Jeffrey Goldberg is the editor in chief of The Atlantic, a left-leaning tome that occasionally publishes worthwhile pieces of journalism (as they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day). Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about Goldberg’s Twitter stream of liberal inanities.
The tweet he posted last night was eye wateringly stupid. Hey, everyone, alt-left cowards who cover their faces and punch women (see: Berkeley “anti-fa” fascism) and are nothing more than self-serving punks are JUST LIKE the men who courageously stormed the beaches of Normandy to protect the freedoms that allow Jeffrey Goldberg to tweet stupid things. Duh.
The parallels are striking … if by parallels you mean the DUMBEST comparison ever made. And Twitter was having none of it.
Maybe today's alt left should charge into beaches full of machine guns and mines instead of whining on Twitter
— 🏚️ (@Foulwynd) August 16, 2017
And here it is. Magically turning violent antifa into the heroes who fought in WWII. It's disgusting, dishonest and uneducated.
— marnes (@marnes) August 16, 2017
Get back to us when Antifa charge into machine gun fire instead of beating women with bike locks.
— Mark C, austere BBQ scholar 🥓🥓 (@UntraceableMC) August 16, 2017
And then there’s this …
We were fighting today's equivalent of alt left in WW2. Today's alt left are same as Nazis.
— Carl 🇺🇸 America the Beautiful! (@Huntsalone1) August 16, 2017
Here’s a history lesson for Jeffrey Goldberg, using pictures (because words are hard) and paraphrasing a little ditty from Sesame Street.
One of these things is not like the other. One of these things doesn’t belong. Can you tell which thing is not like the other?
Today’s “alt-left”, championed by Goldberg (via Getty Images):
And here’s Goldberg’s alt-left brethren from the 1930s; they were called Nazi brownshirts back then, the event was called Kristallnacht:
And here are the anti-Goldbergs, the anti-alt left, staring death in the face because their country asked them to do so:
Can anyone help out the history-challenged Goldberg here?