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Papers, Por Favor!

happy hitletPlease understand that I'm not comparing the Republican Party to Adolf Hitler in today's cartoon. That would be silly as there's no one in the Grand Old Party who has half Mr. Hitler's charm and wit. (For those who don't get it, that's a joke. Of course, the real joke is that it's absolutely true.)

What I AM suggesting is that they're presently re-employing political techniques that were perfected by the Nazi party in the years leading up to WWII. As far as they're concerned you just can't go wrong preying on people's fears of the outsider.

In addition, while the Nazi's took advantage of an economic disaster that grew out of the twin devils of the Depression and onerous war reparations, the GOP of today is personally responsible for the disastrous economic climate we now face. Every single tiny bit of it, but their official mouthpieces, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, will move Heaven and Earth to make you think it's that damned Kenyan president's fault.

There is one major difference between the old German Nazis and the new American Nazi, though... this time they have the Jews on their side. And they have nukes.


bandidoThe German defeat in WWI was due to many reasons that I won't go into here, but in the years between the wars a legend appeared called "Dolchstosslegende" or "The Stab-in-the-Back Legend" which served to satisfy the German public's need for a scapegoat.

The "back-stabbers" in this case were what Germans considered unpatriotic Jews. The thought among many Deutschlanders was that German Jews were unwilling to defend their country or were only interested in profiting off the war. There was no proof of this but that didn't stop Adolf Hitler's National Socialist's from adopting the myth as a brick in its party platform and running with it all the way across Europe, half of Asia and finally into a Berlin bunker in 1945.

I offer this legend, which began as an off-comment at lunch one day, seriously, just to show how easily things can snowball downwards into calamity.

In contemporary America Mexicans are the new Jews. You see, according to the Republicanische Party Mexicans are only here to steal our good jobs, sell their drugs, and lop off the heads of innocent desert-roving bystanders. At least, according to Fox News, who are fair and balanced, you know.

To this effect the great state of Arizona is currently trying to enforce a law demanding that everyone carry papers to prove they're legal citizens. A better idea would be for all immigrants to wear a big, sombrero with little red stars all over it. No one's tried that before, I'll bet. And if a Tucson constable happens to chance upon a citizen without the proper papers it's into the hoosegow with them... but only if they have a Spanish surname. I mean, you don't really expect them to arrest a Phyllis Cohen or a Johann Skymundsen, do you? Puh-leeeze!

The truth is that Republicans LOVE illegal immigrants as they provide a workforce that'll do the dirty work for cheap and won't complain about lousy pay. Actually, they can't complain. They're illegal, ya see. All's the better.

As for me, my home's value went up when the neighborhood went Hispanic. These guys really know how to take care of their houses. ;^)


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