Tony Abbott: IS Worse Than Nazis

Godwin’s Law of internet arguments states that on a long enough timeline, the probability of someone drawing a comparison to Hitler approaches 1.

Abbott’s Law of political debates states that on a long enough timeline, the probability of him making repeated Nazi references is a fucking certainty.
The Prime Minister again today invoked the Third Reich – a highly structured fascist regime that systematically exterminated Jewish people in the millions – when trying to rationalise the behaviour of the Islamic State – who are a barbarous bunch of people numbering anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000.
Speaking with Alan Jones on 2GB – which is a giant red flag to begin with, TBH – Abbott declared intentions to decide on whether Australia joins military air strike operations over Syria next week, once Defence Minister Kevin Andrews returns from travelling abroad.

“This is a government that is utterly committed to the campaign against the Daesh death cult.”

And then, this.

“The Nazis did terrible evil but they had sufficient sense of shame to try and hide it. These people boast about their evil. This is the extraordinary thing.”

‘Course this isn’t even remotely the first time Abbott has used a comparison to the Nazis to attempt to make a point.

Last year, again on 2GB, he made a remarkably similar comparison.

“We’ve seen in the century just gone, the most unspeakable things happen, but the atrocities that were committed by the Nazis, by the communists and others, they were ashamed of them, they tried to cover them up. This mob, by contrast, as soon as they’ve done something gruesome and ghastly and unspeakable, they’re advertising it on the internet for all to see which makes them, in my mind, nothing but a death cult and that’s why I think it’s quite proper to respond with extreme force against people like this.”

And then in March of this year, he called Opposition Leader Bill Shorten the “Dr Goebbels of Economic Policy.

Hell, in January he even accused the Labor Party of causing a “holocaust” of job losses.
But, hey. It’s all about that “sufficient sense of shame” today, right?


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