Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A Holiday Wish

During the holidays, kids and adults alike write up "wish lists" of gifts they want to receive. I'm no different, except in one aspect. I also like to come up with a "wish list" to give to the rest of the world in the hopes that someone will take the hint. My wish list for the world is short and it should be relatively easy to get it.

Can we please drop the references to Hitler and Nazis until Hitler and Nazis were actually involved?

The latest occurance of an unnecessary Hitler reference came from that well-known political thinker, Joy Behar. On a recent episode of "The View," Behar commented on Time naming everyone as Man of the Year, when she said the following:

Who would you have put? [after a brief interruption of other hosts talking] You have to put...You have to put, like, a Hitler type on there. Like, you put a Donald Rumsfeld there or something.

She chuckled and then looked shocked when the audience rightly booed her. And then she tried to cover herself by saying the Man of the Year should be someone who could get a reaction. Wow, for once it wasn't Rosie O'Donnell making a complete ass of herself.

It's a common refrain among the faux left. Bush is Hitler. Cheney is Hitler. Rumsfeld is Hitler. And if they aren't saying it, the faux left implies it as heavily as they can. But they don't stop to think about the fact that they're making the Nazi/Hitler references...without being rounded up by secret police and arrested or worse. You can hint around at it by making references to Gitmo and the Patriot Act, but they don't quite fit upon further review. And if they don't quite fit, they can't be used to prove the Bush Administration's alleged Nazi tendancies.

So, the only thing I want for Christmas from the world is a moratorium on Hitler and Nazi references unless we actually are discussing Hitler and Nazis.

Failing that, I'll take a hot redheaded woman. Then, I'll be too busy to think about how the faux left is misusing history for political ends.

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