As we speak, the great, big lede for the Fox News website has a photo of a Nazi rally with the accompanying question "Is This What Democrats Think of Republicans?" Their supporting evidence consists of three statements, by Democratic figures, which make comparisons of the GOP to the Nazis. Meanwhile, beloved GOP party boss Rush Limbaugh can continue to refer to liberal women (and nuns) as "feminzazi's" and GOP House Rep. Allen West can link Democrats to Nazis. But Fox News doesn't seem to have any problem with that whatsoever. Ironic, don't ya think?
South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian compared the SC Governor's daily briefings, in the basement of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, to Eva Braun hiding in a bunker.
Pat Lehman, dean of the Kansas Democratic Delegation compared Mitt Romney's campaign strategy to the "Big Lie" strategy used by the Nazis.
The head of the California Democratic Party, John Burton, compared GOP tactics to those used by Joseph Goebbels
Said that Joseph Goebbels would be proud of the Democratic Party's use of "lies and deceit." When called out about it, he doubled down: "The Democrat Party does indeed have a vicious propaganda machine. It espouses lies and deceit and the Master of deceptive information would truly be proud."
For Fox "News," not all Nazi metaphors are created equal.
I seem to remember Christ saying the contrary but don’t have Woke’s command of the scriptures.
I therefore have no problem with allowing neo-fascists and neo-nazis to exist and speak out. I do have a problem with the historical fact that the same freedom has repeatedly been denied to other factions. During the late Fifties/early Sixties, our priest had insinuated that the comunists ate babies. Being young and gullible but curious, I decided to check it out and what I discovered planted the seed of anti-clericalism. If they could lie about that, why believe them on anything else?
A codicil: My memories of foregone times remind me that the general attitude towards the Jews was violently hostile in those years. I’m glad that’s changed but regret that the haters of yore did not also abandon the propensity for mindless outrage and violence. IMO, it’s Christ’s teachings on inclusion (love for others) and non-violence (turning the other cheek) that made his teachings so revolutionary. Who knows what I’d be today if only those who called themselves Christians had actually behaved more like Christ.