This week, I’ve written two posts about how some people think that Kathryn Bigelow is like Leni Riefenstahl, and why that comparison upsets me.
On the other hand, maybe Bigelow got off easy. At least she’s not being compared to Hitler himself.
Lately, gun-rights buttheads (phrase chosen to distinguish between them and the not-jerky responsible gun owners) have been comparing the president to Hitler, because apparently Hitler did something with gun control and yada yada yada.
Salon.com pointed out that this assertion was, uh, more than a little bogus. But to be fair, he’s not the only one who has been compared to Hitler. Bush got compared to Hitler when he was president, too.
The latest Obama issue, however, got more attention on my friend’s Facebook timeline, because Obama is the most recent (though not only) U.S. president who was compared to Hitler. A friend-of-friend pointed out that one of Hitler’s first acts was to be a union-buster, and that’s why Hitler comparisons from both sides of the aisle are, shall we say, less than helpful.
Then the conversation got silly and everyone started talking about he or she was also like Hitler.
“I’m obsessed with sports. I AM ALSO LIKE HITLER.”
“I can’t draw. I AM ALSO LIKE HITLER.”
“I am a homo sapien. I AM ALSO LIKE HITLER.” <– My contribution
Now I invite you readers to participate. In which way are you like Hitler?
I mean, if special interest groups are going to break Godwin’s Law over and over again, we might as well join in and have a little fun. Write in the comments and tell us how you are like Hitler!