Stop Comparing Everything You Hate to the Holocaust

Stop Comparing Everything You Hate to the Holocaust
(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
A flier circulating in my home state this week depicts a Jewish politician seated at a table stacked high with gold coins. This incident is the third time in two months that candidates for the Virginia State Legislature have exploited antisemitic imagery for political purposes. In the first case, the candidate compared being a teacher with conservative views to declaring "I'm Jewish" in Nazi Germany. In the second, a different candidate tweeted about a Jewish delegate from the other party's nose. During this same time, 4,000 miles to the Northwest, the mayor of Anchorage defended anti-mask activists (with whom he disagreed) who wore yellow six-pointed stars, calling their action a tribute to victims of the Holocaust.
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