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[COMMENTARY] Twitter Torches Trump Jr For ‘Re-Education’ Tweet

The right loves to wrongly compare things to the Holocaust.

As too many Republicans in Congress continue to conflate the COVID19 vaccines with the Holocaust, anti-vaxxers and Trump supporters alike are swarming liberal Twitter users with Anti-Semitic slurs and false equivalence. Partially an attempt to distract from the bombshell documents just released by the January 6th Select Committee, partially a disinformation campaign, an anti-vax messaging is fine by them, whether it’s historically accurate or not.

[Screenshot via Donald Trump Jr./Rumble]
As a non-practicing Jew, there are plenty of things I can ignore when it comes to discussions about religion–my non-belief system isn’t going to change the minds of the devout, so I mostly keep out of that arena unless directly challenged–but Anti-Semitism should never be ignored whether or not you’re Jewish. Aside from the well-documented hate speech from Marjorie Taylor Greene, conspiracy theorist and 1970s toupee model Rep. Thomas Massie has started pushing the Holocaust narrative in connection with the vaccines. Massie tweeted a photo of a Holocaust survivor’s tattooed wrist and compared it to having to show a vaccine passport at a restaurant.

One of Massie’s employees tweeted that they had resigned because of Massie’s AntiSemitic tweet.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. is being mocked after retweeting a post from the far right-wing website The Daily Caller that claims troops refusing the Military’s mandatory coronavirus vaccination program will go through “re-education,” a term often applied to Nazi concentration camps as well as internment camps in Communist countries such as China. Like his father, Don Jr. never served a day in the military. But in his 2019 book “Triggered” he writes that during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery he “thought of all the attacks we’d already suffered as a family, and about all the sacrifices we’d have to make to help my father succeed — voluntarily giving up a huge chunk of our business and all international deals to avoid the appearance that we were ‘profiting off the office.'”

Twitter gave Don Jr his own “re-education” after that.

 



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