New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the gift that keeps on giving — if you like gifts that are stupid tweets wrapped in ridiculous ideologically driven platitudes.
Earlier today, Ocasio-Cortez compared those in the migrant caravan attempting to gain entry at the U.S. border with Holocaust victims.
“Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime,” she tweeted.
“It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany. It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda. It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria. And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America,” she added.
Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime.
It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany.
It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda.
It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria.
And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America. https://t.co/qhv7Rr1itn
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 25, 2018
The response from Ocasio-Cortez was triggered by the site of the now-viral photo making the rounds across every media platform. Of course, there’s a solid reason to suspect that this picture is 100 percent staged, as I go into here, but even without the picture, the idea that these migrants are the same as the millions of Jewish people who were brutally and cruelly slaughtered as a result of Nazi policies is the height of stupid.
I could put into words why, but one user on Twitter who responded to Ocasio-Cortez put it better than anyone could.
“Or you think they’re equal. My entire grandfather’s family was wiped out in the Holocaust. They didn’t leave in the thousands with food and cameras and political support to let them in anywhere. Your ignorance is extremely dangerous at the least and offensive and cruel at most,” tweeted Nir Moriah.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) weighed in as well, noting that the young Democrat should probably educate herself with a visit to the Holocaust museum so she wouldn’t make such egregious comparisons in the future.
I recommend she take a tour of the Holocaust Museum in DC.
Might help her better understand the differences between the Holocaust and the caravan in Tijuana. https://t.co/05vCexiClE
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 26, 2018
It’s a solid piece of advice, given the horrors of the Holocaust were so nightmarish that some of the cruelty of the Nazis toward the Jewish people is hard to fathom, simply for the reason that people have a hard time believing one human being could do that to another. It’s insulting to those who suffered as a result of the Holocaust.