Sunday, January 30, 2005

9/11: America's Reichstag Fire

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting very tired of the 'Nazification' of the Bush administration by letter writers to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. These people think they are being so clever in weaving analogies between the administration and the Nazis, and the Strib has no qualms what-so-ever about publishing this pablum. The fact of the matter is that one could take any administration in U.S. history and find tenuous parallels to some evil-doer regime. Here is the latest of at least three such letters I found in that rag this week:

Learning from the past

"While the Holocaust was part of the darkest time in world history, let's not forget what Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering said at the Nuremberg Trials:

'Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a Facist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a Communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.'

The current administration must have been reading their history books."

Aaron Bennett, Brooklyn Park, MN.

Wow Aaron, we're impressed. You're scaring the Hell out of all of us. We have NAZI'S in the White House! WHAT ARE WE TO DO? But there is one minor flaw in your attempt to paint the Bush admin with the same brush as Hitler, Goering, Goebels and the rest of the Happyland Players: WE WERE ACTUALLY ATTACKED! Remember the line in your little letter quoting Goering when he said 'All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked...' ? Well, they had to do that because there were no crazed Muslim extremists flying Boeing 767's into the Reichstag. Also, I do not know of one administration official who has denounced opponents of the war for a lack of patriotism. The only one screaming about that is Hillary, and that's so she can get face-time in front of a camera. I really do know why Aaron and the rest of the Moonbats want to compare Bush to Hitler: It's because they lost and are not ready to accept the fact that they are losing in the marketplace of ideas. It has inspired me to compose another limerick:

There once were some Moonbats who voted
On Kerry all their hopes floated
And then when he lost
Those hopes they were quashed
So the Moonbats went nuts and revolted

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