Tea Party and Sympathizers, Please Read

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    Excellent piece. a bit of genuine History.

    "...Few paid attention, but they got to the truth. And they were Socialists fighting the Nazis, you might recall. Listen up, T.P.ers: The Nazis were not Socialists. The Socialists were not Nazis. They were blood enemies. In fact, the Socialists fought the Nazis, while conservatives and nationalists stood by and thought Hitler would be their pawn. Hitler, need it be said, was not a Socialist. He hated the Socialists. Had thousands of them murdered as soon as he came to power...."

    'The Tea Party's Toxic Take on History, Ignore it at your peril.'

    By Ron Rosenbaum

    "Most people with a basic grounding in history find Tea Party ignorance something to laugh about, certainly not something to take seriously. But I would argue that history demonstrates that historical ignorance is dangerous and that it can have tragic consequences, however laughable it may initially seem. And thus the media, liberals, and others are misguided in laughing it off. And educated conservatives are irresponsible in staying silent in the face of these distortions.

    The muddled Tea Party version of history is more than wrong and fraudulent. It's offensive. Calling Obama a tyrant, a communist, or a fascist is deeply offensive to all the real victims of tyranny, the real victims of communism and fascism. The tens of millions murdered. It trivializes such suffering inexcusably for the T.P.ers to claim that they are suffering from similar oppression because they might have their taxes raised or be subject to demonic "federal regulation.""

    Don't ignore the Tea Party's toxic take on history. - By Ron Rosenbaum - Slate Magazine

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006095339X?ie=UTF8]Amazon.com: Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil (9780060953393): Ron Rosenbaum: Books[/ame]
     
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    Do you really expect Tea Baggers to have a clue what a Socialist is?

    Let alone a Nazi?
     
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    Oh good another bit of propaganda we can wipe our azzes on... Thanks. THere is an author who wrote a book comparing nazi's to tea-partiers? And this is news or even a surprise?

    Well I bet we can find books likening modern day progressives to the Bolsheviks if we looked hard enough. Does it make any of it true or factual? No just propaganda...
     
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    history is now propaganda to the right.

    Science = bad

    History = bad

    what next ?
     
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    Wow...Godwin-ed in the OP! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    LMAO reading this peice of drivel.

    Guy should go out and get a real job. Not masquerade as a jornalist or author. What a joke. LOL Jeeze.
     
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    as an aside, if it has tea party in the title, what sub forum would be the most likely place to put it?

    [/whine]
     
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    What's next? Hmmmm....

    Idiots = bad.

    Liar = bad.

    Obama = Socialism. :lol::lol::lol:

    European socialism.... not the tyrannical socialism of history but the 'new socialism'.... the 'social justice' where success is a bad thing and standing on your own feet without the need for government to 'help' is a bad thing.
     
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    I was torn between that that sub-forum and humor...My bad. :lol:
     
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    the OCD kicks in for me on mondays. :D
     

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