Waging Bull

To boldly think what no one has thought before.

The Nazi Comparison

“In June, 2019, after Chris Hays invoked Godwin’s law in a discussion of whether it was appropriate to call the United States’s [sic] refugee detention centers ‘concentration camps,’ Godwin explicitly stated his belief that the term ‘concentration camps’ was appropriate.” (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin’s_law)

There are so many things wrong with this, and on so many levels. Six million Jews and six million others were taken from their homes to be starved, beaten, and experimented on. The Bitch of Buchenwald, Ilse Koch, would find prisoners that had tattoos or other skin markings, whom she would then have killed so she could make lampshades out of their tanned skin. People were gassed; their wedding rings and the gold fillings in their mouths were removed, then they were buried in mass graves. Prisoners were shot in front of pits to fall into, where other prisoners were made to bury them—sometimes burying their own children or parents.

The picture below is of American troops looking upon rows and rows of emaciated dead bodies at the Lagar Norhausen concentration camp in April of 1945. Zoom into the picture. Look upon the dead and understand what the Holocaust really was.

My heart cannot bear the evil of this, and I’m sure Satan is laughing in the pits of Hell every time someone makes some cheap comparison between what the Nazis did and the things of this world that do no even exist in the same universe of horror and suffering. While there are things that I will treat lightly, I will never compare the horrors of Nazi concentration camps with detention centers where people were housed in temporarily and were well-fed, all because they made the conscious decision to try to enter the United States illegally. Soldiers were not sent from the U.S. to the homes of these people in the middle of the night, did not shove them into boxcars like cattle, and ship them off to a place where they would likely die horribly unspeakable deaths after the tortured remainder of their lives.

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