A Wisconsin-based spice company published a scathing attack on President Trump and the Republican Party – accusing them of leading the nation on a path towards “1930s German-style nationalism.”
“The reality of what America’s Republican Party has become stopped being deniable,” Bill Penzey, of Penzey’s Spices wrote on the company’s Facebook page. He referenced the domestic terrorist attack in El Paso.
“As the president’s intentional creation of fear and dehumanizing of Hispanic Americans turned into mass murder, what may well have been the last chance to turn the party away from the path towards 1930s Germany-style nationalism quite probably ended in the silence of Republican Party leaders,” he wrote.
Penzey, who has a history of using the company’s platform to attack gun-toting, Bible-clinging Conservatives, called for an intervention.
“Yes, today’s republicans are not yet 1943 Nazis, but no one honest is denying the parallels between the two parties,” he wrote. “Today the only real debate is how far along the Nazi timeline republicans are. But as much as the 1930s Germany comparison is accurate, the value of the analogy is somewhat limited because no one in 1930s Europe had any successful idea on how to stop them.”
Penzey went on to suggest that Republicans are even more evil than the Nazis.
“Plus, for all the buffoonery of the president, the actual workings of the Republican Party in the age of unlimited political spending and targeted social media are far more calculated and far more sophisticated than anything the Nazis of eighty years ago ever dreamed of. We are up against something quite formidable,” he wrote.
Mr. Penzey and his company have every right to condemn President Trump and the Republican Party. But it should also be noted that President Trump and his supporters have every right to buy their spices someplace else.
And a personal note to Mr. Penzey — you might want to ease up on the smoked Paprika.