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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

In Short, Bill O'Reilly Thinks that Trump is Really Stupid

How else do you read this:
I wrote a column for The Hill and said that Trump's mistake — and it was one — was that you can never under any circumstances equate Nazis with anyone else. It's a very simple thing, OK? So if you understand history — and I think Trump does to some extent, but not perhaps to the extent that is needed in this day and age — when you understand the evil that happened in the '30s and '40s in Germany, in Europe and even in Japan, really, truly understand it, you can't make comments about it in any other context other than, this is pure evil.
I don't understand how anyone who was born in the 1940s and whom went to school in the `50s and `60s could have escaped the lesson that "Nazis are bad". Prime-time TV back then was about 35% westerns, 35% World War II and 30% sitcoms. It was kind of hard to miss that the Nazis were bad people.

Maybe Trump's daddy was telling him "don't believe the lies, the Nazis were really good people and they spoke the truth"?


dinthebeast said...

I don't remember being taught much about WWII in school, but I don't let that stop me from knowing about it. So in a bigger way, he was calling all of us stupid. Sort of goes along with the strategy of trying to own history by owning what makes it into textbooks.
I hate to break it to him, but we don't really learn about the world exclusively in the classroom, and we never did.

-Doug in Oakland

w3ski said...

I watched War Movies, played War with toys, and even played War as a kid with 5 different nationalities. You know, we did let my Japanese Friend win a few times but even my German friend didn't wan't the nazis to win when we played.
I am a bit younger than our Resident, but I cannot imagine he ever grew up with praise for the nazis, Unless he was coached by someone close.
It is written his Dad was KKK, so I'd have to imagine that is where he picked it up.
No One born from 1945 to 70 something "liked" nazis, that was just a fact of life.