Different Floors of the House

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bearing False Witness

Barrack Hussein Obama.

Is he a far left of center leader?  Yep.  Is he a socialist?  Probably.  Does he deserve to be shot?  Uh...no.

This isn't the only vitriol being spewed forth. Here are some of the things I've read about the president of the United States over the course of the last few hours, and it's all pretty disgusting:

There's this website:  http://obamaisliterallyhitler.tumblr.com/  --Really?  C'mon.  The site offers this beacon of unbefuddled wisdom as it's call to arms: "PATRIOT INQUIRIES AND ALERTS CAN BE SENT HERE. AS A TRUE PATRIOT I ONLY SPEAK GOD'S LANGUAGE--AMERICAN."  I'm pretty sure this HAS to be a gag site run by some lefty...but go find out for yourself...

This status quo rant:  "Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It’s no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history."  --Pat Robertson, same old/same old from this guy.  Hey Pat, turn the other cheek, will ya?  Please?

And here is a lengthy diatribe that I personally could not finish...so it could have a more reasonable ending then it had a beginning, but I doubt it.


On Facebook:  "Hitler and Stalin both had their "meanness". And these wre real "jack-booted" thugs. I think that is what Obama has on his mind." --This poster, ironically, has a picture of Moses holding the Ten Commandments as his profile pic.

I wonder, isn't there a commandment that says something like:  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor?

There's this video which compares Hitler to Obama.  Ok, stop right there.

Obama has not murdered 8 million Jews.  Has not intentionally starved millions of his people to death.  Has not suspended habeas corpus.  Has not interned his own citizenry.  Has not led millions of his people to starvation in the swampy countryside.

Even this site referred to Nancy Pelosi as "Adolf Pelosi".  And that too is no good.  (Although, one could argue there is a striking physiological resemblence.)

Has the president done things I disagree with philosophically, ideology etc?  Yep.  Tons.  The list is endless.  And, surely, some gray similarities are easily drawn between most of the aforementioned tyrants and our president--just like the left was able to connect the dots between former president Bush and Hitler or Stalin or Mao or whomever.  I get that.  Obama is a statist elitist and a complete pompous ass, in my opinion.  But he does NOT deserve death and he is not Hitler.  Not even remotely.  He simply needs to lose in 2012 and his policies need to be reexamined by the next congressional body.  That's all.  By amplifying this torrid, incendiary blather about Hitler and whathaveyou, we are simply assuring sympathy for Obama from those otherwise inclined to think twice about him as a president.  That, and it's just wrong.

I think, when people are comparing Obama or Bush to Hitler or Stalin, they are talking about the policies which led up to the destruction of so many lives.  I get that, if it is truly the intention.  But that's not the image that I or anyone else visualizes when they think the word "Hitler", or the word "Mao".  It just isn't. When we think of Adolf Hitler we think of dead corpses piled up in concentration camps and the bloodthirsty screams of indoctrinated youth.  We think of gulags when we think of Stalin and pits full of bodies when we think of Pol Pot.  Truly gruesome, horrifying stuff.  So when Americans evoke the names of these murderous bastards they are themselves attempting to invoke fear--the very tactic they ascribe to the early political campaigns of the Maos and Hitlers and Lennins of the world.

I cannot condone the references to Hitler or Stalin or any other genocide perpetrating megalomaniac.  These references demean and degrade the legacy of all those lost souls throughout time.  And I won't have it.  Any site on my link list that uses such a reference will be banned and not re-linked.  And, as this site has practically no influence on any of the sites I link to, it won't matter one bit..  But it would be nice if people would have the decency to honor the memory of those countless millions who have fallen prey to the REAL Hitlers in the bloody annals of world history.

2 comments:

Editor said...

We don't need this sort of stupid distraction. This is serious business. Figuring out how to counteract their counter-attack over the HC deal is what we need to be doing and actively engaging the intellectual...oh well, I guess some of them just work with what they have...but I don't have to like it. They sound like irrational liberals.

C.T. Lostaglia said...

Bingo.

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