TO THOSE WHO DESECRATE THE MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST FOR PURPOSES OF POLITICAL EXPLOITATION:
The Nazi/Trump-Southern Border false comparison is layered and is inextricably tied to the immigration debate. The issue is further complicated by a myopic perception of morality that is characteristic of the liberal personality and psyche. This is a key factor that must be addressed before we can begin to separate the historical fact from the leftist propaganda of empathy and political expediency. New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt, author of “The Righteous Mind,” has done some great work (25+ years of research) on moral foundation theory, which likens man’s moral sensibilities to taste buds on the tongue. There are six moral foundations:
Care: cherishing and protecting others; opposite of harm
Fairness or proportionality: rendering justice according to shared rules; opposite of cheating
Loyalty or ingroup: standing with your group, family, nation; opposite of betrayal
Authority or respect: submitting to tradition and legitimate authority; opposite of subversion
Sanctity or purity: abhorrence for disgusting things, foods, actions; opposite of degradation
Liberty: distaste for a dominating coercion by a dominating power or person and a need for freedom; opposite of oppression.
Dr. Haidt’s research has shown that conservatives value all six moral foundations, roughly equally. Liberals, on the other hand, place the lion’s share of importance on “Care” (about 70%) and the rest on “Liberty,” which is characterized as hatred of oppressors/bullies, not as love of freedom. The other four moral foundations are pretty much ignored. Fairness to liberals is equity (equality of outcomes) instead of proportionality (higher skilled jobs get higher pay, etc.). Loyalty, when expressed as patriotism, is typically disdained by the left. Authority, as a value, is typically seen by leftists (and definitely by postmodernists) as a justification, masquerading as a value, for maintaining the unjust power inequality of the status quo power hierarchy. Sanctity is typically spat on by liberals and framed as justification for bigotry, misogyny and other ‘outdated’ social mores and taboos that oppress and malign minorities.
This intense need to protect others from harm is a staple of the left’s political platform and is manifested in the majority of leftist social and foreign policy positions. The feeling of shock and horror at the plight of migrants at the Southern border is evidence of the liberals’ prioritization of the “Care” moral foundation.
Now that we’ve examined the moral prism through which leftists distort/frame the Holocaust/Trump false comparison through, we’re now ready to examine some of the facts. Here are three MAJOR points of critical error on the part of those who make the false equivalency. It would take a book to address all points in the detail that this travesty deserves.
1. THE JEWS WERE TRYING TO FLEE EUROPE (WHERE THE NAZIS WERE). THE MIGRANTS ARE TRYING TO COME INTO THE U.S. ILLEGALLY (WHERE DONALD TRUMP IS).
This is the first and most obvious point of false equivalency that we have to deal with. The Jews were literally forced out of their homes as communities across Europe were taken by Germans. Many tried to flee to Palestine, where the British tried to limit immigration to appease the Arabs in order to prevent an Arab Revolt that would divert critical resources away from Europe. The migrants are coming INTO the United States. JEWS TRYING TO LEAVE; MIGRANTS TRYING TO COME IN.
2. THE NAZIS BEGAN PREPARING FOR THE FINAL SOLUTION & CONSTRUCTING CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN THE EARLY 1930s (the first being Dachau) TO TRAP & KILL JEWS. DONALD TRUMP DOES NOT WANT MIGRANTS TO COME HERE. THE HOLDING AREAS FOR MIGRANTS WERE CREATED OUT OF NECESSITY, NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH A GRAND SCHEME.
When Hitler came to power, the Nazis immediately began constructing camps in 1933. Over the course of the 1930s, Hitler began economically suffocating European Jews through tactics like the Nuremberg laws. By 1940, Hitler had invaded Poland and segregated all European Jews under Nazi control from the rest of the population. The Nazis even provided abortions to Jewish women, on demand, with no questions asked. After Jews were forced into ghettos, they were liquidated into concentration camps, where they provided free labor for the Nazi war machine. The migrants ARE COMING HERE. Donald Trump and his team DO NOT want the migrants to come here. The Jews were herded into ghettos, and then camps, like cattle – AGAINST THEIR WILL. They were prevented from escaping. The migrants are crossing illegally, and often under false pretenses, to enjoy economic opportunities that millions of legal immigrants have worked hard to enjoy. These migrants are incentivized to bring children (often that aren’t theirs). Were Jews bringing children into Hitler’s Germany so that they would automatically be granted asylum…?
3. TRUMP WANTS RESOURCES TO KEEP THE MIGRANTS OUT. HITLER WANTED RESOURCES FOR FREE MILITARY LABOR AND ALSO TO IMPRISON THE JEWS IN PREPARATION FOR THE FINAL SOLUTION. DEMOCRATS WANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO OCCUR BECAUSE IT WILL MEAN THE NEXT CENSUS WILL BE MORE FAVORABLE TO DEMOCRATS, DUE TO HIGHER RATIOS OF CONGRESSIONAL APPORTIONMENT.
The Democrats continuously deny the Department of Homeland Security and ICE funding so that they can process the migrants’ asylum claims more efficiently and so that they can offer more comfortable living conditions to the migrants while they wait for their asylum. Democratic mayors of border towns from California to Texas are fed up with cleaning up the mess of illegal immigration. An Arizona mayor declared a state of emergency due to the overflow of migrants. A Democratic mayor from Texas slammed the federal government for failing to protect towns like his from the onslaught of illegal immigrants. The Democrat’s strategy is to withhold funding from ICE and the Dept. of Homeland Security in an effort to create a humanitarian crisis so they can blame Republicans for a humanitarian crisis. The Democrats ultimately want illegal immigration to happen because it will increase political power by siphoning congressional seats away from rural areas to urban areas (which tend to lean Democratic), which is where the highest concentrations of illegal immigrants are. This is a deeply cynical motivation. This isn’t about humanitarian sympathies or concern for human rights. This is about political power through congressional apportionment. The desire to make such reprehensible false equivalencies makes more sense when the Democratic upside is taken into context.
Comparing the Trump administration to what happened in Nazi Germany is as historically specious as it is morally reprehensible. Follow the example of all of the Jewish organizations that have condemned Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s banal and obscene comparison of the U.S. southern border to the Holocaust.
It’s amazing how low the the uneducated and ideologically jaded will stoop, in a vain attempt to make those around her (or him) think that she (or he) has something meaningful to say, and that she has a sound moral constitution. It’s pathetic, but nonetheless, putrid. Your cheap provocations desecrate millions’ suffering and trivialize the nature of evil. You are beyond small… beyond insignificant.