February 08, 2005

He's a Nazi, She's a Nazi, They're all Nazis....or are they?

It seems that the term "Nazi" is thrown around so casually these days, usually to describe those of us on the right, without regard to the true meaning of the word.

Former comedienne and Air America radio host Janeane Garofalo called Congressional Representatives and Senators who displayed a blue-tinged finger in support of the Iraqi vote at last week's State of the Union Nazis in comparing their salute to the stiff-armed "Heil Hitler" salute used during the second World War. Members of Democratic Underground and liberal bloggers alike cynically compared the patriotic salutes at this past weekend's Super Bowl in Jacksonville to the Nazi displays of nationalism at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

Many leftists casually toss out the term "Nazi" as an epithet to describe those of us on the right in general and the Bush Administration in particular.

Samantha over at Uncle Sam's Cabin takes a closer look at the phenomenon and points out the overall fallacy of the term's use in that vein.

Posted by mhking at February 8, 2005 04:23 PM
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