Saturday, January 15, 2005

Prince Harry, Totalitarianism, and the Double Standard

Here's an interesting article about Prince Harry and the double standard between Nazis and more insidious brands of totalitarianism.

It is yet another perfect example of the double standard so prevalent out there in the kommentariat and the wider world - which happens to be one of my pet hates. Imagine if prince Harry came dressed up in a fur coat with a hammer and sickle armband. No one would bat an eyelid, a few people might chuckle and comment how cute he looks, and the only reason why the story would make it into the media would be if PETA protested the prince wearing fur. Imagine for that matter if Harry wore a Che Guevara or a Mao t-shirt. As John Lennon said, it's easy if you try.

Mr. Chrenkoff offers a explanation, but I don't think it gets to the root of the matter. How are the Nazis different from Communists? Because, in their own perverted way, they believed in and fought for human strength and human virtue. Nazis were thugs who goal was to eradicate "inferiority" from the world. But even more odious are the communist thugs who believe in eradicating superiority from the world. To the Marxist/Communists/Socialist/Liberal, the Nazis are guilty of the unforgivable crime of not being egalitarian. Such a sentiment emanates from people whose whole entire political psychology can be described with one word--envy.

UPDATE: Yeah, that about sums it up .


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