Friday, January 17, 2014
An Israeli lawmaker wants to ban the use of the word "Nazi". That's a pretty odd and stupid proposal for several reasons especially considering that it has an anti-Nazi motive. Because the thing is, the people we usually refer to as "Nazis" don't use that word to describe themselves and consider it derogatory. So they would just love for that word to be banned. They instead use the word "National Socialist". Remember, the official name of Hitler's party was Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP), which translated into English is "National Socialist German Worker's Party". And of course, as we all know, "Nazi", besides referring to the National Socialist ideology and things associated with it, is also used as a common derogatory epithet for various non-National Socialist political opponents or ideas that the people who use the term don't like.