I wish we had 15,000 Red Cross or other volunteers to go down and get in the army’s way. It could also send trump a message about how we feel about other intrusions later on the American people as well. That we won’t stand for his bullying.
Since Trump is POTUS, it should make more & more foreigners want to stay out of the USA instead of coming to the USA. The poor countries should have economic reforms to transform them into industrial nations. The people in those countries should take a stand against their corrupt governments & demand change.
Here’s Democracy 2.0.:
One dollar = one vote.
That which is not forbidden is mandatory.
Mercer is a repulsive person who would probably have felt much more comfortable back on the plantation as he slurped mint julips while his slaves did all the work to enrich him. This kind of a person is a threat to our democracy and dishonors all those who have given their lives in the world wars to fight totalitarianism.
Money Talks, and Bullshit Walks Alongside.
I’ve been writing for years that people who wonder what is going on should read German history of the 1930’s and early 40’s, then react and work accordingly to turn today around.
*You don’t have to read the history anymore. You are now living it. Heil twitler.
In 2009, the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was overthrown in a US-backed coup, for the sin of trying to make a better life for his people. Since that time, the successive governments, including the one which took power after a fraudulent election last year (and supported by the US) have made life hell for their people–including assassinations and imprisonment of activists. There are constant protests, but the people are brutalized for doing it. So it’s a bit disingenuous for you to say they should take a stand and demand change. The US has a long and ugly history of interfering in the affairs of Central American countries–and many, if not most, of these migrants are victims of US policies in their region.
You’re kidding right ? See catsma’s comment, and then ponder how well it’s going for us here to “take a stand against” our corrupt government.
It’s good to see how profitable bribery is in the US. (snark)
The other largest institutional investors of both CoreCivic and Geo group that have directly benefited from Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy include:
And other of the largest money-management firms, whom operate collaboratively, forming virtual monopolies amongst the largest “competing” corporations, in most every single industry, via large share holdings.
Interestingly, many of these firms are also the largest institutional shareholders of the largest hospitals, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies and others whom are among the largest profiteers off Obama’s ACA.
“Democrat” or “Republican”, corporations owned by these firms are among the largest political campaign donors.
Corporations owned by these firms are also among the largest spenders of lobbying activities, of politicians and bureaucrats from both the “left” and “right”.
Not surprising, corporations owned by these firms are also among the largest recipients of the over $110 BILLION in ANNUAL government subsidies handed to for-profit corporations.
America is a true corporatocracy, and these firms, via their held corporate assets, have mastered the art of Politics for Profit.
Don’t forget that “liberal icon” Elon Musk was found to have donated to a GOP PAC, in what his girlfriend stated was the cost of doing business.
This is crony-capitalism as its most perverse.
Special interest legislation is killing American democracy.
There are the .001 percent “Lords”, with everyone else relegated as there mere serfs.
The 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état was a covert operation carried out by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that deposed the democratically elected Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz and ended the Guatemalan Revolution of 1944–1954. Code-named Operation PBSUCCESS, it installed the military dictatorship of Carlos Castillo Armas, the first in a series of U.S.-backed authoritarian rulers in Guatemala.
Edward Bernays, Author of “Propaganda” (1928), was the nephew of Sigmund Freud. His early adoption of Freud’s psychoanalytic theory was instrumental in defining the goals and strategies of public relations.
Bernays’s most extreme political propaganda activities were said to be conducted on behalf of the multinational corporation United Fruit Company (renamed Chiquita Brands International in 1984) and the U.S. government to facilitate the successful overthrow (see Operation PBSUCCESS) of democratically elected Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz,
Also there is the overthrow of Aristide in Hati in 1991, he claimed he was kidnapped by the c.i.a. this after being the first democratically elected president , it’s the U.S. m.o. in central America and South America, and anywhere else it deems necessary, for democracys sake of course.
I read Catsma’s comment & now know the USA stands in the way of progress in Latin America & the rest of the poor countries. Most Americans think what’s good enough for the USA is too good for anyone else except Israel. The only Central American country that I can think of that’s made progress is Costa Rica. It has a democratic government & has made progress in education & health care. Ehud Barack Obama overthrew Manuel Zelaya although he was elected by the Hondurans. George Herbert Warmonger Bush devastated Panama just to find Noriega & bring him to the USA. Ronald Reagan said " We built the Panama Canal. It’s ours". He wasn’t happy about Carter turning it over to Panama when the treaty expired in 2000. The USA used laborers from the Caribbean, Africa & Asia to build the canal. The workers were treated badly & more workers were imported to complete the canal. The US helped Panama secede from Colombia to build it.I wish Mexico, Brazil & Argentina would become military & economic superpowers but the US would stand in their way.