When the Nazis tattooed numbers on Jewish prisoners, it was done as an affront to their religion [View all]
The Jewish prohibition against tattoos. That was just the Nazis' way of being that much more vindictive and racist. You could expect the Nazis to take that extra step to prove that they were Nazis.
It was called "commitment".
Today's American proto-fascists just can't reach that same level of commitment. They toy with it, but just can't reach it.
Now, I wouldn't call John Sununu a Nazi. Besides, he wouldn't cut it as one anyway, as slip shod as he is. However, I do understand vindictive and racist language when I hear it, and his comments about Colin Powell fit that description quite well.
Who knows, maybe Sununu really wants to step up his game to get to the Nazi level of vindictiveness and racismů One way that he can get to that level is by spewing his crap in the Original German for a change.
That way he wouldn't sound so much like a half-assed Nazi wannabe and take a stab at being the real thing for instead.
A few "Seig Heils" at the end of his sentences just might do the trick. Not to mention some goose-stepping and sporting some fabulously tailored black Hugo Boss jodhpurs.
When and if he does, we'll all know that he's stopped being a wannabe Nazi and finally made it to his much vaunted goal.