Just read it. No, don’t just read it; think about it.

God, I miss Billmon.

The Discussion: 11 Comments


You do an absolutely first rate public service by placing such links on your site. Sobering stuff indeed. And a great credit to Powell and the rest of those in government trying to shine a light into what appears to be a self-imposed darkness.

Thank you.

January 13, 2005 @ 8:22 pm | Comment

I’d prefer that if there wasn’t the Hitler part, whih makes it sound like some loony left stuff. “Bush and Hitler both liked vanilla ice cream !”, etc.

Bush avoiding negative feedback about the war is already enough to worry about.

January 13, 2005 @ 8:47 pm | Comment

At this point, there are way too many proto-fascist trends in this country to ignore the comparison…

January 13, 2005 @ 10:42 pm | Comment

I wonder why it is that quite a few people including myself relate/connect the activities of Bush and his administration to Hitler and Nazism? I think it goes beyond the sharp shooting of the campaign rhetoric. Is it because the logical consequence of right-wing (conservative) thinking if carried to extremes is totalitarian control of the society that fosters it? Is that what many people who fought and continue to fight against Bush and his administration are really fighting against, against one-party domination of America and the levers of power that operate it?

I think it is as a legitimate inquiry and level of consciousness as was the spector of communism that had been seen in the U.S. from the 1920s to 1989 and after. It is the way we humans tend to deal with potential threats to our chosen society, that is, put it on our radar
to determine its course and substance.

January 13, 2005 @ 10:49 pm | Comment

WOLF !!!!!!!!

January 13, 2005 @ 11:53 pm | Comment

Why some people are leaving Peking Duck?

BL says:

I left that Peking Duck place for sometime. That Richard guy seems to care about covering himself with a “I love China but hate CCP” line. But he had to bring up baseless charges to tarnish my reputation. I left because I got other stuff to take care of, don’t have time and get a little carried away. I went back there recently and found your exchange with that bellevue. He is one of those MinYun scum.

That bellevue is a scum all right, I just want to provide my 2 cents about talking to Taiwan scums. What WW is most afraid of is to make Taiwan Independence a legal case.

1. Taiwan’s sovereignty belongs to china.
2. PRC is rightful government of China right now.
3. Taiwan’s sovereignty belongs to PRC.
4. Secession is a legal process has to be agreed upon by 1.3 b Chinese.
5. Taiwan has army, currency, what so ever so Taiwan is independent—not, it only means Taiwan is being ilegally occupied and ilegally administrated by an unlawful government. It’s the goodwill of China to try to bring Taiwan into the fold in a peaceful way at this moment. It’s well with in China’s legal authority to take a military solution. Can sime Mexicans live on a big farm in California vote themselves to independent? How about Native Indians, or Branch Davidians in Waco Texas?

Regarding 1,2,3,4, there are documents you can find. 1895 Treaty with Jap (sovereignty taken away). Cairo Declearation, Potsdam Proclamation. UN resolutions replaced PRC with ROC.

bellevue gotta be a Taiwan scum, he lives in Shanghai and learned some Shanghai dialect. For in the entire world, some independence minded Taiwanese hates China outmost. Why? because they know they will be crushed by China like a bug, and that day is coming. They hide behind anyone has a chip with China, Jap/US/Vietnam/just about anyone, the hate can’t save them though. Haha..

January 14, 2005 @ 1:34 am | Comment


Boring feud. Yes, you can’t stand each other, it’s no reason to drag others in as a jury.

January 14, 2005 @ 2:06 am | Comment

I agree that we don’t do ourselves any favors when we make Bush/Hitler comparisons (even though the wingnuts never hesitate to Godwin people they don’t like, cf. Michael Moore/Leni Riefenstahl, not to mention the term ‘feminazi’). But two wrongs don’t make a right.

Still, it’s not at all inappropriate to point out that Li’l George is inflexible and dogmatic to the point of sheer idiocy. Ideologues are most dangerous when they start to believe their own propaganda.

January 14, 2005 @ 9:01 am | Comment

I try to avoid Hitler-Bush comparisons; they tend to be juvenile, exaggerated and hysterical. And Bush is certainly no Hitler, no matter how vile his reign may be. But… Personality-wise, he does bear a marked similarity, at least in terms of his demand for loyalty, secrecy and inability to process criticism or face the fact that he made a mistake. This is not to say Bush is Hitler, but there’s enough material here to make it a valid topic for discussion, although one that shouldn’t be pushed too far.

January 14, 2005 @ 9:08 am | Comment

But I think the ever-popular “naked emperor” metaphor is far more apt. Especially when I read items like this:

Parade performers will have security escorts to the bathroom, and they’ve been ordered not to look directly at President Bush or make any sudden movements while passing the reviewing stand.

(Via a registration-protected link on The Sideshow)

I do think Li’l George would be far more at home in an ermine cape than in an SS uniform (even though those SS uniforms were pretty damn sexy! almost as sexy as a crotch-hugging flight suit).

January 14, 2005 @ 11:04 am | Comment

People who use the word “proto-ANYTHING” should be stood in a corner, forced to wear Bush’s ermine cape, and listen to BL and bellevue bicker.

And twice if they say “ilk”.

January 15, 2005 @ 10:34 am | Comment

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