What do face masks and Germany’s descent into Nazism have in common?
He was recently told to wear a mask while on a ski trip, and this harrowing experience reminded him of you-guessed-it.
Some "punk" told Eric Metaxas he had to wear a mask on the ski lift, which was exactly how Germany slid into Nazism: "How did it happen in Germany that these young Brownshirts would behave like that? And I was astonished 'cause I thought, 'This is how it happened.'" pic.twitter.com/G5Yp2oGcIi
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) August 17, 2021
… A young guy… is like, “Sir, you’re gonna put on your mask.” I’m getting on the lift by myself, right? And I looked at him. I said, “You’ve got to be kidding.”… I didn’t say “Punk” but it was implied. And here’s where it gets serious: He stopped the lift!…
… How did it happen in Germany that these young Brownshirts would behave like that? And I was astonished ’cause I thought, “This is how it happened.”
An hourly worker whose job involves making sure skiers are following the rules is apparently the same as a soldier who’s “just following orders” in Nazi Germany. If you think that’s a fair comparison, then congratulations, that makes two of you with no reasoning skills.
I’m not sure what’s more disturbing: That Metaxas actually thinks wearing a mask to slow the spread of a deadly virus has anything to do with Nazi Germany or the laughter coming from the audience as he tells this story.
Here’s a lesson I didn’t realize needed to be said: Not everything you disagree with needs to be compared to Hitler. Certainly, following health protocols designed to keep people safe isn’t the same as being asked to persecute or execute innocent people. But in Metaxas’ world, being asked to consider the lives o other people amounts to persecution against him.
(via Right Wing Watch)