It’s like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939 & Terrorist babies
The political rhetoric is heating up, but when I saw this Newsweek piece LINK where Stephen Schwarzman, the chairman of the Blackstone Group, was quoted as telling a group of board members of a nonprofit organization:
“It’s a war,” Schwarzman said of the struggle with the administration over increasing taxes on private-equity firms. “It’s like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939.”
I paused…Apparently Schwarzman really believes this and it’s fairly clear others out there, even some who comment here, would agree with his statements. I’m torn between the type of response I read on A Spork in the Drawer:
Well, except for razing an entire nation and attempting to exterminate its inhabitants, why yes, raising taxes on private-equity firms is just like when Hitler invaded Poland!
Or seriously focusing on the history of what took place in 1939, to demonstrate how wrong that type of a comparison is…
There’s a huge divide in our country right now as far as perception. Another recent example is Rep. Louis Gohmert’s speech about “terror babies” and what was described by Mediaite as a trainwreck of an interview when he was on CNN with Anderson Cooper. Gohmert clearly believes there are women coming into this country to have babies that will become terrorists 15 to 20 years from now.
For context, the statement made by Gohmert on the House of the Floor – LINK:
“It appeared they would have young women who became pregnant [and] would get them into the United States to have a baby. They wouldn’t even have to pay anything for the baby,” Gohmert said. “And then they would return back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists. And then one day, 20, 30 years down the road, they can be sent in to help destroy our way of life.”
A Washington Post article that talked about Chinese parents who were willing to pay thousands to have their baby born in the US appears to be part of the “proof” Gohmert cites, LINK though he also claims he got this information from an unnamed retired FBI agent.
I don’t normally watch Rachel Maddow, but “Terrorist uterus weilding ladies” was just one of the ways she used to describe what is being said and the fear factor, caught my attention, LINK when I was searching for information on this story.
Which binds the two topics, both examples create the specter of fear. Schwarzman wants us to fear the current administration, Gohmert wants us to fear pregnant women who are not citizens who give birth here…
I am afraid, but my fear is how far will this continue…