Still, I don’t think this is necessarily a good comparison. The American right wing has a deep, entrenched paranoid belief that higher educated has a liberal bias. So when Karl Rove talks about education, he doesn’t mean the abstract idea of learning about the world, he means this weird imaginary indoctrination he thinks people go through.
So while I don’t want to defend conservatives, I think Nazi comparisons hurt a LOT more than they help. It’s such a tired, obnoxious thing to resort to, I think we can do better.
In a nation where people blabbler in all seriousness about Barack Obama being any combination of being Nigerian, Muslim, Socialist or Communist, a nation where Christianity and Patriotism are conflated and a nation that had the likes of G.W. Bush elected to the office of POTUS twice, could you tell me what I am getting for holding back, choosing words carefully, being patient enough to explain my side of an argument or setting an example by dismissing right wing extremists quietly?
I say that you stand on decorum in denial of being in a pool of dumbth and fascism that is getting deeper every day. As you look down your nose at me, don’t forget to check if that pool has covered your shoulders or is up to your chin…you might still have time to do something about.