Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Right wing, left wing, what's the difference?

First of all, comparing anyone to Hitler is the most offensive thing anyone can say. That's it, that's the winner. Calling someone a fetus-eating, puppy-kicking pedophile would be better. So please try to imagine the level of disgust I feel for the Republican Representative of Georgia Paul Broun after his remarks comparing Obama to Hitler.

Want to know what is even worse? Broun's complete ignorance of history. He said that Obama is a "Marxist" just like Hitler. (That soft wumph you just heard, followed by the sound of breaking glass was my head exploding.) Marxism (communism) is as far left as you can go politically. Hitler was a facist, which is as far right as you can go politically. Polar opposites. Couldn't be more opposite. By definition, a facist is not a marxist and a marxist is not a facist.

I think most people who think that facism and marxism are the same, think that because they vaguely recall that Russia and Germany were allies in World War II. They were, but it doesn't make their policies the same. The US is allied with Israel, it doesn't make everyone in the US jewish.

Broun revealed even more ignorance of history when he stated that a "democratic Germany" elected Hitler. Here's a brief history lesson. Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by president Paul von Hindenburg in 1933. Appointed, not elected.

I say we boot Broun out of Congress and send him back to the fifth grade.

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