Monday, June 27, 2005

Hitler Mania

VDH has posted a new essay, Hitler, Hitler Everywhere on the rampant use of comparing American officials, detainment camps, war, soldiers, fast food chains (just kidding) to Nazism.

Good point, here:

An official of the Red Cross lectured that American guards at Guantanamo were "no better than and no different than the Nazi concentration camp guards." Left unsaid was the logical sick corollary: If the perpetrators of the Holocaust were really no worse than American guards at Guantanamo, then, as is the case at Guantanamo where not one death has been reported, did no one really perish at Belsen or Treblinka, either?

These accusations and comparisons trivialize what really happened in gulags and concentration camps. Discrimination has become an ugly word nowadays. Unfortunately the ability to discriminate is a lost function in the minds of some of these folks.