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  •  Can we reserve the comparison of "Stalinists" (5+ / 0-)

    to politicians who send its citizens off to the Gulags to die by the millions (even thousands would be an OK comparison), and routinely "liquidates" its own military command and political allies? Because I am tired of hearing Dems being compared to Goering because of being "propagandists", Hitler because of gun control and about everything else, Bolsheviks because of Medicare, and every other kind of hyperbole?

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 07:38:34 AM PST

    •  A fair concern (5+ / 0-)

      I see your point and you make a sound argument. I don't think it really applies here because my comment was very focused on a specific aspect of Stalinism that was not ideological - presenting a seamless united public front. And I chose not to resist the temptation of making that colorful charge given the obvious irony of Republicans, who so profess to believe in individualism, operationg in such a collectivist manner on the political front.

      Somehow it seems to me that invoking the metaphor of "Stalinism" doesn't carry the same explosive charge as a direct invocation of Stalin himself. I'm not sure why it sseems that way to me but it does.

      But you could be right. The fact that I am an unknown blogger who did not center my critique on accusations of Stalinism makes it unlikely to deeply offend either powers to b or the public, but you raise good food for thought.

    •  The GOPs policies will cause Americans to die... (2+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, ontario

      ... by the millions by depriving them of health care and the opportunity of basic subsistence living, all so more capital can be diverted up to the oligarchs.

      It IS a matter of life and death. Don't be afraid to say so.

      •  Unless you think that abortion is a holocaust and (2+ / 0-)
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        Quicklund, slothlax

        hence pro-choice liberals are like Hitler, let's wait for them to do it at the end of a gun before we crank out the true greats of genocide.

        "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

        by shmuelman on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 08:10:16 AM PST

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