AOC invited to real concentration camp for reality check

Saturday, June 22, 2019
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Auschwitz-Birkenau complex with Israeli flagsAn official from Poland – the location of the most notorious concentration camp (Auschwitz) – invited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to personally visit the Nazi facilities where many of the 6-million-plus Jews were exterminated as a result of her remark that detention centers along the United States southern border are “exactly” like them.

Dominik Tarczyński – a conservative member of Poland’s parliament – wrote a formal invitation letter for Ocasio-Cortez to “see first-hand how different” Adolf Hitler’s death camps are from Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers.

Freshman Dem lawmaker a 'real gift to Republicans'

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A conservative activist and columnist says New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez symbolizes everything that is wrong with the Democratic Party.

Ocasio-Cortez recently came under fire for comparing the U.S. detention centers on the southern border to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. It is not the first outrageous comment the freshman lawmaker has made.

According to a survey of voters in her own 14th Congressional district of New York, she is viewed favorably by only 21 percent of her constituents, and just 13 percent say they would vote to re-elect her. Only 11 percent believes she has their best interests in mind.

The poll was conducted by Stop the AOC PAC, which has filed a complaint against her with the Federal Election Commission.

"Robert KnightI'm not surprised that the people who are seeing this woman up close aren't so supportive anymore," comments Robert Knight, a conservative activist and a columnist for The Washington Times. "She helped drive Amazon out of New York with all of its thousands of jobs. They want jobs. They want prosperity. I think it's dawning on them when you elect a socialist, who I think is actually a communist, to office, you're not going to get prosperity."

So Knight suggests it might actually be good for her to stick around.

"This lawmaker, so called, has been a real gift to the Republicans because she is symbolic of everything wrong with the Democratic Party -- its lust for power, for more government, for higher taxes, for dividing Americans into identity groups and pitting them against each other," the conservative offers.

He adds that every bad habit of the Democratic Party is exemplified in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

AOC given History 101 lesson

Tarczyński – who also serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – posted a copy of his formal invitation letter to AOC on Twitter.

“With this letter, I am formally inviting @AOC to come to Poland, where Adolf Hitler set up the worst chain of concentration camps the world has ever seen, so that she may see that scoring political points with enflamed rhetoric is unacceptable in our contemporary Western societies,” Tarczyński tweeted Thursday.

He addressed AOC’s “exact” comparison of temporary holding facilities used for migrants illegally breaking over the border to concentration camps – when she went as far as using the phrase “Never again,” which is expressed as a warning not to repeat the Holocaust tragedy,  to imply that illegal aliens are treated as inhumanely as Jews in Hitler’s concentration camps.

"I write to you out of distress in having learned of your recent statements regarding concentration camps," Tarczyński stated in his letter.

Calling himself “a great fan of the United States of America,” Tarczyński started the letter with a brief refresher course for AOC about the historical facts of what happened behind closed doors in the World War II concentration camps in Europe.

“As you should be aware, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi), who led Germany, were responsible for the darkest period in my country’s – and our whole continent’s – history by devising a chain of concentration camps in order to exterminate those who they believed were subhuman, or a threat to their imperialistic machinations,” the Polish leader told AOC in the letter he posted on Twitter. “This included both Jewish Poles and non-Jewish Poles, and as a result, we lost 6 million of our citizens.”

Tarczyński shared Poland’s history regarding concentration camps with the self-proclaimed socialist Democrat.

“While under German Nazi occupation, a number of concentration camps were set up in my country, Poland,” he recounted for AOC. “It caused a deep wound that persists on our proud Polish and European history that we must all deal with every single day, and that we reaffirm to one another can never be forgotten, and never allowed to happen again.”

The Polish politician went on to rebuke the vocal 29-year-old rookie congresswoman for discounting the Holocaust while political grandstanding on Instagram to win political converts to the Democrats’ pro-immigration/open borders agenda.

“This is why when someone cheapens the history – or uses it for political point-scoring – we become agitated and upset,” Tarczyński stressed. “I understand that there are heightened tensions in your politics right now, but I would urge severe caution in attempting to leverage phrases such as ‘concentration camps’ for political ends. It will lead nowhere good.”

