The Politicus

Create | Share | Influence

Republican lawmaker compares coronavirus safeguards to Nazi persecution of Jews

3 min read

Really, snowflakes? Really? First people march on state capitols because — well, not because children are being tossed in cages or the president thinks he’s above the law. No, they’ve gone ape shit because Perkins is closed, and where the fuck else can you get a muffin that big?

And now? Yes, we’ve become Nazi Germany because, well, we don’t want millions of people to die horrible, lonely deaths.

Anchorage Daily News:

A Nikiski Republican lawmaker opposed to pandemic safety measures at the Alaska Capitol compared them to Nazi Germany’s labeling of Jews in an email exchange Friday with fellow members of the Alaska House of Representatives.

When lawmakers return to Juneau on Monday, they will be required to undergo a health screening. Those who pass the screening will be asked to wear a sticker.

“How about an arm band that won’t fall off like a sticker will?” Rep. Ben Carpenter wrote in a message copied to all 40 members of the Alaska House. “If my sticker falls off, do I get a new one or do I get public shaming too? Are the stickers available as a yellow Star of David?”

I can’t believe I have to say this, but — not an apt comparison.

And, yes, once again the real world is veering dangerously close to absurdist comedy:

Needless to say, Carpenter’s little “comparison” didn’t go over too well:

Two Jewish members of the Legislature immediately responded, again copying all members of the House.

“Ben, This is disgusting. Keep your Holocaust jokes to yourself,” wrote Rep. Grier Hopkins, D-Fairbanks.

Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, said, “I don’t think a tag that we’re cleared to enter the building is akin to being shipped to a concentration camp. It’s more akin to needing a boarding pass when you get through TSA. This is that.”

Yes, that’s true. It is more like needing a boarding pass than being forced into a concentration camp. But you seem to forget that Republicans are the most delicate little snowflakes on the planet. They love to scream at and denigrate people who dare protest the murders of innocent Black men, but ask them to wear a sticker or go without a haircut for a few weeks? Oh, we’re Nazi Germany now.

If this doesn’t prove the existence of white privilege — and, for the record, I’m a straight white male — I don’t know what does. If you lose your shit because you have to prove you’re not a walking petri dish before you sashay into a crowd of people or because you can’t inappropriately touch other drunks on St. Patrick’s Day, maybe you haven’t experienced real persecution and so feel the need to invent it.

Just a thought.

Is Trump still chafing your arse-cheeks? Then Dear Fcking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump and its boffo sequels Dear Prsident A**clown: 101 More Rude Letters to Donald Trump and Dear F*cking Moron: 101 More Letters to Donald Trump by Aldous J. Pennyfarthing are the pick-me-up you need! Reviewers have called these books “hysterically funny,” “cathartic,” and “laugh-out-loud” comic relief. And they’re way, way cheaper than therapy.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

The Politicus is a collaborative political community that facilitates content creation directly on the site. Our goal is to make the political conversation accessible to everyone.

Any donations we receive will go into writer outreach. That could be advertising on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit or person-to-person outreach on College campuses. Please help if you can:

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x
Available for Amazon Prime