Enough with the Nazis

Dear politicians: Enough with the Nazis.

Since 2008, analogies to Nazis have permeated the American political discourse, pretty much neutering the true historical impact of the systematic extermination of a race.

The latest politician to try to exploit the Nazi analogy is a Tennessee state senator who posted his thought for the day today:


Republicans in Tennessee moved quickly to distance themselves from Stacey Campfield.

Ironically, there are innumerable examples, however, of current-day genocide that actually might make a fair comparison to Nazis. But politicians rarely jump at that opportunity, which is one reason why they continue.