up in my head from time to time, and has been more so lately because with the presidential debates going on, I am hearing more and more references to him. Actually, this happens every time there is something of political importance going on.
What I refer are lines of shit like:
"He sounds like Hitler."
"He is like Hitler."
What's comical is when bigoted and ignorant people, in their attempts to buffalo opposition, say shit like, "Hitler and the Nazis were socialists," in order to, what I believe, is to imply that if we let liberals have democrats have their way, the United States will turn into a hotbed of barbed wire and terror (well, actually it might happen one day, who knows).
There's even one blogger who referred to Hitler and the Nazis as Socialist liberals because of their universalized healthcare, "work for everyone", anti-abortion, and supposed restrictive gun control.
Really, socialist liberals? Even on another bodybuilding forum, some schmucks referred to the Nazis as "democratic socialists."
Now, pardon me if I am indeed ignorant myself, but I have absolutely no damn clue what is democratic or liberal about a dictatorship; a race-based organization such as the SS with a rigid hierarchy and the qualification of 100% white ancestry going back 250 years; eugenics practices; the detainment and forced labor of non-European people, particularly my own people, Jews, or anyone considered sexually deviant, communist, or whatever; the banning of pornographic or Marxist literature; and so on.
Others will also point out how Hitler was so similar to Stalin. He was not--not in the slightest! I have no idea why there have been entire commentaries about this supposed similarity.
Yes, Hitler was elected democratically, but bashing the brains out of communists' heads (what actually happened to Rosa Luxembourg) before his election on the streets and murdering anyone who was seen as fit to be murdered (eg, Night of Long Knives) doesn't sound democratic or diplomatic to me. Does it to you?
Being no admirer of Hitler myself, mainly because of my ethnicity (Jewish), I still find these desperate, illogical, goofy, and infantile attempts to appear well-versed on Third Reich history to be just that: desperate, infantile, goofy, and illogical. At least if you are going to express your dismay for liberal or democratic policies, at least get perspective and facts straight.
And actually, from what I know, the Nazis REMOVED restrictive gun laws and the Allies were astonished by how many Germans owned guns and fencing swords at the end of the war. Fencing was outlawed prior to the Nazis and they legalized it. Actually, they encouraged martial arts and gun ownership.
Then there are the Hitler lines upon Hitler lines.
"He was really gay."
"He was part Jewish."
"Hitler had distant African ancestry."
"Hitler was a vegetarian."
My all time favorite: "S/he/you sound like Hitler."
"He was gonna get rid of all the Slavs eventually too."
"This guy's worse than Hitler."
Well, I suppose anyone who wears a cardigan, has a mustache, has a dog, or draws and paints is like Hitler too.
Did anyone ever read excerpts in which he spoke of his detesting democracy?
I remember there was a time when people were saying Obama is like Hitler!
What do you say? Will there ever be one week in which I do not have to hear about this guy or see his face on a TV screen?