Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retains insisting that detention facilities for unlawful immigrants are by some means ‘concentration camps.’ Arguably, the one factor worse than wanting open borders is evaluating every little thing to Hitler.
The freshman Democrat from the Bronx has all the time had a penchant for hyperbole – bear in mind the world “ending in 12 years”? – however she selected to take it to the subsequent degree this week, arguing that the US has established “concentration camps” for immigrants the place they are “being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying.”
“This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis,” she stated.
What adopted was a sordid disagreement, wherein conservatives referred to as AOC out on diminishing the Holocaust, whereas her allies within the media defended the congresswoman with takes by hair-splitting whether or not “concentration” and “death” camps had been the identical factor, and attempting to argue she didn’t actually discuss with the Holocaust when she stated “never again.”
It wasn’t lengthy earlier than Yad Vashem and the Auschwitz museum obtained concerned, lecturing each AOC and her media allies that they need to not take the title of the Holocaust in useless. Nevertheless, she persevered.
There are two essential points at stake right here. One is whether or not the US has the fitting to regulate immigration, with AOC and her cohorts clearly on the aspect of “open borders or you’re a racist” argument. The different is whether or not the US can recuperate from a long time of propaganda labeling the targets of its navy interventions as Hitler seeping into its home politics now.