Sunday, May 06, 2007

Please, for the love of God, I'm begging you...

Rent, watch and think about Judgement at Nuremberg.

This Oscar winning 1961 Stanley Kramer film was a statement against the McCarthyism of the late '50's.

Watch this movie.

If you can't see the parallels between Nazi Germany under Adolph Hitler and post 9/11 United States under George W. Bush then you simply lack the intellectual capacity for critical thought.

Just listen to the Nazis in the docket trying to defend themselves and tell me, eye-to-eye with a straight face that you can't hear Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rove, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz saying the exact same fucking things.

Ernst Janning: "We had a democracy, yes, but it was torn by elements within. Above all, there was fear. Fear of today, fear of tomorrow, fear of our neighbors, and fear of ourselves...There are devils among us. Communists, Liberals, Jews, Gypsies! Once these devils will be destroyed, your misery will be destroyed...Why did we sit silent? Why did we take part? Because we loved our country! What difference does it make if a few political extremists lose their rights? What difference does it make if a few racial minorities lose their rights? The country is in danger...We found ourselves with sudden powerful allies. Things that had been denied to us as a democracy were open to us now. The world said 'go ahead, take it, take it!"

And as always, the domesticated populace screams "YES! We will gladly give away all of our freedoms if you promise to protect us from the harm you describe! Freedom and privacy are luxuries that we can no longer afford! Here, take them, PLEASE!"

The "War on Terror" is nothing more than a blatant, fascist, power grab.

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.--George Santayana"


emawkc said...

"YES! We will gladly give away all of our freedoms if you promise to protect us from the harm you describe!"

Does that include the freedom to own guns?

Nightmare said...

This is why I own guns and am very proficient with them. When push comes to shove, I will be defending my ground, and not expecting the masses of liberals who don't want guns around, to line up as cannon fodder and wait for the invading armies of the east. You should read Jack Johnstone's "Out of the Ashes" series.

And buy an assault rifle.

Keith Sader said...

Here's the question: Where have all the 2nd amendment enthusiasts been while our government was turning against us?

As another gun-owning liberal, I have no illusions as to the blood cost that a 2nd revolution would entail, nor do I have any illusions as to the powers of state that would be imposed upon the populace should a 2nd revolution become necessary.

Kato said...

It's interesting that some of the folks who commented are more interested in the whole "Red Dawn" thing than in the killing of habeas corpus by Eternal General Gonzalez. (Yes, Bush actually called him that the other day.) XO is right on the money with his movie recommend. As Randi Rhodes says, if the US military joined the nightmare and turned on its citizenry, your illegal full-auto AK is not going to get you very far. Best to stop this right-wing nonsense in its tracks politically before it gets any worse.

Chris said...

Speaking of Red Dawn, I've never fired a gun, so I won't be helpful when the Soviets parachute onto to the high school track and start shooting the varsity squad. However, if anyone needs me to pee in their radiator, I stand at the ready.


Spyder said...

Speaking of movies: Loved Wolverine in XMen! Hottie!

I think all we liberals should buy guns and join the NRA. That would really fuck with their minds. Who should we vote to head the NRA up? I'm voting for XO. That would be hysterical.

Red7Eric said...

This movie is already on my Netflix queue but it's being moved up to the top, right this very minute.

(Of course, big 'mo that I am, I just wanted to see Judy Garland. Is that wrong?)

Xavier Onassis said...

Eric- Judy has a very small part (insert joke to speak).

spyder - I wouldn't last a day. As soon as I stood up and proposed changing the name behind the acronym to Nimrod Retards of America I'd become a hollow-point magnet.