Ok here are my points on why you can compare Bush to Hitler:
Let me clarify some things before I start:
A.) The holocaust was an extremely horrible situation
B.) The crusades where also extremely horrible if someone could give me an estimate of the deaths that would be great.
C.) Bush is not Hitler; However, the similarities are their and even comparing your leader to someone like Hitler is not a good thing at all!
D.) If another Republican was running I would not vote for him due to many key differences. However, that does not mean I would compare him to Hitler.
E.) Please at least read and feel free to comment as always.
Both use public speech, and especially catch phrases to inspire loyalty to the "mother" country. Hitler was more animated with his speech but still Hitler saying things over and over again were propaganda and used to inspire a massive group to head his cause. Bush is always saying, "The Evil", "Bad Man" "Terrorist", "WMD's". He has no real points but uses sayings over and over again to create a bond with the listener. Repitition is key! Also, look how anyone not with Hitler was against Germany; Does that remind you of what is happening today....if you don't support Bush's decision then you are against the country.
Hitler ordered his "Holocaust" (Sp) based on pre-made religious judgements.
Bush has ordered his cleansing of the middle east through his religious opinions. Aka: God's America, His "Crusade" (He actually said this) against Terror.
Neither men are actually murders but their actions led to many many deaths. Of course Number wise you cannot compare the Death of 2,000,000 jews to 15,000 Iraqi citizens. However, in this day and age it would be hard to kill 2,000,000 jews without the entire world coming after you. These days it wouldn't happen. Now just hear me out. I say 15,000 innocent, meaning non armed non militant iraqis, including women and children, is comparable to the death of 2,000,000 jews...Just think how much faster news travels these days. No matter how you put it innocent lives have been lost that would not have been lost if not for this mans egomaniacal actions. As technology gets better the loss of lives should diminish due to rapid news reports and quick responses in terms of mobility.
Both are trying to live up to an impossible dream. Hitler was tormented as a child and failed as an artist. His only big break was when he joined the small, 12 person or so, Nazi party. His goal was to prove that he was not a failure. He needed somewhere to place his blame and his failures of the past.
Bush needs to do the same thing. Whether it be failed oil deals or failed managing of the Texas Rangers. Bush has always been that fumbling child in the shadow of his father. He had cocaine problems and has been arrested for Drunken Driving. The main thing that In my opinion that relates to Hitler's rise to power is the need to achieve where he has failed. Let us not forget Bush failed as a military pilot. Now he has the chance again. As commander in chief to prove that he is a true military man. So what does he do. As soon as he gets his chance he heads up a military campaign. Although Hitler and Bush have no "Real" military backgrounds other then being discharged, they both are Military heads of their country and with that power they have created death and destruction. There will to achieve overlooks their will to be be rational.
The use of fear in both campaigns is also evident. Bush wants to scare the country into believing there is more of a problem then their is. Yes terrorism is a problem and always has been a problem. Excuse me but hijacking have been happening for decades now. It's amazing that 9/11 didn't happen in the 70's 80's or 90's. I believe the fact is that in Israel over 300,000 bombs are found a year! So obviously our scale of terror is not anywhere close to theirs. However, people their still go on living normal lives. Bush's terror agenda distracts from the real problems at hand; Diplomacy, Commercialism, Religion. In essence he is saying as long as we can get these people everything that is wrong will be right!
Hitler said to his people the reason for all of your problems, especially economic, are due to the Jews or the Unclean. This distracts from the true problems and uses the scapegoat theory to bring the country together.
Islam= Scapegoat for all problems; We take no responsibility for any problems (Israel, Spreading of Democracy to a Theocracy, Globalism)
Jews= Scapegoat for all problems;
Through these scapegoats a common enemy is formed creating a strong bond throughout the country. The scapegoat is extremely powerful. I have talked to many people how just want to Kill Islams...They are usually uneducated people who have listened to the speeches and fear spread by the bush administration. Those same people were influenced by Hitler in the 30's and 40's. Now I know the goal is to get the "bad guys" but to many americans the bad guys are not just fundamentalist militant Islams but all Islams. Now this might not be the goal of the Administration to hate all islams; but that is the way it is portrayed. This reminds me of the other day I was listening to 94.7 rock in Washington, D.C. where I live and where fear is always high. 94.7 played a cat stevens song and a man called in saying supporting cat stevens was supporting terrorism. All that is jewish is rotten; Does this ring any bells?
There will never be another Hitler; In this day and age it is almost impossible to imagine a rise to power like Hitlers where people are shipped off to camps. It couldn't happen there is to much of a third eye on the world. People see everything in this day of cameras and the internet. However, what Bush is doing is amazing when the deaths of 15,000 + innocent Iraqis are overlooked by the "Liberal, which i believe is BS" media.
And no the Media is not liberal. I majored in media communication. The actors, directors, artists of the industry may be. But the gatekeepers are very very conservitive. Disney blocking Mike Moore is a great example. CBS owning Westinghouse which creates Nukes and weapons. Deep into the media it is very conservative, just because a celeb hates the war doesn't mean a thing. The only power he has is granted to him through gate keepers. The gatekeepers are rich powerful white men. And we all know who the majority is in the Republican party. Keep that in mind.
thanks for listening. It's nice to debate....I must say even though the term liberal and conservatives are being tossed a bit this is a pretty good debate...usually people are only like " Your wrong dumb ass" So at least we can have a good discussion.