David Harsanyi refutes Judd Apatow and Kumail Nanjiani, a pair of high-profile Twitter fools who think they know something about history:
Moreover, by 1934 — where, I guess, we’re supposed to be in this silly analogy — the German government had already begun adopting dozens of laws and policies on all levels of government that restricted the civil rights of the Jews. Those Jews, who were German citizens and hadn’t committed any crime, weren’t contemplating running for president or creating PACs or starting businesses or taking their grievances to a high court, they were being thrown out of schools and their vocations and avoiding state-sanctioned violence.
Today, no law exists that targets Hispanic Americans. Not even immigration laws. Hispanics, in fact, constitute nearly 20 percent of the nation’s population. From 1960 to now the Latino population in the United States has grown from 6.3 million to 56.5 million. Jews were already streaming out of Nazi Germany in the 1930s, or trying. Here, the opposite is happening. People from Central America sometimes risk their lives to come here for a reason, and it’s not because they are seeking more racial purity.
Harsanyi also makes the obvious point that “Switzerland and Japan . . . have far stricter immigration laws than the United States, and neither is on the cusp of fascism.” Read the whole thing.