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    I don't use the word in every daqy conversation. I have seen the term "breastfeeding nazi" and I hate it as much for the failure to remember the atrocities the Nazi regime committed as I do for the insinuation that people who are passionate about supporting breastfeeding must be labelled.

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    Same here Michael!! It REALLY annoys me when used to describe pro breast feeders.

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    meow -the thing that ticks me off about that is a simple lack of education of people - the Nazis (by definition itself, along with policy) were NOT fascists - they were socialists.

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    I don't use it, I don't like what it stands for, and after spending considerable time at high school and university learning about the atrocities that took place by the N, I feel that it is disrespective to those who have suffered and still do suffer at the hands of the N.

    Perhaps those that use it without any thought or understanding of the meaning of the word and what it entails should be taken for a visit to feel the horror that is still present within the grounds of Auschwitz....

    I was really surpsied leasha when I learnt that about the origin of the swastika.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by maz View Post
    BG - I cant bring myself to watch those sort of programs..I break down and lose it for days afterwards
    they have made me extremely emotional each time - and to be honest, it wasn't a conscious choice for me (DH is very interested in learning about it all from a more factual perspective). i think so many people could learn a lot about WHY this is so emotional for so many if they were to see even one episode of this series.

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    were NOT fascists - they were socialists.
    A very corrupt form of socialism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krysalyss View Post
    A very corrupt form of socialism.
    A corrupt form of whatever they were really- no box to put them in!

    Perhaps even 'breastfeeding dictator' would describe what people are trying to say actually. I prefer 'lactivist' myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by meow View Post
    I think the term nazi is commonly used in place of fascist. Its as though people treat them as interchangable terms and I don't think most people using "nazi" are actually referring to the political party and their actions, but rather fascism.
    I'm actually Jewish (Polish and German Jews in fact) and our forefathers/mothers only just got out of those of countries by the skin of their teeth (their sisters and brothers were not so lucky) - and I have to admit I use "Nazi" occasionally. While I agree that most people most probably see it as representing fascism, I see it more as representing the attitude that something or someone is superior to something or someone else to the point of ridiculousness. The reason why I use it occasionally would be to belittle it (not the circumstances but that moronic attitude behind it). If I got all offended and upset by the term I would be continuing to give it power, which I refuse to do. So I use it as part of satire, to make fun of it, to reduce it in a sort of "F-you" kind of way. I guess that might not make a whole lot of sense to some people... Someone pointed out its use in Seinfeld, this could come from a similar logic seeing that Jerry is also a Jew and he wrote it, who knows. I think its use really depends upon the person, their reasons for using it and the situation.


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