|The Tower of Faces at the US Holocaust Memorial |
Museum in Washington, DC
We are now in the throes of a very intense campaign season -- the sort of time when all sorts of charges are tossed about, often without much thought or consideration. In this atmosphere, inevitably someone is accused of being a fascist or a nazi or is compared to Hitler and the horror of the Holocaust is evoked.
Right now, let's make one thing clear. Comparisons to the monstrous crimes of Hitler and his regime and comparisons to the Holocaust and the slaughter of the 6,000.000+ are always out of bounds. Always!
Such cheap, shameless attempts at "moral equivalency" trivialize the Holocaust and dishonor those who perished. The Holocaust stands alone!
Shame on anyone who goes down this road for any reason!