The Sandmonkey Says" Nazi" Is Overused

A post at Rantings of a Sandmonkey had such potential and then fell short.

“I open yahoo news and I see this item: ” Chavez accuses Israel of ‘New Holocaust’ “, and it made me wonder about something:

Seriously now, why is it that whenever someone talks negatively about the Israeli actions, they use Nazi speak? Don’t they see anything wrong about this at all?

Don’t get me wrong, I am not belitteling the deaths caused by the IDF or the numerous questionable actiosn the Israeli government took over the years (The whole Netenyaho as PM period, what was THAT about?), however, don’t you think that nazi comparisons are a little, I dunno, too much?

I am not arguing against them from a sensitivity point of view either, altough it is kinda fucked up to keep calling them nazis (That’s kinda like calling the Pleastinians zionists if you don’t get why that is insensitive, and its really funny that we call for their annihilation, and sell Mein Kampf on the streets of Cairo, but call them Nazis). Nope, not worried about their self-esteem. They got thick skin. They can take it. I am simply arguing against it from an accuracy point of view, because I honestly think that using such comparisons belittle what the Nazis have done.

Think about it. Calling what’s going on in Lebanon a new Holocaust is an offense to the Holocaust itself. The Holcaust was massive. Millions and Millions died in it, and died deliberatly in a massacare of ruthless prussian efficiency. The Nazis line itemd genocide. They treated it like a product. It was organized, orderly, efficient and massive in its scope. If you would try to describe the Israeli bombing of Lebanon, would you use any of those adjectives?”

Thank you. Someone who understands that using the term nazi to describe Jews and Israelis is just wrong. Unfortunately he doesn’t quite take this post to where I was hoping it might go as he makes the claim that Zionism and nazism had similar qualities. It is just not accurate.

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  1. Z August 10, 2006 at 12:03 pm

    To compare Israel to the Nazi’s just trivializes what happened to the Jews and is used by the general public, in my opinion, as the “modern” way to tell them they aren’t “chosen” or any different from the worst of the worst. Bigotry plain and simple.

  2. Jack's Shack August 9, 2006 at 12:58 am


    If you expect to be taken seriously you cannot make comments like this without providing some sort of support for your allegations.

  3. Anonymous August 8, 2006 at 11:37 pm

    Elster- wrong.

    Israel should evaluate its previous and current behaviour to avoid such references.


  4. Elster August 8, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    No offense but SM make s anumber of silly points amid the only sensical one – that the comparison between “jew” and “Nazi” is patently absurd. However, his attacks agains the Israeli government are, for the most part, unfounded.

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