Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made headlines when she called the migrant detention centers “concentration camps.”
She finished her comments with “never again.”
Conservatives and holocaust survivors immediately demanded that AOC would take her words back and apologize, but she decided to stand by her remarks.
Surprisingly enough, many Democrats and even CNN stood by her, and also now started calling the migrant centers “concentration camps.”
Concentration camp, internment centre for political prisoners and members of national or minority groups who are confined for reasons of state security, exploitation, or punishment, usually by executive decree or military order. Persons are placed in such camps often on the basis of identification with a particular ethnic or political group rather than as individuals and without benefit either of indictment or fair trial. Concentration camps are to be distinguished from prisons interning persons lawfully convicted of civil crimes and from prisoner-of-war camps in which captured military personnel are held under the laws of war. They are also to be distinguished from refugee camps or detention and relocation centres for the temporary accommodation of large numbers of displaced persons.Britannica.com explaining what a concentration camp is.
These remarks are extremely dangerous as they rile up aggression and can easily turn bloody.
There are some severely mentally challenged people in the US that could take a message like this, and turn it deadly.
Not too long ago, a man set himself on fire in front of the white house, and a woman stabbed herself multiple times because she “didn’t want to live in Trump’s America.”
A Bernie Sanders supporter even shot up a softball game, trying to kill “Trump Conservatives.”
Since 2016, over 600+ Trump supporters have been attacked.
The first thing people think of when you say “concentration camps” and “never again” is Nazi Germany and the extermination of Jews.
We have seen Democrats like Rep. Waters call for violence on Trump supporters and Conservative members of Congress, this led to even more violence.
This kind of behavior is fascist and dangerous.
In the Netherlands, the same thing happened against gay politician Pim Fortuyn, and he ended up being killed.
The media have a lot of power, and if they use that power for money, and keep this dangerous attitude up of demonizing people they oppose, it will not take long before one crazy person picks up a weapon.