04 November 2009

Another severe case of Holocaust envy

It is not a secret that from time to time humanity is facing outbreaks of that curious disease. Such as "Palestinian Nakba" or PETA's "Chicken Holocaust".

Of course, there is a strong element of weirdness in these outbreaks. But still, nothing invented so far prepared me to the level of bizarreness reached in the recent outbreak:

David Wilshire, the disgraced Conservative MP, has compared the treatment of politicians over their expense claims to the plight of Jews in Nazi Germany.

Mr Wilshire, who was forced to resign after paying more than £100,000 in expenses to his own company, said the “witch hunt” against MPs “will undermine democracy”.

Mr Wilshire wrote: “The witch hunt against MPs in general will undermine democracy. It will weaken parliament - handing yet more power to governments. Branding a whole group of people as undesirables led to Hitler's gas chambers.”
I can easily imagine the scene: malnourished skeletal MPs stumbling and crawling toward gas chambers between the whips and machine guns brandished by black-coated goons of Her Majesty's government, while Hi-Fi loudspeakers permeate the air by cabaret-style renderings of "God save the Queen", Handel and Sting.

And do you know what? I don't feel a thing...

Hat tip: Andrew Ian Dodge.