Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently referred to American immigration detention centers as “Concentration camps,” a remark akin to calling a squirt gun a “firearm.” Conflating the two is stunningly offensive to victims of the Holocaust and is yet another example of AOC’s historical—and historic-- ignorance.
Not surprisingly, her congressional buddy, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), defended Occasional-Cortex’s remark, saying: “There are camps and people are being concentrated. This is very simple.” She added: “I don’t even know why this is a controversial thing for her to say.” One doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
If AOC said a political opponent lived in a “slaughter-house,” Omar would say, “It’s a house. The Slaughter family lives there. This is very simple.” If she accused that person of promoting assault and battery, Omar would state: “Cleary this is true. As you can plainly see, there’s his salt-shaker and there’s a 9-volt Energizer just inches away. This is very simple.” If The Ditzy One accused someone of “hi-jacking,” Rep. Omar would opine: “Did he not recently say, ‘Hi, Jack,’ to his son…Jack? This is cut and dried. Whaddaya mean it’s not the same?”
You know if Rep. Ocasio-Cortez accused President Trump of money laundering, Omar the Vile would point out: “The White House staff told me they found a quarter in his pocket once when washing his clothes. Money. Laundry. Very simple. Duh!”
It is clear that both Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Omar are anti-Semitic.
Now we know they are anti-semantic, as well.