100s of Students Walk Out In Support Of Teacher who compared Bush to Hitler.

By | March 3, 2006

100s of Students Walk Out In Support Of Teacher who compared Bush to HitlerBush and Hitler? Oh come on. There are really no fair comparisons, right??The only minor similiarities I see are that both were leaders of very powerful countries and both were unafraid to attack another country preemptively resulting in deaths of innocent people. Both used patriotism and fear as political tools and both exploited a major disaster. Sure, those facts are not in dispute. But Bush was nothing like Hitler. People have been comparing Bush to Hitler, however, since after 9/11 when the Patriot Act number I started to remove American’s constitutional rights.

Bush is unlike Hitler in that he is not bent on extermination of a race or type of people, just bent on money and power under the guise of “protecting” people.
So, how about comparing Bush to Jesus? Based only on his actions is Bush more like Jesus or Hitler? Who would Jesus bomb? Should a teacher who compares Bush to Jesus be suspended?

CBS4) AURORA, Colo. Hundreds of students at Overland High School walked out of class Thursday morning in support and protest of a teacher who was at the center of a controversy over comments he made about President Bush during a geography class.

Jay Bennish
Sean Allen

“Now I’m not saying that Bush and Hitler are exactly the same, obviously they’re not, OK,” Jay Bennish was heard saying on a recording of his class lecture on the day after President Bush’s State of the Union Address. “But (there are) eerie similarities to the tones that they use.”

The students left class for about an hour and lined the streets near the school Thursday morning. Many students said they were frustrated and angry about how Bennish had been criticized on talk radio.

“I think he inspires so many students and he’s a great teacher,” one student said during the rally. – MORE

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    Hitler: at Biography.com are you sure you want to make this comparison?
    He studied at Linz and Steyr, and attended an art school in Munich, but failed to pass into the Vienna Academy. He lived in Vienna (1904?13), doing a variety of menial jobs. In 1913 he emigrated to Munich, where he found employment as a draughtsman. In 1914 he served in a Bavarian regiment, became a corporal, and was wounded in the last stages of the war, twice winning the Iron Cross for bravery. In 1919 he joined a small political party which in 1920 he renamed as the National Socialist German Workers’ (or NAZI) Party. In 1923, with other extreme right-wing factions, he attempted to overthrow the Bavarian government in an abortive uprising, the ?Munich beer-hall putsch?. He was imprisoned for nine months in Landsberg jail, during which time he dictated his political testament, Mein Kampf (1925, My Struggle), to Rudolf Hess. He expanded his party greatly in the late 1920s, and though he was unsuccessful in the presidential elections of 1932 against Hindenburg, he was made chancellor by Hindenburg in 1933. He then suspended the constitution, silenced all opposition, exploited successfully the burning of the Reichstag building, and brought the Nazi Party to power, having several of his opponents within his own party (the SA) murdered by his bodyguard, the SS, in the Night of the Long Knives (1934). In contravention of the Versailles Treaty, he rearmed the country (1935), established the Rome?Berlin ?axis? with Mussolini (1936), created ?Greater Germany? by the Anschluss with Austria (1938), and absorbed the German-populated Sudeten region of Czechoslovakia, in which Britain and France acquiesced at Munich (1938). He then demanded from Poland the return of Danzig and free access to East Prussia, which, when Poland refused, precipitated World War 2 (3 Sep 1939).
    His domestic policy was one of total Nazification, enforced by the Secret State Police (Gestapo). He established concentration camps for political opponents and Jews, over 6 million of whom were murdered in the course of World War 2. He concluded the Nazi Soviet non-aggression pact (1939), but broke this when he invaded the Soviet Union in 1941. With his early war successes, he increasingly ignored the advice of military experts, and the tide turned in 1942 after the defeats at El Alamein, Stalingrad, and Kursk. He survived the explosion of the bomb placed at his feet by Colonel Stauffenberg (Jul 1944), and purged the army of all suspects. When Germany was invaded, he retired to his Bunker, an air-raid shelter under the Chancellory building in Berlin. With the Russians only a few hundred yards away, he went through a marriage ceremony with his mistress, Eva Braun, in the presence of the Goebbels family, who then poisoned themselves. All available evidence suggests that he and his wife committed suicide and had their bodies cremated (30 Apr 1945). Hitler used tremendous forcefulness, charisma, oratory, and his ability to appeal to people’s baser instincts to manipulate them. He rose at a time of defeat and disillusionment. His ?Thousand-Year Reich? lasted 12 years and three months.

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