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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

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehere, here, and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop? AOC’s Chief Of Staff Wears A Shirt Supporting Nazi Sympathizer

Science Report: Sex-Based Sports Must Be Eradicated In Favor Of ‘Nuanced Approach.’ The New Criteria Are Stunning

Tucker Carlson: The Democratic Party Has Become A Religious Cult, And Biden & Pelosi No Longer Pass Muster

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Growing Patriot Podcast: No Taxation Without Representation

New episode of the Growing Patriot Podcast for kids!

Britain had to pay for the French and Indian War and, through things like the Stamp Act, were raising taxes on American Colonists to do it. The colonists didn’t think it was fair that they could be taxed when their voices weren’t even being heard by the British- they weren’t being represented. The cry of “no taxation without representation” took hold in the American Colonies, and the idea that people deserved to be heard by their government was one that would change the world.

To listen to the episode and find other resources like coloring pages for kids, click here.

For the episode alone, click below.

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Ted Cruz Flattens Beto O’Rourke (Again) After the Failed Senate Candidate Went on Anti-American Rant

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As Red State‘s Bonchie wrote Wednesday, 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke (D) went for broke during a recent campaign stop in Tennessee, trashing his own country in a room full of refugees and immigrants. The comments came off as anti-American to conservatives and Republicans alike, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) weighed in on Thursday on the issue, slamming his former Senate opponent.

To recap, here’s what O’Rourke told the audience, via The Hill:

During a roundtable event hosted by a local organization that works with immigrants, the presidential candidate pointed to his home state’s history in the Confederacy while arguing that the legacy of racism persists in U.S. institutions.

“I know this from my home state, Texas, places that formed the Confederacy, that this country was founded on white supremacy,” he said, according to the Tennessean. “And every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression, even in our democracy.”

He made the remarks in response to a question about how he would tackle white supremacy if elected president.

Watch video of his remarks below:

Just a week after giving a much-needed history lesson to former QB-turned-social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick on abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass, Cruz once again used history to flatten another expression of anti-American sentiment:

Cruz is right, of course. The hard left “traffics” in anti-American hate more often than not, and unfortunately Democrats like O’Rourke are trying to mainstream it for political advantage.

As I wrote today at Legal Insurrection:

What’s become increasingly popular over the years in elite Democratic circles is the notion that to be considered sufficiently woke, you must believe that America and its foundations are fundamentally flawed. You also must have the unwavering desire to change them fundamentally.

The key to that message being successful for Democrats is in framing it in such a way as to make voters believe that big government’s encroachment into their lives and wallets is the way things should have always been from the start. This is one reason why Barack Obama was elected.

It worked for Obama, but it won’t work for Beto, because too many Democrats view him as a “privileged” candidate who has led a mostly charmed life and who doesn’t have much to offer in the crowded, diverse field of candidates.

It also won’t work with any Republicans he’d like to win over, because you won’t find many Republicans who will buy into the anti-Americanism that Beto is selling (unless your name is Ana Nararro).

Nevertheless, he took his campaign to new lows this week in a desperate attempt to revive some of that old Beto magic from 2018. Unfortunately for him, it’s too late. His time to shine in the political spotlight has long passed.

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2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing—here’s where to celebrate

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The Apollo Lunar Module, on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. (Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute)

Didn’t think you would ever see a 363-foot Saturn V rocket projected on to the Washington Monument? Well, a large group of people can remember a time where no one thought they would ever see a man on the moon, either.

July 20, 2019, marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to walk on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission. Celebrations and exhibits in honor of the half-century anniversary are being held around the world.

Here’s where and when to embark on the honorary intergalactic events in Washington, DC throughout the week.

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Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 Spacesuit will be on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum starting July 16. (Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute)

Niel Armstrong’s Apollo 11 Spacesuit
Starting July 16
Funded by thousands of public donations in a Kickstarter campaign called Reboot the Suit, the spacesuit that Armstrong wore on the moon recently underwent an overhaul conservation process and will be on display for the first time in over a decade. Visitors can find the display in the Wright Brothers gallery, with the American flag emblazoned on the left shoulder and the original patches just under the front of the helmet. // Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Independence Avenue at Sixth St. SW, Washington, DC; free

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What was it like to build parts of the Apollo program’s equipment? Former Mythbusters star Adam Savage will find out in a live build at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. (Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute)

“Project Egress” Build
July 18, 11 a.m.
As a collaboration between former Mythbusters star Adam Savage and tested.com, Savage will do a live build of Apollo 11’s Command Module Columbia, using 3D scans captured by the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office and archived original engineering sketches. The life-size replica of the hatch will be made with fabricated materials from over 44 artists and will take place through midday. Can’t catch the live build? Download the model files and drawings here to build your own. // Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Independence Avenue at Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC; free

One Giant Leap: Space Diplomacy Past, Present, Future
Have you ever wondered just how much of an impact the Space Race had on democracy and international diplomacy? Attend the panel featuring major general Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut and former assistant secretary of state for public affairs, Dr. Ellen Stofan, director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and major general Charles Bolden, U.S. Science Envoy for Space and former NASA administrator and space shuttle commander. The panel will discuss how Apollo-era space diplomacy should inform foreign relations today and what the political significance was behind the Apollo program. // Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University: 730 21st St. NW, Washington, DC; free tickets offered online (required for attendance)

Discover the Moon Day
July 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Don’t just imagine the moon, learn everything you can about it throughout this jam-packed day of activities. Start at the Lunar Module and retrace the steps of the original path the Apollo 11 astronauts walked, make pit stops at various stations and learn about the landing site. View meteorites that came from the Moon; learn about the different radars and orbiters used on earth and in space to study and track the night sky; and visit the planetarium to see Mission on the Moon, an astronomy show that takes you closer to the stars than your own imagination. // Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Independence Avenue at Sixth St. SW, Washington, DC; free

Apollo 50 Go for the Moon
July 16-18, 9:30 p.m. to midnight (projection); July 19-20 (show)
So, you can’t make it to the Kennedy Space Center to see the original launch area … but you are in the nation’s capital. Lucky for you, the National Air and Space Museum will be hosting two different events that will make you feel as if you were there during the rocket launch. Tuesday through Thursday, there will be a projection of a full-size 363-foot Saturn V rocket onto the east side of the Washington Monument, leading up to two nights of a 17-minute show that will feature a projection with mapping artwork and archival footage, as well as a 40-foot recreation of the Kennedy Space Center countdown clock. Viewing areas are on the National Mall in front of the Smithsonian Castle between Ninth and 12th Streets. // Washington Monument: 2 15th St. NW, Washington, DC; free

Apollo 50 Festival
July 18-20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday until 8 p.m.)
The outdoor celebration hosted by the National Air and Space Museum and NASA will host 20 tented displays featuring hands-on exhibits from NASA, Boeing and the LEGO group. Live performances will be held by Ready, Jet, Go!. Including costumed characters, andMythbusters‘ Adam Savage is set to speak. Other special guests including NASA scientists and engineers are soon to be announced. // Across from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum: Between Seventh St. and Fourth St., Washington DC

For a day-by-day schedule and more information, visit si.edu.

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Braddock Road station finally loses its “hump”

Back in April, Metro pushed back the final completion date of the Summer Platform Reconstruction Project to Sept. 8, in order to “address a longstanding design issue at Braddock Road Station.” That longstanding design issue is known as the “Braddock Hump,” a 200-foot long area at the platform’s southern end that was approximately 2 to 4 inches higher than the level of the train floor.

As of June 26, the historic hump, which had been untouched since it was unveiled back in 1983, was officially eliminated from the outdoor platform of Braddock Road station, making the site compliant with the standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Prior to last week’s fix, the area created a hazard for those in wheelchairs, as well as exiting passengers, who were alerted to be careful via the voice-over in Metro’s various train cars. 

While the hump had existed without any repairs for 36 years, the cause of the issue was unknown until the months before the summer-long shutdown began. Kiewit, the contractor of the project, determined that three concrete support piers originally placed below the platform, which weigh hundreds of thousands of pounds, were simply built too tall when the platform initially opened.

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Hydraulic jacks lift the 1.6 million-pound platform above its supportive concrete piers. (Photo courtesy of WMATA)

To completely remove the hump and make the platform equal, the construction team had to use hydraulic jacks to lift the 1.6-million-pound deck off the concrete piers, according to a recent press release from WMATA. While lifted, the construction crews were able to adjust the piers, lowering the platform by 4 inches total to the correct height.

In addition to fixing the hump, the team of builders has poured concrete along 60% of the platform, making it possible to start placing new granite along the platform edges and continue with other minor design details, such as the installation of new skylights.

This piece is a part of our Summer Platform Improvement Project coverage. We will continue to update and inform the community about the project throughout the summer. See all coverage here.

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The Growing Patriot Podcast for Kids: The Trouble Begins

After the French and Indian War, Great Britain needed to raise money. They did that by taxing the American colonies- without giving colonists any say in it. Here comes trouble between Britain and the American Colonies, and the colonists’ favorite saying: “no taxation without representation.”
Click here to listen to the episode and find more resources like coloring pages, or click below for the episode.

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Ted Cruz Destroys Argument of NYC Councilman Who Said He Shouldn’t Be Clarifying Frederick Douglass

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As I wrote last Friday, New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay took issue with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after the Senator gave former NFL QB-turned-social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick a brief history lesson on the words of abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass.

As it turns out, New York City Councilman Justin Brannan (D) had something to say about Cruz’s history lesson, too. We’ll get to that in just a minute.

To recap, on July 4th Kaepernick quoted a portion of Douglass’s July 5, 1852 speech about Independence Day:

Sen. Cruz saw the Douglass quote and who posted it, and decided to add some much-needed context. After noting the quote Kaepernick used didn’t give an complete picture of Douglass’s views on America, Cruz spent one tweet providing some background on the speech, and then sent several tweets quoting directly from the speech. He concluded by encouraging everyone to read the full speech in context.

Gay, who is a Kaepernick fan, tweeted to Cruz the next day by saying “Frederick Douglass is an American hero, and his name has no business in your mouth.” But once Cruz clapped back, Gay backed down a bit and they made their peace.

In the middle of all of this, Brannan gave his .02 worth in response to Gay’s original tweet:

Cruz saw Brannan’s swipe, and was not having it:

Boom.

Brannan responded back by telling Sen. Cruz that if he was such an expert on Douglass and his views on slavery, he would support a reparations bill introduced by 2020 presidential candidate and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) back in April:

Here’s a better idea: Brannan and his fellow Democrats should take NFL legend Burgess Owens’s advice and pay out the reparations themselves. As Owens said at the House reparations hearing last month:

“I do believe in restitution,” he continued. “Let’s point to the party that was part of slavery, KKK, Jim Crow, that has killed over 40% of our black babies, 20 million of them.”

“State of California, 75 percent of our black boys can’t pass a standard reading and writing test. A Democratic state. So yes, let’s pay restitution. How about a Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race and those — after we learn our history — who decide to stay there, they should pay also.”

Brannan later retweeted comments from David Lobl, a former special assistant to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D):

Except that’s exactly what Cruz did.

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Ted Cruz Drops a Truth Bomb on NYT Editorial Writer Who Insulted Him for Quoting Douglass to Kaepernick

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As I wrote this morning, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took time out of holiday festivities on Thursday to provide some additional context for a provocative tweet sent out out by former NFL QB-turned-social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick.

To recap, Kaepernick quoted a portion of abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass’s July 5, 1852 speech about Independence Day. Just reading the singular quote alone, someone who hadn’t read the full speech or who otherwise didn’t understand Douglass’s legacy would get the impression that he didn’t like his country very much:

Sen. Cruz saw the Douglass quote and who posted it, and decided to add some much-needed context:

After noting the quote Kaepernick used was taken out of context, Cruz spent one tweet providing some background on the speech and when it was given, and then sent several tweets quoting directly from the speech. He concluded by encouraging everyone to read the full speech in context.

Cruz providing additional information and direct quotes for Twitter users to digest when considering Douglass’s words did not sit well at all with New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay, who wrote a sneering note to the Senator in response:

Cruz fired back not long after, and I could swear I heard a “boom!” somewhere off in the distance:

Why specifically did Gay take off after Cruz over his series of tweets? Not just because she’s a fan of Douglass’s, but also because she digs Kaepernick – which she made clear in this photo she tweeted out July 4th, about 25 minutes after Kaepernick’s post:

That explains quite a bit.

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Ted Cruz Schools Colin Kaepernick After He Tries to Shade Independence Day Festivities

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“All I’m looking forward to on July 4th is a lecture from Colin Kaepernick on why we shouldn’t celebrate it,” said no one ever.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the former NFL quarterback-turned-social justice warrior did on Thursday in a tweet he posted quoting abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass:

Outside of retweets, Kaepernick hadn’t posted anything to his Twitter account since May 20th.

Kaepernick was a key factor in Nike’s recent decision not to sell Betsy Ross flag-themed shoes, which Democratic politicians like 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro and California Gov. Gavin Newsom praised.

Historians and extremist group experts noted at the time that, contra to Kaepernick’s historical ignorance, the Betsy Ross flag is not a symbol of slavery, racism, and oppression.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) saw the Douglass quote and who posted it, and hopped on to Twitter in the middle of Independence Day festivities to add some much-needed context:

Cruz ended his Twitter thread by encouraging everyone to read the full speech in context:

National Review‘s Charles C.W. Cooke added a few tweets of his own quoting Douglass’s speech, and concluded by asking an important question of Kaepernick that he is unlikely to respond to:

I think the answer is clear.

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Eyes Are Rolling After Julian Castro Absurdly Compares Betsy Ross Flag to the Confederate Flag

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If you thought California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) suggesting that Nike’s decision to not sell Betsy Ross-themed shoes was patriotic was bad, wait until you check out this next story.

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro was asked about the controversy during an interview with CBS News Wednesday, and he used the opportunity to equate the Besty Ross flag to… the Confederate flag:

“Yeah. Well, you know, I was glad to see that and my hope is that that they didn’t just do it to do it, that they understand the significance there. And look there are a lot of things in our history that are still very painful,” Castro told CBS News on Wednesday.

“The Confederate flag that still flies in some places and is used as a symbol, and I believe that we need to move toward an inclusive America that understands that pain, that doesn’t wipe it away from history in the sense that still belongs in a museum or we need to read about it and understand the significance because that’s how you learn and make sure that we don’t make the same mistakes in the future, but does not glorify it, does not celebrated it,” he continued.

Watch video of Castro’s remarks below:

Twitter users erupted after hearing of Castro’s comparison:

Castro’s claim is ridiculous. Until news of Nike’s decision broke, pretty much no one outside of the concern troll left and the ten white supremacists who have “co-opted” the Betsy Ross flag were aware that it had been appropriated covertly for racist purposes.

Red State‘s Bonchie made an excellent point in this regard last night in his post on another historically ignorant leftist who made an obscenely off-base comparison:

Until five minutes ago, absolutely no one was even aware that they should be offended by the Betsy Ross flag. Like all things in politics these days though, it quickly became dogma on the left that the original American flag is a violent symbol of racist oppression. Some of us tried to warn others that it was going to come to this but we were called crazy. I can remember during the original days of the Kaepernick kneeling ordeal when we were assured his protests had nothing to do with the flag itself. Life comes at you fast.

This is the thing about the left that I’m sure most readers understand but which I will nevertheless reiterate: You give them an inch, they will take a mile – and then some.

Though there was an intense debate about Confederate monuments and whether or not they should be removed, the powers that be in various cities and states decided it was in the best interests of their communities to remove them. One of the main arguments used in opposition to these moves is that the left wouldn’t just stop at Confederate monuments.

It was believed that once they got their way on those monuments, the next move would be to erase all public references to our founding fathers and other important historical figures. That is now happening.

Now the movement is extending to historical flags that have nothing whatsoever to do with racism. The left also did this with the Gadsden flag when the Tea Party used it as a symbol. All of a sudden it was a code for racism. In reality, it wasn’t, but when the left has decided they don’t like something you can rest assured they will do whatever they can to either demagogue it out of existence or shame people into being quiet about it.

What’s next on the chopping block? Our current American flag?

Bingo.

People are absolutely fed up with this kind of nonsense, and if Democrats can’t find anyone on their side to stand up to it then they are practically begging for another 4 years of President Trump.

Your call, lefists.

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