Rewriting Inconvenient History

Claim 1: Nazis Weren’t Socialists


Okay, now that I have that off my chest, if someone is dopey enough to do a Nazi comparison, the response should not be to try to rewrite history and say that the “Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers’ Party)” weren’t socialists.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is non-partisan, and it describes the Nazi platform (in part) this way:

The 25 points combined extreme nationalism, racial antisemitism, and socialist concepts with German outrage over the Versailles peace settlement following their defeat in World War I.

But, you don’t have to trust their interpretation. Take a look at the 25 points yourself:

For instance, point 13 & 14:

13. We demand the nationalization of all businesses which have been formed into corporations (trusts).

14. We demand profit-sharing in large industrial enterprises.

Does this mean that modern socialists are Nazis? Of course not.

But, truth matters…and Nazis were socialists.

Claim #2: After the 60s, Democrats Became the Party of Lincoln

Now, I cannot blame any group with a repugnant history of racism for wanting to somehow disconnect from it, but another case of rewriting history is the idea that after the Republicans saved the Civil Rights Act in the 60s, their mantle as the “Party of Lincoln” switched over to the Democrats. This article does a thorough review of how that is not true:

Does this mean that modern Democrats are racist? No, and it’s not the purpose of this post to argue one way or another.

However, truth matters. The Democratic Party is not the “Party of Lincoln,” Republicans continue to be.

Albeit, far from perfectly. (Of course, Lincoln was far from perfect too. You and I come up far short too.)

Happy Memorial Day (2021)

Although these are stock images, I think they help remind us how many have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, along with how ubiquitous the sacrificial loss has been.

Graveyard with crosses Graves with flagsThere is no way I can thank those who are no longer with us, but I can gratefully remember them…

And thank their loved ones who have given up so much so those I love (and I) can have the blessings that come with living in the greatest nation on earth.

God bless America.

Update: This was nice to see later in the day:

Acting Like You Have Something to Hide

If COVID-19 didn’t come from a lab, why was there so much effort put into making the discussion verboten?

P.S. We also have to stop treating scientists, doctors, and other “experts” like they aren’t human, and never have conflicts that affect their “expertise.”

Cultural Appropriation

When I was growing up, we were told to embrace other cultures…to be multicultural. Accusations of “Cultural Appropriation” are contrary to that…

Well, this Should Get My Blog Banned in China

Facebook (and Other Apps) Can Still Track You in iOS

Recently, Apple made it so that applications had to ask you for permission to track you. Facebook was especially hit hard.

And, as this article notes, if you upload photos with normal embedded data…they can still track you:

The article also shows you where you can turn off allowing the apps to even ask you, so it’s worth a read.

This Is Disappointing

This Is Neat

Article about it here:

A Thread Worth Reading

This thread from Sean Ono Lennon is worth a read (sorry about the immediate curse word):

His last tweet in the thread is worthy of calling out separately:



My favorite was a front porch. You’ll know why when you see it. 🙂

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