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New York Times columnist Bret Stephens is doubling down on his fury at being described as a "bedbug" on Twitter by college professor David Karpf. He's still comparing this little Twitter insult to Hitler. His latest Times column was headlined "World War II and the Ingredients of Slaughter: The spirit of certitude that dominated the politics of the 1930s is not so distant from us today."
Radio then, like Twitter today, was the technology of the id; a channel that could concentrate political fury at a time when there was plenty to go around....
Mind-set - Beings - Categories - Classes - Races
The political mind-set that turned human beings into categories, classes and races also turned them into rodents, insects and garbage. “Anti-Semitism is exactly the same as delousing,” Heinrich Himmler would claim in 1943. “Getting rid of lice is not a matter of ideology. It is a matter of cleanliness.” Watching Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto burn that year, a Polish anti-Semite was overheard saying: “The bedbugs are on fire. The Germans are doing a great job.”
The Washington Post reported on Saturday the column "to many, seemed to compare Karpf’s bedbug comment to Nazis’ persecution of Jews during the Holocaust — sparking a new round of ridicule and prompting commenters to marvel at Stephens’s ability to keep his name in the headlines." Like....the president he can't stand?
Karpf wasn't happy:
“So the Internet has been spending the entire week having good fun at [Stephens’s] expense, because he was taking himself way too seriously,” Karpf told The Washington Post on Saturday. “And then he had to find a way to take himself that much more seriously, by using his column...
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