Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:09 AM
cmk, on 13 March 2016 - 09:47 AM, said:
You know, I am among the first to scream "Godwin" when Nazi comparison appear, but I have to say that the more I watch this rolling Trump catastrophe, the more it does remind me of Nazi Germany. Not to the same extent or degree, by far. But it reminds me of it more than anything else I have seen in the country in my lifetime.
This the reason that you want to call out the trivialization of the Holocaust with Hitler/Nazi accusations. So that when it does come along the accusations are not meaningless.
"What the Nazis were doing was not describing what was true, but what would have to be true to justify what they planned to do next." — Hannah Arendt in her book The Origins of Totalitarianism
"No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity." —Thomas Jefferson: Virginia Board of Visitors Minutes, 1821
“Nixon and his successors hid behind ideology and obscured the contradictions by pursuing a strategy I would call 'no-fault bigotry.'” — William Greider
“It’s not ‘Nation Building’, We are Assisting them in Building their Nation” — Marco Rubio on Iraq
“I should apologize for all of my stories that you wished were true and turned out not to be.” — Andy Borowitz
“Republicans want smaller government for the same reason that crooks want fewer cops: it's easier to get away with murder.” — James Carville
"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics." — Robert A. Heinlein, Postscript, Revolt in 2100
"As long you have racism, as long as you have Islamophobia, as long as you have rampant misogyny, you're going to have the wellsprings of fascist sensibility." — Chris Vials