Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Recasting the Presidents As Famous Dictators

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the dictator-in-chief dept.

United States 4

An anonymous reader writes "A pretty simple, non-scientific Google exercise confirming that, regardless of their political platform, US presidents inevitably end up being compared to famous dictators by their detractors, with Hitler being the go-to comparison (hello, Godwin's law)."

cancel ×


Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Proof that people on the 'net are stupid (2, Insightful)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#31765250)

Bush gets compared more often to Stalin, Lenin, and Mao, while Obama gets compared more often to Hitler? Obama being slightly to the left of Bush, shouldn't it be the other way around?

Re:Proof that people on the 'net are stupid (2, Insightful)

OrwellianLurker (1739950) | more than 4 years ago | (#31783568)

Obama and Bush are both industry owned; both can be compared to Mussolini, except the planes are never running on time.

Re:Proof that people on the 'net are stupid (1)

ffreeloader (1105115) | more than 4 years ago | (#31789314)

Uhhh.... Hitler was the head of the National Socialist party, not the National Fascist party.

The Nazi's weren't fascists, they were socialists with a strong nationalistic fervor, and both Marx and Engel agreed with their political viewpoints. Hitler, Goebbels, Strasser(a nazi party founder), etc... knew what they believed and where they fit into the political spectrum. They were skillful politicians, and to even suggest they were so naive, or stupid, that they misnamed themselves is just plain strange.

Everything Obama is pushing for was in the Nazi party platform. And, Obama is a lot more than "slightly" left of Bush. He's far left, and so were Stalin, Lenin, and Mao as socialists and communists are the left side of the spectrum as they are both total-government-control ideologies.

The Greatest Evil ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31841888)

The Executive Office of the President of the United States of America, its current President Barak Hussain Obama.

Such a terriorists organizaion, the would sudders and calls for a savior.

Who will rise, and save the peoples of the Earth from the the Evil, the Greatest Evil know to humanity, Barak Hussain Obama?

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>