Sunday, May 23, 2021


May people think Marjorie Taylor Greene is crazy.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) doubled down on her controversial comments comparing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to the Nazis because of her mask rules for the House ...

On a Thursday Newsmax appearance, Greene criticized Pelosi for “running a tyrannical, oppressive workplace,” and then made the Nazi comparison:
This woman is mentally ill. You know, we can look back in a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star and they were definitely treated like second class citizens, so much so that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany. And this is exactly the type of abuse that Nancy Pelosi is talking about.
Bianca Buono, a reporter with Arizona’s 12 News, spoke to Greene after the event she held in Mesa, Az. with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and asked her if she stood by her comments “comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust.” ...

“... I think any rational Jewish person didn’t like what happened in Nazi Germany, and any rational Jewish person doesn’t like what’s happening with overbearing mask mandates and overbearing vaccine policies,” Greene added.
Where on earth would Greene get bizarre ideas like that?

Probably from the right-wing Internet. Here are some memes I found at My Right Wing Dad, which collects right-wing memes and email forwards.

Greene is actually late to this. From July:
A Louisiana state lawmaker said people who refuse to wear a facemask during the coronavirus pandemic are being persecuted like Jews in Nazi Germany as he filmed himself destroying a facemask with a chainsaw and blowtorch.

Republican State Rep. Danny McCormick made the comments in a video he posted to Facebook criticizing an executive order from Shreveport’s mayor requiring the wearing of face coverings while inside most public buildings or outside when social distancing is not possible.

“Masks aren’t bad. Mask mandates are,” McCormick stated as he is filmed crushing what appears to be a printed copy of the order with a wooden staff.
And a few weeks later:
A meme that compares the requirement to wear masks during the coronavirus to the yellow Stars of David that Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust appeared on the Facebook page of a Republican organization in Minnesota.

The Facebook page of the Republican Party of Wabasha County, where the meme was posted over the weekend, was removed by Monday evening, according to local reports. The organization told the state Republican Party that it had been hacked.

The meme shows an elderly man wearing a yellow Star of David badge pinned to his chest facing down a Nazi officer.

“Just put on the star and quit complaining, it’s really not that hard,” its caption said. “Just put on the mask and stop complaining.”
And from August:
A guy says he's opting to wear a Nazi face mask because if he has to rock one -- he wants to show others where he thinks this country is headed.

This dude's name is Brad Braddock and he took to YouTube to flaunt his swastika face covering, which he said will be his new mask of choice. He goes on this long rant explaining why he's gonna wear it proudly in the COVID era.

(Yes, that video is still up on YouTube. The Louisiana state legislator's video is still on Facebook, too.)

There's a collective narcissism in all this. Greene might be the most narcissistic person or on earth -- you never see even the vaguest hint of insecurity or doubt in her eyes. (Donald Trump, for all his egomaniacal bluster, seems racked with insecurity in comparison to Greene.)

They all feel that their grievances are massive. They downplay the actual Holocaust, but they also downplay the suffering of everyone else who's not them. It's no wonder that egomaniacs like Greene and Trump are their biggest stars.

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