Ben Shapiro defends Harlan Crow's Hitler memorabilia and dictator statues

Shapiro: “I mean, that seems like a reason why you might own this stuff is to remember the things that you hate”

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Citation From the April 10, 2023, edition of The Daily Wire's The Ben Shapiro Show

BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): Well, the media have decided that it's not just enough to go after Thomas because it turns out that Thomas didn't actually do anything wrong. They're going to go after Crow. Right? Crow is the -- Harlan Crow is Thomas' friend. And, apparently, he's a very, very bad man. You're not allowed to be friends with Justice Thomas because, apparently, they're now accusing him -- I'm not kidding you -- of being, like, a Nazi. The reason -- because this is what Nazis do. They make friends with Clarence Thomas. Nazis - famous for loving Black people. This is one of the things they're most famous for.


Well, apparently Harlan Crow collects, basically, memorabilia from defunct communist and Nazi states, and he has a garden in which he displays these things to show what the -- what the capitalistic free market and Judeo-Christian ethic has overcome. Apparently, this now means you're a fan of these things. So, if you own a piece of memorabilia from an evil regime in order to demonstrate to your children so that people remember from the future what that evil regime was, this means you're now a fan of that thing, according to Kevin Kruse. This is the actual thing they are going for. According to the Washingtonian, when Republican Mega-donor Harlan Crow isn't lavishing Justice Thomas with free trips on his private plane and yacht, he lives a quiet life in Dallas among his historical collections. These collections include Hitler artifacts, two of his paintings of European cityscapes, a signed copy of Mein Kampf, assorted Nazi memorabilia, plus a garden full of statues of the 20th century's worst despots. He said that he's filled his property with these mementos because he hates communism and fascism. Well, I mean, that seems like a reason why you might own this stuff is to remember the things that you hate.