Before Donald Trump was elected President, and certainly since, self-described «progressives» or «democratic socialists» in the Democratic Party have denigrated anybody who opposes their agenda as Nazis. But are they engaging in psychological projection? Consider the following recent events
Comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Jim Clyburn and Rep. Rashida Tlaib display contempt for Jews — in Rep. Clyburn’s case, for victims of the Holocaust. Heavily Democratic legislatures in New York, Illinois and Virginia perpetuate the wanton destruction of human life by passing laws allowing abortion to the moment of birth. In Virginia, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam said a woman can choose whether a baby who survived a botched abortion should live. False flags are cynically organized to delude the unsuspecting and promote an agenda. Behind those developments is the pervasive identity politics that defines some groups as inherently better than others.
In those four areas — anti-Semitism, genocide, false flags and identity politics — do «democratic socialists» and Nazis share more than the former want to admit.
Contempt for Jews is not limited to Nazis or «democratic socialists.» But by embracing Islam in their politics of «diversity» and «inclusion,» the «democratic socialists» tolerate Islam’s anti-Semitism. The Nazis understood the connection between Islam and anti-Semitism so well that they sought Islam as an ally in their politics of extermination.
Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, broadcast anti-Semitic messages from Berlin with Hitler’s blessing from 1941 until the end of World War II. Al-Husseini — a close ally of Hassan al-Banna, the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder — told Arabs in the British Mandate of Palestine to «kill the Jews wherever you find them,» thereby continuing a personal campaign that lasted nearly 25 years.
The Waffen-SS also had a special Muslim division, the Handschar, named after the German word for scimitar. Comprised of Bosnian Muslims, the Handschar division perpetrated atrocities against Jewish civilians. Notably, it was the only division in the Waffen-SS allowed to have chaplains, with one imam presiding over each battalion.
Today, Hitler’s «Mein Kampf» circulates widely in the Arab world, with no discouragement from Muslim clerics.
The House Democrats’ flaccid response to its members’ anti-Semitic remarks reflects the refusal to confront Islam’s anti-Semitism. Their resolution condemning all forms of bigotry — without mentioning Rep. Omar by name or Islamist terrorism — reveals Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the house, to be this century’s Neville Chamberlain.
Promoting the wanton destruction of human life extends beyond abortion. Last March, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown — a Democrat whom Planned Parenthood endorsed for re-election last year — signed legislation allowing mentally ill patients to be denied food and water unless that patient issued an advanced directive to the contrary before becoming debilitated. Previously, only caregivers with power of attorney could make such a decision. The bill received unanimous support from the Democrats in the Oregon legislature’s House of Representatives.
In January, Oregon’s Democrats introduced another bill expanding the state’s law governing medically assisted suicide to include any patient with an incurable disease or intolerable pain. Currently, only patients who are expected to live no more than six months because of a terminal disease qualify.
This March, Maryland’s House of Delegates — the lower chamber of that state’s legislature, the General Assembly — approved legislation allowing medically assisted suicide. The bill passed 74-66 on March 7 — with 73 of the chamber’s 99 Democrats supporting it. Within days, members of Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer Labor Party sponsored similar legislation in each house of the state legislature. Six states and the District of Columbia permit physician-assisted suicide.
Such laws follow the ultimate logic of the Nazis’ euthanasia program, Aktion T4, which Hitler personally initiated in 1939 and which doctors administered. Designed to eliminate what the Nazis called «life unworthy of life,» the program focused on the chronically ill, the elderly, the disabled, and the mentally incapacitated — whether adults or children — using mercy as one excuse for extermination.
During Aktion T4’s two years of open operation, nearly 70,000 died from starvation, dehydration, lethal injection and gassing. The Nazis built six gas chambers designed as showers to fool the victims. Though public pressure forced the Nazis to discontinue the program in 1941, it provided the basis for the murderous methods used in death camps.
The utilitarian impulse governing the use of tissue from aborted fetuses for such bizarre experiments as creating humanized mice — usage that has the Democrats’ implied consent — also governed the Nazis’ use of prisoners for their own macabre experiments in concentration camps. In one example, camp doctors infected children with tuberculosis, removed their lymph nodes to determine the disease’s progress, then executed their subjects.