Google the Concord Monitor web site, and there's a link to this story which just about says it all as far as I'm concerned. Enjoy. Remember on my TV show, The Liberty Express tonight at 9 on manchestertv23 and then again Sunday at 6 a.m. and noon--quite by conicidecne; the clip was planned weeks ago-- I spend a lot of time talking about Bismark as I stand in front of a monument to him in Essen, Germany. We also go into the Alte Synagogue. It just doesn't get much better than this for promotion. Go to vimeo.com/channels/libertyx. And make sure you send this link to Alan The Ambulance Chaser Dershowitz.
If you click on the link to read the editorial, you will note that Ms. Belman again gets it wrong. I gave no Nazi salute; I neither mentioned the word Nazi or Hitler. I simply stated two German words, "Sieg Heil" in a very quiet tone as a matter of fact. Watch the tape; I use it on my show. My remarks would be construed by anyone with any brain power left as denegrating the Speaker, almost as if to say, "Yes, SIR!" as one would comply with any small f fascist in a mockingly subservient manner. I find it amazing that even a week later, responsible members of the media, regardless of their opinions to which they are entitled, could continue to misstate basic facts. Watch the tape! Watch every week and you'll discover more of the 40 hours of anti-Nazi, anti-fascist, and anti-totalitarian filming I did when in Berlin and Germany.
Some day we can argue whether Hitler or Stalin was worse, whether fasicsm or communism is worse. Stalin deserves the crown if for no other reason than out of respect to sheer numbers--he killed more--and communism is undoubtedly more spirit numbing than communism, but the point is debateable.
No One Cares About Otto Von Bismarck's Mustache
But they sure don't like giving someone "the Hitler," either in real-life, or, as happened in a Mike Marland effort in the Concord Monitor, in cartoon form. I think this editorial gives you just about everything you need to know, including a look at the cartoon itself. I actually think the Hitler example is useful when utilized as an absurd extreme, or at least not worthy of throwing up one's hands and stomping away from the computer, but I can't imagine the point being made of just comparing some political dude to Herr Wolf unless, maybe, some sort of hate-speech was involved. This sounds just like some sort of generic, ill-conceived Hitler-as-generic-free-speech-hating-despot comparison, which makes a straight-up comparison even more problematic. Maybe Hitler's branding needs work; maybe someone needs to step up in the despot ranks in more of a free-speech crushing manner. The intriguing part of the editorial, incidentally, is how the newspaper person talks about their maybe not running the cartoon but then deciding to give the cartoonist the privilege of his platform.
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