Monday, April 21, 2008

Don't They Realize Only the Left Is Allowed to Use Hitler Imagery?

When it comes to disagreeing with leftwingers, it doesn't take much for them to invoke Hitler.

Even the mildest of policy arguments usually descend into Hitler analogies at the drop of a hat.

But, horrors, you dare run an ad linking some leftist stormtroopers to Hitler and look out.
Mexico's top electoral body ordered broadcasters to stop running a controversial TV ad on Monday that compares a firebrand leftist leading a siege of Congress to dictators Hitler and Pinochet.

The TV ad, funded by a Mexican businessman angry at a blockade of Congress by opposition lawmakers trying to derail an oil reform plan, says the antics of protest leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador are endangering democracy.

"The complaints committee decided unanimously to order the withdrawal of the spot from today," a spokesman for the Federal Electoral Institute told Reuters.

Leftists seized Congress podiums on April 10 to block a government proposal to lower barriers to private investment in the oil sector, controlled by the state since 1938. The action has left Congress paralyzed.

"Who shuts congresses? In 1933, Adolf Hitler in Germany. In 1939, Benito Mussolini in Italy. In 1973, Augusto Pinochet of Chile," the ad says, over grainy footage of the Nazi leader, his fascist ally in Italy and Chile's late military dictator.
Well, it may no longer be running on Mexican television, but it's running here.

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