Thanks a lot, Sean Spicer.
Because we need more reasons to be disillusioned with the world and with politics in general — what with mass shootings, possible ties to Russia and seemingly racist ideals — we now know that we have a potential Holocaust denier working as our White House Press Secretary.
Millennials, how many of you took a school trip to the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.? And even if you didn’t, it took just one viewing of Schindler’s List to understand the magnitude of the Holocaust and Hitler’s ideals. And even if you didn’t see the movie, you heard about it your history courses in your earliest school years. So, I’m willing to bet you understand the magnitude of an event like the Holocaust.
During Passover, of all times — Spicer indicated that Hitler didn’t gas his victims in the way that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has.
A quick history review…
Hitler and his forces used gas for killing purposes during the Holocaust…
According to the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum’s Holocaust Encyclopedia, “The Nazis began experimenting with poison gas for the purpose of mass murder in late 1939 with the killing of patients with mental and physical disabilities.”
… and it didn’t stop there.
Hitler’s next “step” was to use “gas vans,” also for the purposes of mass murder, beginning in 1941. “Gas vans were hermetically sealed trucks with engine exhaust diverted to the interior compartment.”
Gas chambers opened up at numerous sites — including Auschwitz, Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka.
“As victims were ‘unloaded’ from cattle cars, they were told that they had to be disinfected in ‘showers.'”
Okay, that history review was graphic enough. So, what should become of Mr. Spicer? While he’s already issued an apology, is that enough? Is he the latest of President Trump’s band of followers who will later come to fly the coop thanks to a snafu like this?
Or, should we be highly concerned that our own White House Press Secretary is not only giving out false information about one of the most sensitive subjects in the history of the world… but is even making a comparison to Hitler?
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