Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New Low For Subhuman Trump Slime: Ripping Infants From Mothers And Putting Them Into Cages

A woman carries a baby as immigrants are dropped off at a bus station shortly after being released from detention

Infant - about to be taken to a cage in a detention center which the Trump Nazis  euphemistically call "tender age shelters".

After Janice called me into the family room with her cries of "You have to see this! You have to see what these Nazi monsters are doing! It's on Rachel right now!"   I pulled asway from my desk and went to the tube to see a crying Rachel Maddow.  Normally I don't watch her show as I limit myself to just one politically accented MSNBC show per night, usually Chris Hayes' 'All In'.  To try to keep one's sanity in this debased era of Trumpist authoritarianism and perfidy -  with multiple atrocities usually unfolding at once - it's best to ration one's media exposure. Especially to all things Trump!
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Rachel Maddow overcome reporting sordid piece on imprisoning babies  last night.

In this case,  I beheld Maddow overcome by emotion -  crying actually-   and unable to conclude her show while trying to read the breaking AP  news over the transom: the Trump Nazis were now tearing babies from their mothers and putting them into cages at detention centers.  Those interested can see what Janice and I saw here:

This elicits the question of how much more debasement, abomination and outrage can be fired up before this malignant disease infecting our country is finally extirpated - every last trace.   So far we learned only that the sights and sounds of screaming children held in the border detention facilities are simply serving as "music" to the ears of the Trump backing perverts. They literally get off at evey child's cry and - evidently- every liberal's tear or cry of outrage.   Corey Lewandowski on one FOX show actually cheered "Whomp! Whomp!" when the on set screen showed a child with Down's syndrome taken from its mother.  This shows the level of degradation we've now reached, and why it will probably take decades to finally clean out the  sewer the nation has sunk to since the ascension of the Trump cabal  full of traitors, n'er do wells, poltroons,  cowards  and rank enablers.

Anyway, what upset Rachel (as well as Janice and myself ) was the news that Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in south Texas.  Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying pre-school aged children in emotional crisis, most kept in cages. The Associated Press learned that the government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move on Tuesday.

Since the White House announced its zero tolerance policy in early May, more than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, resulting in a new influx of young children requiring government care. The government has faced withering critiques over images of some of the children in cages inside U.S. Border Patrol processing stations.
According to Kay Bellor, vice president for programs at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, which provides foster care and other child welfare services to migrant children:
"The thought that they are going to be putting such little kids in an institutional setting? I mean it is hard for me to even wrap my mind around it.  “Toddlers are being detained.”
Alicia Lieberman, who runs the Early Trauma Treatment Network at University of California, San Francisco, said decades of study show early separations can cause permanent emotional damage. 
 Let's also acknowledge here that the procedures at the border are actually multiplying the numbers of those detained, branded "criminals" and increasing separations.  This is because the border officials - acting on orders from on high, e.g. from Obersturmfuhrer Stephen Miller, and Der Fuhrer Dotard Trump, are "slow walking" those seeking to present themselves to Customs and Border Patrol for Immigration interviews. 
Since "der Fuhrer" wants no one entering, period, they're not allowed to place two feet over the border - which would trigger an interview and usually a judge's ruling and temporary landing rights.  Now, with every newcomer stopped, crowds have piled up and few - if any- can get in.  (One mother interviewed by Chris Hayes managed to do it by walking in amongst the motor vehicles - as opposed to with the line of immigrants.)
But she should not have had to resort to this subterfuge after trekking over a thousand miles from Guatemala after she was targeted for death by a gang of thugs. 
This country right now is in the throes of degenerates and vermin. We can't let them continue to foul this nation and its reputation, and its record of being a sanctuary for all those striving to breathe free. They do not deserve a lump of coal, or cyanide when they arrive here - but a humane welcome, understanding and respect. 
All the more reason to get rid of the Trump excrement ASAP.

At the end of Lawrence O'Donnell's MSNBC show 'Last Word', Janice asked plaintively:

"How are we going to get rid of these sick bastards?  It's so long until the midterm election and the first chance to get them out?"

I replied that we can be sure of one thing:  that the words and actions of the abominable scum in office will only get worse in the interim. This is given Trump is now, effectively,  a mad dog - as Mueller's probe shadows him. Like all mad dogs he needs to be put down and that time will come - as each rash, rabid 'bite' he takes is another nail in his electroral  coffin and that of his cult "party". We just need to hang on long enough to put those nails in, for Trump and his cabal.
See also:

"Trump believes that his policy of separating children from parents at the southern border is a political winner for him, reports the Washington Post. The Post then provides some polling results, which, in general, Trump is said to be obsessed with. A CNN poll "found that 28 percent of Americans approve of the policy"; a Quinnipiac University poll found a near identical percentage of support.

In light of those statistics, is Trump mistaken as to his separation policy being a political winner — for him? Not at all. It's just that he knows, as do the rest of us, that his base of hardcore support is pathetically small. He can cling to enormously unpopular positions because he is not, after all, the president of the United States. He is the president of Crackpot America."



"Make no mistake: Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions’ assault on immigrant families and their “tactic” of separating parents from their children are right out of the Nazi playbook. It’s no accident US immigrations officials are telling parents they’re taking kids to “bathe,” then making them disappear … and then telling their parents they will never see them again.

This ghoulish reminder of Auschwitz shames us all. It should also terrify us. And make us ACT!"


Darrin Rychlak said...

Trump is incompetent. He has no idea what makes a good president. He knows ratings and he knows trolling to impress his followers...who are nothing more than authoritarian servile fodder. That is the totality of his presidential perspective...if you can call it that.

The Nazi phenomenon of Germany was a tale of authoritarian stricture the kind we see growing today in America. Ours has been a long term conversion starting with the Powell memo laying the scheme for the resurgence and dominance of moneyed interests back in the early 1970s--a reaction to the messy democratic upheavals of the 1960s. From that memo sprang conservative think tanks, corrupted university departments, the Rise of Right Wing radio, the Reagan revolution, and the normalization of marginalization of American Labor.

TV, the great disseminator of propaganda, lulled the nation into a schedule of incessant viewing where the brain turns off critical ability and becomes a sponge (Most of the US population has no idea how laws are made, where the Middle East is on a Map but they sure know who won Dancing With The Stars). Is it a wonder that many Americans think Dirty Harry is equitable American Justice and that fame and fortune are the only values that matter?

That coarsening eventually led to the fulfillment of Republican thuggery---Trump. Now we have a ruling class that is unadulterated Authoritarianism in all its metrics: Trump is truth. From that axiom flows capricious cruelty and irrationality.

I better get some sleep. Right wingers are too nauseating to contemplate for extended periods.

Copernicus said...

Very good points made which I hope readers will note!