File this under Scary. Also, Things People Are Not Sufficiently Outraged About. Apparently on Tuesday, a new Washington lobbyist registered under the American Nazi Party. That's right, the Nazis now have a lobbyist in Washington. You know, the guys who openly hate Jews and gays? Wow.
The lobbyist, John Bowles, a 2008 "other" party presidential candidate said, “You know, congressmen and congresswomen have always been telling the American public that they were open to other viewpoints; I’m going to see if they were sincere about that, or I’m going to call their bluff.”
Does this hint at a controversial joke or is the American Nazi Party really gaining steam?
I received a polite email last week when I used the term "Nazi mom" to describe take-no-crap parenting. A reader was sensitive to the Nazi reference due to the atrocities his family suffered during the holocaust. I defended myself by saying the more we chastise Nazis by using their name in stupid context, the more any respect they still conjure is chipped away. See also: Soup Nazi, Grammar Nazi.
I take it back, reader John. If this is some kind of high-concept joke playing out on Capitol Hill I fail to see the humor. Having been to Dachau myself and having the horrible experience of walking on human ashes, I can't tolerate this.
So. Is this Swastika lobbyist just making a point, or could this be real?
The racial divide of the Trayvon Martin case, the Mommy Wars and now this? It appears hate is making a come back. Crap. And it just started being okay to admit I was German.
PS- It took something of this magnitude to break my blogging strike. I'm baaaaack!
UPDATE - While we're on the topic, I shall introduce the Hitler Fish via The Daily Mail. Der Fishler?