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The only logical response

Posted on 2009.10.13 at 20:04
Current Music: Muddy Waters - You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone No. 2

Today, Stefanie and I were walking in Lexington and passed a guy at a LaRouche table, with a big picture of Obama-as-Hitler and a bunch of nonsensical slogans. As I passed, he asked how I was doing, and if I thought “we could get Obama some adult supervision.” Although I am often up for dealing with those people, today I was in no mood. The best course of action was clearly to just walk by him and say “Wooooo, I’m a Zionist, OOGA BOOGA BOOGA” while wiggling my fingers at him. He didn’t really have a response. What do you guys do in that situation?


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niyabinghi
niyabinghi at 2009-10-14 00:15 (UTC) (Link)
Bwahaha! Since you can't use logic with those people, your response sounds most appropriate ;)
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Jonathan
theservant at 2009-10-14 14:30 (UTC) (Link)
That means that your queen is the head of an international drug smuggling cartel!!!
jonnymoon at 2009-10-14 17:21 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, and there's no such thing as Death Panels! They can't be true, because LaRouche people say that they exist...and besides, MSNBC and CNN say so too!

Tell me, do you ever find that you've got sand in your ears?
The Hammer of Rhetoric
gislebertus at 2009-10-14 01:16 (UTC) (Link)
I asked some at a table last week when the putsch was scheduled so I could attend with trade-unionists.
eitanhalevy
eitanhalevy at 2009-10-14 06:34 (UTC) (Link)
What's a 'putsch?'
jonnymoon at 2009-10-14 14:20 (UTC) (Link)
Putsch...apparently a word which means, "Person good at drawing analogies".

Now, there is a Yiddish word which describes people who are socialist unionmembers who want to see our country fail miserably, the word is "Putz". Coincidentally, it also means "penis".
jonnymoon at 2009-10-14 02:28 (UTC) (Link)
Nod and agree.

After all...Hitler was the party of "Change" for his era, too.

Come to think of it...the whole idea of including everyone is the basis for totalitarianism. (Coined by Mussolini.)

Oh, sorry, were you just looking for validation by your liberal friends again? My bad.
eitanhalevy
eitanhalevy at 2009-10-14 06:43 (UTC) (Link)
Comparisons to Hitler automatically lose the argument, unless the comparison actually works. There are many historical figures who did the bad things you suspect Obama of wanting to do. There are lots of dictators who nationalized businesses, socialized economies, redistributed wealth, etc., but did not murder entire ethnic populations based on racist ideology. To use Hitler in the comparison is misleading and wrong on a number of levels. Speaking of the 'party of change,' you should look into the Republican party in the mid 1800s. They were the abolitionist 'pro-change' party. Reagan also used the 'time for a change' slogan (don't remember the exact wording, but the idea was the same). People who's arguments are based on ad-homonym attacks are not worth talking to.
Myp3uK
sputnik5 at 2009-10-14 03:12 (UTC) (Link)
Ignore. Or ask for concrete examples/proof. But mostly ignore. People with Obama-as-Hitler signs are really not the ones open to any kind of dialogue, so why validate their idiocy by even acknowledging their statements.
jonnymoon at 2009-10-14 14:16 (UTC) (Link)
And if they provide proof? Then what? Ignore facts?
Jonathan
theservant at 2009-10-14 14:31 (UTC) (Link)
LaRouchies are too crazy to ignore. And proof? I have read some of their material, and all it proves is that better treatments for psychosis are needed.

Edited at 2009-10-14 02:32 pm (UTC)
jonnymoon at 2009-10-14 17:01 (UTC) (Link)
On the other hand, you should be greatful for that sort, after all, they give you an excuse to dismiss any claims that you don't like out of hand..."That's a LaRouche conspiracy, I'm going to ignore it."

Very convenient, especially when you're a liberal (sorry, progressive - same damn thing) trying to avoid those inconvenient facts, like the Death Panel...which I notice BSNBC and the Communists' News Network have still not admitted that a panel of bureaucrats will be created with the power over life and death..."Death Panel".

But again, that seems to be an inconvenient fact for you, so you can dismiss it as a LaRouche conspiracy. I bet that you will also dismiss the similiarities between the people who Obama hires as czars who LOVE the idea of eugenics, the same as...why, bless my soul, I think that was Hitler! You can, after all, determine a man's character by the people he surrounds himself with. If Van Jones and Bill Ayers are any examples, then Obama favors nut-job conspiracy domestic terrorists.

And you think LaRouche is bad!
Rachel
sen_ichi_rei at 2009-10-14 17:09 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that's the best response ever! (I would have probably just walked away, but that's because I don't like dealing with people pushing their political propaganda on me.)
metalclarinet
metalclarinet at 2009-10-15 03:00 (UTC) (Link)
A friend of mine used to respond (in various situations):

"I'm not Christian, I'm Roman Catholic."

The LaRushies were around when I was in college -- 1968 to 1972 -- funny how the ones you see are always between 30 and 40. Weird.
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