Friday, February 18, 2022

Holocaust Minimization

It wasn't so long ago that even minor examples of Holocaust minimization, such as comparing the president of the United States to Hitler, were enough to get someone declared an Official Anti-Semite and be barred from membership in The Discourse.

That was often absurd and mostly a tool used to club the anti-war left, rather than stemming from any actual concern about anti-Semitism, but I still do/did agree that ridiculosly facile comparisons to Nazis and Nazi Germany are a condemnable form of Holocaust minimization (which is just Holocaust denial), even if not everybody who makes them is evil.

You know, don't do that, it's wrong.

But the rules have changed, of course.