My grandfather and his brothers fought in Europe against Hitler and the Nazis. Stop disrespecting their sacrifices for politics.
Even today, over 50 years later, when he speaks of the Nazis he begins to foam at the mouth. His friends and family fought and died ridding the Earth of a man who planned, promoted, and advocated for the genocide of 6 million Jews and another 5 million “undesirables”.
Every time you refer to your political opponent as a Nazi or Hitler you are insulting the patriots who fought in WWII and dismissing the sacrifices my grandparents made so I could live in a free country.
Seriously, if I see one more person waving a picture of the US President Barack Obama doctored up to look like Hitler I’m going to be forced to modify another semi-automatic AR-15. So before you start demonizing the DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED leader of the United States of America as a Nazi learn your history, read the US Constitution and get a dictionary.
Barack Obama is no more Hitler-like then George W. Bush. These are reasonable men doing what they were democratically elected to do (I know but nothing good comes from rehashing the 2000 election – fix the system don’t be a wingnut). Contrary to what FOX News presents, no President ever gets up in the morning thinking – “How can I screw more Americans out of their civil liberties”.
Those who are using the term for political gain are leveraging the fear and ignorance of the masses and are walking a fine line between treachery and treason. If I believed that Obama – or Bush – was a Nazi I’d be the first one to arms and organizing Freedom Fighters – provided the current and legal processes for changing US leadership was being circumvented. And believe it or not – there is a process – ask Andrew Johnson, Theodore Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson and Gerald R. Ford. Actually, they are all dead so it might be simpler to read the US Constitution.
My concern is there is some paranoid whack job out there who believes these Birther, fascist, Muslim conspiracy delusions and will attempt to fulfill his “calling” – but I digress.
If you are an American tossing around the term “Nazi” to describe another human being do you realize what you are saying? Do you even know what the term means or what it meant to be a Nazi? If you do know, and continue to use it to slander others or embrace it as a constructive worldview, well, you have no conscious or soul and are past the point of redemption.
By their nature Nazis:
- Claim a Christian belief system but are anti-Catholic
- Belief in the superiority of an Aryan race
- Advocated a strong, centralized government to defend the German people around the world against Communism and Jewish servitude
- Accept the idea of history as a race struggle influenced by Social Darwinism
- Are antisemitic
- Believe a diverse population that including multiple races and cultures breeds a weak people and a weak state
- And are imperialistic
To achieve these goals Nazis sought:
- The creation of a largely homogeneous and self-sufficent ethnic state
- Rejected ideologies like democracy, liberalism, capitalist and Marxism (You cannot be both a Nazi and a Communist)
- Embraced nationalism as communal duty of citizens serve to the state
- Relied on military power to maintain order and control both inside and outside its internationally recognized borders
- The compulsory sterilization of people with mental deficiencies or illnesses perceived as hereditary
The Nazis executed over 11 million people in 7 years or rough 1,570,000 people every year. That doesn’t include the men and women that fought – on both sides – that died or the additional non-combatant deaths. As a comparison below are a list of US cities and their populations. These 11,000,000 plus people would die under Hitler.
795,458 Indianapolis, Ind.
805,605 Jacksonville, Fla.
764,976 San Francisco, Calif.
747,755 Columbus, Ohio
743,074 Austin, Tex.
674,028 Memphis, Tenn.
637,455 Baltimore, Md.
681,818 Fort Worth, Tex.
671,588 Charlotte, N.C.
606,913 El Paso, Tex.
602,191 Milwaukee, Wis.
594,210 Seattle, Wash.
599,351 Boston, Mass.
588,349 Denver, Colo.
557,789 Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky
588,292 Washington, DC
590,807 Nashville-Davidson, Tenn.
So seriously, stop with the Nazism slander. It is wrong morally, historically and intellectually to paint your fellow countryman as Hitler or a Nazi. My grandfather, his brothers and friends fought and died in Africa, Italy, Normandy and a 1,000 other shitholes in order for us to be free. Use your freedom of speech but take some responsibility for what you say.