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Logic Bomb

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=

Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein!

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.

  1. March 23, 2010 at 3:59 AM

    snort. i have absolutely no clue about american politics…and barely even know who obama is (i know, right?!!) – but i see nothing wrong with nationalising health care…

    not that we’re even close to it in South Africa. the country with supposedly *the* most comprehensive bill of rights in the world and the most liberal/amazing/wonderful constitution ever..

    but what do i know… 🙂

  2. March 23, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Um. I love you? A lot?

    And not just because you just roasted everyone by quoting Inigo.

    It’s because I have a sacrificial shrine in my closet, too.


  3. March 28, 2010 at 1:54 AM

    I recognized that quote immediately!! Yay princess bride! I love it. And it’s funny you mentioned this, because we recently had a discussion based on an article in the NY Times regarding how many people think Obama is a Socialist. My statement being “So 25% of Republicans think Obama is a socialist, how many of those people can actually tell you what that means? maybe 1%”

  4. April 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    “**The quote is directly from The Princess Bride.”

    You know you shouldn’t have to tell people that, right? The good ones know.

    P.S.: Eff ’em.

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