|Well there is alot of evidence that suggests there are Bush family ties to Nazism so no, this isn't surprising.|
Originally Posted by MamaWindmill
While I agree this is disgusting and disturbing, to compare paid test subjects to the victims of the Holocaust is ludicrous. Getting paid to do something terrible and stupid is not even in the same universe as being dragged out of your home, your children ripped from your arms and swung by their legs into lamp posts, their brains spilling into the street, and then herded to a concentration camp where you are tortured and starved, forced to help toss the dead bodies of your friends and family into huge pits to rot, and then - THEN! - brought into a hospital setting where, say, someone tries to impregnate you with dog semen. Not even close.
Originally Posted by merpk
These experiments are "Nazi-style" only in someone's fervid imagination.
They're horrifying, yes. But the victims ... oops, I mean subjects ... are being paid for their participation. They're volunteering for this ... volunteering to be paid to hurt their bodies, but they're doing it of their own free will. Probably being made to sign a whole load of forms protecting the companies involved from liability as well.
The Nazis didn't ask for volunteers. Nor did anyone get paid for their participation. Probably didn't even get thanked. Mostly they just got dead.
Originally Posted by mamabadger
I know "Nazi" is used to randomly describe anything considered bad, and it's highly inappropriate. However, I think the word can apply here. This kind of non-therapeutic experimentation shows a similar attitude to human beings. The Nazis did not start out with death camps; they began by doing experiments, forced sterilization, and other procedures on people deemed inferior; then it escalated. There are certain parallels between the early days of the Nazi party and the current administration.