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  •  This seems to be a growing theme-Calling liberals (6+ / 0-)

    Nazis. My son, the republican, exploded at me about gun control Nazis. It is an extraordinary rebranding of the real Nazis of WWII era. They were extreme right wingers who actually called women to be mothers and hearth tenders yet Limbaugh calls women who oppose being relegated to sexual property that can only service men--- Feminazis. I understand that the Nazis called themselves socialists but that was only so the party could take over companies to expand thier power.

    It seems to be a real theme and one we should  fight because it ties liberals or progressives to the death camps when that type of behavior is more likely to be favored by right wingers. Right wingers tend to believe they should have the ability to force others to serve them...to me the regressives are the party of exploitation and dominance games. Perhaps that is why it disturbs me to see so many advocate the same behavior on the part of Dems.

    Fear is the Mind Killer...

    by boophus on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 12:50:40 PM PST

    •  Print This Out For Your Son (7+ / 0-)

       Short Guide To Nazi Propaganda Talking Points

      Things The Nazi Were Against:
         Trade unions
         Communists
         "Social justice"
         "Liberals"
         "The liberal press"
         "Socialism"
         "Socialists"
         "Democrats"
         "Social Democrats"
         "Civil Rights"
         Liberal "envy"
         Liberal class warfare ("class struggle")
         Empathy
         Homosexuals
         Pacifists
         Atheists
         Secularists
         Religious tolerance
         Mixed marriages
         Contraception
         Sex education
         Immigrants
         Multiculturalism
         Bilingual anything
         Universal education
         Art that does not glorify the state
         Darwin and teaching evolution
         Einstein and relativity
         Elementary teachers who don't teach nationalism
         University professors
         People who don't support the troops
         ...and of course Jews

      Things The Nazi Were For:
          Crushing unions (Enabling Act 1933)
          Promising church/state cooperation (Enabling Act announcement)
         State take-over of local government (Reich Local Government Law of 1935)
         Federal regulation of marriage and sex (Nuremberg Laws)
         Pre-emptive war
         State religion
         "Positive Christianity"
         Conspiracy theories
         Undermining voter's faith in elections and parliament
         Reducing history to broad populist themes of white victimization
         Claiming whites are the victims of racist liberals
         A "spiritual" movement that creates ruthless, unwavering violence
         Values education in the schools
         Censorship
         Reducing science education
         College students ratting out professors for lack of loyalty
         Torture
         Abstinence
         Early marriage
         High birth rate
         State control of the media, arts, and science
         Personality cults
         Making nationalism part of the school curriculum
         Worship of an idealized version of the past
         Rebellion against "weak" authority
         Blaming minorities and immigrants for everything
         Invoking destiny and being judged by history
         Pandering to Christians
         Claiming to do "God's will"

      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 01:35:30 PM PST

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      •  They were kind of into (0+ / 0-)

        Group exercise and ersatz "Hindu" stuff, however.

        I do yoga, so I can joke.

        Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

        by Loge on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 02:50:45 PM PST

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        •  Relentless Pandering To Rural Christians 1920-1934 (0+ / 0-)

          Hitler took power via the Enabling Act in 1933, a constitutional amendment passed with a Christian coalition based on Hitler's promiswe of cooperation of church and state.  He then dispatched an envoy to Rome to negotiate the notorious Concordance treaty with the Vatican.

          There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

          by bernardpliers on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 05:33:50 PM PST

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          •  taking this a bit too literally (0+ / 0-)

            of course HItler gained power via conservative churches, but the swastika was what?  Hitler was personally into the whole Bayreuth scene, which appropriated Eastern philosophy in support of the whole Nietzsche / Ubermensch / Siegfried thing.  (Wagner can be blamed for his supporters' anti-semitism, but not their idiocy.)

            Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

            by Loge on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:57:08 PM PST

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            •  Fascism Is Always Syncretist, As Is Christianity (0+ / 0-)

              Syncretism is a belief system that readily absorbs elements of other systems.  Fascism is always syncretist.  So is Christianity, which absorbed Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Germanic beliefs or symbols.

              There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

              by bernardpliers on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:31:20 PM PST

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              •  I know what syncretism means, (0+ / 0-)

                But I think it's more of a practice than a concrete belief system.  Nobody sets out to be syncretism, especially not people who believe in divine revelations or racial purity,they just find it sells.  The soviets and Chinese communists each found much in their countries' tradition from which to draw.

                So, the nazis would have been all over yoga, then and now.  This fox dude's problem is he doesn't know to coopt things, while the mega churches offering yoga or Pilates classes surely do.

                Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

                by Loge on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:16:26 PM PST

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                •  The Newest Cult Recycles Old Material (0+ / 0-)

                  I have several old diaries on Umberto Eco and Eric Hoffer and Karl Popper.  A cult or movement always need fresh revelations and mysteries, and the easiest way to get material is to steal it.  

                  There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

                  by bernardpliers on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:34:53 PM PST

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      •  Fabulous list (0+ / 0-)

        Fear is the Mind Killer...

        by boophus on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 04:29:15 PM PST

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