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Is Trump Still Wrong? Nearly Two Dozen MS-13 Members Arrested in the San Fernando Valley for a Series of Machete Murders

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Donald Trump seems to be, more than any other president in recent history, opposed solely for the sake of opposition.

He says it’s up? Indignant Dems demand it’s down. He says black? They freak out and insist white.

And all of this absurdity tends toward making politics look wholly worthless.

What of the things the President says that are important?

How about his expressed concern over the El Salvadoran gang MS-13? Is that just racist nonsense, as it appears to be portrayed by the opposition?

In LA — which has a host of problems (here and here)– this week, nearly two dozen alleged gang members from the San Fernando Valley were arrested in what prosecutors say was a string of “medieveal-style” murders.

As per to the claims, the group committed seven ghastly killings involving torture and dismemberment around Malibu, North Hollywood, and the Angeles National Forest.

The atrocities were frequently carried out with knives, baseball bats, and the gang’s trademark machetes.

Hacked-to-death victims were often those suspected of having cooperated with the police.

One was a purportedly a homeless man living in an area controlled by the gang.

Consider one of the crimes, perpetrated by six people with a machete, according to federal prosecutors:

“The victim was dismembered, and his body parts were thrown into a canyon after one of the defendants allegedly cut the heart out of the victim’s body.”

The arrests came courtesy of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Task Force on Violent Gangs, which includes the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the FBI.

Paul Delecourt, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s LA Field Office, explained that they’re sending a message:

“Taking violent offenders off the street should send a message to MS-13 members and their associates that medieval-style violence and senseless murder will not be tolerated in Los Angeles. Working with our local partners, we expect to impact MS-13’s influence in gang-occupied communities.”

The “heinous, cruel [and] depraved” murders were committed by those hoping to rise in rank.

President Trump decried the threat of MS-13. And despite the fact that he mentored Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, those on the blue side of the aisle simply accused him of hating non-whites. They downplayed the threat.

Seven people in Los Angeles, if they were still able to speak, might disagree.

-ALEX

 

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Trevor Noah: In Trump’s Head You Can’t Be a Person of Color and An American

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The fallout from Trump’s tweet storm on Monday is still rolling. Naturally the talk show circuit picked up the President’s comments and also naturally there was no nuance or even actual thoughtfulness involved.

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah took his turn at taking swipes (some earned).

“I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that the president thought it was acceptable to say go back to where you came from, or the fact he said it to people who are already where they came from. You know, it’s almost like, in Trump’s head you can’t be a person of color and an American, which is strange because he of all people should know that you can be two things at the same yeah, I mean, he’s bald and has a full head of hair. It doesn’t make sense! But we accept it. Not surprisingly, not surprisingly, Mr. Mexicans are rapists doesn’t think he says anything bad.”

POTUS deserves to be ridiculed, but as usual the criticism is mostly based on fantasy rather than reality. Trump never said Mexicans are rapists (he said criminals are streaming over our open borders alongside good people) but the progressive media-types are stuck on stupid with that one.

“I mean, he’s bald and has a full head of hair.” – I guffawed at that one.

There’s no comedy in the middle of the road, so obviously entertainers like Noah have to come down hard on one side or the other. Would we expect anything less?

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Confirmed: The ‘Trump Is Delaying the Harriet Tubman Bill Because Racism’ Narrative Was Totally Bogus

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Remember the controversy stirred up by the New York Times last month about how the Trump administration was deliberately delaying the rollout of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill because racism? As it turns out, the report was bogus all along, according to officials from President Obama’s administration.

Fox News reports:

After Democrat lawmakers and commentators spent months hammering the Trump administration for supposedly delaying the release of a $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman, several officials appointed by President Barack Obama have reportedly admitted that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has followed the Obama timeline for producing the new currency.

The Obama administration said [in] 2016 that it wanted to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill and replace him with Tubman, who helped free slaves through the Underground Railroad, and that the bills would be ready in 2020. But a current “high-ranking government official” appointed by Obama, as well as a former official, confirmed to The Washington Post that the Tubman bill had “had “always been scheduled for release toward the end of the next decade.”

Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s 2016 claims that a “final concept design” of the bill would be released in 2020 were viewed with skepticism internally, according to the report. Larry R. Felix, the director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from 2006 to 2015, told The Post that too much security work needed to be done to realistically release the bill in 2020.

“Those announcements were not grounded in reality,” Felix said. “The U.S. had not at the time acquired the security features to redesign and protect the notes.”

Trump’s Treasury Dept. pushed back on the reports in June, noting the reasons for the delay in the rollout of the bill:

BEP Director Len Olijar, an Obama appointee, also issued a statement at the time which read, in part:

“As technology has evolved, banknote production has vastly changed over the last three decades. The next family of notes require new, overt and covert security features for the public, the banknote equipment manufacturers, and the central bank, to keep our currency safe and secure. Security features also need to work in mass production. A design can change during testing. The overwhelming success of the redesigned $100 in thwarting counterfeiting, is greatly due to the effectiveness of the blue security thread which is a public feature (and which a design was integrated around afterwards). That development alone of that security feature took approximately 10 years to finalize.

“Moreover, BEP was never going to unveil a note design in 2020. To keep our currency safe and secure, it is unwise to give counterfeiters a look at a potential future note far in advance of a note going into circulation. Additionally, if the concept of a note that was made public by the government were to change during that lengthy amount of time, it would create confusion in the global marketplace, further aiding counterfeiters.”

But those explanations were not good enough for The Usual Suspects like the frauds at the Southern Poverty Law Center, who blasted off about how the delay in the Tubman bill equated to more “racism” and “misogyny” from Trump, etc etc.

Will they walk back those false narratives now that news outlets they find reliable (like the Washington Post) and numerous officials from the Obama administration are confirming the Tubman bill was always going to be delayed? Don’t count on it.

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After Pelosi-AOC Fight, Liberal NY Times Columnist Suddenly Finds Race Card Tactic Offensive

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On Friday, I wrote about how the Congressional Black Caucus played the “let me show you how it’s done” game with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after she insinuated in a Wednesday interview that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) was singling out the Queenie Quartet because they were “women of color.”

As it turns out, all this race card playing back and forth has really upset New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, whose interview with Pelosi a few weeks ago was what set off the AOC firestorm.

We’ll get to that in a minute, but first, a brief recap of what went down Friday – via The Hill:

Congressional Black Caucus members are furious at Justice Democrats, accusing the outside progressive group aligned with firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) of trying to oust lawmakers of color, specifically African American lawmakers.

[…]

“It just seems strange that the social Democrats seem to be targeting members of the Congressional Black Caucus, individuals who have stood and fought to make sure that African Americans are included and part of this process,” Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), a senior CBC member, told The Hill.

“I don’t know what that agenda is, but if they want to come after members of the Black Caucus, it’s two ways,” warned Meeks, the Queens Democratic Party boss who clashed with Justice Democrats in a local district attorney race last month.

Meeks’s “it’s two ways” comments were in reference to Ocasio-Cortez playing the race card against Pelosi just two days prior:

“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Post.

“But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color,” she added.

In response to the escalation in the public infighting between the two camps, Dowd wrote a column Saturday in which she noted she had suddenly discovered how harmful leveling false accusations of racism against someone is:

Pelosi told me, after the A.O.C. Squad voted against the House’s version of the border bill and trashed the moderates — the very people who provided the Democrats the majority — that the Squad was four people with four votes. She was talking about a legislative reality. If it was a knock, it was for abandoning the party.

That did not merit A.O.C.’s outrageous accusation that Pelosi was targeting “newly elected women of color.” She slimed the speaker, who has spent her life fighting for the downtrodden and who was instrumental in getting the first African-American president elected and passing his agenda against all odds, as a sexist and a racist.

A.O.C. should consider the possibility that people who disagree with her do not disagree with her color.

Gee, ya think?

