Friday, January 02, 2004

Fingerprinting, gas chambers, whatever ... 

A Brazilian judge compares the U.S. to the Nazis:

"I consider the act absolutely brutal, threatening human rights, violating human dignity, xenophobic and worthy of the worst horrors committed by the Nazis," Federal Judge Julier Sebastiao da Silva said in the court order.
Apparently, he isn't happy that visitors entering the U.S., including those from Brazil, will be photographed and fingerprinted. Not exactly gas chambers in Auschwitz, is it?

Okay, so maybe his rhetoric is overblown, but maybe he has a point. Maybe photographing and fingerprinting foreigners is wrong. So what does the judge decide to do? He orders that Brazil do the same to Americans entering his country. I don't know what part of his brain caused him to follow the logic of what you're doing to us is evil, so we'll to do the same thing to you, but I'm sure it's the same part that prejudges all American actions to be evil.
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