Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Chuck Morse

Chuck Morse "investigates" President Obama's alleged Nazism

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The right-wing news outlet and infamous conspiracy theory dumping ground WorldNetDaily has come to the unexpected (for WND) conclusion that President Obama is not a communist.
Don't get excited. They have actually concluded that he is a Nazi.
Radio host Chuck Morse shared his "findings" in an interview with WND's Bob Unruh.
As expected, the foundation of Morse's claim is his own personal re-imagining of the Nazis as a bunch of left-wing liberals.
"I'm not suggesting [Obama] is an anti-Semite," said Morse. "I'm not suggesting he's going to set up a Holocaust. But putting all that stuff aside, when you strip that away from historical Nazism and look at the political philosophy of Nazism, this is very much what Barack Obama is into."
For evidence of such, Morse cited Obama's use of themes like "hope" and "change" and support for "left-progressivism," which he argues "is largely to blame not only for the Nazi Holocaust but also for most of the programs of Holocaust, Genocide and Democide that have been implemented in the modern era."
Only in the sick fantasies of far-right extremists can Nazism be considered "left-progressive."
Even Hitler himself considered his position centrist:
Today our left-wing politicians in particular are constantly insisting that their craven-hearted and obsequious foreign policy necessarily results from the disarmament of Germany, whereas the truth is that this is the policy of traitors [...] But the politicians of the Right deserve exactly the same reproach. It was through their miserable cowardice that those ruffians of Jews who came into power in 1918 were able to rob the nation of its arms.
Unlike Chuck Morse, I trust you to recognize what present-day mantra most closely resembles this statement for yourself.

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