[Ed. – If the shoe fits…]
Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee and secretary of labor under Barack Obama, attacked Donald Trump Jr. over his assessment of Dinesh D’Souza’s just-premiered Death of a Nation documentary.
A major theme of D’Souza’s documentary is a rejection of the wide-spread association of the racism, National Socialism (Nazism), and fascism with the American political right and the purported similarities of aspects of these totalitarian ideologies and certain policies advocated by the Democratic Party today.
“I’ve been out hearing the left talking about all these things ― fascism, Nazism on the right — and when you look at the actual history of how these things evolved, and when you actually look at that platform versus the platform of the modern left, you say, ‘Wait a minute, those two are really heavily aligned and, frankly, contrary to the right,’” Don Jr., discussing the documentary, said on One America News Network Thursday.
The remarks prompted an outpouring of condemnation from Democrats, prompting Don Jr. to double-down, reasserting his comparison of the Democrats’ and the National Socialist German Workers Party’s (Nazis’) economic agendas, pointing to an American left wherein banal comparisons of political opponents to Nazis is practically ubiquitous. …