Thursday, July 8, 2021

the last book I ever read (Seth Rogen's Yearbook, excerpt ten)

from Yearbook by Seth Rogen:

One of the first times the militant and anti-Semitic right wing started to target me online was after I told off Ben Carson for saying that Jews could have protected themselves better during the Holocaust if they’d had easier access to guns. A crazy idea that not only blames Jews for being victims but uses the deaths of the Holocaust to bolster America’s ridiculous guns laws.

These victim-blaming talking points were being repeated just hours after the shooting, not only by the media but by the president himself. The idea that it’s up to the threatened classes to protect themselves from bigots not to spread hatred and act on their terrible instincts is as stupid as, well, Trump.

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