Not until Adolf entered the surreal world of blogging had he heard of Godwin's Law.
This so called law in fact is a convention invoked by the chattering class, whereby anyone who uses the Nazi regime of the 1930s and 40s as an analogy during a debate is deemed to have lost the debate. The first time he saw reference to it Adolf thought to himself that it reflected poorly on the intellectual rigour of those wishing to apply it.
This week-end's newspaper columns confirm the sad truth that people who deliberately shut from their minds the reality of recent history tend to be the first to repeat the mistakes of their forebears. It was the British intellectual chattering class who gave Hitler the support and confidence he needed to impose his evil will, step by stealthy step. It was Churchill who accurately identified the regime as 'rogues and gangsters.' Yes, rogues and gangsters are charitable descriptors for New Zealand's modern day Labour Party whose similarity to the Nazi party of pre-war Germany becomes more remarkable day by day. One major difference however is that Hitler had more talent on his front bench.
Adolf picked the sinister warnings nearly a week ago when he posted on Labour's declaration that the EFB was aimed at 'religious organizations.' However it took Matthew Hooton to pick up on the dreadfully totalitarian comments of Maharey and Cullen as they assured Parliament that their dear little bill would only punish those religious organizations which decide to campaign against Labour. Our acquiescent Antique Media should be shouting from the roof tops, yet it is strangely silent. Is it looking forward to the advertising bonanza which it will receive as the approved monopoly for information distribution?
It was a year ago that one of Adolf's friends at church who normally supports Labour suggested that there was starting to be seen a tinge of the totalitarian in the government of the day. This week the tinge became a dominant pattern of dreaded red and black.
It was only a matter of time before Whaleoil responded:
The only question remaining is; who will be the modern day Colonel Von Stauffenburg?. All it needs is a bomb under the table.
January 26 in history
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