News that I missed courtesy of The Babylon Bee:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a video to her constituents Monday evening, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared mandatory math classes in public schools to “concentration camps.”
Ocasio-Cortez made several comparisons between public school arithmetic lessons and concentration camps, referencing the brutality of the Holocaust throughout her address.
“Kids are, like, being forced to learn numbers and do, like, long division,” she said. “And even short and medium-sized division. This is basically what happened in the Holocaust. Math teachers are, like, pretty much fascists. We should call them Add-Olf Hitler. You know, because of the additioning they make us do.”
“This isn’t happening in the ’40s either—this is happening in 2019,” she added as she began trying to cook some instant noodles in the microwave. “We are basically living in Nazi Germany now.”
Go here to read the rest. The Bee has a hard time keeping up with reality:
The congresswoman also sought to make a nonexistent distinction, tweeting Tuesday: “And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps.”
For the record, starting with Dachau in 1933, Nazi concentration camps were opened where German socialists, communists, labor leaders, dissidents, and Jews were targeted for persecution, torture and even death.
Future heads of all the Nazi killing centers of the 1940s all honed their brutal skills at breaking inmate’s bodies, spirits, and souls in Dachau. After the 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom in Germany, some 10,000 Jews were rounded up without a pretense of judicial process and dispatched there. Some perished.
During World War II, Nazi concentration camps were death camps where innocent Jewish men women and children were murdered or died of disease or starvation. The camps were an integral part of the Holocaust and Hitler’s “final solution” to kill every Jew on Earth.
Fast forward to today. No American with a heart is satisfied with the disastrous situation on our southern border. Unquestionably, migrants are suffering. But they are not being murdered by the millions, their bodies then turned to ashes in crematoria.
Like his policies, President Trump is open to legitimate criticism. Every president is and should be in our democracy, where we have the freedom of speech and free elections.
But calling Trump a fascist and implying he is following in the footsteps of Nazi Fuhrer Adolf Hitler has no basis in reality.
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez: a crazy member of Congress for crazy times. At the Dachau concentration camp some 188000 human beings were murdered before its liberation by American troops. For her to use this memory of horror to try to get political mileage demonstrates her lack of intelligence, morality and the lack of intelligence and morality she assumes to exist in the general American public.