Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/09/how-we-defend-immigrants-trump
“Koch”, now there’s a truly vile four-letter word…
Yeah, Koch will exploit anyone. At least 40% of those detained so far have been released.
Is it time to require both Trump and Moscow Mitch to spend a week inside an immigrant detainment center, and let only Democrats vote on which one?
The raids ought to be seen as part of the Trump administration’s family separation policy designed to literally traumatize children and parents into leaving the U.S.
Can anyone be “illegal” on stolen land?
Family separation was first practiced on the First Nation Peoples who saw their children ripped from them to be sent to schools far away to be “white washed” and we know-or should know-the grotesque practice of ripping apart black families during slavery times which still echoes today with mass incarceration along with other societal measures of inequality.
Nothing short of a new system, a new nation based on the notion true equality and value of all people is required to eradicate the injustices of the ugly present rooted in our past.
But of course, Trump couldn’t admit the fact that mass shooters during Obama’s presidency did not echo the 44th president’s rhetoric.
This entire Trump Inc administration has been one–regardless of your opinion toward the Obama years–as a racist reaction to Obama’s presidency. And we are “treated” to the old collusion between southern racists as seen in McConnell and northern racists, Trump.
“[O]nly in the Panhandle can you get away with that statement.”
When we take a look at the history of Florida, the “South of the South” its history of the highest per–capita lynchings of black people we can see that to some extent this statement has some validity. But, of course, we know this statement applies to many other parts of the US.
Read, Devil in the Grove, Gilbert King, to get perspective on Florida and the US more generally.
But we must not only confront this fact, we must work to make racism an ugly notion once more
Yes but we need to also remove the economic inequality that provides the opportunity to offer up scapegoats to such angry and resentful working class. I am talking about dismantling capitalism and if the word disturbs you then realize we are talking about humanism .
Cruz is part of the problem and deserves to also be shamed.
Can we actually shame the shameless? We shame the conscience of otherwise good people who remain silent and we work at stopping the racists.
Why aren’t the employer’s doing the hiring being prosecuted? These employer’s exploit these people and not a word from democrats-----we live in a CORPORATE MILITARY POLICE STATE!