The Nazi thing again


From: wildbill4dixie@yahoo.com
To: gdiaz@orlandosentinel.com


Re: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orl-diaz2908feb29,0,2546407.column


Since when does something which provokes a visceral reaction in "some people" warrant being compared to a "Nazi swastika"? Perhaps you could enlighten us, oh great sage, as to how this is so? If a the ability to provoke a "visceral reaction" in some people is all that’s required to make one a "Nazi", then I suppose John Lennon could qualify as being one, because every time I hear the song "Imagine", I want to puke my guts out. Seig Heil John, Seig Heil!? Blech!?


You can check your history if you dare…. Jeff Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, Patrick Cleburne, Mary Chestnut, and countless other Southerners said it…."all we ask is to be let alone". From where I sit, that doesn’t sound remotely Nazi-like….


The South did not launch its armies past its borders to conquer its neighbors. The north did. The South asked to be let alone…the north essentially said "no". Seems to me that if there’s a comparison to be made between one of the two sides and "the Nazis", it’s with the north.


Yours is a prime example of bad journalism, not that you’re the only example out there. You make the claim, but can’t back it up, or won’t. Newsflash for ya’ pinhead – just because you say something is so, does not make it so.


Explain to us mere mortals the "Nazi" connection or shut up.


Bill Vallante
Commack NY
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