The Republican candidate for governor, Carl P. Paladino, told a gathering in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Sunday that children should not be “brainwashed” into thinking that homosexuality was acceptable, and criticized his opponent, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, for marching in a gay pride parade earlier this year.

Addressing Orthodox Jewish leaders, Mr. Paladino described his opposition to same-sex marriage.

“I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don’t want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option — it isn’t,” he said, reading from a prepared address, according to a video of the event.

And then, to applause at Congregation Shaarei Chaim, he said: “I didn’t march in the gay parade this year — the gay pride parade this year. My opponent did, and that’s not the example we should be showing our children.” Newsday.com reported that Mr. Paladino’s prepared text had included the sentence: “There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual.” But Mr. Paladino omitted the sentence in his speech.

COMMENT: And there's nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional human being, Paladino, you arsehole. And really, Jewish people should know better than support bigots. I believe the last time one gained absolute power in Europe it was the homosexuals who were sent to the gas chambers first. Then, I believe he noticed the Jews.


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  1. “Y’know, Mr. Paladino, that basilica named after Peter? Y’know, he was a Jew!”
    “I like you’re thinking, Reb!”

  2. Carl just needs to go enjoy some more horse porn… [Find a mare, and have another b@stard by her?]

  3. Re: “it was the homosexuals who were sent to the gas chambers first. Then, I believe he noticed the Jews.”

    Not quite. Gay men, petty criminals, the visible unemployed, journalists, and political enemies were the earliest inmates at Dachau, the prototype concentration camp opened in 1933 in a Munich suburb. Jewish political activists were fairly prominent among the first group of inmates, but they were put there to silence opposition, not as part of an organized plan to exterminate the Jews. The main goals in 1933-1935 seemed to be to 1. silence existing active political opponents of all political persuasions 2. intimidate inhabitants of union neighborhoods by grabbing random people from those neighborhoods 3. please the middle class by “being tough on Law and Order” – arresting the homeless, the beggars, petty criminals, and first of all – the gay men.

    Dachau itself did not have gas chambers. Brutal guards killed a few inmates more or less at random. Disease, overcrowding, poor sanitation, and starvation rations killed a few more. It was fairly common for “non-politicals” to be released from Dachau after a year or two. This was likely intended such that the ex-inmates spread the word about Dachau’s poor conditions and be living examples of the price of opposition or even peaceful non-cooperation.

    Once Hitler had eliminated active opponents, intimidated possible future opponents, and reassured the Gentile petit bourgeoisie that he was Tough on Crime, he turned his attention to the Jews. Hitler’s first step was to pauperize the Jewish professional and business class by banning Jews from the civil service and universities (all of which were state-owned).

  4. Many of the concentration camps also served a work camps. Prisoners were assigned to make equipment for the German military: uniforms, personal equipment, even weapons and ammunition. Dachau also had a large SS military hospital for recuperating soldiers. In fact, the majority of camp guards at many of the camps, including the Auschwitz/Birkenau complex, were soldiers from combat units recuperating from wounds suffered in the front lines. Also note that the Germans mechanized the whole process of prisoner handling so that it was rare for a German guard or officer to touch any of the inmates. That was done by the Sonderkommando, groups of Jews or other prisoners selected to process the arrivals so the Germans wouldn’t have to. Watch the movie “The Grey Zone”. It tells the story of how these Sonderkommandos did their jobs, all for an extra 13 weeks of life. After 13 weeks, the Sonderkommandos were replaced and sent to the ovens themselves.