Just FYI, Curt Schilling, 43.9% of Germans voted for the Nazis in 1933. In 1940 the war was already raging. Wait...just how dumb are you?
This is like a dumb onion. It has layers of stupidity and makes you weep for humanity.
Curt Schilling is best known for his years as a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, and also for being asked by local Republicans to run in Massachusetts every two years. I wish I could say this tweet would hurt his chances in that field, but for all I know this is just a prelude to him announcing his candidacy for something in 2016.
Earlier today, Curt Schilling, a man with two German names, tweeted out the above meme/photo/nonsense. He quickly deleted it, but the damage was done. He's since been stripped of his position as a commentator for the Little League World Series. He still gets to work at Monday Night Baseball, though. Seriously, though, WTF? This may be easy for me to say as a non-Muslim, but I'm more offended by how mind-meltingly stupid this is than its bigotry.
The 5-10% number for Muslim extremists is one of those "statistics" that gets repeated a lot on right-wing sites like Brietbart.com, but falls apart under the harsh light of Google. When it comes to Muslim radicalism, I'll take my facts from the RAND corporation, because that's where our overlords get their information from. If you haven't heard of the RAND corporation, it's because you're unimportant. Their figure? Less than 1 percent in Europe and North America. In fact, more like .01 percent. If you went ahead and multiplied that by 10 for Muslims living in Muslim regions, you'd still only get 1%.
But the 7% figure for Germans is even stupider and more insane because the Nazis won an entire election. Sure, they won it by a plurality like Clinton in '92, but they fucking won it. The Germans were totes on board, by Schilling's standards. Does Curt Schilling know Germans still exist? Does he know they've been around longer than Islam has existed? We didn't ban German culture. I'm literally eating a pretzel right now. Plus, when we occupied them, we actually invested huge amounts in their infrastructure and civil society because we needed them to succeed on their own.
Ok, I already disliked him before I saw he used one of our rip-off imitators:
Wait? Is this all a convoluted way for Curt Schilling to suggest that the United States enact a better-late-than-never Marshall Plan for Iraq and Afghanistan, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into them to create stable allies (y'know, like we said we were going to do before we handed that money over to US contractors)? If so, then I apologize for underestimating your genius, Mr. Schilling.