DOES THE AMERICAN LEFT HAVE A HITLER FIXATION ?
Moveon.org, according to the Drudge Report
, has posted another political add comparing George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler. This despite condemnations from Jewish groups like the Simon Wiesanthal Center and the American Jewish Congress for manipulating the context of the Holocaust for the purpose of eliciting giggles over the internet from sophmoric leftists.
Curious, I did a Google search for " Hitler and Bush " and came up with 441,000 hits including examples of brilliant historical reasoning found here
. In foreign, openly socialist, media the Bush-Hitler campaign is virtually a cottage industry.
My question is, why ? Given that Adolf Hitler murdered over 11 million people, including at least two specific genocides ( Jews and Gypsies) plus support for a third ( Ustache slaughter of Serbians ) it would seem the comparison to be so grossly over the top and morally repellent as to be laughable. Yet, there is an air of desperation in these attacks, almost a frantic desire to find some kind of analogy, however strained and Orwellian, between the Third Reich and the Bush administration. It's beyond bizarre, it borders on philo-Nazism.
If anyone has an explanation for this phenomena I'd love to hear it.