Dr, Keith Ablow has penned what may be his most despicable column yet.
Ben CarsonÂ on Thursday blamed the Holocaust on gun control.
“The likelihoodÂ of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed,” Carson told Wolf Blitzer. The CNN anchor had asked, “if there had been no gun control at that time, would six million Jews have been slaughtered?”
“You realize there was a reason they took the guns first, right?,” Carson asked. “I’m telling you that there’s a reason that these dictatorial people take guns first.”
Of course, Carson is dead wrong, and his commentsÂ were quickly denounced by many, including the Anti-Defamation League:
â€” ADL (@ADL_National) October 8, 2015
So, of course, enter Fox News and the bigoted, ignorant, and offensive views of one of itsÂ contributors.
Dr. Keith Ablow on Friday penned an op-ed, “Why Ben Carson is right about Jews, the Holocaust and guns.” Ablow is “a member of the Fox News Medical A-Team,” who last month said people who do not own guns “should be saying, ‘What the heck is wrong with me?'”
Ablow now has taken to blaming the Jews in Nazi Germany for their own deaths and for the Holocaust, because, he claims, falsely, they did not resist enough.
“The mindset that Jews surrendered with their guns is far more important than the hardware they turned over: They surrendered the demonstrated intention, at all costs, to resist being deprived of liberty,” Ablow writes.
“If Jews in Germany had more actively resisted the Nazi party or the Nazi regime and had diagnosed it as a malignant and deadly cancer from the start, there would, indeed, have been a chance for the people of that country and the world to be moved to action by their bold refusal to be enslaved,” he insists.
Ablow goes on to acknowledge that resisting the Nazis and Hitler “would have required immeasurable courage,” and “would have required unspeakable losses,” offering biblical “support” for his blaming the Jews. He asks, “is that not the lesson of the Old Testament?Â Does not Abraham bind his son Issac to an altar, willing to sacrifice his sonâ€™s life to Godâ€™s Wordâ€”to the truth?Â Must not we all be ready to sacrifice ourselves to stand in the way of evil?”
And, Ablow continues:
Granted, I was not there.Â Granted, hindsight is 20/20.Â But it turns out it was a bad idea for any Jew to have turned over a gun.Â It was a bad idea for any Jew to have boarded a train.Â It was a bad idea for any Jew to have passed through a gate into a camp.Â It was a bad idea for any Jew to do any work at any such camp.Â It was a bad idea for any Jew to not attempt to crush the skull or scratch out the eyes of any Nazi who turned his back for one moment.Â And every bullet that would have been fired into a Nazi coming to a doorway to confiscate a gun from a Jew would have been a sacred bullet.
Needless to say, responses to Ablow’s op-ed have ranged from disgusted to mockery to outrage:
â€” Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) October 10, 2015
â€” southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 10, 2015
@nycsouthpaw this is fucking gross. Victim blaming at its worst.
â€” Steven (@lllSMSlll) October 10, 2015
It’s horrifying to think that Dr. Keith Ablow has patients who get psychiatric care from him.
â€” Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 10, 2015
@nycsouthpaw I cannot with this shit. I lost family during the Polish occupation for shooting a look at a Nazi. A gun wouldn’t have helped.
â€” Emil Caillaux (@emilcDC) October 10, 2015
FOX NEWS: WHAT’S WITH ALL THE HIDING, ANNE FRANK’S FAMILY?
â€” LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) October 10, 2015
For a bunch of people who “love Israel,” they sure do seem to hate Jews an awful lot.
â€” David Waldman (@KagroX) October 10, 2015
@KagroX Ben Carson: I believe you want the little Jewish girl hiding in the attic.
â€” Trevor Pitt (@Trevor_Pitt) October 10, 2015
Once GOPers are blaming allegedly passive Jews for the Holocaust and only being weakly condemned with a round of shrugs, what’s left?
â€” Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) October 10, 2015
So they’re sure the Jews could have prevented the Holocaust but the science on climate change isn’t settled?
â€” LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) October 10, 2015
If only the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust had just been, you know, tougher. Especially the kids. Anne frank, total wimp.
â€” Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) October 10, 2015
This is the most mindblowingly stupid thing that has ever been published on the internet. http://t.co/Ddm1RR5KnZ
â€” Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) October 10, 2015
Holy Christ. This is historically inaccurate, wildly anti-Semitic, patently dangerous nonsense. http://t.co/wdwWAFwdC5
â€” Duchess of Yinzer (@SabrinaSpiher) October 10, 2015
Image: Screenshot via Fox News “Outnumbered“
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AOC Slams McCarthy and His GOP ‘Ku Klux Klan Caucus’ for Allowing ‘Violent Targeting’ of Women of Color in Congress
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Warning: It’s incredibly graphic. pic.twitter.com/5PGODcaJOu
— The Recount (@therecount) November 30, 2021
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