Moms for Liberty defends use of Hitler quote

“In our defense, we only quoted Hitler because we too are fascists.”

It’s funny because it’s such obvious projection. They’re describing what they’re trying to do, then when getting caught with their asses out, pretending it’s what they’re trying to defend against… by doing it.

“Please ignore the other times we admiringly quoted Hitler.”

Given that they have not just a censorious but specifically a far-right agenda, have previously quoted antisemitic texts and Hitler… it’s an interpretation definitely guided by the evidence.

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Makes you wonder, how much of a mom are you if your kids have decided to never speak to you again?

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Requisite Dr. Maya Angelou quote:

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It sure does rhyme pretty often.

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… I don’t think attendance at “Drag Queen Story Time” is mandatory anywhere in the world :confused:

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And they could have used a long list of people who said basically the same thing.

“Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man.”
― Aristotle, The Philosophy of Aristotle

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To be accurate, I’m not the least bit surprised at this.

Support your kids even if they make choices you disagree with (allowing for age, etc. of course); let the kids be themselves even if they become something other than what you thought they would. Every time a “child” is allowed the freedom to become something of their own, allowed to express their own self-determination, these chucklefucks are convinced that “someone” must be controlling them.

Hey, you just described my own mother. I cut her out of my life about three years ago now – haven’t spoken to her since 2020.

  • Short version: she still saw me as 10 years old, with the wrong gender, and someone that she could still manipulate instead of the almost 50 year old person I was the last time we spoke.
  • Much shorter version: abusive.

(Edit: corrected wording of short version. Apparently I’m still a little pissed about that. Who knew, right?)

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It’s even worse than that; they want to “control” everyone’s children, not just their own.

That way, the boys will always know their place is “superior” to the girls, the Whites’ place is “superior” to everyone else (BIPOC) who only exist to serve and facilitate the Whites, and anyone who is LGBTQA+ won’t even exist at all.

:rage:

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Exactly. The few members who are mothers of school age children get trotted out to speak their hate at school board meetings. Every single one I’ve read about or listened to homeschools her kids.

It was never about control of their own children. They have that. It was never about advocating for parents rights. It has always been controlling other people’s children and denying the rights of other parents to let their kids read these books.

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The only Hitler quote worth repeating:
“That’s it, I’m about to kill Hitler!”

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Interesting that they talk about “biblical citizenship” but chose to quote Hitler when they could have quoted the bible to the same end.

Proverbs 22:6

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Obviously the “liberty” part is bullshit so why should anyone expect the “moms” part to be any different? Or the “for”, even?

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They would have to read beyond Facebook and Hitler quotes to get that.

Again, they’d have to read the Bible for that to register.

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This is becoming a thing:

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Holy shit, they backed off their defense, removed the quote, and apologized. Moms for Liberty chapter apologizes for quoting Hitler in its newsletter | AP News

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It was a test run to see if they could get away with it… They’ll try promoting their fascist views in less obvious ways now.

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Probably. I’m still a little surprised, though. Fascists are generally of the “never admit you were wrong, never apologize” variety.

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I’m not… they just got called out enough to try and seem more moderate for a second.

Depends on the situation. Public facing wings of fascist groups that are attempting to attract members by playing off culture war issues will often sound more moderate if it helps their cause.

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