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    • Debra DeAngelo

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    • June 19, 2018 in Columnists

    Trade you the immigrant children for a wall

    Were I a cartoonist, I’d draw this: Trump holding a gun to the head of a weeping immigrant child, harkening to the chilling 1968 photo of the Saigon execution, with the caption “Give me my wall or else.”

    This is the ugly underbelly of one of the ugliest situations in American history — Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border.

    If you peer through the smoke and bullshit of Trump’s mind-numbingly inane assertion that the policy of separating children from parents is the fault of the Democrats (entirely untrue — just Google or Snopes it; this policy can be cancelled in one moment if Trump wished it, without even a vote from Congress) you can see what he is alluding to: It’s the wall.

    What he’s really saying in between the lines of his brain vomit is that if the Democrats would just give him his southern border wall, he’d stop pursuing this crime against humanity. Since they will not (because they’re sane), sadly, children must continue to be ripped from their parents and detained weeping and terrified in dog kennels until King Baby gets what he wants.

    Trump and his toadie, Jeff Sessions, are quite literally holding more than 2,000 children hostage as a vehicle for getting what they want.

    The wall.

    These detained children are the poster children for what happens when a tyrant is willing to do anything to get what he wants. No wonder Trump licks the feet of Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. They are his role models. He lusts for the sort of mass obedience both of these dictators command. Trump recently said he wished Americans would sit up straight and listen whenever he spoke. Well, guess what pal…we ARE listening. And not in the way you wanted.

    People! If you aren’t thoroughly disgusted by the state of our country right about now, I ask you: What the hell will it take?

    According to the June 19 Morning Joe opening segment, 55 percent of Republicans SUPPORT Trump’s zero-tolerance policy. To support holding innocent children hostage in order to advance your personal and political desires is the very definition of deplorable. That 55 percent? There’s your “Deplorables.”

    The text of the poem (also known as “New Colossus”) honoring our Statue of Liberty reads as follows:

    New Colossus

     

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,

    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

    What is happening right now in our country is a disgrace to the very foundations of this country of immigrants. Unless you are Native American, we were ALL huddled masses yearning to breathe free when our ancestors arrived on our shores. Trump is shitting on everything we stand for. Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans stand there, trying not to wrinkle their noses in disgust, and declare that Trump’s dump smells like roses.

    You too, Congressional Republicans, are Deplorables.

    Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border in order to propel his desire to get that wall built is worse than the potential Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential campaign. Why? Because unlike the Russians, who laced social media with inflammatory false stories and memes to successfully persuade voters to support Trump, we are committing this crime against humanity ourselves. This time We the People are willfully and wantonly destroying our country and everything it stands for.

    Yes, it is now OUR fault, if we do nothing to stop it immediately.


      • Terri Connett

      • June 20, 2018 at 10:34 am
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      You said it all, Debra. Loved it! I’m working on a column today along the same lines. Outrage. Total OUTRAGE!


        • Debra DeAngelo

        • June 21, 2018 at 7:40 am
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        I am STUNNED by the depths to which this country has fallen. It is almost unrecognizable!
        Stay outraged, and write that column!


      • Carolyn Wyler

      • June 20, 2018 at 11:13 pm
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      When I mention to Trump supporters to just google or Snopes something, their response is always, “but Snopes isn’t always correct” or it’s fake news. When I mention how much Trump lies they say “it’s the fake news making things up”. Never mind that all you have to do is listen to him or read his tweets and the lies pour out. I just don’t get it. Glad he did an EO today (something he said he couldn’t do) to get the children back with their parents.


        • Debra DeAngelo

        • June 21, 2018 at 7:41 am
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        Trump supporters are a lost cause – along the lines of cult members. They don’t want to invest mental energy into critical thinking. They just want to be spoonfed propaganda from Fox “News”.



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