When Everyone Is Hitler
In an era where Bush = Hitler, Ashcroft = Hitler (Rumsfeld would equal Rommel, if the left had any clue who Rommel was), I suppose it should come as a relief that there are still some individuals who are denied the right to invoke Nazi Germany, even in ill-considered “fun”. The entire media kerfuffle over Prince Harry should seem bizarre in today’s atmosphere of rampant “Nazi-ism”, if it weren’t so completely predictable.
Doesn’t CS Lewis somewhere have an observation that it’s a trick of the devil’s to persuade an age to go rushing to the gunwhales away from the sin to which they are in no danger of succumbing – tipping the boat into the sin from which they are in danger? (If anybody has the actual quote, please send it along so I can replace the unwieldy sentence above.) Europe in general and the UK in particular are in ZERO danger of succumbing to the menace of German Nazism. Meanwhile, genuine fascists dressed in keffiyehs are engaged in thuggery, subversion, assassination, and terrorism on European soil. Can’t we persuade the journalists busy inveighing against poor Harry to take on that cause instead?
Frankly, I personally find it much less disturbing that Harry wore a swastika to a party that his father, the future King Charles III, is reported to enjoy relaxing in Islamic bedouin robes at home.
Poor Harry might have saved himself a lot of trouble by adding a George W. Bush mask to the costume.