So Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to defend her fellow traveler, Congresswoman Ilahn Omar, against Trump’s criticism by invoking the idea that Trump is a Nazi.
Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today.@IlhanMN’s life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress.
We must speak out.
“First they came…” pic.twitter.com/ygOX1vhE9j
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 12, 2019
I don’t want to get into a deep dive as to why this is beyond both stupid and offensive.
What I want to say is: can we find a new poem to use? The sentiment by Martin Niemöller hasn’t stood the test of time.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
You know what? Fuck the socialists. They killed 100 Million people in the 20th Century.
Do not link the socialists with the Jews.
The world would be a better place had more governments come for the socialists.
We’re getting dangerously close to having to come for the socialists in this country before the socialists come for us and turn the United States into Venezuela.
Perhaps trying to invoke sympathy for innocents with a poem that starts by defending the followers of Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Che, Castro, and Maduro is just bad.
This poem needs to go into the dustbin of history, along with the socialists.