Musing: Stop Comparing Things to Nazis

What’s this musing about: The misuse and ignorance when it comes to Nazis.

(Approaches soapbox, climbs on)

Stop comparing things to Nazis. It shows a disturbing misunderstanding of history and annoys the hell out of me.

I don’t like speaking on American politics. Nowadays conversations end up with people yelling and spouting ignorant things.

Luckily, both sides seem to make the mistake of saying “Nazi!” in situations that do not warrant it. This fact makes it easy for me to offend both parties simultaneously. That’s my favorite pastime.

To recap, Nazi Germany was a bad organization full of terrible people who were a major force during the years preceding and during World War II. The basic principle behind their thinking was that the Aryan Race was superior and everyone else should die. Literally, everyone else should die. In some cases, they were okay with sterilization and then races dying off gradually, but some had to die straight away.

Also, add to that list Aryans who disagreed with Nazi Germany, Catholics, gays, and Nazis who sucked at their jobs. They are all on the “must kill them” list. Then they were the catalyst for WWII which killed 70-85 million people.

Somehow, people still think it is ok to invoke the evil listed above when speaking about inane government policies.

This all goes back to people not knowing history. Disagree? https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Survey-exposes-American-ignorance-about-Holocaust-549567

“I’ve never heard of the Jerusalem Post, it’s probably slanted propaganda.” Ok, fine: https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2018/11/europe/antisemitism-poll-2018-intl/

I can go all day.

The old saying goes, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”

I’d like to suggest an update, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to say dumbass things.”

(Steps down from soapbox)

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