June 21, 2004


This is one that may have slipped by the blogosphere. The Chicago Sun-Times runs an article comparing President Bush to Adolf Hitler. This is moonbat media gone mainstream.

He is not another Hitler. Yet there is a certain parallelism. They have in common a demagogic appeal to the worst side of a country's heritage in a crisis. Bush is doubtless sincere in his vision of what is best for America. So too was Hitler. The crew around the president -- Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft, Karl Rove, the ''neo-cons'' like Paul Wolfowitz -- are not as crazy perhaps as Himmler and Goering and Goebbels. Yet like them, they are practitioners of the Big Lie -- weapons of mass destruction, Iraq democracy, only a few ''bad apples.''

Hitler's war was quantitatively different from the Iraq war, but qualitatively both were foolish, self-destructive and criminally unjust. This is a time of great peril in American history because a phony patriotism and an America-worshipping religion threaten the authentic American genius of tolerance and respect for other people.

Laughable, sophomoric demagoguery. But the piece opens with "a friend" of the writer explaining how he could understand why people voted for Hitler. Worse yet, even if were true President Bush appeals "to the worst side of a country's heritage in a crisis" we can agree that September 11, 2001 presented such a crisis. The burning of the Reichstag presents the only parallel to 1930s I can think of. Are we meant to think the attacks on New York and Washington are the fault of a conspiracy? And if so, which conspiracy would the moonbats prefer? To blame an evil government in need of an excuse for a police state and war or a conspiracy of Jews to take over the world?

We have certainly heard both from the self-proclaimed progressives who write this stuff. Yes, the western world shares something in common with Germany of the 1930s: revisionist, anti-semitic filth just like this Sun-Times article. It is true there was a conspiracy that morning in September. But it was financed, carried out and ultimately supported in apologias such as this by people with the same minds as the true authors of the Reichstag fire.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 21, 2004 08:26 AM
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Speaking Truth to Power, are you? ;-)

Yeah, I guess I *can* see how a moonbat would totally understand why people would vote for Hitler: It starts with domination/intimidation in the realm of discourse.

Posted by: urthshu at June 21, 2004 03:42 PM

Thanks for writing about this. I can't believe that so many of us missed it. I did a search for this, um, person's past work and found this:

This time, Europe's hatred justified. You know, Orson Scott Card is right. With respect to today's media, it's not so much a question of left and right as it is a question of who's with us and who's against us. Greeley and his ilk are, to say the least, not with us.

Posted by: Jheka at June 21, 2004 11:29 PM
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