04/27/2010 (10:41 am)
Does anybody here recall the ungodly flap that was made by Democrats over alleged Tea Party comparisons between Barack Obama and Adolph Hitler? How for weeks, Tea Party activists had to defend themselves against charges of overheated, over-the-top rhetoric that endangered the public by inciting potentially violent activists? How Tea Partiers were responsible for (gasp) Tim McVeigh (who bombed the Murrah Building more than a dozen years before the first Tea Party?)
Roll forward about 2 weeks now — yes, their complaint is that fresh, although it started ‘way back in the summer of ’09 and probably earlier — and listen to US Representative Jared Polis (D, CO) regarding Arizona’s attempt to enforce US border policy:
A Colorado Democrat says Arizona is on its way to becoming a “police state” and its new immigration law is “reminiscent” of Nazi Germany.
“It is absolutely reminiscent of second class status of Jews in Germany prior to World War II when they had to have their papers with them at all times and were subject to routine inspections at the suspicion of being Jewish,” Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo), who is Jewish, told POLITICO…
“I think it’s a very fair comparison and I hope that we’re not headed on the same trajectory that Nazi Germany was,” Polis said. “But this was a very recent experience for Jewish Americans and Jews worldwide and it’s something that when we see similarities we start ringing alarm bells.”
This may be just a minor flouting of Godwin’s law, but it signals a much deeper rejection of Natural Law, the laws of decency that God lays on all humankind.
I sincerely hope nobody here needs an explanation regarding how checking papers to determine whether a worker is in the United States legally is dissimilar from checking papers to determine whether a person is a registered member of a deprecated minority. Immigration policy is enforced by every nation on the planet except ours; if enforcing it puts a nation “on the same trajectory that Nazi Germany was [sic],” then the entire world is on that trajectory. American citizenship is not a universal right, it’s a privilege appropriate for those who obey the laws that govern it. The national government refuses to enforce a perfectly reasonable law; Arizona is stepping up and doing it for them. Good on ‘em, say most of us.
What we should notice here is who’s calling “Nazi.” Polis is 1) a US Representative, and 2) Jewish. That makes this far from the random fringe-moonbat holocaust reference; this is a deliberate move by the Democratic party to float a new sound bite and see how it plays in public. It has the key element of the Democratic party tactical maneuver: identity politics. Polis is a member of a class whose invocation of Nazi Germany is supposed to be irrefutable. It would be insensitive to call him a flaming, mindless idiot for the comparison. Of course he has every right to be afraid. And he’s anonymous but highly placed; he has a ready platform from which to speak, but few know him personally, so he can recede into obscurity if the sound bite doesn’t work, his career uninterrupted and his reputation unsullied.
And of course, Politico has every reason to be calling up Rep. Polis out of the blue and asking his opinion of Arizona’s law, right?
We now have sound evidence that they don’t really believe there’s anything morally wrong with making Hitler comparisons. They were just engaging in yet another Alinsky tactic — make the adversary live up to their morals, while you, yourself, have none.
That’s the key, right there. They have no morals; they are above them. They will literally do anything they can get away with, moral or immoral, legal or illegal, to secure their power to control. They believe that their vision for the world is so irrefutable, so obviously superior, that no tactic is too vicious or too low if it will result in the ultimate good — the good of their own control of everybody’s lives, to make of us all the slaves that build their Utopia, like the Israelites built Pithom and Rameses for Pharaoh. Human rules do not apply to them. They are gods.
Somebody made a comment in another thread on this blog playing the leftist meme on Tea Parties (I originally mistyped it as “Parities,” an apt mistype,) observing that while both sides of the American political divide have their violent elements, the incendiary talk on the left comes only from the farthest fringes, while the incendiary talk from the right comes from the mainstream. This is precisely backwards from reality: the dangerous people on the right are a few, literally insane people, and the comparable talk on the left comes from core strategists of the Democratic party. This is not the first Nazi comparison we’ve heard from a Democratic Congressman.
The left’s complaint about Tea Parties is a result of the fact that the Democrats are deliberately and systematically trampling core liberties. Tea partiers are the best of America: law-abiding, civil, and productive citizens who have to use up vacation days from stable jobs to engage in protests, who actually take the Declaration of Independence seriously. Leftists should hardly be surprised that an enormous cadre from middle America are rising up and showing their support for core American liberties, and yet, surprised, they are.
They were living in a fantasy world (and I’ve said so many times before.) Having taken control of the White House and Congress on what amounted to a Vote of No Confidence against the Republican party, in barely more than a year they flouted campaign financing rules, nationalized or began micromanaging half a dozen industries, ran up more than a trillion dollars in new, annual deficits, advocated laws violating the consciences of doctors and spending tax monies on abortions, started redistributing income in a manner reminiscent of communist countries, demonized ordinary American citizens over several issues, engaged in open corruption, apologized for American exceptionalism around the world, dismissed our allies, coddled our enemies, and recently told the majority of the American people “Oh, shut up already” while gulping 1/7 of the economy and turning health care into a government-dominated, bureaucratic nightmare. Now good people are starting to object en masse, and the Democrats are saying “What? What did we do?” as though they didn’t know they were deliberately snuffing out the American system of government and replacing it with something more similar to Stalinism.
I actually think they don’t know. They’re that completely out of touch with reality. They’re that completely out of touch with themselves. They really think they should be regarded as heroes, and not as the overweening tyrants they are at heart.
Jared Polis is a front man on an experimental sound bite. If nobody swallows it (they won’t) he’ll disappear. But make no mistake: the act he’s engaging in represents the very core of the Democratic party, and their ongoing war against civility and honesty in American politics. Real communication is not possible with such people. They are the rot at the heart of the American tree of liberty. It makes no sense to continue to cooperate in a political venture with such people. Liberty requires partition.