Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Just in case you thought I was exaggerating on the fascist thing...

Following up on my post from the other day about exactly what kind of extreme right wing lunatics we have mobilized in this country right now, check this out:



In case you're not in a position to view the video, at a Las Vegas health care Town Hall an Israeli-American in favor of national health care attempts to explain that Israel is one of the countries where the government takes care of its people. So a woman nearby shouts "Heil Hitler!" at him.

Just as review, the United States helped defeat the Nazis in World War II. No, really, here's a citation for you.

At least, you might say, that these people aren't showing up armed with military assault rifles when the president shows up somewhere to talk health care. Well, as it turns out, these people are showing up armed with military assault rifles when the president shows up somewhere to talk health care.


At least, you might say, these people aren't attacking union members at health care rallies and then claiming the opposite happened, and at least they aren't posing for propaganda photos in a wheelchair and claiming that they've been so crippled they can't speak. Right? I mean that would be bat shit crazy, right..?

And it's true.

Note that two of these most high-profile people in the latter two incidents are African-American, which suggests to me some national, intentional coordination to provide media cover for what is at its root a deeply racist movement.
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1 comment:

Catherine said...

What is wrong with that woman? And after she said "heil Hitler" she said she was against Obama, as if to imply that somehow Hitler would be better. WTF?!!