Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Noted Scholar

I suppose with the ever present flood of news going from meh to yuck to holy shit the end is nigh there are undoubtedly about 7.1 billion more important subjects than not Joe the not Plumber, the current Republican sacrificial lamb candidate in Ohio's Ninth Congressional District.  But nonetheless, some bullshit is the same tired old bullshit you hear for years and it cannot go unanswered:
Yesterday, Mr. Wurzelbacher released a campaign web video in which he blamed the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide on gun control laws...
“In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917 one-point-five million Armenians, unable to defend themselves were exterminated,” Mr. Wurzelbacher says in the clip. “In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.”
Where to start?

First of all, I demand this idiot be required to find Armenia on a Map, new or old -- oh, and Turkey didn't exist in 1911, try Ottoman Empire dumbass. Second, I demand he tell us who the 'Young Turks' were. Third, hey Jackass, you assert that if a person was only able to get a gun and fight back the Holocaust would not have happened? Guess that explains the ineffectiveness of the Horst Wessel song, huh?

Idiot.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]

9 comments:

Montag said...

News flash! Sammy Joe is still a bullet-headed moron.

Film at 11.

StonyPillow said...

Holy Toledo, the Reich Federation of American Industries needs men like Joe The Plumber.

MarkC said...

Die Stra├če frei dem Sturmabteilungsmann!

Yeah, actually the widespread popular support for Hitler pretty much guaranteed the majority of guns would be in the hands of the state. Even more, if most of the private guns are in the hands of authority-fetish racists like George Zimmermann, it isn't the persecuted who are going to benefit.

jimmiraybob said...

Joe The Plumber's Helper: An exemplary idiot standing up to lead Idiot America boldly toward the 11th Century.

Hey Joe, ya know what else would have helped? If the German people had listened to the dirty hippies* and not gone along with the uber-authoritarian dictator thingy.

Joe's an idiot supreme. To follow his logic, shouldn't we be arming our American followers of Islam and immigrants now? And democrats and liberals too? And the evil secular humanists and atheists? They always seem to be the object of eliminationist rhetoric these days. Oh wait, Joe's not playing on their team. Idiot.

*Technically proto dirty hippies - the one's that were pointing out that Hitler was insane.

Privatize the Profits! Socialize the Costs! said...

Riiight... and if only the Russians and the Poles had had handguns, Hitler would never have dared invade their countries, either!

Anonymous said...

Joe the Douchebag, when is this clown's time going to finally be over?

Anonymous said...

Joe the Douchebag, when is this clown's time going to finally be over?

pansypoo said...

that would be 2008.

Anonymous said...

Look, you can't expect Joe to *actually* identify the causes here - he'd basically have to admit that PEOPLE JUST LIKE HIM were behind it.