Dowd continued, condemning another tactic frequently used by the Queenie Quartet: The “You’re putting my life in danger with your dissent” tactic:

The young lawmaker went further, implying that the speaker was putting the Squad in danger, asking why Pelosi would criticize them, “knowing the amount of death threats” and attention they get. Huh?

[…]

The progressives act as though anyone who dares disagree with them is bad. Not wrong, but bad, guilty of some human failing, some impurity that is a moral evil that justifies their venom.

It would be truly touching if Dowd had come to these conclusions out of a sincere desire to bury the offensive tactic of falsely playing the race/woman/danger card to silence your opposition. She’s not. The only reason why the accusations from AOC towards Pelosi offended Dowd was because they were a distraction from what she feels should unite them both: Defeating Trump:

In the age of Trump, there is no more stupid proposition than that Nancy Pelosi is the problem. If A.O.C. and her Pygmalions and acolytes decide that burning down the House is more important than deposing Trump, they will be left with a racist backward president and the emotional satisfaction of their own purity.

In other words, it’s ok to play the race card as long as your target is a Republican or conservative.

Liberals are nothing if not predictable.

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Kira Davis: Megan Rapinoe Is Not the Devil

I’ve watched this video of Megan Rapinoe nonchalantly signing a soccer ball for a young boy about a hundred times already. I’ve seen posts condemning Rapinoe for being “callous” or “cold” or just a plain bitch about ten thousand times already.

Rapinoe’s behavior on the international soccer scene has been as much of an annoyance and a disappointment to me as to anyone else. I find her attitude about America and how she represents our nation on the field extremely disrespectful to the fans who support U.S. women’s soccer. Like a lot of people she had me shaking my head more than once.

But in this age of outrage, it isn’t simply enough to register one’s displeasure and move on. We must demonize, “otherize”, pulverize the other side. The subject of our disdain must become the scapegoat for every hard feeling, every unjust judgment, every unfounded accusation. The progressive Left has been doing this for a while, but particularly ramped up their rage since Trump hit the scene. The reaction from the Right has been to sling those arrows right back. Rage met with rage, hatred met with hatred.

When Obama was president my liberal friend told me, “There’s nothing Obama could do that would make you like him. No matter what he does, you’re going to hate it because it’s Obama!”…and he was right. I can justify all my reasons for disliking Obama, but the fact is that I had a picture in my mind of who he was as a person and even having spoken to him personally, I still could not separate my distaste for him from the rest of it.

It is the same way with Trump. He’ll say and do what he wants because, at the end of the day, if you hate Trump you will always hate Trump. Nothing he does will give you the space to view him objectively. The mind is a funny thing, and when it set its narrative it is hard to recognize anything outside of it.

Rapinoe might not be the classiest athlete in the world, and she might hold a lot of political opinions I find abhorrent but she isn’t the devil. Yet, I’ve seen conservatives continue to describe her as such. Every tiny thing she does is scrutinized as offensive, ignorant, or downright un-American.

Most recently I saw someone on social media describe her celebratory stance in a photo as a “nazi salute”. She was apparently standing in front of the Jewish Heritage Museum along the parade route when the picture was snapped. The commenters were outraged that these arrogant, unpatriotic, antisemitic “bitches” would be offering a Nazi salute in front of a Jewish site.

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It blew my mind. Sure, these ladies could be seen as crass and, like others, I find some of their attitudes towards the nation that has given them so much to be very disappointing. Still, that doesn’t mean I see a boogieman in every corner. It’s quite a leap from “She doesn’t want to stand for the anthem” to “She honors Adolf Hitler in front of a Jewish site”.

I mean…gosh…that’s a huge leap.

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But many people felt justified in the assumption because they have already decided that Rapinoe is evil. Their filters are set to “red” when it comes to looking at her.

