Stop making inappropriate comparisons

Between Glenn Beck/FOX Noise comparing everyone to Nazis and the media saying Madison, Wisconsin is like Cairo, Egypt, I can’t take it. These comparisons are just offensive. And I don’t mean they’re offensive because they might undermine how horrible WW2 Germany was, or because they do a disservice to the struggles of people under a 30 year dictatorship. I mean they’re offensive because they’re so fucking stupid. Just fucking stupid. And on that note, I welcome Providence, RI into the fray:

Providence, Rhode Island Mayor Angel Taveras is sending layoff warnings to all 1,926 of the city’s teachers…

“This is beyond insane,” Providence Teachers Union President Steve Smith told The Providence Journal’s Linda Borg. “Let’s create the most chaos and the highest level of anxiety in a district where teachers are already under unbelievable stress. Now I know how the United States State Department felt on Dec. 7, 1941.”

Yes, this is exactly like when the U.S. was attacked and entered a massive world war. I can’t see where there are any differences. Steve Smith really hit the nail on the head this time.

God damn it.

4 Responses

  1. I understand why the notices are being sent out though. There is a good reason for that at least.

  2. I do see a link between the struggles of the Arab People and Wisconsin. The Arab people have been struggling for years for freedom….for their right to speak out and get out from under the boots of tyrannical Dictators like Gaddafi and Mubarek. Everything I see and hear, except from Fox News, but especially from Al Jazeera, is they protest against their lack of freedom of assembly, freedom to vote. They want opportunities to work, to be free from corruption, to be free to call the police without first having to bribe them for service. These are what I would call basic freedoms.

    Wisconsin is our battle site for basic freedoms …to retain rights to organize labor….to protect the interest of the working class against the power of corporate America, to protect our public utilities from being taken over by private interest for private profit rather than public good,

    Basic freedoms are relative as are all things in life….as are our different right to work laws from state to state in this country or rights that might be interpreted or exercised differently in a so-christian nation than an Islamic republic.

    But they all ring with the resonance of the right of the individual to exercise basic freedom from the tyranny of the state or economic systems holding them down.

    I see no opportunity for our people and the Arab people to join together in a common protest,,,the differences in our economic, social, and political worlds are too extreme in my view to do so,,,

    But there is link…..the human spirit fighting for its rights…..

  3. People who try to compare their cause to recognized noble causes of the past only cheapen the past events.

    There was a big fuss over a nightclub in Bangor earlier this year that asked two guys to stop dancing suggestively together. Protestors were right that it was wrong for the club to do this and allow couples involving women to do the same thing, but they went too far when they compared past civil rights issues to the Legalize Gay Dryhumping cause.

  4. I agree…it cheapens past noble causes by comparing them to today’s ad hoc events.

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