Michael Moynihan does the honors, comparing the actor and director to Glenn Beck. His larger point:
To believe that fear mongering from the Tea Party (and it does exists, but they invoke Chinese communism and the Soviet Union) will produce a genocidal demagogue in the mold of Hitler isguess what?fear mongering. Those nuts think Obama is a communist, these nuts think the Tea Party is fascist.
The lesson is this: No one has a monopoly on bad, but apparently irresistible, historical allusion. And the minute a mouth-foaming Mormon or a finger-wagging Hollywood director invokes some horrible event in our recent past, do a bit of Googling before packing up and moving the family to Canada.
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