Saturday, May 17, 2014

158.3 - Footnote: Gohmert and Godwin

Footnote: Gohmert and Godwin

As a footnote to the preceding, it's worth noting that Rep. Louie Gohmert - the man who put the Gomer in Gohmert - ran headlong into Godwin's Law on the House floor on May 9, saying that those who call the anti-same-sex-marriage far right wackos who waive the banner of Christianity as an excuse for their bigotry, that anyone who calls such people "haters" are subjecting those people to persecution just like the Nazis treated Jews during the Holocaust:
It is amazing that in the name of liberality, in the name of being tolerant, this fascist intolerance has arisen.

[It] is exactly what we've seen throughout our history as going back to the days of the Nazi takeover in Europe.

They would call people haters, evil, and build up disdain for those people.

Then next came, let's bring every book that they've written, or that has to do with them, and start burning the books.
What's more, he said, people like him are just upholding Judeo-Christian values and they don't hate anybody.

Sure, you don't hate those of the LGBT community, you just think they're filthy, perverted scum who don't deserve the same rights as "normal" people and who are condemned to unending torment in the everlasting fires of hell. But you don't hate them.

Bottom line is, according to Rep. Gomer, if you refer to bigots as bigots or haters as haters, you're a fascist and a Nazi just two short steps from burning books and, I suppose, building gas chambers.

Did you ever know any group of people who more readily, eagerly, and persistently played the "victim" card than American right wingers?

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