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Ridiculous 'Rocky and Bullwinkle' logic


Brandon Wertz July 6th, 2011

I would like to respond to Marty Morelli (Letters, “Hitler was a progressive”) in the June 29 issue of the Gazette.

It’s rather offensive for Marty to imply that those called “progressive” today are somehow associated with genocide, and I dare him to prove that’s on their agenda. What he considers Hitler’s “progress” is exactly what’s wrong with conservatives. In an attempt to berate liberals, they must tie them to history’s biggest mass murderer. That’s real classy!

It is a fact that liberals are moving toward a state of complete equality (as seen in landmark New York gay marriage decision), which is a far cry from the concentration camps and gas chambers utilized by the Nazis. Marty’s viewpoint spits on the dignity of every human being that liberals rally behind, as well as the entire Jewish community, with this comparison.

While it’s true that liberals are fond of referring to conservatives as fascists, it’s worth noting that the term is not used without evidentiary basis.

If I were to take the same liberties that Marty has taken in an attempt to castigate conservatives, I doubt that he would appreciate people pointing out the fact that the “R” in IRA stands for Republican. And the IRA (Irish Republican Army) is classified as a terrorist group, and therefore Republicans are terrorists! (Sounds pretty ridiculous, doesn’t it?) But that’s the same kind of half-assed, “Rocky and Bullwinkle” logic that Glenn Beck employs.

For the record, I don’t believe Republicans are terrorists; however, I do believe this kind of grandstanding has got to go!

Brandon Wertz
Oklahoma City
 
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07.06.2011 at 07:21 Reply

Here is the text as it was originally submitted to the Gazette.  It's a shame they edited out what I used for my "evidentiary basis," as I'm sure Marty's comeback will ask what that basis is.  

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It’s rather offensive for Marty to imply that those called “Progressive” today are somehow associated with genocide, and I dare him to prove that’s on their agenda.  What he considers Hitler’s “progress” is exactly what’s wrong with conservatives.  In an attempt to berate liberals they must tie them to histories biggest mass murderer.  That’s real classy!
 
It is a fact that liberals are moving toward a state of complete equality (as seen in landmark New York Gay Marriage decision), which is a far cry from the concentration camps and gas chambers utilized by the Nazis.  Marty spits on the dignity of every human being that liberals rally behind, as well as the entire Jewish community, with this comparison. 
 
While it’s true that liberals are fond of referring to conservatives as fascists, it’s worth noting that the term is not used without evidentiary basis.  That term is applied because of the escalated police state we are forced to live in as a result of the laws enacted immediately following 9/11.  Things like warrantless wiretaps, federal access to public library records, and detentions without trial.  That’s what comes off as fascist!  The caveat of that is, if those laws had been enacted under a democratic president, the term could easy have applied to the left.
 
If I were to take the same liberties that Marty has taken in an attempt castigate conservatives I doubt that he would appreciate people pointing out the fact that the ‘R’ in IRA stands for Republican.  And the IRA (Irish Republican Army) is classified as a terrorist group, and therefore Republicans are terrorists!  Sounds pretty ridiculous doesn’t it?  But that’s the same kind of half-assed Rocky and Bullwinkle logic that Glenn Beck employs.  For the record, I don’t believe Republicans are terrorists, however I do believe this kind of grandstanding has got to go!
 
So, does Marty think for himself, or does he just repeat the same crazy conspiracies that his like minded friends on FOX whisper into his ear?  Only God knows.
 
Oh, and Marty…  I’m sorry you don’t want the fatties to have access to sidewalks, parks, trails, etc….  But the project was put to a vote, you lost.  Democracy happens, we call it progress.

 

 
 
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