Wednesday, April 15, 2009

And.... It's Not Cute Anymore

Via dKos


Pope Incontinentius XIII said... was cute to begin with?

The Gaucho Politico said...

well it was cute in a farcial and funny way. As long as you could ridicule it as harmless the teabaggers were fine. When they cross the line from farcial to disturbed its not funny anymore.

Pope Incontinentius XIII said...

Although I hope we can still laugh at teabagging double entendres ("Teabag the liberal Dems before they teabag you!"). Until they get old.

chingona said...

A while ago, Amanda at Pandagon argued the use of Holocaust rhetoric to talk about abortion represented a form of Holocaust denial. Not in the sense that they think the historic events were fabricated or falsified but in the sense that they seriously diminish the actual suffering inflicted on actual human beings with the comparisons they draw.

I'd say this sign falls into the same camp, except that much more so. Amazingly more so.

David Schraub said...

That's been my precise thought about the Israel = Nazis comparison. People who say Gaza is a large concentration camp clearly either don't know or don't comprehend what actually happened in concentration camps. By appropriating the imagery, they are tacitly stripping the Holocaust of its historical reality and mutating it into something new (namely, a political slogan gun for hire).