Friday, August 21, 2009

The Power of Words

There's been lots of words tossed about of late. Most of them have been used out of context and to inflame. We all know what they are. They're designed to bring up images and memories of the worst that humanity has to offer. Those that use them forget that by doing so they diminish the memory of those who fought against the real evils in this world.

AKMuckracker over at the Mudflats has a piece that sums this up so well.  I encourage you to read it and to remember your history whenever you hear the President compared to Hitler or his policies to Nazism. Using these words for political gain cheapens them and makes the impact they should impart much less.

Remember what the Nazis did, the lives they destroyed, the evil they perpetrated. Obama is not Hitler. Health care reform is not fascism or Nazism.

These comparisons are an insult to the men and women who fought and died, who spent time as prisoners of war and the millions who died at the hands of the Nazis. We must never forget that true evil walked the earth 64 years ago and was defeated at terrible cost.

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1 comment:

Chris said...

I agree whole heartedly!!! These aren't words to be used casually, and especially, not even close to who our president is...