"President Obama and the mainstream media would have us believe the stalled debt-ceiling talks are the fault of the GOP leadership. This, of course, is utter nonsense. 87 Tea Party House Republicans, less in number than the 300 Spartans that blocked Xerxes’ advancing Persian armies at Thermopylae in 480 B.C., prevent Obama and establishment Republicans from expanding the power of the state at the expense of our freedom and our battered economy."<----
- GOP House Speaker John Boehner can’t seem to herd his Republican majority in the direction of a debt limit compromise that would plunge the country deeper in the red and raise taxes in the midst of the nation’s second great economic depression. And so, a dejected Boehner informed the White House he
so I guess the Question for me became- "Sparta? Waiiiit. Eugenics. Master Race? Nazi? Obama=Xerxes? Devil-man-God? Satan? Bible? Military? Tea Party? Hmmm."
That's not just a Random Foreign "Othering"- that's intentional...that's my thought. And Not Ok. Plenty more around here to read about that...
The belief in the need to purify the German race led them to eugenics; this effort culminated in the involuntary euthanasia of disabled people and the compulsory sterilization of people with mental deficiencies or illnesses perceived as hereditary. Adolf Hitler considered Sparta to be the first "Völkisch State," and praised its early eugenics treatment of deformed children."
"One of the slides used to explain to missile officers why the US was entrusted with nuclear weapons quotes Wernher Von Braun, a former member of the Nazi Party and SS officer who used Jews imprisoned in concentration camps, captured French anti-Nazi partisans and civilians, and others, to help build the V-2 rocket, which was responsible for the death of thousands of British civilians.
"We knew that we had created a new means of warfare and the question as to what nation, to what victorious nation we were willing to entrust this brainchild of ours was a moral decision [emphasis in document] more than anything else," Von Braun said upon surrendering to American forces in May 1945. "We wanted to see the world spared another conflict such as Germany had just been through and we felt that only by surrendering such a weapon to people who are guided by the Bible could such an assurance to the world be best secured." [emphasis in document]"-----
aaaaaand that will be all for now.