Skip to comments.Anti-Defamation League: Stop using Nazi analogies in gun debate
Posted on 01/24/2013 1:00:03 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
The Anti-Defamation League is calling on critics of gun control legislation to stop using references to Hitler and the Nazis, calling such statements historically inaccurate and offensive, especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.
The ADL cites the following examples in a new press release:
The Drudge Report, under the headline White House Threatens Executive Orders on Guns, featured photos of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin (Jan. 9).We know that the national debate over gun control is one of the most divisive issues in the land, and while Americans are entitled to have strong opinions, there is also language that is inappropriate and offensive in any such discussion, Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, said in a statement. The idea that supporters of gun control are doing something akin to what Hitlers Germany did to strip citizens of guns in the run-up to the Second World War is historically inaccurate and offensive, especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.
Former Major League pitcher John Rocker wrote on WorldNetDaily.com about what he described as the undeniable fact that the Holocaust would never have taken place had the Jewish citizenry of Hitlers Germany had the right to bear arms and defend themselves with those arms (Jan. 15).
During an interview on the Fox News Channel, Lars Larson suggested that, if the president does it that way, everybody in America will be required to go in and give fingerprints . It will be your papers, please like Nazi Germany (Jan. 9).
Ohio State Board of Education President Debe Tehrar reportedly posted a photo of Adolf Hitler on Facebook with a variety of anti-Obama, pro-gun slogans and images (Jan. 23).
Sean Hannity suggested on TalkingPointsMemo.com that defeating the Nazis was a much more formidable task than taking on the gun lobby (Jan. 23).
Judge Andrew Napolitano, senior judicial analyst at Fox News, suggested in a column on Fox News.com that, If the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto had had the firepower and the ammunition that the Nazis did, some of Poland might have stayed free and more persons would have survived the Holocaust (Jan. 10).
Dear Anti Defamation League...please ditch your liberals.
They’ve ruined our country, and they’re working hard to ruin Israel.
Face it, the ObamaDORK has much more in common with Hitler (no education, no morals, no class, and never had a real job) than he has with any working American.
I am offended by the eternally-offended.
It’s a spot on analogy. If the ADL doesn’t like it then they should take it up with the Nazi gun grabbers.
ADL == ACLU
ACLU == SPLC
SPLC == CAIR
The principle of commutativity is applicable.
Abe Foxman is p!ssed because these Nazi references are so d@mn true...and effective.
Joseph Goebbels: Stop using Nazi analogies in gun debate
This is outrageously outrages!
Beam me the F up Scotty - up is down, down is up, good is bad, bad is good. Good to see John Rocker out there fighting the good fight.
Those who say “never again” stand by and even aid another socialist government in power and ready to deprive the people of a way to defend themselves. The history of the nazi atrocities belong to the world and if we don’t learn from history? I believe that the leadership of the “Anti-Defamation League” may be invested in the democrat party.
Stop comparing me to Obama!!
Compare and contrast.
Why do you think Obama wants a UNIVERSAL CITIZEN SERVICE?
It's a way around
Think it couldn't happen?
...especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.
There is a Holocaust survivor who lives in my town. She would tell her story to school children our area so they would know the truth about what happened to the Jewish people.
She said that the Belgium citizens had surrendered their guns to the government, leaving the country vulnerable for a take over. The Nazis cut the Belgium power grid, and once there was no communication, the soldiers would take over a community, leave a few soldiers to control the citizens, and move on to the next community.
It wasn’t until after the war that she found out about the concentration camps and fate of her father. She stressed, “Never give up your arms.”
OK, I am not the brightest person in the world, but what do the words, ‘Freedom of Speech’ mean?
ADL: Stop using historically accurate analogies to support the 2nd Amendment.
Up yours... pinkos.
ADL is not Holocaust survivors. In fact, I’ve just learned from someone who researched the subject that when Holocaust survivors arrived in Hollywood after the war, and these were European film industry professionals, they got a cold shoulder there, a reception of the sort “why did you survive?”
My pastor says “Can’t happen here? Yeah...right.”
It must be working if the ADL is pissed about it.
When the Jewish Ghetto uprising was being planned, some Jewish leaders were against it for fear the Nazis might get mad. “Why make trouble?”
