10 Things That Really Are Like Nazis

Hint: One of them had a funny mustache and killed millions of people.

No, this is not a sitting member of Congress. <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Obama-Nazi_comparison_-_Tea_Party_protest.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>

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Comparing policies and people we don’t like to Nazis never gets old. Yet if you are seeking to not further validate Godwin’s Law or simply want to make better historical analogies, here’s a list of things you may confidently describe as sharing undeniable similarities with the adherents of the universally abhorred ideology of German national socialism, AKA Nazis:

1. Nazi Adolf Hitler

 

2. Nazi party members

 

3. Nazi Holocaust architect Heinrich Himmler

 

4. Nazi stormtroopers

 

5. Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels

 

6. Nazi war criminals

 

7. Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl

 

8. Nazi soldiers

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9. More Nazi war criminals (including Nazi Hermann Goering)

 

10. Nazis who call themselves Nazis

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