Sean Spicer's Hitler Comment

Published: 2017-04-14

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's Hitler comment shows how eager the government is to justify its not so secret war to destabilize Syria. The trouble for Mr. Spicer is that he touched the Third Rail of Western politics, lack of reverence for the Holocaust. In the US, any phrase that includes some version of “even Hitler” is not going to end well.

We have seen a wave of pronouncements such as Yad Vashem's angry claim that Spicer’s “inaccurate and insensitive comments strengthen the hands of those whose goal is to distort history.” and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's  accusation of Spicer for "downplaying the horror of the Holocaust." "Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman’s statements," Pelosi said in a statement. 

Almost immediately Spicer abjectly declared, “Frankly, I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which frankly there is no comparison,”

Sean Spencer

From a Revisionist perspective, it is disconcerting to see the politicians rush to declare their belief in the Holocaust tale and to demand that the apostate Spicer be thrown under the nearest bus. This is particularly worrisome since the same politicians certainly have no knowledge or understanding of Holocaust research that has profoundly changed “Holocaust History” since the Nuremberg Tribunal. I would doubt there is one member of Congress who knows of the work of Tomasz Kranz or Dutch historian Anna Tijsseling, let alone Revisionist scholars Germar Rudolf and Carlo Mattogno.

In the face of new attempts to ban or criminalize discussion of Holocaust history, Congress will be a weak reed in defense of Free Speech.

 

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Author(s) David Merlin
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