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James Hartline's Hitler/Gays Comparison

Question 3: How many non-Jewish civilians were murdered during World War II?

Answer: While it is impossible to ascertain the exact number, the recognized figure is approximately 5,000,000. Among the groups which the Nazis and their collaborators murdered and persecuted were: Gypsies, Serbs, Polish intelligentsia, resistance fighters from all the nations, German opponents of Nazism, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, habitual criminals, and the “anti-social,” e.g. beggars, vagrants, and hawkers.

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No kidding, James Hartline’s latest piece on his blog is Gay Activists Take A Page Out Of Hitler’s Mein Kampf To Evict Boy Scouts From Philadelphia Headquarters . Obviously, Hartline either doesn’t know or doesn’t care that gay men were among those who the Nazi’s killed, and that Hartline himself would have been imprisoned in a concentration camp — and possibly gassed — in his youth for being a homosexual and a habitual criminal.

Sub-topics in his latest piece include The Swastika – Rainbow Flag Connection, and California – Schwarzengger [sic] – The Nazi Connection — where he states…

The disasterous [sic] pro-homosexual laws currently being implemented in California could just as easily have been written in Hitler’s Germany. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has a history of close ties to those involved in Nazism. In fact, Schwarznegger’s father, Gustav Schwarzenegger, was a volunteer member of the Sturmabteilung, or SA – the notorious Nazi storm troopers also known as brownshirts.

Right — Teh Gays, as part of the homosexual agenda are planning a new Holocaust to get rid of all the heterosexuals(!) — well, Teh Gays in an evil cabal with Gov. Schwarzenegger, that is. (*eyes roll*)

Harline’s over-the top comparison between LGBT people and Nazis is just insincere and deceitful — seriously, even Hartline in his deepest moments of insanity can’t honestly believe gays are mass murderers like Hitler.

Jon Stewart pretty much summed it up on his show in 2005 (Someone disagrees with you? Compare ’em to a Nazi. Works like a charm. A Hitler charm):

And the Hitlers keep on coming. Yes, Adolf Hitler, one of the worst mass-murders in all of history, has become the go-to metaphor and comparison for anyone you have a minor disagreement with.

…Here’s my point. When you compare people to Hitler, enh, you lose a little credibility.

…[P]lease stop calling people Hitler when you disagree with them. It demeans you, it demeans your opponent, and to be honest, it demeans Hitler. That guy worked too many years, too hard, to be that evil to have any Tom, Dick and Harry come along and say “Hey, you’re being Hitler.” No–You know who was Hitler? HITLER!

And of course — there’s the correlative to Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies, which The Economist reworded as

“[A] good rule in most discussions is that the first person to call the other a Nazi automatically loses the argument.”

Mr. Hartline’s Nazi/Hitler references would pretty much not be worth mentioning, except James Hartline seriously wants to be my City Councilman here in San Diego New Sodom. That there are some people have given him money, and consider him a candidate worth supporting — well, incredible just isn’t a strong enough word.

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Related:

* James Hartline’s steep slide into insanity

* James Hartline: San Diego is on fire because of the homos

* Six Years In Sodom: From The Journal Of James Hartline

* Writing Like James Hartline 101

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