By Ben Barrack
When the Internal Revenue Service Scandal (IRSS) broke, it was reported that conservative groups (capitalists) were targeted specifically for harassment. Perhaps something more chilling than that was soon thereafter reported; Jewish groups were not only targeted but asked to explain any support for Israel.
And at least one purely religious Jewish organization, one not focused on Israel, was the recipient of bizarre and highly inappropriate questions about Israel. Those questions also came from the same non-profit division of the IRS at issue for inappropriately targeting politically conservative groups. The IRS required that Jewish organization to state “whether [it] supports the existence of the land of Israel,” and also demanded the organization “[d]escribe [its] religious belief system toward the land of Israel.”
Godwin’s law, established in 1990, refers to the injection of Hitler / Nazis into any political debate. Taken further, when someone does this, Godwin’s law states that he / she automatically loses the argument.
“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.”
When it comes to the actions and affiliations of Barack Obama, breaking Godwin’s law may be counter-intuitive but it may be warranted.
When engaging in an argument about matters related to Islam, comparisons to Hitler and Nazis should be laid out at the very beginning; such comparisons are exempt from Godwin’s Law, which argues that theh party who brings Hitler into an argument signals his own defeat by doing so. – The Case FOR Islamophobia, p. 89
Frank Marshall Davis: A childhood mentor of Barack Obama who was a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) did not leave the party even after Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin signed the pact that precipitated the holocaust.
William Ayers: Founder of the Weather Underground and friend of Barack Obama who shared an office with the president for at least three years in the 1990’s. According to the sworn testimony of Larry Grathwohl, the only man to successfully infiltrate the Underground for the FBI, Ayers wanted to send ‘capitalists’ to re-education centers and ‘eliminate’ (kill) ’25 million’ people ‘who could not be re-educated’. To this day, Ayers is an ‘unrepentant terrorist’.
Isn’t the mass murder of specific groups of people based on beliefs / ideology part of Nazism?
Jeremiah Wright: Barack Obama’s anti-Semitic pastor who published the manifesto of Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook in his church’s newsletter. Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, which allied with Hitler in World War II. In fact, the man Hitler allied with during the war – Hajj Amin al-Husseini – was the grand mufti of Jerusalem at the time. He became the head of the Muslim Brotherhood after the war.
Rashid Khalidi: Columbia University professor and friend of Barack Obama. Khalidi was once a mouthpiece for Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Arafat is known to have been an early protege of none other than Hitler ally, al-Husseini. Like he did with Ayers, Wright, and Davis, Obama attempted to downplay his relationship with Khalidi:
Kermit Gosnell: As the trial of this abortionist proved, mass genocide was committed within the walls of his abortuary. His trial was not that dissimilar from what a microcosm of a Nuremberg trial would have been like. Yet, Obama supports much of what went on inside that clinic. Babies who survived botched abortions were murdered. At least one woman died as well. The severed feet of babies were found inside jars inside Gosnell’s clinic. Despite the gruesome details, Barack Obama attended a Planned Parenthood event and closed by saying, ‘God Bless you’.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Now it’s been learned that under the Obama administration, his IRS targeted Jewish groups. Perhaps that should lead to a discussion about Kristallnacht (night of broken glass), during which Nazis descended on Jewish neighborhoods and shattered the windows of Jewish storefronts:
In the first half of 1938, numerous laws were passed restricting Jewish economic activity and occupational opportunities. In July, 1938, a law was passed (effective January 1, 1939) requiring all Jews to carry identification cards. On October 28, 17,000 Jews of Polish citizenship, many of whom had been living in Germany for decades, were arrested and relocated across the Polish border. The Polish government refused to admit them so they were interned in “relocation camps” on the Polish frontier.
Among the deportees was Zindel Grynszpan, who had been born in western Poland and had moved to Hanover, where he established a small store, in 1911. On the night of October 27, Zindel Grynszpan and his family were forced out of their home by German police. His store and the family’s possessions were confiscated and they were forced to move over the Polish border.
Zindel Grynszpan’s seventeen-year-old son, Herschel, was living with an uncle in Paris. When he received news of his family’s expulsion, he went to the German embassy in Paris on November 7, intending to assassinate the German Ambassador to France. Upon discovering that the Ambassador was not in the embassy, he settled for a lesser official, Third Secretary Ernst Von Rath. Von Rath, was critically wounded and died two days later, on November 9.
The assassination provided Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Chief of Propaganda, with the excuse he needed to launch a pogrom against German Jews.
It should be clear that when one discusses the relationships, intentions, and actions of Barack Obama’s associates and at least one entity under his charge (the IRS), Godwin’s law does not apply.