Friday, July 21, 2006

leftthink

In a post on the Daily Kos, Grand Moff Texan writes:
And this is furthermore not a right versus left issue because the anti-Jewish sentiments that the American Likudniks see everywhere really come from their own side of the ideological spectrum, not ours. No wonder they're so bitter, they have to cohabitate with conservatives who admire Hitler.
If you follow the link, you will see an article about a former Nazi from Germany who is building a shrine to Hitler. What you won't find in the article is any hint to tell you whether the guy is a conservative as Moff claims.

So where does Moff get the idea that the guy is a conservative? Maybe he has some inside information, but I think it's a lot more likely that he just assumes anyone who wants to build a shrine to Hitler must be conservative. In other words, he provides a link to prove a point, and the link is only relevant to the point if you already agree with him.

I'll bet the guy is a Democrat and has liberal politics (the Nazis had politics that were more similar to modern Democrats than Republicans). If he really were conservative or a Republican, I think the newpaper would have thought it was worthwhile to mention the guy's politics.

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