When I look at this video both my reason and my journalistic instincts kick in. I see a recording that begins with the boy handing the ball to Rapinoe. What I don’t see is the moment before. Had she already spoken to him? Had he already given his thanks? Why was this boy on the floor of the Espys in the first place? You don’t get there by accident. Was that ball even for him? Perhaps, like the ball runners at big tennis events who are many times children given the honor of a small task on a big day, he’s the autograph runner for the Espys. Perhaps the autograph was not only not for him but also it was the 10th time that hour Rapinoe had signed a ball from him to run back up to the fans waiting in their cordoned off area.

And the biggest perhaps of all – perhaps she was just busy. I mean…come on. She’s at the biggest awards event in her industry, she’s chatting, having a good time…do we need to make her out to be the second coming of John Wayne Gacy because she didn’t look at a kid?

Can you see the similarities between the rage addicts on the right and the left?

Or is it just me?

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A Man Accused of Rape at MSU Sues the School, Wins $725,000. His Accuser Sues, Too – She Gets $475K. What Are We Doing?

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Here’s a bizarre story.

Michigan State University has settled two lawsuits as part of a sexual assault case — one with a former football player who claims he was falsely accused, the other with the girl who accused him.

The school paid both.

The woman went after the college because it “did not provide her adequate support services.”

As for the alleged assault: The chick maintains she was too intoxicated to engage in sexual activity, therefore she was victimized. However, video from the night in question shows her walking with a “steady gait” — no sign of debilitating drunkenness.

No charges were brought by law enforcement.

The school reopened the investigation and decided the dude was guilty.

But thanks to his lawsuit, the guilty decision’s been removed from his school record.

Now he can move forward into potential NFL glory– he was drafted by the Houston Texans but was delayed by the hoopla. Hence the suit.

And he’ll be running up and down the field with $725,000 in his (and his lawyer’s?) pocket.

But MSU forked out a giant chunk for the chick, too: She’s walking away with a cool $425,000.

So two people disagree with regard to an event. No evidence proves a crime was committed.

Both sue, both win.

Payday.

From — it should be noted — a taxpayer-funded institution.

We’ve got some things to figure out in this society of ours.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

Michelle Trumpets Obama’s Scandal-Free Presidency, Laments The Whiteness Of Trump’s Inauguration

Detroit Music Festival Charges All People $10 – Except Whites, Who Owe $20 For The Sake Of ‘Equity’

Magic Mike’ Star: Our Son Came Out Of The Closet To Us – As Straight

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Video: Lindsey Graham 2.0 Responds to Outrage Over Trump’s Tweets With Some Sage Advice

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Last Friday, I wrote about an interview Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did on Fox News in which he gave President Trump some advice on how to handle the public infighting and squabbles between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). During the interview segment, Graham said:

Literally. Mr. President if you’re watching tonight, just enjoy this. Be quiet.

Well, the President wasn’t quiet and the result was a series of tweets he wrote this weekend that have led to outrage across the political spectrum.

Monday morning on an episode of “Fox and Friends”, Graham did not condemn Trump’s tweets but did offer him some more sage advice (transcribed)

“We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel, they hate our own country. They’re calling guards along our border — the Border Patrol agents — concentration camp guards. They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for ‘the Benjamins.’ They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America. Don’t get down. Aim higher. We don’t need to know anything about them personally. Talk about their policies.”

There was some crosstalk where it sounded like Graham was asked if he found the tweets negative. Here’s what Graham said in response (transcribed):

“I think they’re American citizens who are duly elected that are running on an agenda that is disgusting, that the American people will reject. Talk about what it means for America to have free healthcare for illegal immigrants, and no criminalization of coming into the country — see how that works for controlling immigration.

Their ideas, they’re anti-Semitic. They talk about the Israeli state as if they’re a bunch of thugs, not victims of the entire region. They wanted to impeach Trump on day one. They are socialist, they’re anti-Semitic, they stand for all the things that most Americans disagree with. Make them the face of the future Democratic Party and you will destroy the Democratic Party.”

Watch video of Graham’s remarks below:

Sounds like the President was listening. Trump tweeted a partial transcript of Graham’s remarks on his Twitter feed earlier today.

