Screw FoxNews’ apologetics and Laura Ingraham with her nonsense about Trump’s “summer camps” for child refugees.
THIS IS ABOUT HELPING THE VICTIMS OF AMERICA’S DRACONIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY… IN CASE ANYONE’S INTERESTED.
According to Race Forward (The Center for Racial Justice Innovation, founded in 2002) — and reported by McClatchy News Service (the only news organization that treated Bush’s “Iraq WMD” claims with skepticism and got their coverage right): In 2011 alone, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEPARATED OVER 5,100 CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS trying to emigrate to the U.S. — and put parents in for-profit detention centers and their children in cages.
Is Trump an abhorrent cretin? Certainly. And his brand of politics is dangerous… albeit nothing new (the Southern Strategy has been around since Nixon, and was not one whit kinder or gentler than Trump’s demagoguery has been, least of all when practiced by “law and order” Democrats like the Clintons; see “The New Jim Crow” for more on that question).
Does Trump represent a dramatic change from his predecessors?
Yes and no.
With regard to immigration, Trump tweaked Obama’s draconian policy, making it even worse.
But the fact that it is Trump doing it makes millions of Americans finally take note of the ongoing horrors taking place at our border:
TRUMP THE ORANGE SHIT-STAIN MAKES THE MAINSTREAM BEGIN TO NOTICE HOW HORRIBLE OUR GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME UNDER OUR LAST SEVERAL PRESIDENTS.
(It’s his one value: his presence helps organize resistance to that which has been ongoing for decades, worsening with every presidency.)
In the height of irony, Donald Trump’s election has actually helped immigrants and refugees fleeing violence.*
Because Trump’s election has finally drawn attention to the millions of people whose nightmarish travails would otherwise be completely ignored by the mainstream.
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It has always been about my concern for the millions of victims of our neo-fascist, surveillance-state government.
With Trump’s election, mainstream Americans are FINALLY aware of their existence and their plight.
The primary danger of this phenomenon is that some hypocritical partisans will make the mistake of associating such policies with Trump and Trump alone, sparing our monstrous system… which will get right back to business the moment Trump is gone and the “left” goes back to sleep.
That’s exactly what the corporate media — that endless source of propaganda, war, and division — is incessantly encouraging us to do.
* In most cases, these refugees are fleeing violence that the U.S. and its thuggish allies have brought to their homelands, under the auspices of the “War on Drugs” and “Global War on Terror.”