Moments ago, when outlining the Trump administration’s disdain for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons against his own people, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer boldly declared: “We didn’t use chemical weapons in WWII. We had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
Indeed he did, Mr. Spicer. I suppose that none of your teachers at Connecticut College or the Naval War College taught you about Zyklon-B, the preferred chemical of choice that Hitler’s regime used in Auschwitz to murder over one million Jews and Roma from 1942-45 when it first went into mass usage? I suppose that in all of your years as a political operative in Washington, you never took the time to visit the National Holocaust Museum where there are pedantic explanations about how Zyklon-B caused a horrific death for those who ingested as it weakened their pulses while decreasing their heart rates and body temperatures until they violently vomited and convulsed to death among similarly doomed huddled masses?
(Nazi SS officials selecting Jews for the gas chambers at Auschwitz)
Further, because you are brazen in your stupidity, just like your semi-literate boss Mr. Trump, even when your ignorance is pointed out, instead of saying “my bad,” you double down on the false rhetoric and look back at the Press Corps like you are the Mensa candidate and they are the ones with the IEP’s in the room.
But as bad as your insouciance about the Nazi’s use of chemical weapons is today, do not get all smug and think for a second that “we,” meaning the United States, have not gone all Josef Mengele and experimented with drugs and diseases against Americans, too. We have: I submit that you should Google the “Tuskegee Syphillis Experiments” to see how unsuspecting Black men were subjected to Syphillis and left untreated from 1932-72 during Jim Crow with the approval of the Federal government, all in the name of “research.” I am sure that if you are unaware of what Zyklon-B was, considering how much American schools, colleges and media discuss the horrors of the Shoah, you darn sure are unaware of the Tuskegee experiments since American schools, colleges and media prefer to bury the more insidious aspects of Black history.
(Trump favorite “failing NY Times” has a long history of success in reporting American atrocities)
I conclude by offering you the same advice that the fictional Dean Wormer gave to Flounder in the classic film “Animal House,” that being “fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.” The same holds true for you…