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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 07:48 AM
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10. Thank you, but I'm fully cognizant of Nazi history,
After all, I study it, write about it, and publish on it.

Yes, it did start "small" if you call the systematic identification, followed by boycotts and forcing Jews from small towns to large cities, then looting their remaining property small.

The use of the term Nazi in relation to racial profiling does cheapen the term. It also cheapens the term when the right uses it in regard to people it doesn't like on the left. Yes, I know, the term Nazi has been tossed about pretty frivolously over the past fifty, sixty years. But frankly I don't think that it is an excuse for cheapening the term any further. The actions of the Nazis were horrible, brutal, and using that term has certain connotations that most people simply fail to appreciate. Using it in such a manner, in regards to racial profiling does cheapen the term, and obscures the real horror of what went on in Nazi Germany.

Do I think that we're approaching that level of horror, yes, slowly but inexorably we are. But we're not there yet, in fact given the reaction of both Arizonans and the rest of the country to this despicable law, we actually might be further away than I first thought. I just think that using the term Nazi in this context draws a comparison that is, at this point in time, inapt.
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  -Glenn Beck shocked that people would compare Arizona's govt to Nazis, who would ever do that? ck4829  Apr-29-10 06:52 AM   #0 
  - Has he been scheduled for a Mental examination yet?  AsahinaKimi   Apr-29-10 06:58 AM   #1 
  - WAY overdue!  hobbit709   Apr-29-10 07:02 AM   #2 
  - If Sheriff Arpaio has his way  meow2u3   Apr-29-10 07:03 AM   #3 
  - Keep it up, Glenn. Every time you open your mouth you lose more viewers.  AndyA   Apr-29-10 07:11 AM   #4 
  - Wrong place!!  Dawgs   Apr-29-10 07:13 AM   #5 
  - I really, really hate to say this, but he's got a point.  MadHound   Apr-29-10 07:25 AM   #6 
  - It started small in 1933 and got bigger as it went on.  hobbit709   Apr-29-10 07:34 AM   #7 
  - Thank you, but I'm fully cognizant of Nazi history,  MadHound   Apr-29-10 07:48 AM   #10 
     - It wasn't just Jews  hobbit709   Apr-29-10 07:50 AM   #12 
        - Jews, gays, socialists, communists, the list was long  MadHound   Apr-29-10 08:01 AM   #14 
           - And IBM got their lease payments all through the war, funneled by Swiss banks.  hobbit709   Apr-29-10 08:13 AM   #15 
              - Not just Swiss banks, though they were the main conduit  MadHound   Apr-29-10 08:25 AM   #17 
                 - I learned quite a bit from my mother and grandfather.  hobbit709   Apr-29-10 08:30 AM   #18 
  - Requiring people to carry papers proving they are citizens isn't a little like Nazi Germany?  liberal N proud   Apr-29-10 07:49 AM   #11 
  - Actually there are many countries that require citizens to carry papers  MadHound   Apr-29-10 08:00 AM   #13 
  - Reductio ad Hitlerum  Ohio Metal   Apr-29-10 08:24 AM   #16 
  - This is a joke, like from the onion right?  Fuzz   Apr-29-10 07:43 AM   #8 
  - Well Glenn have you never heard from you mamma that...  Hubert Flottz   Apr-29-10 07:47 AM   #9 
 

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