Hey Look, Matt Barber Finds More Nazis

As I’ve noted many times, today’s Christian right has a remarkable ability to spot Nazis. Indeed, the only people they seem to not think are Nazis are actual Nazis. Matt Barber has spotted yet another group of Nazis. No, not gay people this time but those who support reproductive rights.

“There are very few things you can directly compare to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust,” he said. “This is one of them. Modern-day pro-aborts, pro-abortionists who support this and other gruesome procedures are the modern-day equivalent — if they are doing it, they are the Nazis, and if they’re supporting it, they’re the equivalent of the German people who looked the other way, allowed it to happen, even rationalized it in their mind. This is as black and white, it is as cut and dry … and they use the same tactics. They dehumanize these little people just like the Nazis dehumanized the Jews so that it would blunt the impact of what they’re actually doing; murdering them, torturing them. Pro-aborts are modern-day Nazis.”

Now here comes the irony. The state of Israel, to whom Barber has sworn such undying allegiance, not only protects the right to choose but the government actually pays for abortions. So that makes Israel a bunch of Nazis, according to Barber.

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  • StevoR

    Has someone (*cough*, Matt Barber, *cough*) not heard of Godwin’s law yet then?

    Quite seriously, I thought it was really pretty well known to everyone by now ..

  • John Pieret

    The state of Israel, to whom Barber has sworn such undying allegiance, not only protects the right to choose but the government actually pays for abortions.

    But, you see, “pro-aborts” in Israel are bringing about the Apocalypse and, therefore, the Rapture and the Kingdom of Christ! Too bad the Jews won’t see it!

  • StevoR

    @ ^ John Pieret : Nor will anyone else coz it won’t happen.

  • barry21

    Is there a name for the tendency to deny the existence of good-faith opinions that contradict one’s own opinions? For example, Barber isn’t content to say that the people who support abortion make different moral calculations than he makes. Similarly, supporters of gay rights must be “homofascists” or members of the “gaystapo.”

    He seems unwilling to concede that people can mean well while disagreeing with him.

    What the fuck?

  • Jared James

    Given that Matt Barber speaks personally the Real True Truth lain down by the One True God, there can be no good-faith disagreement with him. If you disagree with him, you are either deceiving yourself and you are bound for the Hot Place, or you are attempting to deceive everyone else, and you are bound for the Hot Place, and he wishes you’d hurry up getting there either way.

    Also, Socialism and Nazis. Because National Socialism was so famously supportive of the working man.

  • dannorth

    @ Barry 21

    Because of the slippery slope. The next step might be agreeing that they have a valid point and you can’t have that.

  • Al Dente

    barry21 @4

    Is there a name for the tendency to deny the existence of good-faith opinions that contradict one’s own opinions?

    Ideologue, fanatic or bigot.

  • Randomfactor

    “There are very few things you can directly compare to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust,”

    Really? Because I’ve heard the right wing compare literally hundreds of things to Nazi Germany…

  • barry21

    @Dannorth – you sure can’t!

    @Al Dente – It’s certainly true that he is those things. I was just looking for a specific name for that tendency.

    It’s the same with evolution, by the way. Its opponents can’t simply say they disagree. They have to allege everything from gross scientific malpractice to fabrication to conspiracy. It can’t just be “wrong”.

    It all boils down to ad hominem, but I think it’s a specific facet of ad hominem.

  • StevoR

    @8. Randomfactor says :

    “There are very few things you can directly compare to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust,”

    Really? Because I’ve heard the right wing compare literally hundreds of things to Nazi Germany… “

    Yes, thereby illustrating the difference between “can” and “reasonably and justifiably able to ..”

    Or just because you can do X doesn’t mean its a good or reasonable or worthwhile or logical or sensible idea to do so.

    But we all already know this axiom don’t we? Don’t we? Gun advocates right wingers? Matt Barber? Huh. Seems not.

  • StevoR

    Meanwhile in Florida :

    http://fcir.org/2015/03/08/in-florida-officials-ban-term-climate-change/

    Yeah, like that’ll change reality ..

    For fucks sake!

  • StevoR

    D’oh! Wrong thread, mea culpa.

  • howardhershey

    As I recall, the Nazis outlawed abortion among healthy Aryan women, but demanded abortion for fetuses of mixed Jewish-Aryan children and the unAryan and feeble-minded or defective Aryans. They even set up stud-farms in which to impregnate healthy Aryan women and young girls by Aryan SS men. So Nazis clearly had mixed ideas about abortion, based on what they regarded as your value to society

    .

  • Chiroptera

    barry21, #4: Is there a name for the tendency to deny the existence of good-faith opinions that contradict one’s own opinions?

    In this particular case, “projection” might work.

  • busterggi

    Wy do these Christains have a problem with Nazis? The original Nazis (and I worked with for years) were predominently RC or Lutheran.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    You’re forgetting Pillenacht, when Nazi sluts smashed the windows of shops owned by virginal Christians with contraception.

  • dan4

    @15: “The original Nazis (and I worked with for years)…” WTF?

  • John Pieret

    There are very few things you can directly compare to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

    Just for fun, I went to Right Wing Watch and entered “Barber Nazi” in its search engine and what did I find … Barber and/or his radio co-host, Mat Staver, comparing:

    – Obamacare’s contraception accommodation for non-profit religious organizations, which Matt Barber and Mat Staver once again compared to Nazi Germany.

    – Christians have never faced such a horrible or more persecuted time in American history than they do under Obama’s presidency, and things have gotten so bad that the U.S. government is more punitive and cruel than Nazi Germany.

    – the baker in Colorado who is vowing to go to jail rather than comply with an order to stop discriminating against gay customers by refusing to provide them with wedding cakes, saying that forcing him to bake gay wedding cakes would be like forcing Jesus to build a bed for an adulterer or a gallows for Hitler upon which to hang Jews

    – Will Saletan’s satirical column about Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich and calling upon activists to start targeting every one of the 35,000 people who donated to Prop. 8 in order to get them fired,had just given “his fellow rainbow-shirts their jackbooted marching orders” to begin the wholesale destruction of Christians in America, just like Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi propaganda minister .

    – In discussing the legal discrimination bill that was vetoed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, said “Christians are going to have to start wearing a yellow cross. Are we in 1939 Germany here”?

    – Liberalism or “pseudo-utopian mindset,” Barber said, is dangerous and must be stopped because “we saw how that worked out in Stalinist Russia, we saw how that worked out in Nazi Germany, and Mao’s China and elsewhere around the world”

    – The SPLC labeling Religious Right organization as hate groups “it’s just like in Nazi Germany” where Jews were dehumanized and demonized so that when they were ultimately killed, “people turned a blind eye”

    If you included all the authors at Barber’s BarbedWire, the list might be an order of magnitude longer.

  • Sastra

    @John Pieret #18:

    That’s hilarious. Thanks.

  • busterggi

    dan4 above – I had the experience of working with a genuine Bundist foe almost eight years and got to hear original party line for all that tine.