It seems that no amount of pleading can keep people from comparing whatever’s happening in the news each day to the Holocaust.
Reaching for rock bottom, Sen. Richard Blumenthal last month said the separation of families at the border “reminds us of the cattle cars of Nazi Germany when children were separated from their parents and marched to supposed showers,” while Gen. Michael Hayden tweeted a photo of the Birkenau death camp at Auschwitz.
Actually, the situation at the border reminds us nothing of the cattle cars of Nazi Germany, but historian Bruce Bartlett, the author of a book about “hot to fight fake news,” is hoping some brave Anne Frank who was separated from her family (or human traffickers) at the border is keeping a secret diary.
I hope some teenager girl now imprisoned in an ICE cage for the crime of having parents who asked for asylum in the US is writing the modern version of "The Diary of Anne Frank."
— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) July 21, 2018
As much as your analogy is apt, there’s no zyklon b waiting for her, yet.
— IanD (@u2fellowcitizen) July 21, 2018
So the analogy is not apt.
If she dies it will be from neglect.
— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) July 21, 2018
Or starvation, because they served meals that didn’t align with her religious beliefs and she had to eat around the meat.
Oh, that’s a bit too much. #DramaAlert
— Lynn O'Dalaigh (@Truecubbyblue15) July 21, 2018
What happened to you Bruce? You used to be smart. When did you lose your mind?
— ??Matthew??Skocilich (@MattSkosh) July 21, 2018
Yea because those situations are exactly the same. You are a special kind of stupid.
— Well brushed turtle (@jofess15) July 21, 2018
Dumbest tweet of the day… Congrats…
— Michael (@Realtimewithme8) July 21, 2018
did you actually read the Diary of Anne Frank?!?!? Something tells me you didn't…??
— Deplorable BW (@bcwongsf) July 21, 2018
They can seek asylum at 39 locations in Mexico and the border without separation… I guess giving aid, legal service is the same as avoiding a gas chamber or a shallow grave…
— My Info (@TheRealn8burnes) July 21, 2018
Right, because being deported for illegal immigration is literally like hiding in a cramped attic dreaming of not being murdered by Nazis.
— Bonsai Elephant (@BonsaiElephant) July 21, 2018
I’ve toned down my news lately. Are there gas chambers?
— Guerrilla 495 ?? (@Guerrilla_495) July 22, 2018
I hope some teenage girl now imprisoned in an ICE cage for the crime of having child sex traders sneaking across the border illegally is now safe from a life sex slavery.
— BoonDox (@JayOwen35134532) July 21, 2018
If a teenaged girl (who would not be in a cage right now…that was mostly 2014) is being held, it is probably because she came here unaccompanied (80%+ of those being held are such) and it also means she is not in the hands of the traffickers or smugglers who brought her here.
— Rocky Lockwood (@LockwoodRocky) July 22, 2018
this seems like a weird thing to hope for https://t.co/XR3RYHBFBe
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) July 21, 2018
So wrong on so many levels. An insult and denigration of the Holocaust. A vile smear against government employees charged with an unenviable task. Bartlett is an embarrassment.
— rcoery (@rcoery) July 21, 2018
Bartlett will be disappointed that his analogy collapses with the revelation that the teenage girl entered this country illegally while the Germans invaded the home country of Anne Frank.
— Jeffrey W. Ludwig (@jwludwig) July 22, 2018
"Dear Diary: After being here six weeks or so waiting to see the judge, we were denied asylum and tomorrow they're sending us back to our home country."
Wow, you're right. It's JUST like Anne Frank.
— Azathoth (@ArkhamRealty) July 22, 2018
Wouldn’t it be like the exact opposite of Ann Frank’s Diary? She and her family were trying to leave the country; this hypothetical teen is trying to sneak in while landing a lucrative book contract.
— PragmaticLibertarian (@parallel235) July 21, 2018
I think @BruceBartlett is saying rather than keep them in protective custody, which we do for American citizens, he would rather have them released into Hollywood.
— Pax Trumpiana (@CincinnatusPax) July 21, 2018
What kind of monster are you? Hollywood?
— אריק שודי (@eschudy) July 21, 2018
who do you hope plays her in the movie?
— Whibebreab (@Skigwy) July 21, 2018
I hear Scarlet Johansson is available.
— Chris McKay (@chrisncorona) July 22, 2018
the left is so mentally gone they honestly cannot be rehabilitated at this point.
what a sick, sick thing to tweet and think they are actually being clever.
— Atlas Shrugged Again (@The_MAGA_Wall) July 22, 2018
Anne Frank was ripped from her home by an invading army and sent to a prison camp to die. This statement is ridiculous and insulting to her memory. https://t.co/O5DcUuNxGS
— Ben (@freedomanddogs) July 22, 2018
They also seem very intent on "The Handmaid's Tale" being real.
— Russell Flowers (@ChoralReave) July 21, 2018
Now Sen. Richard Blumenthal is comparing family separation at the border to the Holocaust https://t.co/fBfrZygWcC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 19, 2018