I didn’t set out to write about nothing but fascism today; this is just how the news broke.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer not only made the fool’s mistake of comparing Assad to Hitler, Hitler came out ahead in that comparison. Because, said Spicer, even Hitler didn’t sink to using chemical weapons. Given a chance to fix that awful answer, Spicer said, and I am not making this up, that Hitler “was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.”
So German Jews were not Hitler’s “own people”? Or is it just the method of gassing people that makes the difference?
It’s technically true that Hitler’s methods were different from Assad’s, but “rounded them up into camps and then put them in gas chambers” is … not really better. Especially when Spicer’s way of saying this was “He brought them into the Holocaust Centers, I understand that, but … “
Let’s just take a moment to consider that word choice. Not concentration camps, not death camps, but “Holocaust Centers.”