Started at the bottom now we… back at the bottom.
I attempted to explain to my Trump supporting friends why Trump’s rhetoric about “vetting” certain peoples scares the shit out of me as a Jewish woman who has Jewish parents and grandparents, and Jewish children.
Me: Because it’s so Hitleresque, and once we start minimizing and categorizing people by the place where they were born or the G-d that they worship, we are doing the same thing that Hitler did in Nazi Germany.
Friend: But why are you scared? No one is talking about Jews.
NOT FUCKING YET.
Because Hitler was able to find out whoever was a Jew through, * “census records, tax returns, synagogue membership lists, parish records (for converted Jews), routine but mandatory police registration forms, the questioning of relatives, and from information provided by neighbors and officials. In territory occupied by Nazi Germany or its Axis partners, Jews were identified largely through Jewish community membership lists, individual identity papers, captured census documents and police records, and local intelligence networks.”
*Credit Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida
And now Trump can find out whoever anyone is, just through the use of DNA. And if he thinks he can build a wall and have Mexico pay for it, then he sure as hell thinks he (and the government he hopes to be) can vet anyone. No matter what they look like, No matter where they live, no matter who they are, where they worship, or whomever they love.
So, yeah, this kind of talk hits me on a whole other level.
A. Jewish. Level.