Jemele Hill is not exactly what people would call “smart.” This was very much clear when on Sunday, the former ESPN host suggested that the United States was just “as bad” as Nazi Germany, and that the Nazis “learned” from “watching America”.
Her initial tweet read as follows: “Been reading Isabel Wilkerson’s new book, ‘Caste,’ and if you were of the opinion that the United States wasn’t nearly as bad as Nazi Germany, how wrong you are. Can’t encourage you enough to read this masterpiece.”
Naturally, for comparing the U.S. to Nazi Germany, she was destroyed online for her sheer ignorance. Former Acting Director of National Intelligence and Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell replied: “Read a book. The Nazis murdered 6.5 million Jews.”
Daily Wire writer Matt Walsh replied: “Been reading Jemele Hill’s tweets, and if you were of the opinion that she’s smarter than a cactus, how wrong you are.”
Tim Young replied: “Just the basic fact that you have a huge platform/make a solid living s****ing on the President and haven’t been locked in a labor camp says this is the complete opposite of nazi Germany. Grow up.”
To that particular tweet, Hill replied with the following: “Nowhere in my tweet did I say the current state of America is like Nazi Germany. I was referring to our racial history. The parallels have been pointed out by plenty of historians, not just Isabel Wilkerson. You tell me to grow up. I say, you need to read more.”
To be fair, the initial tweet did not specify that she was referring to Civil War-era America and not contemporary America. The wording was just ambiguous enough for people to reasonably believe she was referring to the current state of the country and not its history.
At any rate, she also replied to Arc Digital Editor-in-Chief Berny Belvedere, who originally told her: “This is breathtakingly irresponsible. How is anyone supposed to trust your judgment after this horror show of an opinion?”
To go on a bit of a tangent before quoting Hill’s reply to Belvedere, THIS particular opinion was only the latest one in a series of them which ought to demonstrate to people that her judgment is not to be trusted. She has REPEATEDLY compared Trump to some of the worst dictators in history and suggested he was on track to doing the same things that they did. This particular opinion was not particularly exceptional in comparison to the other atrocious takes she has uttered.
In any case, Hill’s reply to Belvedere was as follows: “What would you call it when a country that murdered millions of Jews learned their systems of genocide by watching America, and studying our history of racialized slavery, and great knack for racial terrorism?”
This is where I have to give up a point, but not a point she would want me to take note of: The Nazis DID learn from Americans – just not the country as a whole nor the kinds of Americans she would want them to have learned from.
What I mean is that Nazi Germany didn’t learn its practices from watching America. They learned their practices from watching THE DEMOCRAT SOUTH.
Hill, in her original tweet, was promoting a book that compared Nazi Germany with America, at least in its history as a country. Allow me, then, to promote a book that dispels the Leftist notions that America as a whole is to blame for the atrocities of the Nazis: Dinesh D’Souza’s “The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of The American Left.”
The subhead is, admittedly, a tad misleading. The modern American Left certainly has roots in the Nazis, but the Nazis also have roots in the old American Left – the one which fought for slavery, enacted Jim Crow laws and made it nearly impossible for former slaves to succeed and prosper, enacting laws and regulations that basically forced the freed slaves to return to the plantations while being paid peanuts and not living much differently free as they did when slaves.
Simply, to answer her question regarding what I would call it when a country that committed egregious crimes against humanity learned from watching politicians in America basically doing the same would be “learning from Democrats.”
Democrats were the ones who founded the domestic terrorist group known as the KKK. They were the ones who fought to keep their slaves. They were the ones who fought a war which led to the genocide of Native Americans.
Here’s an excerpt from D’Souza’s book, in a section aptly titled: “Learning from Hitler.”
“In this book I will show what the Left learned from the Nazis, and also what the Left taught the Nazis… Hitler… specifically said he intended to displace and exterminate the Russians, the Poles, and the Slavs in precisely the same way Americans in the Jacksonian era had displaced and exterminated the native Indians. The Nazi Nuremberg Laws were directly modeled on the segregation and anti-miscegenation laws that had been implemented decades earlier in the Democratic South. Forced sterilization and euthanasia aimed at eliminating racial ‘defectives’ and producing a ‘superior’ Nordic race were two additional schemes the Nazis got from American progressives…
… Franklin D. Roosevelt was an avid admirer of Mussolini who sought to import Italian fascist schemes to America. FDR also collaborated with the worst racist elements in America, working with them to block anti-lynching laws and exclude blacks from New Deal programs and name a former Klansman to the Supreme Court. Mussolini, for his part, praised FDR’s book ‘Looking Forward’ and basically declared FDR to be a fellow fascist. Hitler too saw FDR as a kindred spirit and the New Deal was widely praised as an American form of fascism in the Nazi Party’s official newspaper ‘Volkischer Beobachter’ and other Nazi publications.”
“JFK toured Nazi Germany in the 1930s and came back effusive with praise of Hitler and his theory of Nordic superiority. ‘I have come to the conclusion, ‘JFK wrote in his diary, ‘that fascism is right for Germany and Italy.’… [JFK] described [Hitler] as ‘the stuff of legends… Hitler will emerge from the hate that now surrounds him and come to be regarded as one of the most significant figures to have lived.’”
D’Souza notes that the American Left learned from Nazi Germany, following World War II, as much as Nazi Germany learned from the American Left which was directly responsible for the darkest parts of America’s history.
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a massive advocate for eugenics (as evidenced by her founding of PLANNED PARENTHOOD) long before Hitler rose to power. She sought to eliminate black people, whom she considered “weeds” of society, and had black people fooled by a black eugenicist who would parrot Sanger’s eugenics propaganda as being beneficial to black people.
In a way, Hill is right in saying that Nazi Germany learned by watching America. However, they didn’t learn by watching Republicans or right-wingers. They didn’t learn by watching the people the Left now associates with them. They learned from THE LEFT and the things they had done. Like I pointed out, the Nuremberg Laws were modeled after the Left’s racist segregation laws.
The Nazis learned from the Left and the Left learns from Nazis. Take the following quote, as an example: “We are socialists. We are the enemies of today’s capitalist system of exploitation… and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”
This sounds exactly like something someone would’ve said (or basically, someone did say) at last week’s Democratic National Convention. This quote, in fact, came from a 1927 speech made by Adolf Hitler.
D’Souza writes: “The Nazi Party at the outset offered a twenty-five point program that included the nationalization of large corporations and trusts, government control of banking and credit, the seizure of land without compensation for public use, the splitting of large landholdings into smaller units, confiscation of war profits, prosecution of bankers and other lenders on grounds of usury, abolition of incomes unearned by work, profit sharing for workers in all large companies, a broader pension system paying higher benefits, and universal free healthcare and education.”
With some slight alterations, this sounds exactly like the Leftist plan of today. Modern Leftists want, to some extent or another, each of these propositions, with some slight alterations to account for our modern era.
The American Left and the Nazis are inseparable, much as they might try to deny it. The American Left at least partly inspired Hitler and the Nazis in their quest to eradicate “inferior” races (I say partly because I believe Nietzsche’s theory of the “ubermench” or “superman” was also partly to blame). The American Left, past and present, has clear ties to Nazi Germany.
So, no, it’s not that Nazi Germany learned from watching America, because different states had different policies, as did different presidents in different times.
No, Nazi Germany specifically learned from watching American Leftists in how they enacted their racist and egregiously inhuman laws.
“For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.”
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