Listen up, folks. I’m hereby banning any and all Nazi-Hitler-Holocaust references with regard to health care reform, progressivism, conservatism, Tea Party-ism etc. If you are an American and you are not discussing, teaching, or studying early 20th century European history, STFU about Nazis and the Holocaust. Right now.
That means you, Laura Ingraham, reading the famous anti-Nazi poem “First they came…” at a conservative rally on the Mall.
That means you, crazy-ass lady, waving a picture of President Obama as Hitler at a town hall debate and calling health care “a Nazi policy”–and to a gay Jewish congressman, no less (who then totally pwned your crazy ass).
That means you, Glenn Beck, with your bizarre Nazi fetish and penchant for injecting Nazi-era art and video into every rant about whomever you disagree with.
And yes, that also means you, my fellow left-wingers, who refer to Tea Partiers and Southern conservatives as Nazis. You may not agree with their politics–hell, I don’t agree with their politics–but Nazis they ain’t.
Whatever interesting times we may be living through right now, however much we may disagree with–or even hate–the opposition, there is no genocide or evil dictatorship or World War going on here. Get a fucking grip and find another metaphor, okay?