Ken Burns says flying migrants to Martha’s Vineyard is like the HOLOCAUST in bizarre rant!
Ken Burns pointed out similarities between the actions of Florida governor Ron DeSantis and the actions Adolf Hitler took in Nazi Germany
Burns, who is making guest appearances on different talk shows to promote his three-part series titled 'The US and the Holocaust', criticized Florida governor DeSantis for flying 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard this week. The director described DeSantis’ actions as a “disturbing” play of political theater and compared it to the Holocaust.
The Documentarian recently made a guest appearance on CNN’s morning show titled ‘New Day’, on Thursday, September 15, where the host John Berman asked him about his views on Ron DeSantis sending two planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. “All of your documentaries are about history, but all of them also make you think about where we are. We woke up to the news this morning that Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida sent two planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, including kids and whatnot. And I’m not saying, this is not a 1-for-1, this is not a parallel here in any way, but it does address some of the same themes that are part of this documentary,” the host began.
The Florida governor recently made headlines when he sent approximately 50 undocumented migrants to Martha’s Vineyard with no apparent notice. DeSantis defended his actions by describing it as “a relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations”.
“Well, it’s the abstraction of human life. It’s basically saying that you can use a human life that is as valuable as yours or mine or Lynn’s and put it in a position of becoming a political pawn in somebody’s authoritarian game. This is coming straight out of the authoritarian playbook,” Burns said while agreeing to the point host Berman raised.
Further, the filmmaker raised fingers on some other instances when DeSantis broke the protocols and failed to participate in the democratic process. “This is what’s so disturbing about DeSantis, is to use human beings, to weaponize human beings for a political purpose – it’s like when somebody disagrees with him in Florida, like the Walt Disney Company, he punishes them,” Burns continued. “This is not the actions of a person participating in a democratic process in which there’s an exchange of ideas. This is about punishing political enemies, putting on shows, political shows, and political theater. And in this case, this is with the lives of human beings.”
Burns agreed that the themes of his documentaries or movies do explore some parts of history that resonate today. “What we find in our all films is that the themes that we engage in the past are present today, and so when you look at the story that we’re telling of the US and the Holocaust, you understand that the time to save democracy is before it’s lost. We promise you,” Burns said.