Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Roy Moore channels Nazi oppression in defense of Kim Davis

Really, Roy Moore?
It never ceases to amaze me how when anti-gay groups and personalities find a nice meme or trope, they repeat it continuously or bend and twist it to make it fit the point they are attempting to make.

Even if it ends up not making sense or sounding downright idiotic

Take the famous poem by Martin Niemoller for example. Niemoller was a Protestant pastor and an outspoken opponent of the Nazi party. He wrote the following:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Wonderful poem about the those who watch tyranny and do nothing and then reap the unfortunate benefits of their silence.

However, in the hands of someone like Alabama judge and renowned anti-gay activist Roy Moore, the poem becomes bastardized into something ludicrous:

And here I thought gays came after children first.  At least that's one anti-gay meme seemingly abandoned here.


Paul Hard said...

Where and when was this rubbish spoken?

BlackTsunami said...

The link will tell you.

Erica Cook said...

Every time I see someone use the holocaust as a metaphor for us having our rights I want to scream. How dare they defile the memories of the people killed and the people who saved those still alive in this way. The part that is even more angering is the very same people doing this try and pretend it either didn't happen or it was just casualties of war.