Let’s Talk “Nazis”

NOTE:  I wrote this post a few days after the riots in Virginia but thought I would wait before I posted it to see if there were any other events that should be studied.

Before some Right winger has a stroke and chokes on his panties…I am not accusing anyone of being a Nazi….these are a couple of articles that I recently read and thought that they would make good discussion.

(Pause here and wait for the Godwin crowd to stumble in)

After the mash up in Virginia between the neo-Nazis and the Antifa and had some people asking question after the witnessed the throw down….

After seeing the amount of people that showed up to this “protest”and after witnessing these types of protests over the years the question has been asked….

Is the United States threatened by Nazism? The short answer is no, notwithstanding the frightening events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend.

In Charlottesville, the home of the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson, white nationalists, separatists, neo-Nazis, members of the Ku Klux Klan, and other likeminded groups rallied behind Swastika banners and marched in a Nazi-style torchlight procession. By the end of the next day, there had also been thuggish violence. One white supremacist went so far as to drive a car into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing one and injuring 19 others.

The groups responsible for the violence in Charlottesville reveled in US President Donald Trump’s election last November. And Trump has often hesitated to disavow them; during the election campaign, when former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke publicly backed him, Trump was scandalously slow to reject Duke and his followers. Trump also repeatedly incited violence during the campaign, while evincing a bottomless affection for authoritarian leaders such as Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Source: Are Nazis as American as Apple Pie? by James Q. Whitman – Project Syndicate

Is it not time to start calling a Nazi a Nazi?  We have been pussy footing around this for a while now…….

With a president-backed “alt-right” holding torchlight parades and chanting “blood and soil,” could it finally be safe to disregard Godwin’s Law (with its caution against shark-jumping Hitler comparisons) and welcome “Nazi” full-on to the discourse?

Even Mike Godwin himself says we should call the Charlottesville marchers Nazis—“again and again.” Much as we prefer to fall back on our native mythology of a perennial civil war, Charlottesville seems less about Gettysburg 1863—or Birmingham 1963—than about Berlin 1932, when street skirmishes between fascists and anti-fascists were symptoms of a dying republic, not a fight to keep the union whole.

Source: It’s Time to Call Nazis ‘Nazis’

Now do I think that Trump is a Nazi?

No I do not!  I do not think that Trump has even considered the situation…..he is just being Trump…..he does not realize that their are brain words that should never leave the mouth.

So we can throw the Godwin Law around all we like….but appearances can be deceiving…..if it quakes like a duck…..Nazis and Klansmen are bad people….and so is anyone that attempts to justify them……period!

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10 thoughts on “Let’s Talk “Nazis”

  1. If people march carrying swastika flags and making extended-arm Nazi salutes, you can be fairly sure they want to be considered to be Nazis, in my opinion.
    Regards, Pete.

  2. Labels, labels, labels… everybody seems to want to be a label. Why can’t people see, by adopting a label, one stops thinking? Any label… boy/girl, catholic/muslim/protestant/etc., American, Brit, Russian, Nazi, liberal, conservative, even such apparently benign labels such as optimist, pessimist, etc…. ALL of them cause people to confine their thinking within the boundaries set by being a member of the group. It completely stifles any attempts to think beyond those limits, thus denying the most powerful aspect of being human at all, which is our ability, if we choose to develop it, of being flexible in our thinking, to NOT confine our imagination by forcing it to stay within the given boundaries….

    But, then, denying our own nature is also what we do best; that is exactly why our culture is so sick, and consistently in danger of tearing itself to pieces….

    Not a popular concept, but, when has Truth ever been popular with humans?

    gigoid, the dubious

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