A losing argument serves to alienate far more people than it convinces.
Here's a breakdown of the divisive rhetorical tactic that MOST people find offensive . . .
Rabbi Moti Rieber, executive director of Kansas Interfaith Action, called the comparison between the Holocaust and vaccine mandates "odious and historically ignorant and offensive.”
“It’s absurd to even say it,” he said. “Nobody’s going to be put into prison. Nobody’s going to be sent to concentration camps."
The Kansas City area's Jewish Community Relations Bureau put a statement on its Facebook page calling such comparisons “sickening displays of ignorance and antisemitism.”
"This is Holocaust distortion, and it has no place in the legislature," the statement said.
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TOPEKA, Kan. - A Kansas labor leader on Friday compared President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the Holocaust that killed millions of Jews, and a top Republican lawmaker seemed to agree with the comparison.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - During a Kansas Legislature special committee meeting, a witness compared being required to wear a mask to Jewish people in the Holocaust being forced to wear a yellow Star of David by the Nazis.
Nationwide attention for Kansas . . .
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas labor leader on Friday compared President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the Holocaust that killed millions of Jews, and a top Republican lawmaker seemed to agree with the comparison.
Backstory . . .
Anti-Covid measures and anti-vaccination demonstrations have become the hotbeds of Holocaust trivialization and antisemitic conspiracy theories and tropes across Europe. The examples above demonstrate the lack of understanding and empathy for the suffering and trauma of the Jewish people during and beyond the Holocaust.
Protest continues today . . .
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Hundreds of people opposed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates rallied Saturday at the Kansas Statehouse, encouraged by Republicans who see President Joe Biden's policies as a spur for higher turnout among conservative voters. The rally kicked off ahead of a rare weekend legislative committee hearing on mandates that affect as many as 100 million Americans.
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