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Victor Davis Hanson on the Left’s Hitler Fetish

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VDH has done it again. In an essay that hammers all those on the Left who casually invoke Hitler to describe George Bush or Republicans, he relentlessly exposes the ‘root causes’ and true effects.

Thus, if former Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore breezily castigates Bush’s Internet supporters as — digital brownshirts”; if current Democratic-party chairman Howard Dean says publicly, — I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for” — or, — This is a struggle of good and evil. And we’re the good”; or if NAACP chairman Julian Bond screams of the Bush administration that — Their idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side,” the bar of public dissent has so fallen that it is easy to descend a tad closer to the bottom to compare a horrific killer to an American president. Is there a danger to all this? Plenty. The slander not only brings a president down to the level of an evil murderer, but — as worried Jewish leaders have pointed out — elevates the architect of genocide to the level of an American president. Do the ghosts of six million that were incinerated — or, for that matter, the tens of millions who were killed to promote or stop Hitler’s madness — count for so little that they can be so promiscuously induced when one wishes to object to stopping the filibuster of senatorial nominations or to ignore the objection of Europeans in removing the fascistic Saddam Hussein? There is something profoundly immoral for a latte-sipping, upscale Westerner of the postmodern age flippantly evoking Hitler when we think of the countless souls lost to the historical record who were systematically starved and gassed in the factories of death of the Third Reich.

A must read – all of it. Especially if you’re on the political Left.

Written by martinipundit

March 18, 2005 at 10:14 pm

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