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John Rocker Thinks The Holocaust Never Would Have Happened If The Jews Had Guns

Former MLB pitcher John Rocker, who is now a political columnist for right-wing hub World News Daily, recently wrote an article in defense of the Second Amendment. A perfectly acceptable endeavor, even if some may personally disagree, because the gun control conversation is a big one these days.

But then there’s this paragraph, which manages to liken Obama to Hitler and provide a cure-all for the Holocaust in one fell swoop.

“Mr. Obama wants to severely neuter the Second Amendment and disarm the law-abiding citizens of this nation, a similar act of tyrants throughout the 20th century such as Stalin, Mao and Hitler. Absolute certainties are a rare thing in this life, but one I think can be collectively agreed upon is the undeniable fact that the Holocaust would have never taken place had the Jewish citizenry of Hitler’s Germany had the right to bear arms and defended themselves with those arms.”

John Rocker is speaking, so won’t you listen? You remember him, right?

[World News Daily]

  • http://twitter.com/shockadow shockadow

    Larry W-A-C-H-S agrees…. As a matter of fact, they are practically the same idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.geeslin Kenneth Geeslin

    Who knew John Rocker was that smart. It is all true. Every bit. Taking away a citizens right to fight against a tyrannical government is usually the first step.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

    A little off balance but it does have a point

  • Jerry Baustian

    European Jews would have needed military-style weapons, not just single-shot hunting rifles. And they would have needed to train themselves in how to use those weapons, and make sure every man, woman, boy and girl in each family knew how to shoot to kill.

  • http://thebigaarp.tumblr.com/ Rick James

    wow, this came out of Johnny Off-His Rocker’s mouth? im impressed

  • Anonymous

    You’re as stupid as that baseball player.

    I know for a fact that German Jews were, for the most part, armed. It really doesn’t matter how many guns you have when every single government agency is against you. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and take your gun and use it as a licence to do whatever you please. Get into and argument with a policeman or other government official and make sure he can see that your armed. Then come back and tell us how much difference your firearm made.

    People like you were not intended to be covered by the second amendment that says ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE the you are allowed to be armed to fight your own government. That is not self protection, that is TERRORISM.

  • Anonymous

    It would not have mattered. The Nazi party controlled the media, and word about the proto-Holocaust didn’t get around, so the victims of the Nazis would not have been able to organize a resistance until it was too late.

    I don;t understand why people think that their automatic weapons are going to defend them from a government determined to capture them or otherwise revoke their civil liberties. The absolute best job you could possibly do is to take a few of these imaginary bad people with you, if they don’t just bomb your ass to smithereens with a drone..

  • Anonymous

    It has no point, it is pure speculation based on hindsight and is demonstrably incorrect.

  • Anonymous

    It has no point, it is pure speculation based on hindsight and is demonstrably incorrect.

  • keith allen

    You have a fundamental misunderstanding of the average American gun owner. We do not want to overthrow the government, nor do we want to use our guns as a license to do “whatever we please.” That’s an offensive and ignorant view of millions of Americans.

    And yes, the 2nd amendment actually was put into place so that the population could theoretically overthrow a government in the case of it becoming tyrannical. Read the federalist papers. However, just because people on the extreme fringe of the firearms community may be calling for this doesn’t in any way mean the rest of us agree, nor does Kenneth’s statement at all suggest he agrees.

    And yes, Hitler did disarm the Jews before he started campaigns to round up Jews to the ghetto. Numerous history books, as well as family members of mine who lived in Germany prior to the war have verified this for me several times.

    I would call you stupid, but I don’t like to throw unnecessary insults at people I don’t know in order to make myself feel better. I’ll just call your comments ignorant and misguided.

  • Anonymous

    You have your interpretation, and I have mine. I do not have to read some sort of meta-constitution to read the actual, or real, if you prefer, US Constitution. The actual supreme law of the US.

    Here is the text, the ENTIRE TEXT, of the Second Amendment, in case you’re fuzzy about what it says:

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    I don’t see anything in there that provides for your right to defend yourself from your own government.

    I gotta say, adding extra facts that are not germane to the issue, such as the Federalist Papers, seems like a stupid way to argue. The Federalist Papers did, in fact, argue against the adoption of the Bill of Rights by Congress. I’m not a lawyer but I’m pretty sure your precious 2nd Amendment is in the Bill of Rights. Are you suggesting I read a collection of articles that make that argument that you should not have the rights you are purporting to defend? Strange.

  • Rickyrubs425

    Yeah how could you fight such a sophisticated army with rudimentary weapons…oh wait the Iraqis just did it for 8 years.

    Also, I bet you can find the right to Abortion in the Constitution but can’t seem to discover the “right of the people to keep and bear arms”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gravel/543788487 Daniel Gravel

    I do not condone the use of firearms as self-defense. In my mind this just raises the stakes of petty crime and / or personal disputes. I do however understand that they are (mildly) useful as a deterrent to state violence.

    Here’s an interesting quote from an unlikely (at first impression) ally. “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” Guess who? That’s right Gandhi.

  • Dan

    How do you “know for a fact that German Jews were, for the most part, armed”? And what percentage does “for the most part” even mean?Sounds like you mean a majority, which is absurd. It seems unlikely given that, even in a place such as the US where there is a right to bear arms, you wouldn’t find a population that is “for the most part” armed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.staudt.7 Jim Staudt

    John Rocker was right then, and he’s right now. It’s just that he doesn’t toe the “freedom of speech only if it’s Orwellian correct-speak” order. The quoted paragraph is spot-on. Obama would like nothing better than to go down in history as America’s Hitler or Stalin or Mao.

  • Anonymous

    I, uh, would tend to disagree with this assessment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jskinfan James Ashley Jr.

    you are the stupid one here odu. The german jews were out gunned by the German military.Much the same way as we would be if all the govt. left us with are pistols and single shot rifles.And I would much rather die protecting something than to be lead like sheep into a gas chamber!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jskinfan James Ashley Jr.

    The Nazis sound like todays democrats!

  • facts

    Agreed. The French and British armies had plenty of guns and yet even together they couldn’t defeat the Nazis. As noted by Jon Stewart it took the entire free world years of all out war to do it.

  • Anonymous

    You first, then. And good riddance.

  • Anonymous

    He isn’t the first person to say that you know.

  • http://twitter.com/cairokid cairokid

    JIM: ur f*cken scary!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ron.pulliam Ron Pulliam

    I’m guessing that he sticks that gi-normous tongue out of his mouth too many times: The blood flowobvioulsy goes to his tongue and the cells in his brain die in profusion each time he does it.

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