MoonDawg's Den: Homeland Staatspolizei

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Monday, January 23, 2006

Homeland Staatspolizei

Over the weekend the moronic (and increasingly delusional) Harry Belafonte compared the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the dreaded Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei) of Nazi Germany:

Entertainer Harry Belafonte, one of the Bush administration's harshest critics, compared the Homeland Security Department to the Nazi Gestapo on Saturday and attacked the president as a liar.

"We've come to this dark time in which the new Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here, where citizens are having their rights suspended," Belafonte said in a speech to the annual meeting of the Arts Presenters Members Conference.
The DHS equals the Gestapo? Let's compare the two, shall we, Harry?

Nazi Gestapo: Staffed Einsatzgruppen, which murdered hundreds of thousands of civilians across Europe during WWII.
Dept of Homeland Security: Staffs the TSA, which makes hundreds of thousands of people take off their shoes at the airport.

Nazi Gestapo: Fabricated border attacks by Polish troops to give Hitler an excuse for invading Poland and thus touching off a World War.
Dept of Homeland Security: Trumps up an occasional Orange Alert, giving cops an excuse for extra overtime.

Nazi Gestapo: Established and administered slave labor camps and annihilation camps, where millions of innocents died.
Dept of Homeland Security: Administers FEMA, which was a little slow in getting help to the boneheads that decided to ride out a Cat. 5 hurricane.

Nazi Gestapo: Took thousands of civilians from occupied countries to Germany for secret trial and punishment.
Dept of Homeland Security: Captures about 1 in 1,000 undocumented workers illegal aliens at the border (whenever the ACLU lets them, that is) and takes them back to Mexico so they can try to sneak over the border yet again.

Nazi Gestapo: During WWII, was the most feared organization in all of Germany and the Nazi-occupied countries.
Dept of Homeland Security: Is ranked about 15th on the list of most feared government agencies, way behind the No. 1 Internal Revenue Service and just a couple of notches above the Dept. of Education.

Yep, Harry, you can hardly tell the difference between the Gestapo and the DHS...


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