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Saturday, October 17, 2009

In the Future Everyone Will be a Nazi for 15 Minutes

A towering figure of the book-larnin' left intones a beloved old trope.
Add Noam Chomsky to the growing list of people using the Nazi analogy lately. Speaking to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, he alluded to right-wing media as “substantive content — crazy content, but it does give answers,” and warned that if Americans weren’t properly educated about what was really happening to them, they could be in for a repeat of the Nazi takeover of Germany in the 1930s.
Or, to paraphrase a jingle from a TV commercial familiar to those of us of the post-literate age:
I'm a Nazi,
He's a Nazi,
She's a Nazi, we're a Nazi,
Wouldn't you like to be a Nazi, too?
(Thanks to Augustine.)

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