Regardless of what Hitler's Germany did, the liberals who either support removing our rights to bear arms, or just stand idly by are exactly like the citizens of Germany who stood idly by or voted for the Nazi party. No doubt many of them believed that the Nazi encroachment on their liberty was acceptable, since it helped improve their society, and protected them and their children. Sadly, it was too late when they realized, if they ever did, what they had brought upon themselves and their fellow Germans. By then they were disarmed and unable to fight for their lives, or protect their wives and children.
Of all groups within our society you would think that the survivors of the holocaust and their descendants would realize that a government led by a charismatic leader which seems beneficial can turn into a grave danger to civilization very quickly. And only an armed population can stop such a tyrant.
My pastor says Cant happen here? Yeah...right.
What is it going to take for pastors to see the season in which we live? The blossoms are on the fig tree.
“Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, said in a statement. The idea that supporters of gun control are doing something akin to what Hitlers Germany did to strip citizens of guns in the run-up to the Second World War is historically inaccurate and offensive, especially to Holocaust survivors and their families.
MY Jewish friends disagree http://jpfo.org/homepage.htm
Fascism is fascism, the ADL doesn’t get to dictate what is or isn’t.
Blow it out your a$$.
Idiots - are they itching for a repeat?
The Holocaust was ended by Americans with guns in their hands, moron.
I’m guessing these clowns had no issues with everyone calling Bush Hitler (Bushitler) a few years ago, did they?
“According to ADL, the small number of personal firearms in the hands of the small number of Germany’s Jews (about 214,000) remaining in Germany in 1938 could in no way have stopped the totalitarian power of the Nazi German state. When they had weapons, Jews could symbolically resist, as they did in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and elsewhere, but could not stop the Nazi genocide machine. Gun control did not cause the Holocaust; Nazism and anti-Semitism did.”
From the ADL website
These clowns threw a tantrum and called Glenn Beck antisemitic because he was being a big meanie and picking on George Soros.
It looks like people will have to ramp up the history lessons since public schools aren’t getting the job done...if you’re taking flak, you’re over the target. Good for Drudge.
The poor Jews...seemingly doomed to eternal persecution for their refusal to recognize the lessons of history.
The ADL is protecting Soros, a holocaust nazist functionary.
That is all you need to know about the ADL.
Foxman is either willfully ignorant, or he is a Kapo.
Your god-hero His Execrable Majesty Emperor 0bamao I is a bloody-minded tyrant cut out of the same foul substance as Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Idi Amin.
Sorry ADL but nothing is inaccurate about it. The Nazi and all over Governments that have slaughtered innocent citizens have always done so by depriving the citizens of the means to defend themselves. Our current Government is attempting to deprive the citizens the means to defend themselves.
It means that you are free to say anything that the demonicRats permit you to say, hear anything that they want you to hear, and think anything that they want you to think.
They moderate your freedom for your own good, because they're so much smarter than you.
Just ask 'em ... they'll tell you all about it.
ONLY because they haven't confiscated all the guns yet. Perhaps Mr. Foxman can explain what the Urban Assault Vehicles and 2 billion rounds of hollow point cartidges that the Department of Homeland Defense has acquired will be used on?
Thank you ArrogantBustard for that inciteful look into our our current status as a free nation.
I was told that there were no Roads Scholars on this website, I guess they were wrong.
If it walks like a duck.....
I hope that my look into our current status gives new insights to some folks, and even incites folks to take action for the protection or reclamation of our freedoms.
As for the scholarly thing: for what little it’s worth, I do indeed hold more than one college degree, and my job requires considerable travel. Too much, or so it sometimes seems ... That may well make me a Roads Scholar. Not sure ... Certainly I’ve never had anything to do with the late Cecil Rhodes, or his money, or the Country Formerly Known As Rhodesia.
And you probably expected something like my sarcastic reply ...
It's not an analogy, it's an historical fact.
FU ADL!! Outside of the 6 million Jews, around 5 million Christians died in those camps. This analogy is only offensive to retarded liberals.
How strange... for the eight years in which Bush was turned into Hitler by Libtards, the ACLU said... nothing.
That’s good to know.
I’m sorry ADL, but you don’t own the franchise on being victimized by the Nazis.