Shantiananda, regardless of which Democratic president locked-up Japanese people who had immigrated to America, when the American Empire was at war in the Second World War of Empires against the Japanese Empire and the Nazi Empire — the key point that is historically true of the actions and ‘policies’ of all EMPIRES including the current, extant, and entrenched first in the world; ‘stealthily-disguised’, ‘truly-global’, and crony/looting ‘capitalist-fueled’ Empire, which is nominally HQed in, and merely ‘poses’ as, our former country — is that acting like an EMPIRE (rather than any kind of functional democracy or Republic) is the core cancerous tumor of ALL the AWFUL decisions & “Policies” enforced by an EMPIRE.
Here’s what I said this morning on CSpan about a deeper level of understanding that any thinking people should understand about this awful anti-DACA decision by faux-EMPEROR Trumpster Dumpster:
“GOOD MORNING. I OPPOSED THE DECISION FOR HISTORICAL REASONS. IT WAS NOT WELL RESEARCHED OR UNDERSTOOD HISTORICALLY, BUT TRUMP DOES NOT REALLY UNDERSTAND MUCH ABOUT HISTORY. IF WE LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THE ROMAN AND BRITISH EMPIRE, BOTH OF THEM HAD SITUATIONS WHERE THEY INVADED COUNTRIES AND THEY CONTROLLED THE ECONOMIES AND EXPLOITED THE COUNTRY. THEY STILL ALLOWED PEOPLE FROM THOSE LANDS WHICH THEY HAD EXPLOITED AND BUILT LARGE NUMBER OF MILITARY BASES ON, THEY ALLOWED THEM TO IMMIGRATE TO ROME OR BRITAIN, ENGLAND, AND BECOME FULL CITIZENS. NOW, THE AMERICAN EMPIRE WHICH HAS MORE BASES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND CAUSED IMMIGRATION. THE PROBLEM OF MASS IMMIGRATION IS CAUSED BY AMERICAN POLICY OF EMPIRE ABROAD. IT OBVIOUSLY ENGENDERS IMMIGRATION TO A SAFER PLACE.”
Then Pedro (who is a nice guy and host of Washington Week) interjected a question to (IMHO) throw the conversation off the dangerous topic of EMPIRE — which all media (even the reasonably liberal, open, and progressive media) treats like a taboo subject:
HOST: ALAN, AS A MATTER OF POLICY, WHAT ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S DECISION TO PUT THIS POLICY IN PLACE IN THE FIRST PLACE?
To which I just stayed on the more important point of excoriating EMPIRE controlling both of the dual-party Vichy-political facades of the EMPIRE:
“OBAMA’S POLICY AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WOULD BE – THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS THE SAME AS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WHICH ARE BOTH PART OF THE EMPIRE. NEITHER PARTY HAS ANY INTEREST OTHER THAN ANYTHING THE UNITED STATES HAS CRAFTED LIKE A GLOBAL EMPIRE.”
Shantiananda, generally I find that if an ‘interactive’, live, and Socratic-method of discourse can be achieved about how the deeper diagnosis of the disease of EMPIRE being the underLYING meta-cause and cancer of EMPIRE as the actual reason that a given ‘issue’, ‘symptom-problem’, or awful “American policy” can be rationally addressed, that something much more important can be ‘exposed’ as a real ‘learning moment’.
Unfortunately, the CSpan transcript of my first section of this interchange with Pedro, either left out or censored, when I pointed out that Tom Brokaw (on Meet the Press) in November 2015 had already ‘exposed’ that all the massive immigration from the Middle East to Europe (at that time) was “because of (bad) American policy” — of course the bad “policy” then that Brokaw recognized and bemoaned was the “policy” of effin the Middle East in the American Empire’s WARS — which all EMPIRES employ as their “policy” of Empire.