… Some of these right-wing neocon hatemongers explain what makes them different from the Germans who encouraged citizens to break the windows of Jewish businesses on Kristalnacht:
Then round up his captors, the slaughtering, death-worshiping, innocent-butchering, child-sacrificing savages who dip their hands in blood and use women—those who aren’t strapping bombs to their own devils’ spawn and sending them out to meet their seventy-two virgins by taking the lives of the school-bus-riding, heart-drawing, Transformer-doodling, homework-losing children of Others—and their offspring—those who haven’t already been pimped out by their mothers to the murder god—as shields, hiding behind their burkas and cradles like the unmanned animals they are, and throw them not into your prisons, where they can bide until they’re traded by the thousands for another child of Israel, but into the sea, to float there, food for sharks, stargazers, and whatever other oceanic carnivores God has put there for the purpose.
As Glenn Greenwald points out, author Rachel Abrams of the Emergency Committee for Israel, neocon royalty, wrote this. (She’s married to Elliot Abrams, who was convicted on two misdemeanor counts of withholding information from Congress during the Iran-Contra hearings.)
It can be tempting, I know, to dehumanize the opposition. But you can’t. Because down that road lies genocide.