by Pete Kotz
on Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 5:38 AM
It seems that if you haven't been called a Nazi lately, or been the subject of a Nazi-related reference, you're just not anybody these days. As political tensions heighten, more and more people are invoking the once forbidden Nazi slur as a way to demonize their enemies. Above you'll find the great Rush Limbaugh comparing the Democratic Party to World War II Germany, and below you'll find yesterday's comments from you, our dear Pith readers:
"The Chriztian Reich, it must be very sad to live in a place where one has to deal with nutcases like this everyday."
"'But some congressmen are fighting back by getting unions to provide security.' Sounds like mini-Godfathers and their enforcers. Or little Hitlers and their Brownshirts."
"Good to see you support thuggery. We now know you support the brownshirts."
Our question to you: Is the old Nazi slur a little out of line? And if not, shouldn't people be showing more originality with a few Stalin references on occasion?