When Jessa Duggar, daughter of the religious, conservative reality TV couple Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., she somehow managed to make it all about her own beliefs. She’s pro-life, you know, and that’s what the Holocaust is all about, right?
Yes, you did just read this. Jessa Duggar, who has made recent headlines because she got engaged, posted a lengthy diatribe on her Instagram account about her recent visit to the museum, where she first somehow compares the Holocaust to evolution (it’s eugenics, Jessa, and you think evolution is garbage anyway, right?), and then she talks about her pro-life beliefs and how it’s all the same.
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I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today… very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights–their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed "less than human." Racism, stemming from the evolutionary idea that man came from something less than human; that some people groups are "more evolved" and others "less evolved." A denying that our Creator–GOD–made us human from the beginning, all of ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE, descendants of Adam. The belief that some human beings are "not fit to live." So they're murdered. Slaughtered. Kids with Down syndrome or other disabilities. The sickly. The elderly. The sanctity of human life varies not in sickness or health, poverty or wealth, elderly or pre-born, little or lots of melanin [making you darker or lighter skinned], or any other factor. "If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it? and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? and shall not He render to every man according to his works?" (Proverbs 24:10-12) May we never sit idly by and allow such an atrocity to happen again. Not this generation. We must be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Because EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS. #ProLife
Despite the incorrect comments about evolution, it honestly sounds OK there toward the end: “May we never sit idly by and allow such an atrocity to happen again. Not this generation.” Because yes, of course. But then we get to the end and the #ProLife hashtag. Did she seriously just compare the Holocaust to abortion? Yes, yes she did.
I have read many books on the Holocaust, and it’s horrifying. You cannot read the accounts and see the photos of what went on and not be heartbroken. And I don’t understand how someone can visit a museum dedicated to the memory of millions of innocent people who were tortured, starved and slaughtered, and think, “I’ll use this as an abortion talking point because it’s the same thing. Everyone will love that.”
It’s no secret that I’m no fan of the Duggar clan and their mega-conservative ways. Since the couple had scads of children and took over our televisions, they have continued to maintain a hold on the public consciousness by continuing to add on to their family tree and to be politically incorrect asshats. The matriarch recently raised my ire by claiming that transgender women were really pedophiles in disguise because they want to prey on our daughters. And it’s obvious that their 19 apples don’t fall too far from their solidly set tree, as Jessa is proving.
Jessa Duggar comes across as completely clueless, and I can’t say I’m not surprised after she’s been raised by her parents. As one commenter on her Instagram photo points out, “this is why the world laughs at americans.. because of idiots like this.” I’m dreading what the other kids will come up with as they grow and get platforms of their own. As a public figure, her words do carry a lot of weight. It’s sad that these are the words she’s choosing to use.