Sunday, May 20, 2007

The "New" Hitler

Ooooo, I'm going to piss some people off... but I've got to say it.

I am sick and tired of hearing the Republicans say that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran is the next Hitler so we need to invade Iraq. No, he is not a nice guy... in fact I would go so far as to say that he is a dictator in the making, but a uniform hatred of Jews does not make him Hitler. This "let's call him Hitler-like, and then the American people will believe that we need to squash him before he gets too much power" mentality doesn't hold water with me. No one is saying ANYTHING about Israel (our friends of course... kinda like the Saudis) having stockpiles of illegal nuclear weapons.

In over 60 years, have the American Administrations learned nothing else but the fact that Hitler should have been stopped earlier? Have we learned nothing about cultures and the fact that some of them can have centuries-old, deep-rooted hatred of each other that without the controlling hand of a dictator they will just try to kill each other no matter what? This bullshit really chaps my hide. No matter how I think about it, the misguided use of the American military history since the Second World War just shames me.


Unfortunately I seem to find better comparisons between George W. Bush and Hitler

Adolph was, after all, a powerful public speaker with an incredible command of his native language. Dubya is a pathetic speaker who has trouble stringing enough words together to form a simple declarative sentence.

Yet discounting that consideration, such comparisons become more and more evident. Hitler rode roughshod over the laws of his country, ignored civil liberties, called those who opposed him "unpatriotic," and created a powerful secret police that spied on citizens of Germany.

Sound familiar? It should. Bush routinely ignores the laws of the land, tramples on civil liberties, calls those who oppose him "unpatriotic," and has created the powerful, secretive Department of Homeland Security to spy on citizens of his own country.


Hitler had the Reichstag building (seat of government) burned so the Nazi party could use it as a pretext to take over the government completely. I'm not going to say that Bush caused or had anything to do with 9/11, but I will say that the destruction of the World Trade Center at the hands of Saudi terrorists seemed an to be quite a stretch to take over Afghanistan and Iraq. Bush and his cronies simply needed a justification, and 9/11 scared the American people to just the degree he needed. Since then Bush's administration hasn't allowed the American people to breathe.


Hitler lived by a very specific credo: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it. Does this sound like the person living in the White House to you?

Hitler killed millions upon millions of Jews to become the greatest mass murderer in history. True, and while Bush has not yet killed millions of Muslims, he is doing his best to up the body count with his lies-based invasion of Iraq and his politicized "war on terrorism."

When the invasion toppled the government of Saddam Hussein, Bush declared the rule of "the Butcher of Baghdad" over and said "there's a new sheriff in town." Actually, he should have said "there's a new butcher in town" because more innocent Iraqis now die on a daily basis than during Saddam's reign of terror (although Saddam still holds the body count lead with his periodic purges).

Hitler of course had Auschwitz, Bush had Abu Ghraib and other prisons that reasonable people call deplorable.

Yes, it might be unfair to compare George W. Bush to Adolph Hitler. Unfair to Hitler because the German madman was better at his job in so many ways - including mass murder.


1 comment:

Isaac said...

i can definitely see the comparisons your making and ya hitler definitely was better at his job and he actually knew what he was doing. but you comparisons to Dbya are far to extreme. i agree the whole home land security and giving up out freedoms for the fight of terrorism in a sense is a lot of bs and you probably have heard of rendition in america... but come on hitler just killed jews because he thought they shouldn't exist. our media definitely shows a very one sided islam and stereo types them as terrorists but we are not breaking down the doors of all muslims in our country and throwing them in concentration camps, because they may be linked to terrorism...

i think your wrong for comparing Anyone to hitler... hitler was a genius but a psychopathic mad man. bush is just an idiot