“Trump's ‘Go home’ Invective Echoes Nazi Incitement Against Jews:” Chemi Shalev for Haaretz

July 19th 2019

 
Trump Racist Remarks ( Dave Granlund )

Trump Racist Remarks (Dave Granlund)

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Now that Republican voters have embraced Donald Trump’s declaration that elected women of color who criticize his policies should “go back to where they came from,” this seems like the perfect opportunity to remind Republicans exactly what kind of people they have become.

In an op-ed published in Haaretz, Israel’s longest running newspaper, editor and correspondent Chemi Shalev explains how the impulse to expel persons whom the state deems disobedient, disloyal or otherwise “undesirable” echoes the Nuremberg tactics of another famous “conservative” political party from several decades ago. 

It’s hard to tell the difference between the large signs hung outside German cities declaring “Jews, immigrate to your land, in our land we already know who you are” and Trump’s suggestion to four non-white Democratic Congresswomen to “go back” to what he previously described as their “shithole” countries. Both imbibe from the same toxic cesspool of spreading division and hate, while defining the different as an alien and dangerous “other” in order to advance political and ideological aims.                                                    

One byproduct of being both Jewish and working for the state of Israel’s oldest newspaper is that you can draw upon a remarkably extensive institutional memory. Shalev takes us back to 1938, when a German company introduced a popular board game which challenged people to do just what Donald Trump and his supporters are clamoring for today.

Now that Republican voters have embraced Donald Trump’s declaration that elected women of color who criticize his policies should “go back to where they came from,” this seems like the perfect opportunity to remind Republicans exactly what kind of people they have become.

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