July 8, 2011
A commenter on one of my posts yesterday implied that I used the word “Nazi” too much in that post, and he is correct. I did overuse that word in that one post, and I apologize if anyone was offended by it.
However, for some reason, there seems to be this extra sensitivity to anything that refers to the Nazi Germany Jewish Holocaust, certainly more than to something that might refer to the tens of millions of murdered innocents by Soviets and Chinese during the 20th Century. Am I wrong about that? Or is it just too politically incorrect for me to point that out? Why aren’t as many people offended if I refer to someone as a “commie” as those offended by my referring to someone as a “Nazi”? After all, the Chinese communists murdered far more millions of their own fellow Chinese than the number of Jews murdered by Nazis, and the Soviets murdered far more millions than the Nazis as well. But for some reason, when it’s Jews we’re talking about, there is an extra sensitivity. If I’m wrong about that, or just way off on that, then please correct me.
One of my purposes here on this blog is to point out uncomfortable truths, because I think the truth — regardless of how politically incorrect it is to point it out — is important.
Now, regarding that post about the situation of the lady whose neighbors didn’t like her putting a vegetable garden on her front yard: The intrusive, meddlesome, busybody neighbors are the people I referred to as “Nazis,” as well as the local government officials who are going to force the lady to remove her garden or throw her in jail, yeah, those people, those “zoning Nazis.” Again, I am sorry if people are offended, but, when someone not only doesn’t like the neighbor’s vegetable garden on her own property (which is your opinion but you have a right to your opinion), but one goes and gets the armed force of government to forcibly compel the lady to remove the garden or she must pay a serious penalty, then such people are being little dictators. What the little dictators are doing — by force and compulsion of government and police — is totally contrary to everything that America was originally intended to be: a FREE COUNTRY, in which a property owner’s property rights were respected, not trashed.
Here is the less dictatorial, less selfish and infringing, less intrusive and trespassing, and more honest and aboveboard thing for someone to do if one does not like one’s neighbor’s vegetable garden on her own property: Offer to buy the property. Or get a group of fellow nitpickers to chip in to buy the property. Or, as I noted yesterday, if the garden bothers you so much, then you can always move. That is what mature, honest people do in such situations. They do not act like little dictators.
Remember, when you own a parcel of property, that is your parcel of property. But your owning a parcel of property doesn’t give you some kind of share in ownership of the parcel of property next door. It is too bad, in this day and age of immediate gratification and socialistic covetousness toward others’ property and belongings, that so many people think that they own their neighbors’ property as well as their own. Sorry. Not quite.
Now, regarding the Jewish sensitivity, there have been a lot of references to “Nazis” in recent years, especially with the TSA. (Just Google “TSA Nazi.”) There have been also references to Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City. (Or, as David Kramer of the Lew Rockwell Blog calls it, “Nazi York City.”) There are the “Food Nazis,” the “Salt Nazis” and the “Raw Milk Nazis.”
Again, I am sorry if all that is offensive to anyone, but we really need to lighten up. I’m glad that my Grandma left Warsaw in 1912 with her family and came to the U.S. Fortunately, she and her family arrived early enough, and weren’t amongst the many Jews who were locked out of the U.S. by FDR in the 1930s and ’40s by the U.S. government’s vicious immigration controls at that time.
Why isn’t it as offensive to refer to someone as a “commie” as it seems to be when referring to someone as a Nazi”? For more on what I think is involved in the extra sensitivity with Jews as regards to the Nazi Holocaust, as opposed to any sensitivity with Chinese people, despite the fact that Mao murdered many more Chinese than Hitler murdered Jews, or as opposed to any sensitivity with Russians and other Eastern Europeans, despite the fact that Stalin murdered many more than Hitler as well, please see my article on The Politically Incorrect Issue of Israel.