Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling. Let me be clear: the House Republican Conference condemns this language.
This from the guy who is shacking up with Frank Luntz. The comments from Mitch McConnel were just as despicable.
So let us take this incident apart piece by piece.
First, the masks. All masks are not equal. None of the masks, including the highly touted N95, can prevent the Covid-19 virus from entering your respiratory system. Just slapping a piece of cotton across your pie-hole may make you feel “secure” but you are bullshitting yourself. If wearing a face mask actually did prevent the spread of the disease I would be the first to encourage it. But it does not, so the wearing of the mask is more of a religious talisman.
Second, if you are vaccinated you do not need to wear a mask. If you have had Covid, you have the same kind of anti-bodies generated by a vaccine. Therefore, you do not need to wear a mask. If an un-vaccinated person is scurrying about without a mask they are not putting you at risk. So why do you care? If you are vaccinated or have anti-bodies they are no risk to you.
Forcing people to wear masks that have nothing to do with actual medical science is a political act for the express purpose of identifying people who are not vaccinated. Which brings me to the “gold star.”
How did Hitler and the rest of his Nazi thugs know who the Jews were? Ugly Nazi propaganda notwithstanding, which depicted Jews as serpents and vermin (the image below appeared on the cover of Der Strummer in 1934).
You cannot identify who is a Jew by mere observation. Jews come in all shapes, colors and sizes. That is why Hitler and his henchmen needed an identifying badge. Hence the Star of David (now for some actual history courtesy of the US Holocaust Museum):
During the Nazi era, German authorities reintroduced the Jewish badge as a key element in their plan to persecute and eventually to destroy the Jewish population of Europe. They used the badge not only to stigmatize and humiliate Jews but also to segregate them and to watch and control their movements. The badge also facilitated deportation. . . .
In September 1939, following the German invasion of Poland, individual German military and civilian authorities imposed the Jewish badge in certain Polish towns and villages, the first being decreed in the town of Wloclawek on October 29, 1939. In the General Government, View This Term in the Glossary that part of Poland directly occupied by Germany, Governor General Hans Frank ordered on November 23, 1939, that all Jews over the age of ten wear a “Jewish Star”: a white armband affixed with a blue six-sided star, worn over the right upper sleeve of one’s outer garments. There were heavy penalties for those caught not wearing it.
The Democrat push for people to wear masks is to facilitate identification. It has no scientific or medical basis in fact in protecting people from spreading this virus. But it can be useful as a tool of political coercion.
No law has been passed. The injunctions on wearing masks are decrees by political figures. I have stopped counting the number of times that I have seen many of those political figures who demand the peasants wear masks, running around maskless. Gavin Newsom and Gretchen Whitmer are two of the more prominent mask hypocrites that come to mind. They will lock you down and lock you up while they go party. That is Nazi behavior in my book.
The Nazis enslaved and abused millions of people based on the whims of their leader. MTG is simply calling out the Democrats for compelling average citizens to behave in a particular way based on the whims of political masters.
And this goes beyond the issue of coercing mask-wearing. Yes, people have been arrested and jailed for not wearing a mask. It ain’t law but it gets you put in the slammer. But this abuse of police powers goes beyond the masks. Americans right now are being held in solitary confinement for entering the U.S. Capitol–i.e., the alleged crime of trespassing. No habeus corpus and no chorus of protest from Republican leaders decrying this violation of Constitutional rights.
God bless MTG. Rather than address her comments substantively, the mob of brownshirts masquerading as the Democrat establishment rely instead on character assassination and bullying. That is exactly how former thugs reacted when challenged. Nancy Pelosi and Chuckie Schumer remind me of Roland Freisler, an infamous Nazi judge known for his histrionics.