Thursday, 16 February 2012

Retroactive Repression

Whoops!  I see Smilin' Mitt Romney is in trouble again over his wacky pals in LDS Church having another go at posthumously baptising Holocaust victims.

The most generous reading of this activity is that it's rather shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.  A rather more accurate appraisal is that it's a classless refusal to let the dead rest with dignity or to respect the scars of unimaginable horror left upon an entire people.

To return to the political ramifications, however, I think this will turn out to be just as bad news for Newt Gingrich as it is for Grey-Temples Galt.  After all, you'd think he'd be desperate for the LDS to get far enough into their disturbing mission so that he could tell people - as an Actual Historian, of course - that the majority of the victims of the Nazi death machine were actually Christians (obviously, Politifact will judge the claim "mostly true").

After all, if you're going to keep playing the victim card, you might as well go all the way.

(Except of course that they are already.  Warning: only the first of those links won't make you want to gargle lava.)

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