Add this to your Monday morning coffee. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has, unequivocally, condemned any and ALL comparisons to the Holocaust after a full week of crappy, cheap political potshots taken at the expense of a real historical tragedy. Here’s looking at you, AOC. The Museum this morning released a statement in response:
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.
The Museum further reiterates that a statement ascribed to a Museum staff historian regarding recent attempts to analogize the situation on the United States southern border to concentration camps in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s does not reflect the position of the Museum.
The Museum also links to an article titled “Why Holocaust Analogies are Dangerous” written December 2018, to reaffirm what it has apparently said for a while: STOP MAKING HOLOCAUST COMPARISONS! They’re irresponsible, dangerous, and belittle the actual experiences and the actual lives lost of those people who were actually in the Holocaust. Stop taking a horrific human atrocity and trivializing it to demonize your political opposition. Read Dear Democrats: For the Love of God, Enough with the Holocaust Comparisons!
Will this statement make a dent in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s rhetoric? I won’t hold my breath. She’s not trying to make friends with Holocaust survivors, museums, or historians who write in actual books. In case she’s reading this, books are those blocks of paper bound with other paper products, usually containing printed words made with ink. She, and her Democrat cohorts like Cory “No Meat” Booker want to move the Overton window and paint illegal immigration or climate change (yes, really) as some manifestation of peak human evil.
Only the Holocaust is like the Holocaust. Warmer weather is not the Holocaust. Detaining people who try to invade our country is not the Holocaust. Here are other things that are not the Holocaust: