This is a textbook application of liberal logic. A Cuban-American Major League Baseball star is being accused of racism because he supports the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Why? Because he made a social media post 5 years ago linking gun control to fascist dictatorships like that of Nazi Germany. Liberals can use Hitler comparisons to attack the Trump administration all they want, but if someone on the conservative side of things points out the truth that the Nazis disarmed people, suddenly (5 years later) it’s a hate crime.
The NY Daily News breathlessly reported this: J.D. Martinez does not back down from Instagram post with Hitler photo
Wow, according to that headline the Boston Redsox All-Star is some kind of neo-Nazi refusing to back down from his pro-Hitler social media post. As it turns out, Martinez was going for an anti-Hitler/pro-2nd Amendment kind of thing:
J.D. Martinez is standing by his Hitler Instagram post, maintaining that he was defending the second amendment.
The Red Sox slugger spoke to the media on Tuesday, according to multiple reports, responding to his social media post from 2013 with the quote, “To conquer a nation, first disarm it’s (sic) citizens” overlaid on a picture of Hitler. Martinez had captioned the photo “This is why I always stay strapped! #thetruth.”
And here is that “offending” Instagram post:
“I love my country. I stand by the Constitution and I stand by the second amendment. It’s something I take pride in and it’s something I’ll back up,” said Martinez.
And as a Cuban-American, Martinez knows a thing or two about dictators:
“As most of you guys know I’m Cuban-American, and most of my family was run out of Cuba because of a brutal dictator. It’s terrible. It’s one of those things where I’ll never get to meet some of my family because of it,” Martinez said.
The NY Daily News already accused Martinez of “not backing down from” and “standing by” this post and then they went to this:
The major league leader in RBI did not seem to regret the post from five years ago…
Why should Martinez regret or back down from this? The way the news is portraying it, Martinez should be ashamed for stating that Americans have a right to keep and bear arms. Even worse, The NYDN is trying to make it seem like he is a racist white supremacist neo-Nazi, simply because the Instagram post has a picture of Hitler.
Where’s the NYDN outrage over liberals comparing the normal enforcement of our immigration laws to the Nazis rounding up and executing Jews? Why isn’t the NYDN giving leftists shit for “not backing down” in their Trump/Hitler comparisons?
Again, and I can’t stress this enough, this was not a pro-Hitler social media post. It was decidedly against Hitler and in support of a Constitutional right. This shows that being in favor of a right like gun ownership is racist to liberals, which is yet another reason why they are all insane.