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Old 02-23-2012, 02:44 AM   #1
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Regardless of the context or reasoning, people who compare modern-day America to **** Germany are absolutely pathetic. People who parrot or promote these kind of hateful, vitriolic metaphors are no better, either. I expected better from you, Jason.
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Ditto.
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I just saw the title and thought the same thing...America is in no way comparable to **** Germany. Are you f'n serious? Unless you're telling me that **** Germany had a whole class of citizens that enjoyed American idol gayness and cared more about a society that bought stuff by financing everything with money that they don't have and can't afford. I guess **** Germany also welcomed people who can't support themselves and enjoy living off of the government...yup...we sound EXACTLY like **** Germany to me...(sarcasm).
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You yanks take yourselves so seriously.

Us aussies dont mind a bit of jovial fun pointed at ourselves.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:12 PM   #6
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Regardless of the context or reasoning, people who compare modern-day America to **** Germany are absolutely pathetic. People who parrot or promote these kind of hateful, vitriolic metaphors are no better, either. I expected better from you, Jason.
LOLz I knew someone would post exactly this.

That's why I said "little ways". You obviously didn't click the link.

The knee jerk reaction is typical. "No, it's not possible!"

There *are* several ways that the US is resembling **** Germany in the years leading up to the **** Revolution.

Let's start here. What countries have indefinite detention?
- China
- Cuba
- Myanmar
- North Korea
- USA
- Stalinist Soviet Union
- **** Germany
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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That list in incomplete.
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I clicked the link.

I don't feel especially threatened when I use cash to pay for purchases. I do feel slightly annoyed when the lady in front of me in line at the grocery store spends 5 minutes digging around in her plastic peanut-butter jar finding precisely the right amount to pay for her $4.71 purchase in exact change, entirely in coin, with no dollar coins.

But that's a first-world problem.

I can buy a conspiracy theory in which the issuers of debit and credit cards create a social atmosphere which de-elevates the status of those who use cash (and coin) rather than electronic means to pay for purchases, but that one would go all the way back to the 1950s when it became commonplace to carry checkbooks, so blame the Eisenhower administration.
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It seems like everyone in the media uses the "**** Card" so casually and for such insignificant things in an effort to balloon them into something they are not. It has gotten to the point to where if anyone says anything about ***** or Hitler, they lose whatever chance they had of me listening at all. It is over played and just used to evoke hate or knee jerk reactions.
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Because if you fail to learn how the country led up to the use of gas chambers, it will never happen again.
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the only time we ever were even remotely close to that was after the pearl harbor bombings when we rounded up all japanese (or anyone who looked like they could be japanese) and put them in camps indefinitely.

similarly, what has happened in AZ with the legislation that essentially makes it quasi-ok for you to be detained if you look like you might be mexican and don't have proof of citizenship on you. amendments? what amendments?
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LOLz I knew someone would post exactly this.

That's why I said "little ways". You obviously didn't click the link.

The knee jerk reaction is typical. "No, it's not possible!"
I don't think you understood me.

You're right, though - I didn't click your shitty link. I didn't click your link because I don't care what it says, not even slightly. What you completely failed to grasp is that the content of your link is completely irrelevant to my point. So are any actual similarities (or dissimilarities) between modern America and **** Germany, in fact. My point is that anyone who feels the need to utilize a metaphor involving **** Germany in today's world for any reason that doesn't literally involve the mass genocide of millions of humans is an intellectual fraud who is incapable of articulating the points of their argument without the crutch of sensationalist rhetoric.

Get it?
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I don't think you understood me.

You're right, though - I didn't click your shitty link. I didn't click your link because I don't care what it says, not even slightly. What you completely failed to grasp is that the content of your link is completely irrelevant to my point. So are any actual similarities (or dissimilarities) between modern America and **** Germany, in fact. My point is that anyone who feels the need to utilize a metaphor involving **** Germany in today's world for any reason that doesn't literally involve the mass genocide of millions of humans is an intellectual fraud who is incapable of articulating the points of their argument without the crutch of sensationalist rhetoric.

Get it?


100% correct. That's why I posted that dumb video, because I can't take anything or anyone seriously who compares **** Germany to America. A stupid parody video is all a thread like this is worth.
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...Wow Sav, your posts in politics are every bit as insightful as your Miata technical posts.

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There was more to **** germany than just the geocide.


This guys article talks about permanent detention of american citizens without evidence and the enlisting private citizens to spy on each other. This is something that we all know happened in **** germany. It wasn't a metaphor, it's a similie.

Or we could all forget that there ever was a SS, SD and the Gestapo and that in **** Germany there was never any instances of any person suspected of disloyalty to the regime would have been arrested, executed, or interred in a concentration camp. Never Happened. It was all sensationalist rhetoric.

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There was more to **** germany than just the geocide.
There is more to Failflora than Sawzalls and failing.

But when we bring him up, what do we mean?
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You could be talking about vegans.


c wut i did thar?
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So...your answer is moar failing?
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