Friday, July 20, 2012

Actual Evil

The feces flinging has already started in the run-up to the demolition derby that is the American Presidential election cycle. I've seen, and so have you, the hyperbolic accusations and assertions from both sides as well as their Agents of Endarkenment.

I've read in my more recent lifetime both George Walker Bush and Barack Hussein Obama II compared to Adolf Hitler, without a doubt the most abhorrent human being of all time. On this date, sixty-eight years ago, a very small number of his military leadership cadre in the most militarized nation on earth, attempted to end Hitler's regime and life as well as Europe's wide-awake nightmare reign of terror. They failed and millions more perished before the mad dog was run to ground. Why mention a failure?  

Because when, not if, you next hear the So-and-So is Hitler comparison, start with this (if you feel better, I've never been able to watch it to the end and it's only a quarter of an hour) and then go back to your pals in the media plutocracy from whatever part of the polit-spectrum they are based and tell them to shut the fudge up (or use peanut brittle if you feel that strongly about it). Nobody they can name will ever be Hitler so let's stop doing that from now on and forever.

When I was a child, before the age of reason and maybe my memory, we used to have elections based on contrasting visions of our country and how to achieve those differing goals. We had the means-we compared the ways. Now it's a filth fest as we argue about outsourcing vulture capitalism and working on appealing to our core wedge groups.

How about this, mein liebling? The best way to choose The Next Leader of the Free World is to evaluate which one best displays those traits during this campaign. Tell the talking heads to go soak themselves and do something too many of us haven't done for a long time and think. Here's something to help you decide the unterschied zwischen der Schei├če und der Schuhcreme. Keep it handy and use it often. And perhaps but only perhaps, we can learn again to speak to and not at one another.
-bill kenny


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