Not Really Fair, But…
This probably isn’t really fair. After all, the pose in the picture isn’t really what it looks like. But, even though the picture is probably taken out of context, I think it does help illustrate the point that I was trying to make last week in my post Rick Perry’s Relationship With the Most Extreme Elements of Evangelical Christianity. So, for all my Jewish friends, when you think about the prospect of a Rick Perry presidency, please remember this image:
Look, for the record, I’m not comparing Gov. Perry to Hitler. As a sign I posted a long time ago said, “I may disagree with you, but that doesn’t make you Hitler.” Nor am I suggesting that he is a Nazi. Instead, my purpose in posting this image is to get people, in particular Jews, to simply pay attention to the religious beliefs (and expression of those beliefs) of Gov. Perry (and, for that matter, Michele Bachmann…) and those organizations and religious leaders with whom he (and she) associates. And no, I’m not comparing them to Hitler either. What I am saying, though, is that I think that those religious beliefs and the political ideas likely to flow from them will be “bad for the Jews” (to borrow an old phrase).
To be clear: Gov. Perry isn’t Hitler; Gov. Perry isn’t a Nazi. But Gov. Perry would be bad for the Jews.