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#Journalism: After “Racist” Trump Tweets, Brian Stelter Brags About CNN’s (Inconsistent) Labeling Standards

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The hot takes are flying after incendiary tweets President Trump posted over the weekend about the Queenie Quartet of Democratic Reps. AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, which many on the left, some on the right, and some in the mainstream media have characterized as “xenophobic” and “racist.”

For the back story, Red State‘s Bonchie and Mike Ford had two entirely different takes on Trump’s tweets, which you can read here and here.

It’s the day after now, and CNN‘s Brian Stelter has done an “analysis” of sorts on the media’s coverage of Trump’s tweets. In his newsletter this morning, he bragged about how CNN definitively labeled the tweets in question “racist” and chided other news outlets for the unpardonable sin of allowing readers to draw their own conclusions:

Trump’s racist tweetstorm

President Trump launched a bigoted attack against four minority congresswomen on Sunday morning. His tweets were straight up racist. Did the news media accurately describe it that way?

By and large, no, most major news outlets did not do that. Reporters and anchors took the story seriously but largely leaned on “critics,” primarily Democrats, and cited their accusations of racism. The significance of Trump’s words risked being lost in a partisan fog.

He said/she said is a tried and true journalistic technique, of course, but it is insufficient at a time like this. If telling Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” isn’t racist, what is?

There were some exceptions — CNN chief among the news outlets — that called out this example of racism emanating from the highest office in the land in an authoritative, institutional voice. CNN’s banners and headlines said “racist rant” and “racist attacks.”

The headline for CNN‘s primary piece on the tweets was: Trump tweets racist attacks at progressive Democratic congresswomen.

The piece published at CNN this morning by Stelter analyzing the story is basically a reposting of all the “points” he made in his newsletter.

Stelter’s nauseating backpatting of himself and his network would be far more impressive if he and the CNN team applied the same standards to Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s and Rep. Rashida Tlaib‘s unquestionably anti-Semitic remarks that they do to offensive comments made by President Trump.

But they don’t.

Take, for example, this piece from early February, where CNN took great pains to carefully explain why Omar and Tlaib say and do the anti-Semitic things they do:

Omar along with Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, are indeed changing the conversation on Capitol Hill over the United States’ long-standing relationship with Israel by speaking out critically against the Israeli government over its treatment of Palestinians.

As they challenge the political status quo over Israel in Washington, Omar and Tlaib are facing intense scrutiny and criticism, in particular from Republicans eager to exploit divisions in the Democratic Party.

Got that? Omar’s and Tlaib’s anti-Semitic remarks are “indeed changing the conversation” and “challenging the political status quo” on our country’s relationship with Israel, but not in the way that CNN portrays it (the whole piece was like that, by the way).

Here’s another piece from around the same time:

Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota publicly apologized Monday after she faced backlash for tweets condemned by both sides of the aisle as anti-Semitic.

[…]

Omar’s statement came on the heels of one from House Democratic leadership calling on Omar to apologize for comments they said included “anti-Semitic tropes.”

Note the qualifiers there. “Condemned by both sides of the aisle as anti-Semitic” – but not definitively declared as “anti-Semitic” by CNN. “They said included ‘anti-Semitic tropes’” – but CNN did not characterize them as “anti-Semitic tropes.”

Stelter noted in his Monday newsletter that “he said/she said is a tried and true journalistic technique, of course, but it is insufficient at a time like this” – yet he found the technique sufficient at a time when Omar and Tlaib were spouting off anti-Semitic tropes with regularity, endorsing anti-Semitic movements, and associating with anti-Semitic figures without apology.

If Stelter were an authentic man of his craft, he’d call out his own network’s duplicitous nature when it comes to using qualifiers to describe controversial comments and demand consistent standards across the board. But he’s not.

Stelter’s media firefighter “standards” are designed only to motivate his fellow journalists to move even further to the left in terms of their coverage and commentary of Trump and Republicans. He does not do this out of any sincere altruistic desire to see the national media earn back any of the credibility and respect they’ve lost over the last several years.

Nice try, Mr. Stelter. But some of us see right through you.

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Incredible: Man Saves His Children From a Carjacker, But the Shocking Ending is Harrowing

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Wow. This is an incredible story.

According to cops (and WPVI), here’s what happened…

A 25-year-old man was working at a pizza delivery joint in Philadelphia Thursday when his same-aged girlfriend — and mother of his two kids — came in around 9 p.m.

She’d left her vehicle running with her three youngsters — a 7-month-old, an 18-month-old, and a 5-year-old (from a prior relationship) inside.

While the two spoke in the restaurant, a man carjacked the full-of-kids Hyundai.

The pair chased after the car, which got stuck in nearby traffic.

As per Scott Small, of the Philadelphia Police Department:

“They were able to pull this car thief out of the vehicle.”

The 54-year-old assailant subsequently took off on foot, but the boyfriend caught him and a fight ensued.

Back to Scott:

“Then other males from the neighbourhood intervened and began punching and kicking the male who took the vehicle.”

They beat the guy severely.

He was taken to a hospital with extreme damage to the head and face. At 10:05, he was pronounced dead.

The three children were unharmed and spent the night with relatives.

The tykes’ mom and dad were said to be cooperating with detectives.

It’s yet to be determined whether charges will be brought against the father.

What an intense and insane and terrible thing. It no doubt conjures strong convictions.

Thank God the children were unharmed and the crime was stopped. And kudos to a dad for doing whatever it took.

But as for the ending, what do you think? What feelings do you take away? Are you struck by thoughts of justice or of reckless, animalistic violence?

I look forward to hearing from you in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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Actress Alyssa Milano Compares Mike Pence to Heinrich Himmler, Spotlighting a Growing & Dangerous American Ignorance

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What do you do when you have no concept of history or the high stakes of true evil? For some, you essentially deny the real terror of the Holocaust by comparing present-day American political figures to Hitler.

Actress-turned-ill-informed-tweeter Alyssa Milano (here) followed suit Saturday with a breathtaking post.

Her assertion? That Vice President Mike Pence’s Friday visit to a detention center at the border was tantamount to evil Nazi Heinrich Himmler surveying a WWII POW camp.

This, if I may say so, is about as inexcusably idiotic as anything a person could suggest:

An estimated 6,000,000 innocents died in the Holocaust. Men, women, and children were rounded up because of their bloodline and executed. Among other means, they were placed in gas chambers, cooked in ovens, shot, and used for shockingly cruel medical experimentation.

Border detention centers are placement centers for people breaking the law, knowing that the detention centers are there for people who break the law.

But to some people who — for an unknown reason — can’t process the notion that (not so) long ago, Adolf Hitler, Himmler, and others systematically set out to murder millions…

I can’t even finish that sentence. This entire trend is just too horrible to properly address.

Moral equivalence and the dumbing-down of a nation:

Uh, no. It’s not.

Not everyone responded with zero comprehension:

Here’s what Mike had to say, following his trip:

America has a problem at the border, and a problem with the border. Thus far, Washington hasn’t been willing to fix things.

I haven’t been to the detention centers, and I have no idea what issues there are in great need of attention.

But I do know the comparison of Trump or whichever contemporary U.S. official to Hitler warrants denouncement.

I’m unfazed by whatever someone may think about issues of government — we can all cheer and boo, and at the end of the day, to a fair degree, it’s only politics. But honestly, what Alyssa has shared here is, in my view, shameful.

Ignorance is a contagion. And spreading the notion that what happened in the past wasn’t so ghastly by suggesting what’s happening now is just as so…is a very dangerous thing.

I’ll close here with a statement from the United States Holocaust Museum in response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s likening of border centers to Nazi concentration camps (here, here, and here):

“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary. That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now.”

For more cold water to the face, witness the real horror of innocents in ovens via this link, which tells of the deaths of 1.32 million in only three months during 1942.

-ALEX

 

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