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June 8th, 2011 (10:17 pm)
current mood: pessimistic

Generally, when somebody does a "Hitler rant" with the bunker scene from Downfall, it's good for at least a chuckle. Sometimes, it's lame. Occasionally, it's sidesplitting.

Recently, a bunch of yahoos went to the Jefferson Memorial in DC and started dancing. I never did learn what they were protesting, or representing, but, even if it were utterly lame, there is no constitutional requirement for good sense when exercising your right to peaceably assemble and petition for redress of grievances, so it would seem that they were still within First Amendment territory - when the U. S. Park Police arrested them for it.

So, in between the dancing, theStudent Loan SWAT raid,Barry O's renewal of the Patriot Act by remote control, and any one of a few hundred accumulated outrages over the past couple of decades, I find this particular "Hitler rant" all too close to literal truth for me to be comfortable laughing at it...

Remember, it doesn't violate Godwin's Law if it's a valid comparison....