Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gohmert Needs to Read

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert is from Texas.  Periodically, Gohmert compares people to Hitler in his speeches and appearances.  This time, according to Think Progress, Gohmert used Hitler's name again:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) drew a comparison between President Obama and Hitler in a speech on the House floor last night that quoted a recent op-ed by conservative columnist Thomas Sowell..... 

Mr. Gohmert obviously knows nothing about history.  I'd like to suggest that Mr. Gohmert go to the U.S. Holocaust Museum because he seems to know very little about  history. While in the Holocaust Museum, he should get a reading list. (I have my own list of suggested books for Gohmert.) Mr. Gohmert needs to read materials from real historians, not historical revisionists.

This isn't the first time Gohmert has compared Obama to Hitler.  In 2009, Gohmert compared Obama to Hitler on a radio show (see AdamHolland blog). Gohmert has compared others to Hitler, including gays (see Vodpod). 

Here is my suggested reading list (see below) for Louie Gohmert so that he can learn what happened in Germany from 1919-1945.  He needs to learn the truth about Hitler, the Nazis, and the Holocaust so that he won't make such ridiculous comparisons.

The Holocaust, by Martin Gilbert
Night, by Elie Wiesel
The Theory and Practice of Hell, by Eugen Kogon
Smoke and Ashes, by Barbara Rogasky
The Hiding Place, by Corrie TenBoom
Friedrich, Hans Richter

As a former history teacher, and a person who visited Germany after the fall of communism, I know that if Gohmert really knew what Hitler did, he'd stop his comparisons.  Gohmert is a deacon in his church and he should know better.