Comic actor Kumail Nanjiani caught Nazi fever this week along with many of his Hollywood peers.
The star of “Silicon Valley” and “The Big Sick” played the Nazi card against the Trump administration on Twitter. It’s a practice that predates Trump’s improbably White House victory.
While Judd Apatow just declared any debate over President Donald Trump’s Nazi roots to be over, Nanjiani took a slightly more moderate position.
I know there are a bunch of people upset at the Nazi comparisons, but the highlighting-crimes-by-immigrants move is literally what the Nazis did, with Jews instead of immigrants. A sure fire way to stop being compared to Nazis is to stop acting like them.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) June 24, 2018
Naturally, conservative Twitter responded in ways that the mainstream press wouldn’t dream of attempting (unless the ideologies were reversed). Consider the following nine reactions as proof that social media offers more balance than the liberal media would ever attempt.
Individual beds, video games, cable television, sport activities, schools, 3 meals; are these the new Nazi “showers”. Seriously? Let’s go back to space alien theories. They were harder to disprove.
— US has a spending problem!!! (@JD_Davis) June 25, 2018
My god man, how can you be this willfully stupid? There is nothing remotely Nazi-like about the US securing its own border.
— Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) June 25, 2018
A sure fire way to stop being compared to Nazis is to stop acting like Obama… gotcha.
— DANEgerus ن to Support America (@DANEgerus) June 25, 2018
Given that every Republican presidential nominee of my US lifetime (1978-present) has been compared to Hitler and the “Nazi” charge is flung around as promiscuously as a drunk coed on spring break … I rather doubt there is any “surefire” way to avoid.
— Victor Morton (@vjmfilms) June 25, 2018
People who are so sure of their righteousness on the left are some of the most morally broken. As someone whose extended family were wiped out in the Holocaust, you cheapen the horrors of what the Nazis were. Total insult. Shame on you!
— Mike (@mike4libertyCA) June 25, 2018
I wish people would stop emulating
Hitler by being vegetarians.
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) June 25, 2018
Now do groups of thugs intimidating public officials outside their homes and in public places. https://t.co/AYSwFX2CuZ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 25, 2018
The Nazi first went after German Jews, kind of like their progressive brethren in the modern Democratic Party are going after American citizens who won’t obey. https://t.co/daFibOK90X
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) June 25, 2018
Hi Kumail, Nazis exterminated 6 million Jews in a mass genocide. I lost family on both sides in the holocaust. The more you guys compare everyone to Nazis the more you’ll be blind when the real ones show up… https://t.co/ho7OdxRO9Y
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) June 25, 2018