Sweet, Sweet Irony

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
There are few cognitive misconceptions that get my blood to boiling more than white supremacists and Neo-Nazi's. The ideology espoused by these groups requires such a huge suspension of critical thought and self-examination that I simply don't understand how large numbers of people can buy into this bullshit. It's like their cognitive processes simply don't work, and it saddens and sickens me.

Which is why I'm rubbing my hands together in glee and giggling like a school girl at this news.

It seems that the Neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement has adopted a stretch of highway in Missouri. They got their little "Adopt-a-Highway" sign, but the local Jewish community was a bit put off by this event. Not surprisingly, they felt that the Neo-Nazis' presence in the public sphere (Adopt-a-Highway is usually administered by the state's DOT) was offensive. But the MoDOT folks felt it was an issue of free speech, and allowed the Neo-Nazis to participate in the program in spite of their misgivings.

But now "officials are renaming the stretch of highway near Springfield that the organization cleans after Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who fled Nazi Germany and became a prominent Jewish theologian and civil rights advocate in the United States."

Hee. Snort. Hehe. HA. HAHAHA. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

12 comments:

neurondoc said...

I agree. Hee-hee-hee. Ha-ha-ha. BWAHAHAHA. *cough, cough* HEE-HEE-HEE-HEE. *wheeze*

neurondoc said...

Jack-booted thugs.

Thordr said...

A little justice served, not enough I think for real, I grew up around Springfield Mo and it surprised me about the number of fucktarded people like them in the area, I distinctly remember when Trooper Jimmie Linegar was gunned down during a traffic stop by another one of those fucktards (these idiots make my blood boil). I truly wish you could beat sense into people, southwest Missouri would be as good a place to start as any.

Random Michelle K said...

Unfortunately, the Rabbi's offspring are against this idea.

The comment was that if they wanted to name a large section of highway for him, that's fine, but doing a small section to be spiteful is not something of which the Rabbi would have approved.

Janiece Murphy said...

Thordr, you may be right, but I find it encouraging that the powers-that-be have found a way to combat them without resorting to the revocation of their Constitutional rights.

Michelle, I don't consider this action to be spiteful (although I understand the Rabbi's kids point of view). To me, this is simply a creative solution that allows the state to express their disapproval of the Neo-Nazis without abrogating anyone's rights.

Random Michelle K said...

Well, it is kind of spiteful. Since they're not doing it to honor the Rabbi, they're just using his name to "punish" the Nazis, which isn't a very charitable thing to do, even if it is justified.

Steve Buchheit said...

What Michelle said, if it were a large section of the highway, sure. But it's only the portion the neofucktards adopted (which opens up lawsuits).

As the quote goes, I'll defend their right to speak, but that doesn't mean I won't go out and try and shout them down (although I didn't throw any bricks, like others did).

Followers and bully-wannabees. The only good thing about a skinhead is they make excellent IR signatures.

mom in northern said...

goes around comes around
think maybe Karma had a hand it the thinking...

:-)

Nathan said...

Personally, I think the good Rabbi's family is wrong. If a bunch of neo-nazis moved into some little subdivision, I'd be happy to have the town rename the subdivision after me. Something like the "Nathan Gendzier Home For Uppity Jews" Land would work fine for me.

I think there's a lot of honor in spiting idiots.

Anne C. said...

I'm no expert, but I don't think it's the state government's job to indicate approval or disapproval of a group. I completely understand the sentiment, of course, but think about how we'd feel if the two groups were reversed. We'd be incensed.

Heh. I know it'd be littering, but I'd be tempted to clean out my car on that stretch of the highway. My own version of free speech. ;)

Random Michelle K said...

Anne,

IIRC, that stretch of highway has a surprisingly large amount of abandoned human excrement.

Jim Wright said...

Litter.

See, Jews should start dumping their trash along that section of road - then the Neo-Nazis would be stuck cleaning up after them.

Now that would irony.

(I'm kidding, don't hurt me. I'm thinking evil thoughts, because I'm currently in the land of racist assholes)