He followed up by urging Ocasio-Cortez to visit Poland’s many 80-year-old concentration camps that currently serve as a sobering reminder of what dictatorial regimes can do if left unchecked – especially as the conservative European politician fights the European Union and United Nations to keep Muslim migrants from penetrating Poland’s borders to alleviate the so-called “refugee crisis.”

“With this in mind, however, I wish to extend the olive branch of education to you, Congresswoman, and would be delighted if you would accept my offer to come to Poland and study the concentration camps here for real, so that you can see first-hand how different it is from your immigration processing centers on the U.S. border,” Tarczyński offered. “At your convenience, we could visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Belzec, Sobibor and Majdanek. At these camps and others, over 3 million human souls were extinguished, and millions more detained and affected directly.”

He ended by imploring AOC to see things from a realistic and object light – rather than from her ultra-left politically correct point of view.

“I look forward to hearing back from you with the hope of setting up a trip to my country soon,” Tarczyński concluded. “You speak often of bipartisanship, and I feel this is one area in particular where we can begin to live that ideal.”

AOC invites more backlash … from the left

Refusing to apologize for the inaccuracy of her uneducated and distasteful comparison – but instead reinforcing her argument – AOC has ushered in harsh criticism from her anti-Trump leftist allies.

“They’re not concentration camps,” Democratic political consultant and attorney – and harsh critic of President Donald Trump – John Aravosis tweeted, according to WND. “And I’m sorry, I’m tired of being forced the defend the same 3 freshmen members of Congress [AOC, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)] because they repeatedly say dumb [anti-Semitic] things and never seem to learn from the experience. She just handed the GOP a goldmine for its PR strategy. Congrats.”

Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz also scolded AOC for her out-of-control activism and ignorance, arguing her comparison of processing centers for illegals to concentration camps makes her a “Holocaust denier.”

“[Ocasio-Cortez is] a bigoted ignoramus who makes comparisons between what’s going on on the southern border and the Holocaust,” Dershowitz told Breitbart News. “Let nobody misunderstand what she was saying. When she used the words ‘concentration camps,’ what she meant to invoke was the Holocaust. She didn’t make distinctions between death camps and detention centers, between Dachau and Auschwitz. Even in the concentration camps that may not have been death camps, so many people died because they were forced laborers and everything like that. And of course, ‘Never Again,’ is the direct invocation of the Holocaust.”

He noted the serious anti-Semitic nature of her comments.

“By making that comparison, she becomes a Holocaust denier, because what’s she’s saying is, ‘Gee, if all that Hitler did is what Trump is doing on the southern border, then there were no death camps. There were no killing squads. There was no genocide. There was no murder of a million-and-a-half babies. There were no selections where people were picked based on their health and whether they were twins and subjected to the most gruesome form of punishment,'” the legal expert contended, calling her remarks a “nonsense excuse” that are no more than an “insult to the intelligence.”

Dershowitz also spoke about Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) blind unconditional support of AOC after her Holocaust reference.

“Then you get Democrats who are prepared to just support anything Democrats say,” Dershowitz added. “Look, there are Republicans like that, too, but we’re talking about Democrats now. The idea that any Democrat – from New York, no less, representing a heavily Jewish district – would defend her for those statements just tells us what’s going on in the world today, and it’s not a good scene.”

Popular sportscaster Mark Sturgis also condemned AOC’s flippant remarks.

“People are trying to illegally enter our country,” Sturgis said, according to Newsweek. “That’s a defense – not a concentration camp. It may not be perfect, but how dare you compare what the Jewish people went through to illegal entry. Visit Dachau one time, you will be embarrassed with what you said.”

The liberal publication stressed that the term “concentration camp [is] most commonly used to describe the camps that held Jewish people and others deemed ‘undesirable’ by the Nazis before and during World War II.”

Yad Vashem of the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel also set AOC straight on the matter.

“@AOC Concentration camps assured a slave labor supply to help in the Nazi war effort – even as the brutality of life inside the camps helped assure the ultimate goal of ‘extermination through labor,’” Vashem tweeted Wednesday. “Learn about concentration camps [here].”

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