Words cannot express my anger. For example:
I was fortunate enough not to have had to survive through a holocaust. About 6 million Jewish people did not have the option. The Nazis also murdered several other groups on the basis of arbitrary personal characteristics like sexuality, ethnicity, religion, etc.
Comparing a health plan created by a modern American democratic government to Nazism is just about the most uninformed alarmist bile I have heard in a long time. These people live in a country where they are free to bring pictures of Obama defaced to look like Hitler to a Town Hall meeting. I think the irony here speaks for itself, but apparently I’ll have to point out that in no way does a proposed health plan that has to go through the proper political channels at all resemble a dictatorship that led to World War II and the intended extermination of millions of people.
How dare any complacent well-fed American compare a proposed health care plan (!!) to the plot to murder an entire race of people? On a pragmatic level, that’s just not possibly true — there are several countries with varying degrees of socialized health care where everyone is just fine and dandy (um, like the democratic country in which I live). But also, on what planet is this at all the same? Do people still learn about Nazis in school? Do they understand that millions of people were brutally murdered or left to die of disease and malnutrition? I cannot comprehend how people can be that thick.
Americans, you live in a pretty decent country. You have your flaws, but overall it’s a pretty great place to live. Imagine being born in Darfur or Somalia or Rowanda. Your biggest problem right now is whether or not your politician is “asshole” enough to care about your health. But you’ve worked each other into such a frenzy that anything Obama says is woven into a delusion of persecution and hatred. Most of you don’t know what Nazi-level persecution is. Go watch Schindler’s List. During the scene where a Nazi coldly shoots a woman in the head to set an example, you tell me how that is at all like your current president. I can’t even read about that story without crying, but how many of you have talked yourselves into believing that the details of the holocaust are an “exaggeration” because that’s more comfortable than acknowledging that such horrible things have happened.
This is absolutely appalling. I’m disappointed in all of those ill-informed Americans shouting “Nazi” at Town Hall meetings. Your self-centered assumptions and ridiculous hyperbole are going to come back to haunt you one day. And at this point, you deserve it. You disgust me, Town Hall “lady”.
UPDATE: Even more disgusting.
They can’t openly hate Obama because he’s black, so they come up with this Hitler nonsense. I can’t even comment. Nothing I can say is enough to express my revulsion.