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RUDUing2 Donating Member (968 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-04 04:00 PM
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31 similarities between Hitler and Bush

When President Bush decided to invade Iraq, his spokesmen began comparing Saddam Hussein to Adolph Hitler, the most monstrous figure in modern history. Everybody was therefore shocked when a high German bureaucrat turned the tables by comparing Bush himself with Hitler. As to be expected, she (the bureaucrat) was forced to resign because of her extreme disrespect for an American president. However, the resemblance sticks--there are too many similarities to be ignored, some of which may be listed here.

Like Hitler, President Bush was not elected by a majority, but was forced to engage in political maneuvering in order to gain office.

Like Hitler, Bush began to curtail civil liberties in response to a well-publicized disaster, in Hitlers case the Reichstag fire, in Bushs case the 9-11 catastrophe.

Like Hitler, Bush went on to pursue a reckless foreign policy without the mandate of the electorate and despite the opposition of most foreign nations.

Like Hitler, Bush has increased his popularity with conservative voters by mounting an aggressive public relations campaign against foreign enemies......

Like Hitler, Bush has promoted militarism in the midst of economic recession (or depression as it was called during the thirties). .......

Like Hitler, Bush displays great populist enthusiasm in his patriotic speeches, but primarily serves wealthy investors who subsidize his election campaigns and share with him their comfortable lifestyle. .....

Like Hitler, Bush envisages our nations unique historic destiny almost as a religious cause sanctioned by God. .....

Like Hitler, Bush promotes a future world order that guarantees his own nations hegemonic supremacy rather than cooperative harmony under the authority of the United Nations (or League of Nations).

Like Hitler, Bush quickly makes and breaks diplomatic ties, and he offers generous promises that he soon abandons, ......

Like Hitler, Bush scraps international treaties, ......

Like Hitler, Bush repeats lies often enough that they come to be accepted as the truth. .......

Like Hitler, Bush incessantly shifted his arguments to justify invading Iraq--from Iraqs WMD threat to the elimination of Saddam Hussein, to his supposed Al Qaeda connection, to the creation of Iraqi democracy in the Middle East as a model for neighboring states, and back again to the WMD threat. As soon as one excuse for the war was challenged, Bush advanced to another, but only to shift back again at another time.

Like Hitler, Bush and his cohorts emphasize the ruthlessness of their enemies in order to justify their own. ......

Like Hitler, Bush takes pride in his status as a War President, ......

Like Hitler, Bush continues to pursue war without cutting back on the peacetime economy. ......

Like Hitler, Bush possesses a war machine much bigger and more effective than the military capabilities of other nations. ......

Like Hitler, bush depends on an axis of collaborative allies, which he describes as a coalition of the willing, in order to give the impression of a broad popular alliance. .......

Like Hitler, Bush is willing to go to war over the objections of the U.N. (League of Nations). .......

Like Hitler, Bush launches unilateral invasions on a supposedly preemptive basis. ......

Like Hitler, Bush depends on a military strategy that features a shock and awe blitzkrieg beginning with devastating air strikes, then an invasion led by heavy armored columns.

Like Hitler, Bush is willing to inflict high levels of bloodshed against enemy nations. ......

Like Hitler, Bush is perfectly willing to sacrifice life as part of his official duty. .......

Like Hitler, Bush began warfare on a single front (Al Qaeda quartered in Afghanistan), but then expanded it to a second front with Iraq, only to be confronted with North Korea and Iran as potential third and fourth fronts. ......

Like Hitler, Bush has no qualms about imposing regime change by installing Quisling-style client governments backed by a U.S. military occupation with both political and economic control entirely in the hands of Americans. ......

Like Hitler, Bush curtails civil liberties in captive nations and depends on detention centers (i.e., concentration camps) such as a Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and any number of secret interrogation centers across the world. .......

Like Hitler, Bush uses the threat of enemies abroad to stir the fearful allegiance of the U.S. public. .......

Like Hitler, Bush depends on a propaganda machine to guarantee sympathetic news management. ........

Like Hitler, Bush increasingly reduces the circle of aides he feels he can trust as his policies keep boomeranging at his own expense. ........

Like Hitler, Bush has become obsessed with his vision of conflict between good (U.S. patriotism) and evil (anti-Americanism. ......

Like Hitler, bush takes pleasure in the mythology of frontier justice. .......

Like Hitler, Bush misconstrues Darwinism, ......

Of course countless differences may be listed between Hitler and President Bush, most of which are to the credit of Bush. Nevertheless, the resemblances listed here are striking, especially since Bushs first term in office must be compared with Hitlers performance as German Chancellor through the year 1937, preceding the chain of events immediately preceding World War II. In any case, George W. Bush seems the worst and most dangerous U.S. president in recent memory (for me since Roosevelt)--if not in the entire history of the United States.

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Nikepallas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-04 04:04 PM
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1. Interesting and Scary
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SaintAnne Donating Member (272 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-04 04:08 PM
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2. this is so depressing
does this mean that history is repeating itself? oh if only there was a safe place to run to.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-04 04:11 PM
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3. You forgot . .. Like Hitler, Bush has an ego the size of Texas and can
admit no wrongdoing.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-04 04:19 PM
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4. That will never convince the Right-wing Godwhacks
If you want to convince people in The Red States that there is a link between Bush and Hitler, you have to offer things that are more compelling to them.

For example:

1) The Prophesies of Nostradamus

2) Numerology - Numbers that Bush and Hitler have in common (Bush ENDS with an "H", and Hitler BEGINS with an "H!" How spooky is THAT?)

3) The Number of the Beast and The Book of Revelations

Oh, and remember. You're talking to Jesusland. Use small words.
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max sg Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 09:24 AM
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5. scary

thanks for posting
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J. Hill Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-04 10:04 AM
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6. Bushitler
I see by your avatar, you're a Cardinals fan. That reminded me of how this issue is treated by posters in the Current Events forum on the St. Louis Post Dispatch's site. Everytime it comes up, it's shouted down by the regulars. Admittedly, the online discussion community leans right but even the "lefties" attack it. I think it's a valid comparison so I don't know why it isn't more accepted.
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