Thursday, September 3, 2009

Aubrey O’Day > Pat Buchanan | Politics as Usual

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A few days ago, a friend put me on to this video of Aubrey O’Day allegedly “praising” Fidel Castro and Adolf Hitler. My first reaction was “who the fuck is Aubrey O’Day?” A quick Google search – and a not-so-quick Playboy search – led me to the answer. Anyways, here’s the video of Ms. O’Day discussing Castro and Hitler:

Now as you know, I’m a supporter of Castro. He banished a corrupt government from his homeland and effectively spit in the face of imperialism. And he’s still on his A-game! Rightfully so, O’Day – who I was surprised to learn had met with and “worked with” Castro – called him an “incredibly brilliant man”. Leave it to Sean Hannity, the master of straw-man arguments, to throw out the name Adolf Hitler to try to A) equate him with Castro, and B) trip up Aubrey. Now obviously I – especially being a Heeb – can’t “defend” Hitler. But I will admit that he was a clever man. And O’Day retorted by saying something to the same effect. Facts is facts, but it’s still not a good PR look. The right-wing can have their laughs, but at the end of the day, Aubrey O’Day said something she didn’t need to say and… something that turned out to be true, as provocative and uncomfortable as it may be.

Now along comes Pat Buchanan, a man who has often been criticized for his racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric – even back to the days when he worked for Richard Nixon! (Oddly enough, a great number of the Floridians who fucked up on the 2000 election’s “butterfly ballots” were elderly Jews). Unrelated to O’Day’s Fox News appearance, Buchanan pens an article essentially defending Adolf Hitler and insisting that the Nazi leader never planned on instigating World War II. This is offensive on so many levels it’s incomprehensible.

Buchanan begins the article with this historical image: “On Sept. 1, 1939, 70 years ago, the German Army crossed the Polish frontier.” Germany invades Poland, got that? Now check out this sentence that appears at the end of the essay: “Hitler had never wanted war with Poland, but an alliance with Poland such as he had with Francisco Franco’s Spain, Mussolini’s Italy, Miklos Horthy’s Hungary and Father Jozef Tiso’s Slovakia.” Huh? You just said he invaded Poland.

Another point that pissed me off about this piece – aside from the macro-view of the paper’s thesis – is this little tidbit which directly follows the first aforementioned quote: “Six years later, 50 million Christians and Jews had perished.” Now why did he do that? Why did he lump Christians and Jews together in this sentence? He did it to devalue the loss of the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust. His underlying argument is basically that 44 million, over seven-fold the number of Jews who died, is a much more important statistic. That may be so if we’re strictly focusing on the numeric value of these atrocities. But let’s remember that Jews are a tiny, tiny portion within European/Christian society. By ratio, the Jews clearly suffered the greatest loss of all. Here's the proof: in 1939, there were roughly 17 million Jews total in the world. That means that Adolf Hitler was responsible for the deaths of one third of the Jewish population in the world!!!!! And let’s remember how the Jews died: in ovens, gassed to death, through forced labor, with minuscule food and medicine rations; and the one that horrifies me the most: on operating tables at the hands of “surgeons” performing grotesque medical experiments sans anesthesia.

Look: I’m not one of those Heebs who “plays the Holocaust card”. But I do know an anti-Semite when I see, hear or read from one; and the fact that MSNBC keeps this Nazi apologist on their payroll is appalling. In light of Buchanan’s brief display of candor and his true colors, I’d suggest that MSNBC reconsider their options and replace him with Aubrey O’Day. I’d probably glean more rational ideas from Aubrey anyways; that, and she can gitit!