Sign seen at the fake grass roots anti-health care protest in Washington DC.
[I had intended to insert a photo here of the sign carried by the phoney protesters in DC, but I will not further stain the memory of the human beings depicted in it by placing it here on my blog. If you don't know what I refer to, go to the Huffington Post where it is documented.]
They've gone too far.
When will decent people rise up and tell these brainless mobs that comparing health care reform and President Obama to the slaughter of millions of Jews is indecent, inhumane, and unacceptable?
More important, Congressional Republicans took part in the protest and not one had the moral courage to condemn the slur committed on the memory of the Holocaust.
I don't watch FOX, listen to Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, or Malkin, so I don't know if any of those self-absorbed rabble rousers denounced the sign. But I'm guessing none of them did, because feeding into the murderous rage of phoney grass roots imbeciles attracts more imbeciles to their audiences, and that means more dollars in the bank for them.
Cynical heartless bastards. All of them.
Eight years ago, during a trip to Germany, I visited Dachau. The stark horror of what that place represents has stayed with me since then. If I remember correctly, after the war, the people of Dachau were given the chance to rename their city, for obvious reasons, but instead chose to keep it. And they were correct to do so. We cannot remove the monstrous history of that place and all the other camps where men, women, and children suffered and died just by changing a word. Nor should we ever allow the memory of the horrors committed there to be appropriated by mindless fools who have no sense of decency or human empathy for what the signs they carried represent.
We as a nation have reached yet another new low in our political discourse.
Today I am ashamed to be an American.
“ A CHEAP AND DISGUSTING ABUSE OF HISTORY”The Simon Wiesenthal Center is calling on the organizers of today’s grassroots rally in Washington D.C. to publicly repudiate the use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery, sometimes gruesome, in the protest against government ... [Simon Wiesenthal Center - 11/06/2009]
Elie Wiesel on the GOP's anti-semitism and Holocaust comparisons in signage at protest: "This kind of political hatred is indecent and disgusting."
Jewish Organizations Condemn GOP For Standing By As Tea Party Protesters Waved ‘Vile’ Anti-Semitic Signs
One of the most disturbing images from yesterday’s Tea Party rally against health care reform on Capitol Hill was a protester’s gruesome sign showing a pile of dead Holocaust victims. The banner — captured by ThinkProgress here — read: “National Socialist ... [Think Progress - 19 hours ago]
Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) has a message for Rep. Michele Bachmann: