In case you missed it: On Monday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that…dang it — more winceworthy stuff from her…anyway, she claimed Donald Trump is running “concentration camps” at our southern border.
In politics, why make interesting and solid points when you can just say wholly ridiculous, fantastical things?
Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Trump is operating concentration camps, compares the situation to the Holocaust: “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something … we need to do something about it” pic.twitter.com/F2MmZ8y2dT
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 18, 2019
This drew a stiff response from Liz Cheney, followed by AOC’s super-failed attempt at a comeback:
Please @AOC do us all a favor and spend just a few minutes learning some actual history. 6 million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust. You demean their memory and disgrace yourself with comments like this. https://t.co/NX5KPPb2Hl
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) June 18, 2019
Also @Liz_Cheney, the fact that you employed the horrifying word “exterminated” here (co-opting the language of the oppressor) tells us that it’s *you* that needs to brush up on your reading.
Hope you enjoy defending concentration camps. I won’t back down fighting against them. https://t.co/OOfrrfa1Ew
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is angry that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) correctly described the horrors of the Holocaust by noting that the evil Nazis systematically targeted 6,000,000+ Jews for extermination pic.twitter.com/iAzYGxrAL2
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 19, 2019
Liz wasn’t alone.
In fact, two prominent Jewish groups have condemned the self-professed socialist…
I should note, at this point: Alexandria is falsely accusing someone of concentration camps while persistently touting the Nazis’ economic system.
Back to the story:
The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York suplexed the 29-and-a-half-year-old congressional freshman in a letter, saying they were “deeply disturbed” by her ignorant and irresponsible comments:
Dear Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,
We are deeply disturbed by the language used in your recent Instagram live video which seeks to equate the detention centers on America’s southern border with Nazi-era Concentration Camps.
The terms “Concentration Camp” and “Never Again” are synonymous with and evocative of the atrocities committed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany, in which 6 million European Jews were systematically denied civil and human rights due to their race and ultimately murdered in a state-sponsored genocide. As concerned as we are about the conditions experienced by migrants seeking asylum in the United States, including family separation, unusable facilities, and lack of food, water, and medical resources, the regrettable use of Holocaust terminology to describe these contemporary concerns diminishes the evil intent of the Nazis to eradicate the Jewish people.
Since 1976, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York has acted as a key resource to the New York Congressional Delegation on issues of concern to the 1.4 million member New York Jewish community. As our city is home to the largest Holocaust survivor community in the United States, we would be pleased to work with you to arrange a visit to a concentration camp, a local Holocaust museum, hear the stories of local survivors, or participate in other educational opportunities in the hopes of better understanding the horrors of the Holocaust.
Until that time, we urge you to refrain from using terminology evocative of the Holocaust to voice concerns about contemporary political issues.
Charles Temel, President
Cheryl Fishbein, President-Elect
Michael Miller, Executive Vice President and CEO
They “urge [her] to refrain.” It seems like that’d be good advice in general.
Another group — the Zionist Organization of America — came down on Alexandria even more harshly. President Morton Klein — whose parents were actually in the Holocaust (and survived), tweeted that AOC should be “censured by her colleagues”:
AOC’s ludicrous statements that the U.S. has a “Fascist” “presidency that creates concentration camps” to hold immigrant communities, and AOC’s invocation of the Holocaust-associated slogan “never again” with respect to the housing of immigrant minors – are abhorrent insults to the memory of the 6 million Jews and the millions of gays, gypsies, and others who were intentionally slaughtered, worked to death, starved, gassed and tortured in the real Nazi-Fascist concentration camps. The real story is that the U.S. government ran out of space and has to temporarily house minor teenagers who crossed illegally into the U.S. at an army base – something that former president Obama also did. Comparing this to the horrors of the Holocaust death camps is a sin. AOC must be censured by her colleagues for this mindless and moronic analogy. She doesn’t belong in Congress making decisions on behalf of her fellow American citizens.
Well. No ambiguity there.
I just can’t understand why, day in and out, we hear so much nonsense via the raging of political war. Who benefits from people saying completely idiotic things with no connection to reality? Wouldn’t more be gained by thoughtful and insightful points?
The beat (your head against the desk over the Left’s dumbest remarks) goes on.
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