Okay, I've had my coffee and some ibuprofen (because I woke up with a wicked tension headache, anxiety sucks) and my brain is working a little better now. Also, Twitter has had time to start discussing the "are the current migrant prison camps concentration camps" issue and Jewish people are here to explain this to us Gentiles so I don't need panic-rant.
.@Liz_Cheney, don’t speak for me or my Jewish ancestors. In fact, @AOC is correct. You don’t understand history. You demean their memory by failing to see that “Never Again” is now. By supporting Trump, you promote cruelty, concentration camps, and racismhttps://t.co/k8baBUBvYM— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) June 18, 2019
Jew here. @AOC’s point is exactly why we say “Never forget.” The Holocaust did not begin with the murder of 6 million Jews. It began with the same dehumanization, deportation, and internment we see today. You, sickeningly, invoke the Holocaust to minimize their suffering. Shame.— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) June 18, 2019
My grandpa’s entire family was murdered in the Holocaust. I’m 100% comfortable with @AOC and anyone else referring to the current situation as concentration camps. The Holocaust didn’t come out of nowhere—it was a slow build, like now. People who understand history know this. https://t.co/agIBjPMNLz— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) June 18, 2019
Liz keep the Shoah out of your mouth. Every member of the GOP-Nazi Party demeans the memory of the six million as you knowingly retread the worst horrors of Jewish history. These are concentration camps and you are a Holocaust revisionist. https://t.co/P5rsZHFK48— Eli Valley (@elivalley) June 18, 2019
Also, there's the entire fact that this isn't the first time we've had concentration camps in this country. This whole thread is important:
Franklin Roosevelt referred to the camps for Japanese Americans as “concentration camps.”— Eric Rauchway (@rauchway) June 18, 2019
If there's one thing to never forget it's that Hitler gained much of his inspiration for what he did to Jewish people and the rest of the Holocaust victims from how the U.S. treated Native Americans and Black people.
Conservative bullshit aside, I'm really super glad AOC is talking about this. I just hope conservatives are not entirely successful in sweeping aside the current suffering of migrants with their condemnation of a term they love to use to describe the existence of abortion.