Monday, July 16, 2007


Congressman Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota, used a speaking engagement with Atheists for Human Rights, to compare President George W. Bush to Adolph Hitler. He also compared the events of September 11, 2001, and resulting Administration policies to the burning of the Reichstag, in Nazi Germany. The Reichstag is the building that housed the Parliament of the German Empire.

The Nazi’s used the burning of the building in 1933 to suspend constitutional rights in Germany. What Congressman Ellison was saying was that the events of 9/11 were conveniently used for the same purpose. This, of course, would infer the U.S. Government, and the Bush Administration in particular, staged the attack to justify “abuses” such as “the taint of Iraq, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, FISA violations, Patriot Act encroachments and other Bush administration failures.” (Ellison’s quote, not mine.)


Damn, I’m sick of politicians, pundits and idiots of all stripes comparing U.S. officials and the current administration to Hitler or the Nazis. How sickeningly reprehensible!

My Father served in the European theatre during World War II and before he died, told me a story of an incident he could never wipe from his mind. He was involved in liberating a concentration camp and remembers finding a man hanging by his testicles. This little memory remained seared onto his brain for the rest of his life, a memory of the horrors he, thankfully, only had to witness after the fact. It bothered him to tell me, and he chose not to verbalize the days around that event any further.

To call anything American, Nazi, or any American, Hitler, does a strange and horrid disservice to the millions of people affected by the horrors of the Nazi regime. The horrendously, impossible to ponder atrocities committed by the Nazis cannot be easily described or referred to. Any tiny-minded attempt to compare anything to that period in history is fools’ territory and surefire attestation to one’s lack of history and, in fact, general education.

For such talk to pass without wide and thunderous condemnation speaks to the disgusting and ignorantly misguided complicity of the press.

As the first Muslim elected to Congress, Ellison is not making a very impressive mark.

The Nazis murdered the disabled and deformed, tortured people in the name of medical research, enslaved millions and attempted to “cleanse” Germany of “inferior races.” They imprisoned, enslaved, shipped, shot, gassed, hacked, starved, hanged, incinerated, raped, robbed and humiliated into oblivion children, the infirmed, women, senior citizens, the weak and the brilliant. They didn’t invent genocide, they gave it new meaning. They brainwashed their own weak-minded and ignorant citizens into marching to their deaths in the name of their Fuehrer.

Rep. Ellison joins Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill, Rick Santorum, R-PA, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL, and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. VA (himself an Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan) and many, many other elected officials in using this type of terminology to describe various current policies.

The aforementioned creeps and their ilk in the public domain are sick sons-of-bitches that need not only history lessons, but censure in a very public forum. As far as I’m concerned, it’s inexcusable. Tolerable, because of the liberty we fought Germany to defend, but disgustingly abusive in it’s propensity for harm in watering down the cruelest of eras in history.

The Godforsaken trash heap of humanity that governed Germany from 1933 to 1945 needs to be kept in a context only the darkest of imaginations can conjure. Hitler and the Nazis need to be kept for all of eternity where they presently are…the history books.

The people who throw these epithets at fellow Americans? These are truly people who hate. They hate in the worst possible way, ignorantly.


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