Thursday, January 11, 2018

Oh yes, this should help

At a press conference yesterday, Reggie Lynch's attorney,  Ryan Pacyga, compared the Me Too movement to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

It’s a little bit like where there was all of this hysteria when World War Two started, and we had the Japanese internment camps, and everybody rushed out of fear to do something like that. And we look back now and we think, “Oh my god, what were we doing?” How wrong was that? To assume all of them guilty and a threat and everything else and lock them up, and that’s what we’re going to do. And it’s a little bit like that right now. Yes, is it as alarming? No, so it’s not a perfect analogy, like I said. But is the concern there that we’re in this hysteria right now, and we’re like shoot first and ask questions later and we’ll just deal with it? And so what if the Japanese-American really wasn’t a threat? Oh at least we felt better, we felt safer.

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