It is hard to believe that, even after seven decades of education and the advent of the internet, that some people still don’t understand what Nazism and Fascism were, and still are.
This is evident most prominently within liberal circles, with democratic voters constantly and consistently attempting to brand anyone with whom they disagree as “literally Hitler”. Think that this is an overreaction? Think again: A website entitled https://donaldtrumpisliterallyhitler.com exists to prove you otherwise.
Of course, Nazis were socialists, which you think would be enough to dissuade the Bernie Bros from slinging stones in their glass houses, but apparently not.
When we begin to speak of fascism, things are a little less cut and dry. We’ll start with the definition of the word, according to Merriam-Webster:
“a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition”
Donald Trump is no authoritarian, that is undeniably true. America is still a free nation, last I checked, and the worst thing the government has ever forced us to do is buy health insurance under penalty of IRS fines. (Thanks a lot, Barry).
Still, the left needs to find ways to label Trump as a fascist, or a Nazi, or literally Hitler…otherwise, how will they get the attention of the young voters they dupe into voting for them? The world is a sensational place, and the democrats certainly aren’t going to let any crisis go to waste. Now, whether or not they’ve invented those crises is another story altogether.
Now that the liberal left is primed and ready to reenact World War II on American soil, thanks to the tabloid-esque nonsense coming from the mainstream media, it seems as though everything is coming up Hitler in their eyes. This has led to the inexcusable harassment of an American veteran working with Customs Enforcement.
A Harvard-educated fact-checker for the New Yorker is being excoriated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for “baselessly slandering” a Marine veteran — by falsely accusing him of having a Nazi tattoo, according to reports.
Officials with ICE are now demanding that the New Yorker and Talia Lavin apologize over her erroneous tweet about Justin Gaertner.
In the gaffe, Lavin allegedly implied over the weekend that Gaertner, a combat-wounded veteran and ICE forensics analyst, had the Nazis’ Iron Cross inked on his elbow.
But she deleted her post after “military veterans responded that the tattoo looked more like a Maltese cross, a symbol associated with firefighters,” ICE said in a statement.
ICE was none too happy with the accusation, and has responded in a forceful manner.
The tattoo, according to Gaertner, is actually a “Titan 2” symbol for his platoon when he served in Afghanistan.
“The writing on his right arm is the Spartan Creed which is about protecting family and children,” ICE said. “Anyone attempting to advance their personal political opinions by baselessly slandering an American hero should be issuing public apologies to Mr. Gaertner and retractions. This includes Levin [sic] and the New Yorker.”
It is important to note that this was The New Yorker’s fact checker who made the erroneous and damaging accusation. If an established magazine such as that can’t get their facts straight, why are we supposed to believe that Snopes, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are doing everything on the up-and-up?