By Dr. Rich Swier on Tea Party Nation
The thing I love about Florida Congressman Allen West is he does not mince words. He is a man of honor and integrity who calls it the way he sees it. Allen drew the ire of the Democrat Party and some Jewish groups when he said, “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine. Let’s be honest, you know, some of the people in the media are complicit with this and enabling them to get that type of message out.”
The socialist Democrat Party does not like it when they are compared with their historic socialist brethren.
SunSentinal.com writes, “The remark brought a barrage of outrage, with some demanding that West apologize for his statement. ‘This is not the first time that Rep. West has evoked an offensive Holocaust analogy,’ Andrew Rosenkranz, ADL Florida regional director said in a statement. ‘In August 2010, West made an inappropriate Holocaust analogy, and ADL strongly urged West to repudiate his remarks and to prospectively refrain from making Nazi references or comparisons.”
But wait, Allen West said nothing about the Holocaust.
He simply told the truth that the socialist Democrat Party uses propaganda in the same manner as other socialist movements have such as the National Socialist Party in Germany and the Communist Party in the former Soviet Union. What is wrong with that?
Others, including major national Jewish groups, have come to the defense of Congressman West.
Carol Flatto, chairman of the South Florida Chapter of Americans for a Safe Israel, stated, “Congressman West was citing Goebbels’ name as a superlative metaphor for propaganda. Goebbels was the personification of the master propagandist, the creator of ‘The Big Lie‘ — if you repeat a lie often enough, people will accept it as truth. West’s critics are using the Holocaust for their own political purpose in a ‘Goebbels-esque’ manner, which proves his description of their tactics to be accurate and appropriate.”
According to SunSentinal.com:
Joseph M. Sabag, executive director Florida Region Zionist Organization of Americasaid the politicians expressing outrage and condemning West “are exaggerating by suggesting that his inappropriate comment about a Nazi leader is necessarily a reference to the Holocaust and should therefore be taken as an insult to the Jewish Community.
When it comes to standing up for Israel and the Jewish people, Congressman West is among the most honest, dedicated, brave, intelligent, sincere and supportive friends anywhere,” Sabag said. “If these critics are pro-Israel as well, they should help him correct his statement and move on rather than intentionally misguide the Jewish community in an effort to tear him down.
I agree with both Joseph Sabag and Carol Flatto. The use of Joseph Goebbels is a metaphor for political propaganda. During the 1930s the National Socialists rose to power using a propaganda machine that demonized their political opponents. What is being said about Congressman West by his political opponents is reminiscent of the Goebbels propaganda machine, is it not? For you see a socialist is a socialist is a socialist. Whether a National Socialist, Social Democrat, member of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Venezuelan socialist, Cuban socialist or Chinese socialist. They are all about the state having supreme power over the people. Not the people having unalienable rights and power over the state.
Speaking truth to power is needed today more than ever. Allen West is a man to be both reckoned with and respected. He is beloved for his honesty and clear thinking. He understands that in 2012 the Socialist Democrat Party propaganda machine is hard at work, with the complicity of the main stream media, to keep power on November 6, 2012.
I believe the American people will reject the socialist Democrat Party “big lie” and embrace the truth as told by Allen and others.