I want to talk about Governor LePage’s comments yesterday regarding his opinion that the IRS is not quite the Gestapo, yet… But is trending in that direction. Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time, because my pet is totally pulling a Gestapo on me demanding to be fed. And then I’ve got to work, to pay the bills, because the water company is very Gestopo in their insistence that I pay them every month, or they will shut off my water. Thus killing me and my family of dehydration. Just like the Gestapo. I’m surprised they don’t just gas me.
But I digress.
First, let me say I tried to warn everyone. Any politician who willingly appears on “The Aroostook Watchmen,” a show where the hosts daily discuss how the government is secretly poisoning our children via airplane contrails, is certifiable.
I wonder if LePage was a fan even before he ran for office.
Second, the Governor’s actual words were pathetic and insulting. But all of you already know that.
Third, the Governor showed a tad hint of something very scary. It is very common in right-wing conspiracy land to have some doubts about the holocaust. Usually they don’t outright deny it, but they minimize it. They say it wasn’t that many people, and that we only remember it more than other mass killings in history because those darn Jews control the media and push it on us with all their Schindler’s List type movies. The Governor, to me, seemed to be going down that path when, completely unprompted, he said he was also sorry for the Japanese internment in America and persecution of Communists in the 50′s.
That kind of thing is very prominent in conspiracy land. It is a way of saying the holocaust was nothing special, because humans have been killing each other for centuries. Which is a view LePage must subscribe to on some level, because if the frickin’ IRS is the “new Gestapo,” the there must be Gestapos nearly everywhere one would look.
Reporters need to ask him about other common conspiracy theories. Put him on the record. Now, please.