Attention Dr. Blake Armstrong of South Texas College: here’s why your comparison of the Tea Party to the Nazis is inaccurate

The Blaze recently reported:

Prof. Tells Students Not to ‘Tell Anybody’ About His Vexed Tea Party ‘Analogy’ — He Didn’t Know It Was Already Caught on Video

Dec. 8, 2014

A psychology professor at South Texas College in Weslaco, Texas, was seemingly caught on video last month comparing the tea party to the Nazis of the 1930s in Germany.

He then told his students not to “tell anybody” about his remarks — but one of his students had already started filming after he allegedly called Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) a “bastard” for using the name “Cruz” to win his election.

“In 1931, which was really interesting, the Nazis — people were kind of tired of them. They’ve been around since 1920, 11 years now. They’ve won seats — they’re like the tea party! That’s such a good example,” the professor said. “Don’t tell anybody I said that though.”

He continued: “But in the sense of how they politically came to power, there’s a good analogy there. That eventually people realized, ‘Oh, these Nazis are a bunch of nuts,’ ‘These tea party people are a bunch of nuts.’ I mean, the analogy really is a good analogy.”

The student responsible for recording the comments, who asked to remain anonymous, identified the professor as Dr. Blake Armstrong. The video was recorded during a Nov. 17 class and uploaded on YouTube the same day.

The student told TheBlaze he recorded his professor because he feels strongly that “it’s wrong for him to use his position as a soap box for his beliefs, especially with young, impressionable students.”

“This semester, [Dr. Armstrong] insulted Republicans about three times before this video was recorded,” he added. On this day, he called Sen. Ted Cruz a bastard for using the last name Cruz to win his election. I didn’t know exactly what he meant, but I decided to start recording.”

While the student said Armstrong’s Nazi-tea party reference is the most “severe” rhetoric he’s heard in the class so far, he argued “it’s very easy to see that he has a vendetta against Republicans and religion with an emphasis on Christianity.”

Here’s the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX-U3jj39_I

Dr. Armstrong, if you are reading this, I would like to explain why your comparison of the Tea Party to the Nazi is inaccurate.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Germany was considered to be one of the most civilized and most advanced countries in the world. At the time, no one thought that a genocide could have been possible in Germany.

But then in 1938, Adolf Hitler confiscated all the guns from the Jews.

Hitler explained his action with the following:

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.”

By comparison, the Tea Party believes that everyone – including Jews – has the right to own guns.

The Nazis supported bigger government in every area of life. They supported wage and price controls. They supported having the government tell businesses what to produce and how much of it to produce. They supported strong federal involvement in health care and education.

By comparison, the Tea Party is against all of these things.

In 2004, when Barack Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from rapists and murderers. Hitler agreed with Obama on this issue, at least as far as Jews are concerned. Dr. Armstrong, did you vote for Obama when he ran for President?

Here are some other things that Obama has done, which Hitler would have been proud of, and which the Tea Party is against:

* Obama had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process.

* In May 2011, Obama signed a renewal of the Patriot Act.

* In December 2011, Obama signed a bill that gave the U.S. government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without any charges being filed or any trial taking place.

* President Obama has defended warrantless wiretapping.

* In Germany in 1938, Adolf Hitler outlawed homeschooling. He said “Give me a child when he’s seven and he’s mine forever.” Hitler’s ban on homeschooling is still in effect today. In 2006, Katharina Plett was arrested for homeschooling her own children. Her husband and their children fled the country. In 2008, Juergen and Rosemary Dudek were sentenced to 90 days in jail for homeschooling their own children. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their homeschooled children fled Germany after the police showed up at their house to enforce Germany’s ban on homeschooling. They came to the United States in 2010 and were granted political asylum, which gave them legal permission to live in the U.S. as political refugees  However, in March 2013, the Obama administration argued in federal court in favor of deporting them and sending them back to Germany. This means that Obama does not consider them to be political refugees, and that he does not consider Germany’s policy of jailing homeschooling parents to be a form of persecution.

Dr. Armstrong, the Nazis supported bigger government. The Tea Party supports smaller government. The two philosophies have absolutely nothing in common.

For the record, in the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I voted for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.

Dr. Armstrong, did you vote for Obama? If so, besides having done the horrible things that I mentioned above, I also would like to draw your attention to these hundreds of other horrible things that Obama has done.

Anyway, if there is any one thing that I hope you get out of this, it is the following: the Nazis supported BIGGER government – the Tea Party supports SMALLER government.

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December 9, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Guns, Police state, Politics.

8 Comments

  1. hmichaelh replied:

    Excellent answer. Factually correct in every instance. I hope the school administration takes a look at what the Professor is teaching. His extreme bias has no place in a classroom by the Teacher.

  2. E4 replied:

    First things first, I have no idea who you are or who Dr. Blake is. I was simply told about this blog so I came to check out. The following is based on what I’ve read and seen on this page alone…

    I personally could care less for the whole Nazi/Tea Party comparison going on in this video…due to the fact that I’m that not much of a history buff. And although you might be correct in saying that they’re different in what they ultimately stood for, there are a few similarities amongst the two. Which is what Dr. Blake briefly touched on.

    Therefore, I question your reasoning behind this blog against Dr. Blake.

    As I listened to this video he stated “they’re LIKE Tea Party” (:31), “don’t tell anybody I said that, (:33, mainly because he did not mean they were EXACTLY like the Tea Party), “In a SENSE” (:38), “There’s a good ANALOGY there” (:41). Keywords in CAPITAL LETTERS!

    Again…you’re probably right about their overall intentions, but lets get 2 things straight here:

    1. Nothing in life is exactly the same, but everything has similarities to one another no matter how you spin it.
    2. GET OVER IT! As you grow older, I hope you realize that you’ll never agree with anybody 100% of the time…and when that happens do yourself a favor and filter your disagreements and come up with your own conclusions. Don’t attempt to blame someone else for the way you think…which is why you’re in college!!!!!

    Oh and as an added bonus…because you vote for someone doesn’t mean you agree with them 100%! Nobody is perfect. We are nobody to judge. Unless you’re perfect? Have a great day!

  3. IAmLikeTheTeaParty replied:

    Great response. I was searching for an email address for the good professor to send him some facts myself. Along the way, I ran across this. Thanks for taking the time to put the post together. I don’t plan to email him now; if he had an open mind to ‘hear’ any of this, he probably woulddn’t be in the situation he is in.

  4. 5WarVeteran replied:

    “He recorded his professor because he feels strongly that “it’s wrong for him to use his position as a soap box for his beliefs, especially with young, impressionable students.”

    A most truthful statement. It is not for educators to promote agendas nor try to create unthinking clones as students. However that is exactly what today’s educations system is doing.

    I am a retired educator from a local and military college. What these “educators” (loosely put) today are getting away with should have had them fired long ago. Yet it is no different than the Media who also promote agendas with opinion instead of journalizing the facts.

  5. john erikson replied:

    “in the sense on how they politically came to power” THAT is what he is trying to explain? hes not exactly saying that theyre alike.

  6. Elizabeth replied:

    He’s recording because he was failing his class. Dr. Armstrong is very open minded and made that reference 1)to see if his students were still listening. 2) only to say how they used a shitty situation to gain power and control ( which was all the similarities he was comparing ) and lastly because he can. It’s college. Things are open for discussion to get students thinking. To challenge how they have been programmed since grade school to think.
    He is a wonderful instructor and an even better human being. He advocates for human rights and is firm in his beliefs.
    This blog is ridiculous, and goes off on some silly shit that has nothing to do with his lecture. It’s his class folks. His soap box. If you don’t like it …. STC provides other instructors.

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