understand that I'm not comparing the Republican
Party to Adolf Hitler in today's cartoon. That
would be silly as there's no one in the Grand
Old Party who has
charm and wit. (For those who don't get it, that's
a joke. Of course, the real joke is that it's
What I AM suggesting is that they're presently
re-employing political techniques that were perfected
by the Nazi party in the years leading up to
WWII. As far as they're concerned you just can't
go wrong preying
fears of the outsider.
In addition, while the Nazi's took advantage
of an economic disaster that grew out of the
twin devils of the Depression and onerous
war reparations, the GOP of today is
the disastrous economic climate we now face.
Every single tiny bit of it, but their official
mouthpieces, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, will
move Heaven and Earth to make you think it's
damned Kenyan president's fault.
There is one major difference between the old
German Nazis and the new American Nazi, though...
this time they have the Jews on their side. And
they have nukes.
German defeat in WWI was due to many reasons
that I won't go into here, but in the years between
the wars a legend appeared called "Dolchstosslegende" or "The
Stab-in-the-Back Legend" which served to
satisfy the German public's need for a scapegoat.
The "back-stabbers" in this case were
what Germans considered unpatriotic Jews. The
thought among many Deutschlanders was that German
Jews were unwilling to defend their country or
were only interested in profiting off the war.
There was no proof of this but that didn't stop
Adolf Hitler's National Socialist's from adopting
the myth as a brick in its party platform and
running with it all the way
across Europe, half of Asia and finally into
a Berlin bunker in 1945.
I offer this legend, which began as an off-comment
at lunch one day, seriously, just to show how
easily things can snowball downwards into calamity.
In contemporary America Mexicans are the new
Jews. You see, according to the Republicanische
Party Mexicans are only here to steal our good
jobs, sell their drugs, and lop off the heads
of innocent desert-roving bystanders. At least,
according to Fox News, who are fair and balanced,
To this effect the great state of Arizona is
currently trying to enforce a law demanding that
they're legal citizens. A better idea would be
for all immigrants to wear a big, sombrero with
all over it. No one's tried that before,
I'll bet. And if a Tucson constable happens to
chance upon a citizen
it's into the hoosegow with them... but only
if they have a Spanish surname. I mean, you don't
really expect them to arrest a Phyllis Cohen
or a Johann Skymundsen, do you? Puh-leeeze!
The truth is that Republicans LOVE illegal immigrants
as they provide a workforce that'll do the dirty
work for cheap and won't complain about lousy
pay. Actually, they can't complain. They're illegal,
ya see. All's the better.
As for me, my home's value went up when the neighborhood
went Hispanic. These guys really know how to
take care of their houses. ;^)