To the bolded part, I'd add descendants of Holocaust victims and survivors. Three of my direct ancestors (great-grandparents all) died in the concentration camps. I cringe at every stupid Nazi metaphor I hear or see.And I cringe at how pointlessly hurtful it must have been for a 9/11 widow or widower to listen to the right-wing moralist Gary Bauer exhort voters to fight back against President Obama’s agenda the way passengers on United Flight 93 fought back against hijackers. Or for Holocaust survivors to hear all this gratuitous Nazi talk.
You know what’s just like Germany in the 1930s? Germany in the 1930s. We’re in an unfortunate place, but we needn’t travel back there to describe it.