Good old Adolf. Still useful after all these years. Everyone reaches for him, it seems, when they want a demon to compare something else to. Something they hate, of course (unless they’re fond of Hitler, then they’ll compare something favourably to him).
Often, it’s gays who are being compared to him, as this week over California’s proposed vote on the State Constitution.
Proposition 8 is a move to change the Constitution to restrict marriage to opposite-sex couples, and there are some pretty evil people fighting for that change, as we reported yesterday.
But there’s this pillock now called Brad Dacus, president of something called the Pacific Justice Union (its idea of justice can only be guessed at if it allows this twat to be its president).
He told a rally earlier this week, “There was another time in history when people – when the bell tolled. And the question was whether or not they were going to hear it. The time was during Nazi Germany with Adolf Hitler.” Then, after a long interlude, he concluded, “Let us not make that mistake, folks. Let us hear the bell! Vote on Proposition 8!”
I’ve embedded the YouTube video of this below. The words aren’t too clear, but someone at the Doctor Who Forum website, whose online moniker is Jebus101, has thoughtfully provided a transcript. (Doctor Who fans have got to be useful for something!)
“Dacus”, Jebus101 tells us, “is the guy who was the chief architect of the movement to get an opt-out law for parents to take their child out of any school activity that violates their religious or moral beliefs. Like say if a charter school asks the parents if they want to take their kids on a field trip to celebrate their teacher getting married. You know, the one they are conveniently forgetting about and then lying in their ads about education and teh children.”