I am appalled that progressives equate “children in overcrowded cages” to concentration camps.

Where are the overcrowded trains, standing room only, carrying children to Auschwitz and Dachau and Buchenwald? Where are the yellow stars children are forced to wear on their sleeves?

Where are the arm tattoos? Where is the forced labor? Where are the ovens? Where are the piles of bodies shot to death and rotting in mass graves? Where is Dr. Josef Mengele and his human experiments? That’s evil!

Patricia Watterworth, Pinehurst

(9) comments

Mark Hayes

Council On Foreign Relocation : How Does the U.S. Refugee System Work. Gives information on the required vetting process, seems that also will be a vacated policy when Democrats get their wish.

ken leary

I should probably expand my point as Ed will probably stick with his comment that Patricia is "just pointing out" that conflating the two events considered is unjustified. Ed wants people to believe that that is the only purpose of the letter. Apples and oranges. I think not. The purpose (possibly unconscious) is to minimize the criticism of the USA’s viscous policy toward “others” through obfuscation. I have a seven year old granddaughter. A beautiful, nurtured, loved child. Do you think she could distinguish being ripped from her mother’s arms by a Nazi SS soldier as compared with an ICE thug? If not, then perhaps the two horrors should be looked at as though they had similarities rather than being advanced as mutually exclusive. Just for clarity sake, what became known as the Holocaust started out slowly and was tolerated by citizens who justified the circumstances. Probably by saying; well, it wasn’t as bad as (fill in the blank.) And you can’t compare it to (fill in the blank.)



ken leary

Just pointing it out Ed; to what purpose?

ken leary

I have to say lady, you have a high tolerance for human depravity.

Richard Wright

Ken - ?

ken leary

Richard, does the horror of WW2 concentration camps mitigate the horror of the United States separating children from their parents and incarcerating people for simply fleeing for their lives. Instead of justifying, by comparing degrees of despicable behavior, one could look at the facts on the ground and condemn the behavior as brutal and inhumane. Patricia choses to justify the inhumane USA policy which, if one cares to be honest, the USA's policies largely caused.

Ed Pieczynski

Sorry, she was "justifying" nothing. She was only pointing out that the comparison is not appropriate.

Richard Wright

Ken: The analogy is just plain wrong. Were the Jews allowed to just walk out of concentration camps and return home? What part of illegal do you not understand? The parents, walked with their children a thousand miles, putting their children in grave danger knowing that they were subject to arrest and separation. They were advised throughout their journey by organizations who assisted this solely to create a crisis at the border. Put the blame where it belongs - those who endangered children during the Long March.

Sally Larson

I've made the same mistake before, it's Ken, not Kent. That would be a shock if it were Kent!

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Comments that violate any of the rules above are subject to removal by staff.

Thank you for Reading!

Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. Subscribe today and support local community journalism.

Digital Only Subscriptions

Thank you for visiting ThePilot.com and supporting award-winning community journalism. Not everyone wants to have a newspaper delivered to their home, but they want to keep up with the latest news in Moore County. Click here to gain digital-only access and support local journalism.

Starting at
$1.07 for 1 day

Connect Print Subscription to Digital Access

Thank you for visiting ThePilot.com. Your Pilot subscription entitles you to unlimited digital access. Simply log in. From the home page, click on Subscription Services. Then click on "Pilot All Access Print Subscribers." It should show your phone number . If so, click "Sign Up." After a few seconds, it will take you back to the home page. Log out, then log back in. You're set! For any problems, call our customer service number at 910-693-2487 or 693-2488.

Free access for current print subscribers