We've all seen the genius bar tender turned politician saying the US is running concentration camps. Since then there have been a torrent of
criticisms and an interesting amount of support. That support has come from media as well as some other, semi-respectable institutions. So my question
It's either accurate, or it's not. If it's accurate then that is why they're using the term. So before I get to why, I have to answer that question:
is it accurate?
Of course not. If we stretch the meaning out to be something vague, could it possibly fit the definition of concentration camp? Sure. But once you
stretch the word out to be of vague meaning, every church, school, place of employment, county jail, military base, and hospital becomes a
concentration camp on some level.
That's not what the people who called it a concentration camp meant though. See they wanted to invoke the grisly, disturbing images of the holocaust
and project them onto our border. That's the entire purpose of calling it a concentration camp. They weren't trying to compare it to a school or
military base were they? No. They know what they were trying to make it look like. If they weren't going for WWII holocaust comparisons, why include
"Never Again" in the argument? Because they were going for that. Anyone who denies that is either stupid or so partisan they're afraid of right turns
while walking or driving.
So why? Why make a ridiculous comparison like that?
There are two main groups they fit in.
Group 1 - The rank and file:
Simply put, they live in a fantasy. They NEED trump to be a nazi. They need him to be a fascist. They need him to be a dictator. They've been saying
he's hitler since before the election. There are no depths they won't probe in their attempt to make reality fit into their fantasy. In this fantasy
they're the heroes. Every hero needs a villain to defeat, to prove they are indeed the hero of the story. Who is the most disturbing villain in modern
history? Hitler and his nazi party sycophants. Having this villain justifies their existence.
Group 2 - The elite (media, dem politicians, etc):
They cannot afford to be wrong. They leveled the accusation and convinced their base it was true. If their base finds out it was false, well they
might see that trump is actually a lot like someone they could vote for. As I saw one liberal commenter say: "I can't believe we have a president who
has sex with porn stars and is creating a space force and I hate him." This particular liberal approved personally of trump's sordid affairs as well
as with the policy to create a space force. So why does he hate trump? Well, you can't very well like hitler. He's the bad guy.
Maybe even more importantly to the elite left, though, is that minorities seem to be jumping ship. Hispanics have
been hopping on the trump
. 33% of blacks are saying
life has gotten better under
, compare that to 13% who said the same for obama's tenure in 2016. So how do you get them back onto the democrat plantation? You stoke
racist fears. Trump is the anti-minority hitler! He wants to rip your families apart and kill you! He's a racist of the most extreme! Hopefully that
will be enough to scare them back into the abusive arms of the slave masters.
So now we know the why, so why now?
I think that's for two main reasons:
1) Trump's approval has been creeping up nicely. It hit an all time high of 49% in the USA today poll, just last week (48% disapproved). This was
better than the rasmussen poll, which the media disregards for any meaning other than a benchmark of right leaning polls. They also found out last
week that those internal polls they hyped a couple weeks ago, you know, that showed trump losing in a bunch of swing states, were actually old polls
and the most unfavorable of the batch. The current internal polls showed trump winning massively just about everywhere.
2) The democrat debates are coming up and joe, the establishment pick, needs a narrative he can follow when he gets confused. Referring to our border
as concentration camps will be easy for him to remember and allow him to knock it out of the park. I expect mostly softballs for joe, with one or two
tough questions that he has already been tipped off to.
So that's my take on why they're running with the concentration camp narrative, rather than owning up to the fact that it's an absurd
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