It finally happened, folks.
Politics (or the stupidity it seems to attract from all sides) has officially caused me to lose. my. shit.
There is an individual I have known for a rather long time here in Chapel Hill.
Today I was called a Nazi.
When I asked how health care was not covered under the “General Welfare” clause, I was informed that if health is nationalized then it’s one more step towards a Communist state and from there Nazi Germany and burning Jews in ovens.
So National Health Care Reform = Slippery Slope = Communism=
Godwin’s Law* is a powerful thing indeed.
So let’s forget the fact that I am not a socialist. That I am not a nationalist. That I do not blame specific groups for the troubles of my country. That I do not see the need to “dispose” of political dissidents.
Or the little tidbit that I would have had to go into hiding if I wanted to avoid either the camps or a bullet.
To the people out there who see this as socialism, please be sure of its definition. Wikipedia has a lengthy set of articles on the subject. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”*
But what do I know? I’m just an Obamaniac who only voted for the man because he was black.
If you’ll excuse me, I have to go offer a few goats to the Obama shrine I have hidden in my closet while I wait for him to reveal how he fooled the world.
Or I could “worship” someone else which sounds like a much more enjoyable use of my time.
auf Wiedersehen, meine Fruende.
*Godwin’s Law is an observation made by Mike Godwin on (paraphrased) how the longer a discussion goes, the greater the likelihood that a comparison to Hitler is coming.
**The quote is directly from The Princess Bride
***Photo credit goes to Quentin Taratino’s Inglorious Basterds and its official site.
****The phrase translates to “goodbye, my friends” in case anyone was unclear.