(In reverse chronological order)
8/6/2018: In a Virginia detention center, Inhumane treatment such as “children as young as 14 stripped naked, shackled, strapped to chairs, their heads encased in bags, left for days or longer in solitary confinement, and in some cases beaten and bruised”. Even younger children were subjected to equal or worse treatment in a detention center in Texas.
What did these kids do to deserve this?
8/5/2018: The song goes that you should accentuate the positive. I’m not about that life. 37% of Americans are down with the separation policy. These are your neighbors.
8/4/2018: Ivana says the separation of children from their parents at the border was a low point for her. I’m sure it was very hard to deal with the situation while her three children sit comfortably by her in her mansion.
8/3/2018: The Trump regime wants the ACLU to find the parents who were deported without their children. It’s one thing to be evil, which Trump and his dogs are. It’s another to cause great immoral damage and try to force an organization with a fraction of its resources and no liability to undo their evil.
8/2/2018: Apparently, HHS warned the Trump administration that separating kids at the border was a bad idea. The most surprising thing about this story is that there was an actual Trump official who had the IQ high enough to realize this.
Thiago, left, plays with a relative. Once partial to playing with impish yellow Minions, he now amuses himself by re-enacting Border Patrol agents patting down and shackling migrants. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times
7/31/2018: So they’re dosing kids now. Can’t imagine why a kid would need a sedative in an allegedly safe and healthy environment. Laura Ingraham says the centers are like summer camps. People on Fox News on fair and balanced, right?
Funny thing is…I don’t remember needing meds when I went to summer camp.
7/30/2018: Most of the light has been shined on families being separated and those who are still separated. It’s important to remember that children who have been reunited with their families have been severely traumatized.
“One little girl, Meybelin, who is now back in El Salvador with her father after more than a month of separation in an Arizona detention center won’t let him out of her sight.”
“If she doesn’t see me for a second,” her father explains, “she says, ‘Daddy where are you?’”
I’m slowly counting to ten. I’m taking deep breaths. I’m repeating my mantra.
What I really want to do I am not going to write down.
7/29/2018: Treating children like trash. ‘Nuff said.
7/28/2018: It’s ok everybody! The Trump regime’s very best family uniter has notified us that all the “eligible” families have been unifiedand they have met the court ordered deadline.
I’ll let my favorite Republican character Jack Donaghy summarize my thoughts:
“Rich, white men have been creating and solving problems for centuries. Where’s our history month?”
Sadly, that “joke” is really how things are. They are how things have always been and you’re kidding yourself if you don’t think they will always be this way.
7/27/2018: I don’t believe my usual commentary is needed for this update. I’ll generally make light of any horrific thing but I’m not feeling that today. You can read the full story here. I personally cannot believe haphazardly built and staffed concentration camps for children resulted in unforeseen and horrific consequences.
7/25/2018: in a mind boggling display of evil, the Trump SS (or ICE as they are legally known) may have deported hundreds of parents WITHOUT THEIR KIDS. Just when I think this regime can’t go any lower, they exceed my expectations. Bravo!
7/23/2018: be careful what you wish for… remind me not to complain about no new fresh updates on this story. .It turns out haphazardly constricted kiddie jails staffed by racist and xenophobic government thugs don’t constitute the best living environment .
7/20/2018: on the home pages of The Washington Post and The New York Times, there is not one single article or opinion piece on the separation of children from undocumented immigrants. This story first broke in May and I’m not criticizing the papers for featuring new stories. This just feels like the American populace’s goldfish sized memory has played right into the standard Republican playbook that’s employed after any incident that’s embarrassing to the GOP. This play is called just wait and they’ll forget. Hell, it’s worked for all the mass shootings. And I get that rage is not something that can be sustained for long periods for most people. I guess the update here is that it bummed me out that there is no update.
7/11/2018: In a shocking article, anti-immigration sentiment, championed by the conservative White right, is based on racial resentment.
7/4/2018: Today is Independence Day in the United States of America. An amoral fucker named thomas jefferson wrote the document that declared the 13 colonies’ freedom from the British Empire. The bit that I wanna focus on goes like this: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” What does this have to do with Trump brand concentration camps? Well it says “All men,” right? It doesn’t say just men who are citizens of the United States, right? It doesn’t say “except for undocumented immigrants,” right? And then there’s that bit about “pursuit of happiness”. I get there are people out there who don’t like their kids. But they’re a relatively small subset. And I think it’s safe to say that not every father whose had his child or children taken from him by ICE agents hates their children. Sure, maybe some do. But let’s say it’s not 100%. So I guess this country, now that many parents have NOT all been reunited with their children and it looks less and less likely that they will be, is not really living up to this propaganda statement. These men who have been separated from their children certainly look to be impeded from their pursuit of happiness (oh and that liberty thing, too). If you consider the amoral, racist, cowardly, hypocritical, raping human fecal matter who wrote these noble words and you consider the grotesque crimes he committed and protected, you begin to realize these words are nothing more than empty slogans.
7/3/2018: Sessions, one of Trump’s dogs, recently decided that asylum seekers, while waiting for their extremely long review process to be completed, cannot seek work. It’s ok. Most of these asylum seekers are probably independently wealthy people or have access to family in the United States that can host them and pay for all their living expenses. Those seekers were stealing jobs that should be going to real Americans, right? Do you have any idea how many real Americans are desperately trying to get work picking crops on farms? It’s a crisis!
6/24/2018: Trump calls undocumented immigrants invaders. “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our country,” trump tweeted. (See screen following screen capture in case the human fecal stain decides to delete the tweet – who am I kidding – that would require shame or remorse.) Yeah, those armies of children monstrous swarm ready to flow into our sacred land steal all the education and welfare from the poor, marginalized white ruling class.
6/22/2018 (b): Melania Stays On Message, Which Is: Fuck People of Color
6/22/2018: Here’s a detailed explanationof Trump’s executive order. Like most legal documents, it is open to interpretation and promises little. And as is common with this regime, it does not address all the salient issues as one would expect a competently written document to do. Further, if we care to interpret the intent and spirit of the order to indeed attempt to put an end to child separation, even in cases when parents are criminally charged, it’s curious to me why the pentagon was ordered to prepare itself to shelter 20,000children. Obama did the same thing on a smaller scale. But if the vaguely announced intent of this regime is to keep families together why isn’t the pentagon being ordered to make room for adults as well? Like I wrote yesterday, this order is just a legal document, historically one of the weakest and most transgressed ways to keep a promise.
6/21/2018: Trump, in a miraculous development, and despite his statements to the contrary, has ordered his henchmen to stop prosecuting families, thereby effectively ending their terror experiment (probably – I don’t give much credence to a piece of paper until I see it executed).
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