A Nazi-era terminology; referring to the human ashes falling in the Third Reich
when people were incinerated en masse. Its acronym, SS
, is also a deliberate nod to the Schutzstaffel (also called SS), the paramilitary death squad of Nazi Germany.
In the 21st Century, the Alt-Reich
has expanded the term's usage to actual living people, especially political dissident of their cheeto-dusted Fuhrer - Donald J. Trump
. It is widely believed that using the same word to equate living people with burnt human remains encapsulates the Alt-Reich's genocidal lust.
According to the Alt-Reich, Special Snowflakes
are people suffering from a made up affliction called Special Snowflake Syndrome
. This harkens back to the concern for "racial hygiene" in the Third Reich, where similar medicalized terms and concepts were adopted to justify their compulsory sterilization and extermination program against those they marked off as Untermensch
When dealing with Nazis, whether the Third Reich or Alt-Reich, it's important not to mistake their idiosyncratic vocabulary for units of communication. Their function is not to engage in a fruitful exchange of ideas, or even an unfruitful one. Rather, they aim only to intimidate and recruit. To call someone else a Special Snowflake
tantamounts to a one-sided declaration of "I am a Nazi; my deepest desire is genocide, and I want to turn you into ash."
“Did you hear how Donald Trump was expecting an applause for giving the most dispassionate, low energy effort to acknowledge the existence of anti-Semitic crimes that are running rampant? He even had Sean Spicier throw shades at the Anne Frank Center.”
“Yeah, but we are not going to call him a Special Snowflake even though he embodies everything we define the term by. Because he supports our Nazism.”