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August 11, 2004
The Intransigence Of The Lunatic Fringe

The Elder at Fraters Libertas has been on assignment overseas this past week or so, which appears to consist of touring Dutch museums and eating at fashionable cafes. However, he took time out from his grueling schedule to address a serious issue -- the continuing insistence among the lunatic Left in equating Bush with Naziism. And this time, they have absolutely no excuse:

There's somethin' happenin' here. What it is became a bit clearer to me Sunday in Amsterdam. I toured a museum dedicated to the Dutch resistance during the Nazi occupation. As I made my way through the exhibits, I noticed a few other Americans taking it in as well. I overheard one of them, a woman, make the comment "Now doesn't that sound familiar?" For a moment I paused, but then decided that her remark couldn't be about what I thought. It just could not be.

But it was. After I finished the tour, I stopped by a street-side caf next door for a beer and a bite. A short while later the group of Americans that I had noticed at the museum pulled up a table at the same caf within earshot. They began discussing the various exhibits at the museum and, before long, my initial suspicions were confirmed. They, the woman in particular, saw parallels between the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and what they believe is occurring today in John Ashcroft's Amerika. ...

We're through the looking glass here people. I can almost understand ignorant lefties throwing around their "Bush is a Nazi" claptrap without really understanding just how ridiculous that comparison is. But these people had just come from a museum that graphically detailed the brutality inflicted by the occupying Nazis[.]

Read the rest of the post; it's brilliant, and disturbing. It parallels something that we see in blogging -- that evidence and rationality cannot dent the impervious conspiracy-theory shell of the lunatic fringe, who keep posting old memes even after they've been thoroughly debunked. The most frightening part of the Elder's post is that we're apparently exporting this lunacy now.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at August 11, 2004 8:09 AM

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