Monday, July 24, 2006
Senator Inhofe compares scientists and environmentalists to Nazis.
In Saturday's Tulsa World, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), the Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, reiterated his stated belief that global warming is "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people" by comparing it to the lies told by the Nazis during the Holocaust.Last time, I checked, the environmentalist movement and the scientists who are treated as Cassandras by Republican senators not willing to acknowledge their studies, did not commit mass murder of 11 million Jews and other "undesirables." Last time, I checked, the environmentalists did not use science to perform horrific experiments on people Dr. Mengele style. Last time I checked the environmentalist movement did not invade a country based on a false pretense of invasion by Polish "soldiers." Last time I checked the environmentalist movement did not attempt to dominate the world.
It kind of reminds . . . I could use the Third Reich, the big lie," Inhofe said
But Inhofe doesn't care about history. He doesn't care about historical accuracy because history's probably full of liberal bias anyway. He's probably one of the guys who fell asleep in his history class because either he didn't agree with the obvious liberally-biased teacher who trashed conservatives and right-wingers or he just didn't care. But let me ask you this. Doesn't it make your heart feel all warm and cuddly knowing that a powerful Republican senator is validating the right's hateful rhetoric against environmentalists? Doesn't it make you touched that a powerful politician is resorting to the same rhetoric that hate-talk radio is using to inspire its listeners to commit acts of vandalism?
Folks, this is your senator from Oklahoma. What a national disgrace and befitting for a special place in Kitty Hell where the devil kitties will breathe fire upon his room, slowly warming it until he cannot bear it anymore and repents.
Station KGEZ had been vilifying environmental activists for nearly a year with labels like "Green Nazis" and "The Fourth Reich." Blaming them for economic downturns in the local logging and aluminum smelting industries, the station also broadcast names of local conservationists -- and, in some cases, their home addresses -- as well as the names of some businesses that donated to conservation groups.
Those named on the air had their cars vandalized and received hundreds of harassing telephone calls, some of which included broad threats to kill environmentalists. Bumper stickers with green swastikas or the slogan "Just Say No to the Green Nazis" started appearing on some of their doors.
"Nobody elected the Fourth Reich, the green Nazis, the environmentalists."Typical right-wing inciting of hate, wouldn't you say with their infamous campaigns of listing the addresses and personal information of people on their enemy list? Is it just me or is the majority of these incidents of hate mail and death threats the property of the right?
- John Stokes, conservative talk-show host in Montana
Acts of vandalism also were committed after he publicized names of local businesses that had contributed to an environmental group. One brewery owner, for instance, found a green swastika plastered on his business. Mr. Stokes believes someone other than his followers perpetrated those acts to make him look bad.Right, here goes the victimization mentality again! Don't blame my listeners, blame the Environazis who wanted to discredit me by vandalizing the property of their allies.
So Senator Inhofe, is vandalism against those whom you perceive as members of the Fourth Reich just a part of the American way? Oh, by the way, I wonder how Senator McCain feels like being compared to Hitler by a member of his own PARTY? He just sent me a petition on global warming today.