Video of the day -- Reich!
This video was made as a joke, and not a very good or interesting one -- what if some of the most evil men who ever lived had just been stars in a sitcom?
But there's a more important point here. How often have you ever seen these men like this, smiling and laughing and acting like normal people, with cheery music? We're used to thinking of them as evil monsters -- which they were -- and to seeing them depicted as such. But that makes us wonder how voters in the most advanced nation on Earth at that time raised them to power. Couldn't they see that these were monsters?
Well, no, because they didn't look like monsters at the time. They looked like this -- normal people. Those who had read Mein Kampf had no excuse. They must have known what Hitler was planning to do. But a lot of people hadn't.
Keep that in mind when you consider Christian Right politicians who seem like regular, easy-going people, belying their surreal words about gays or atheists or reproductive rights or freedom of expression. Those words are the reality. He whose words proclaim him a monster probably is a monster, even if he doesn't look like a monster.