Wednesday, April 06, 2005

First, they came for the deejays...

Oy vey!

You know, before they got their jackbooted booties kicked in the 40s, I don't think there were nearly so many baddies being compared to fascists as there are today. Guy flips you off on the highway? Must be a Nazi. Got a parking ticket? It's Kristallnacht all over again.
He compared the rise of satellite radio to Nazi Germany at the onset of World War II, drawing only mild protest from their first incursions. First satellite radio was just music with no commercials, but then came talk radio programs and discussion of advertising. "Now they are seizing our major league baseball and college football and basketball rights," Christian wrote in his e-mail.

Now, I've never seen satellite radio except in the electronics section at WalMart, but somehow I find it hard to picture ordinary broadcasters being herded into cattle cars to be gassed. Of course, maybe that's just what they want us to think.

1 comment:

Christina Martin said...

Didn't you know there are only two kinds of people -- good people and Nazis? Whoever is speaking is good people, and whoever they disagree with is Hitler.

Ironically, those who toss around the word Nazi are often the strongest believers in censure and censorship, the tolerance police.

By the way, nice to see such a good-looking, charming, suave man about town enter the blogosphere. Your wife must be very proud.

What would you like for dinner? :)