I have been watching with increasing dismay, and disgust, at the Trump-hating hordes invoking terms such as “Hitler,” “Nazis” and “concentration camps’ to show their opposition to the Trump Administration. Making absurd and outrageous comparisons shows very sloppy thinking, and it only increases the hysteria that the Democrats are creating about our immigration policy.
Here is a “gem” from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Dummy):
Dem CT Sen Blumenthal: This policy of family separation reminds us of the cattle cars of Nazi Germany when children were separated from their parents and marched to supposed showers..it reminds us of all the darkest periods in American history..it should be stopped right away.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 18, 2018
And, as Joel Pollak points out, it is an insult to Jews and other victims of the Holocaust.
Beltway pundits who dislike President Donald Trump seem to agree that the Holocaust is now fair game when it comes to attacking the administration’s immigration policies.
On Friday, left-wing hosts on MSNBC, such as Joe Scarborough, compared U.S. Border Patrol agents to “Nazis.” The White House objected, but others continued.
Former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele referred to the facilities used to detain and shelter illegal alien children as “concentration camps for kids” and warned that the Trump administration could target the children of U.S. citizens as well….
The Holocaust analogy is deeply offensive to Jews, six million of whom were murdered by the Nazis merely for being Jews. They had not crossed an international border illegally; in many cases they were patriotic citizens of Germany and other nations that collaborated in their murder….
Citing atrocity, falsely, not only makes civil debate impossible, but insults Jews and others who have been the real victims of historic injustice.