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“Anti-Trans Politicians Are Following the Nazi Playbook. Right-wingers don’t have any answers for the issues that matter, so they’re viciously attacking a vulnerable minority.” – Other Words
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“Nazis stereotyped Jews as rich, and devious, Attacking this vulnerable, long-persecuted, as repulsive and dangerous was the German far right’s way to activate loathing while evading the fact that they had no solutions for Germany’s real problems. Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and other GOP leaders are following the Nazi playbook, substituting transgender youth for the Jews. They industriously promote hatred, fear, and physical revulsion of this small group and pretend it’s out of concern for children.
It’s no coincidence that open antisemites actively harass LGBTQ events, nor that right-wing anti-LGBTQ rhetoric invokes anti-semitic tropes. In Nazi Germany, transgender people were viciously targeted alongside Jews. And although today’s GOP denies that it welcomes Jew-haters, they are comfortable working with anti-semites jointly attacking trans and LGBTQ people.” – The Goodmen Project
Right-wing attacks against trans people are straight out of the Nazi playbook
“Right-wing attacks against trans people in the U.S. are intensifying. Though the American Academy of Pediatrics and every major medical association approves gender-affirming health care for trans kids, Republican politicians have banned it in 19 states, with even more moving to prohibit it.
Gender-affirming medicine is now over 100 years old – and it has roots in Weimar Germany. It had never before been legally restricted in the U.S. Yet Missouri has essentially banned it for adults, and other states are trying to restrict adult care. A host of other anti-trans bills are moving through state legislatures. It’s a reminder that attacks on trans people are nothing new – and that many of them are straight out of the Nazi playbook.” – The Conversation
TakeAway: Understand the Nazi playbook that MAGA Republicans are following. “Those Who Do Not Learn History Are Doomed To Repeat It.”
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