Throughout President Trump’s first term, there have been no shortage of comparisons made between his administration and the Nazi Third Reich, all thanks to the incessant opposition of “the resistance”.
Maybe it’s because we glorified our Nazi-fighting grandparents. Perhaps we don’t feel as if our lives can ever amount to what theirs did. They were the greatest generation, after all. Maybe this whole “Trump is a Nazi” thing is just this generation’s way of assigning some undue glory to themselves.
“Look you guys! We did it! We defeated Nazis!”
No, you didn’t, because Trump and his cronies aren’t Nazis. Not only do they not stand for the same things, but you’re going to have a hard time convincing anyone that Donald Trump rounded up and killed 6 million people.
Thats why the comparisons are so offensive. They denigrate the memory of The Holocaust. They cheapen it.
That hasn’t stopped the mainstream media, however.
Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, compared the lockdown protestors in Michigan to the Nazi Party’s original wing.
Host Ari Melber said, “You have Michigan state Senator Dayna Polehanki, ‘Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bulletproof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today.’ Your view of this, Steve?”
Schmidt said, “This is appalling. Someone needs to explain to me what the difference is between those guys and a bunch of brown-shirted Stormtroopers in 1925 is. I’m very serious about this. This is about the Second Amendment. This isn’t about gun ownership. These are temples of democracy, these buildings, where we with test the premise each generation, whether we retain the capacity to govern ourselves. Free speech is important in this country. They are not protesters. When you show up in tactical gear carrying a tactical weapon an AR-15, an M-4, an AK-47, you’re there to intimidate. You’re assaulting the tenants of our system, which is a system that exists to preserve the rule of law, that is the oldest constitutional republic in the world. We should not think for a second, as we’re at the dawn of a new moment in history, that because extremism didn’t rise in a way that was able to take over the country in the past that it’s not still here and it still doesn’t pose a threat. Nobody should be comforted by those images whether you’re a Trump supporter, whether you’re a Biden supporter, whether you’re not going to vote at all. We don’t do that in this country. That is an appalling image, and it makes us look like a basket case as they are beamed out around the world to our allies and to our enemies.”
The suggestion is patently ridiculous, and it’s offensive to the Jewish people. Maybe someday, “the resistance” will realize that they are doing more damage to the Jewish people than the alleged “Nazi” president is.