My Argument with Facebook
I have just been informed by the nice folks over at Facebook that I have been banned from using their facilities for the next three days. The reason? According to them I have been engaging in "hateful" speech. Was it the context of what I wrote or the photograph above that upset them so? It seems inconceivable to me that merely posting a photo of der fuhrer would constitute hate speech. Like it or not, he is a historical figure. You be the judge. Here is what I wrote in its entirety:
"It also gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are of what is really happening to them."
I just got a really neat idea! Let's all vote for the GOP in November and see what happens!
Is it fair to compare the Republican party of today to the Nazi party of yore? That all depends on the historical context. If you're referring to the Nazis of 1938 - the year of the Night of Broken Glass (Khristallnacht) or the opening of the first concentration camps - then, yes, the comparison is grossly unfair and I'll be the first to stand up and say so.....
But if you're referring to the Nazi party of a decade earlier - 1928 for instance - not only is the comparison fair, IT'S UNAVOIDABLE.
When the Nazis were founded in 1922 by Hitler, Hess, Goebbels, Goering - and the the rest of those assholes - they weren't at the starting gate in full-tilt, let's-conquer-Europe-and-kill-
In case you haven't noticed, the "grand old party" has been "evolving" into something perfectly hideous and dreadful these last thirty years. Show me a person who doesn't agree with that statement and I'll show you someone who hasn't been paying attention. It gives me the dry heaves to even contemplate where they'll be a decade from now.
Have a lovely day, kiddies!
Now that wasn't so bad, was it?
I wrote this little ditty two-and-a-half years ago. It ain't bad.