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Leftists have no right to censure Nazi analogies after four years of making them
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Leroy N. Soetoro
2021-02-18 02:31:47 UTC
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Last week, Lucasfilm severed ties with “The Mandalorian” actress Gina
Carano after a hyperbolic social-media post in which she compared current
political imperiousness and cancel culture in the United States — and the
treatment of “wrong-thinking” Americans who hold views at odds with those
of ruling class elites — to the 1930s-era treatment of German Jewry by the
Nazi regime.

“Most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi
soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first
made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews,” Carano wrote in
her now-deleted post.

Let’s stipulate that Carano’s post was over the top. As bad as cancel
culture is in the United States in the year 2021, it is both rhetorically
inflammatory and dishonorable to the memories of exterminated European
Jews to compare the present plight of American conservatives with
Kristallnacht (to say nothing, of course, of the Shoah itself). The mere
fact that blue-checked conservatives on Twitter often openly joke about
being forcibly deported to “the camps” reveals how unlikely such a
scenario, in reality, actually is.

But Carano deleted the post. And more broadly: Let those among us who have
not ever made a gratuitous and regrettable social-media post cast the
first stone.

Carano’s tale, in isolation, would be amusing but hardly newsworthy. What
makes this story affirmatively galling is how it yet again evinces an
ever-widening chasm between ruling-class elites and the dissident
“deplorables” over whom they deign to rule.

As radio host and blogger, Erick Erickson, pointed out Thursday morning,
“The Mandalorian” star Pedro Pascal has a still-active tweet from 2018,
captioned with “#ThisIsAmerica” and juxtaposing photos of concentration
camp-bound Jews in prisoner clothing with what appear to be illegal alien
children detained behind bars at the southern border (a practice largely
begun by then-President Barack Obama, actually).

Naturally, Carano was fired for her deleted post, but Pascal will keep his
job.

More generally, the American left has spent much of the past four years
hysterically comparing former President Donald Trump, whose daughter is an
Orthodox Jew and who is likely the most aggressively pro-Jewish president
in American history, to Adolf Hitler. It would be trite, not to mention
impossible, to enumerate all the examples.

The armchair sloganeering and rote analogizing were truly ubiquitous
across CNN, MSNBC and the other bastions of progressive media or cultural
clout. It became old hat to compare Antifa, properly understood as a
domestic terror organization, to the valiant American patriots who stormed
the beach of Normandy on D-Day, thus equating the Trump administration
with the Third Reich.

But even more egregious was then-President-elect Joe Biden’s post-Capitol
riot comparison of Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) to
infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, a man who arguably has more
Jewish blood on his hands than anyone besides Hitler and Heinrich Himmler
themselves. Speaking two days after the Capitol riot, Biden expressly
invoked Goebbels’ name and accused Cruz and Hawley of helping to spread
the “big lie.” (Cruz, it should be noted, is by word and deed likely the
single most philo-Semitic and pro-Israel member of either house of
Congress.) The smear was quickly parroted by other national Democratic
leaders.

Biden’s slur was, in a nutshell, revolting. It is, or at least ought to
be, far beneath the dignity of the leader of the free world to casually
besmirch high-ranking political foes as active, literal Nazis. But Biden’s
remarkable Freudian slip didn’t occur in a vacuum; rather, it was the
natural culmination of a years-long leftist campaign, which commenced in
the pre-Trump era but rapidly accelerated during the 45th president’s
tumultuous tenure, to equate conservatism with Nazism. Perhaps some on the
left earnestly believe this, and some believe it to merely be tactically
helpful. It is unclear.

What is clear is how deeply shameful the whole spectacle is. And not just
shameful, but deeply hypocritical. Just ask Gina Carano, who was canceled
for a post that was relatively subdued compared with Biden’s slander.
Conservatives might be forgiven for wondering if Biden himself should be
canceled next.
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Dutch
2021-02-18 03:19:36 UTC
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Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
the American left has spent much of the past four years
hysterically comparing former President Donald Trump, whose daughter is an
Orthodox Jew and who is likely the most aggressively pro-Jewish president
in American history, to Adolf Hitler
The similarities between Trump and Hitler are many. The fact that Hitler
used Jews in his campaign of demagoguery and Trump uses Hispanics and
blacks is neither here nor there. Both leaders used similar inflammatory
rhetoric to fire up their supporters. Both leaders made use of constant
lying to prop up their agendas. Both leaders demanded absolute loyalty
from top lieutenants. Both leaders cultivated hate groups to act as tips
of the spear. The list goes on.

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