Wednesday, September 21, 2016

“A pox on [all] your houses,” Mr. Trump

“Who ARE these cretins? Going as low as any ‘family of pond scum grifters’ can go, greasy-haired elephant-killing mini-Drumpf has followed up on his latest Holocaust joke to compare desperate dying Syrian refugees to...poisoned Skittles, in order to warn us of the dangers therein. We can't even... Neither can Twitter, which erupted with an abundance of bitter outraged jokes about eating refugees, nefarious orange Skittles, and dangerous multi-colored anything in this clean white nation of ours…

“With his grossly racist generalization, some note, little Donald perfectly reflects what's been termed ‘the irrational monstrosity of bigotry.’ En route, he ignores the vital strengths immigrants have historically brought to this country, those they continue to bring, and current statistics consistently dismissing his fear-mongering as ignorant hogwash: Even the right-wing Cato Institute finds  that ‘the chance of an American being murdered in a terrorist attack caused by a refugees is 1 in 3.64 billion per year’ - never mind the higher odds of dying at the hands of this country's Timothy McVeighs.

“The icing on the moronic cake: It turns out wee Donny stole the image - from a Greek-Cypriot refugee and photographer who blasts his ‘pure greed’ - and likewise stole the metaphor's language from another sociopath, Tea Party goon Joe Walsh of Illinois. And in an entirely apt karmic twist, Walsh, it seems, stole it from the Nazis - specifically, ‘Jew-Baiter Number One’ Julius Streicher, an author, newspaper publisher and Hitler favorite who repeatedly called for the extermination of the Jews. He explained why in his popular children's book, where little Franz' mother warns him of the dangers of certain mushrooms in their woods: ‘Yes, my child! Just as a single poisonous mushrooms can kill a whole family, so a solitary Jew can destroy a whole village, a whole city, even an entire Volk (nation).’ Streicher was hanged at Nuremburg in 1946 for crimes against humanity. For now, alas, the Drumpfs are still with us.”

The above article is by Abby Zimet at Common Dreams.

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