This is my second rant in 24h, sadly.
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM OVERUSING HITLER COMPARISONS
Over the last months, especially the last weeks, I feel this has been growing and growing. There are people here who constantly have to use Hitler as
a benchmark for everything.
police checkpoints -> "like in nazi-germany"
media censor -> "like in nazi-germany"
gun laws -> "like in nazi-germany"
schooling issues -> "like in nazi-germany"
and so much more.
Most (not all) people who post such sentences, and I look at this very close because it touches me, would not even be able to point out Germany on a
map, let alone point out more then a few keywords like "gas-chamber" or "jew-holocaust".The ignorance and idiocy is overwhelming. Yes, there are valid
examples and parallels to draw. Yes, most people can see by them but is it necessary to compare Putin/Obama/whatever situation constantly with
nazi-germany and Hitler as a whole?
By doing this, sloppy using of it constantly, it will loose its meaning and wont be an argument when it really could wake up people to the current
situation. It´s like crying wolf when there is a little puppy. Everybody will smile at it and wont be sensitive when the real wolf knocks on your
See, I´m German. We get our history shoved down our throats almost weekly after reaching the 6./7. grade and history classes start. We were informed
extensively about the mistakes our ancestors did. We are bleeding for what has happened until now. We pay for these mistakes to this day, for example
giving money to Israel for compensation, while nobody griefs about all the roman, disabled, and other "smaller minorities" that happen to make up more
than half the count that got slaughtered in KZ and prisons.
We can´t hear it anymore. It happened and it must not allowed to happen again!
History will repeat it self if we don´t learn from it. But to
learn from it, remembering is not enough! Learning is not only remembering, learning is COMPREHENDING. Only CHANGE is what will stop history repeating
Comparing Putin or Obama to Hitler is insane. Yes they may use the same tools, such as media censor and gun confiscation, but show me one
country(government) that does not use one of these tactics in a way or another.
Don´t use Hitler constantly and blindly to get your point across, instead, use genuine words to explain. This way, everybody gets the meaning, too.
Think about it please. Nothing will change with your countless Hitler examples because you just give a word and everybody can pick and figure how
If you really feel forced to use this example and draw parallels, do it for Godsake. But if you do, please make sure you know what you are talking
about and use it wise.
If you have to. Lately, I saw to many people that clearly had no clue.
Thank you for your time.
edit on 30-8-2014 by verschickter because: (no reason given)
edit on 30-8-2014 by verschickter because: (no reason