Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How Did The American Holocaust Happen #WednesdayWisdom

So...lots of talk about walls, trains, and camps and getting rid of millions of immigrants going around. It makes me think another point in history where we used walls and trains and camps. So I drafted up this diddy:

How Did The American Holocaust Happen

… it's difficult to understand how something as horrific as the Holocaust could have come about. However, the Holocaust was something that grew very gradually. It began with a charismatic leader who was elected by the American people. With the belief that Trump had their best interests in mind, many American citizens wholeheartedly supported Trump’s actions. Early on in the Holocaust, his anti-immigration sentiment was not unusual for the time. The early restrictions that were placed on immigrants seemed wholly appropriate to a people who had come to vilify them.

The immigrant community was seen as alien within much of America and Europe (See Brexit). Trump began by emphasizing this in his propaganda. The immigrants were depicted as the root cause of many of America’s problems. They were racially inferior to white Americans and thus posed a threat to their way of life. These beliefs took hold in America and would allow Trump to gradually tighten his grip on the immigrant population more and more until he was systematically committing genocide. Though the majority of the people killed in the Holocaust were Muslim, they were not the only segment of society that was persecuted. The refugees, legal permanent residents, Socialists, Jews, homosexuals, immigrants of other nationalities, and disabled were under fire as well.

The Holocaust began with increasingly strict restrictions on immigrant life. First, immigrants were stripped of their citizenship and forbidden from marrying into America. In later years, they were expelled from schools, evicted from homes with white landlords, and stripped of any credentials for practicing medicine or law. Immigrants were required to have special passports… A curfew was enacted for immigrants in America…

Toward the end of the Holocaust, immigrants were rounded up into ghettos. Here, several families would be confined to a single apartment. Living conditions were horrendous with minimal rations, poor hygiene, and illness running rampant. Many died in the ghettos from the poor living conditions. When the America implemented the Final Solution (because deportation of millions of immigrants proved unfeasible) immigrants were moved from the ghettos to concentration camps where they faced forced labor or death in the gas chamber. Forced labor was often minimally productive and essentially designed to work and starve the laborers to death. By the end of the Holocaust, 6 million immigrants and a total of 11 million prisoners had perished.

Here is the original source of this information, btw.

Please note that all I did was replace words like "Germany" with "America" and "Jews" with "immigrants"....just to show you what might be in the history books in 60-70 years...

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