Terribly early in the morning to already be posting a “most stupid thing read today” post, but I really doubt I will run across anything this stupid the rest of the day.
I, like any sane human, think Hitler was the worst person to ever live, or at least on par with Bin Laden or Obama.
Bin Laden is not in any way “on par” with Hitler. Seriously. No. Not at all. Not even close. I imagine Bin Laden wishes he was as good as Hitler at being an evil, maniacal psychopath, but he isn’t and never will be. But this person didn’t say Bin Laden was “on par” with Hitler. No, they said Hitler was “on par” with Bin Laden, and that makes it downright stupid. On the scale of evil-doers in history, Bin Laden is a small-time crook.
And Obama? Really? Obama is comparable to Hitler?! I can’t even begin to explain how this isn’t true and whoever says it is true is either ten years old or hasn’t ever read any history at all. Clueless. Completely clueless about Hitler and Nazi Germany. Gah.
What’s really annoying is this comment wasn’t posted at a news or politics web site. No, it was on a forum for an online game. I don’t tend to discuss politics on non-politics forums, but if no one else counters this nonsense, I may have to do so, at least in a private message. I don’t care if the person is only ten years old (they seem to be an adult), it’s time for them to grow up and be educated. Bin Laden is no Hitler, and Obama is certainly no Hitler. As an ethnic Jew who lost family thanks to Hitler, I am finding myself somewhat offended by these comparisons.
Or maybe I’ll just close the browser window and walk away, because I’ve begun to discover the sort of person who would compare Obama to Hitler is the sort of person who isn’t capable of being educated, learning anything, or ever changing their mind. Just flat out willfully stupid and usually not worth the time to engage.
Still peeves me though. I play games and hang out on gaming forums to get away from the politics, and now the stupid is creeping in even there.