Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Here's More Fascism!


After I published the last post I found two more articles about appalling fascist shit happening and after this I may turn off the internet. Just kidding, I need Netflix food shows to keep me going.

Here we go.

US government uses several clandestine shelters to detain immigrant children

The federal government is relying on secret shelters to hold unaccompanied minors, in possible violation of the long-standing rules for the care of immigrant children, a Reveal investigation has found. 
The Office of Refugee Resettlement, the government agency that cares for unaccompanied minors, has never made the shelters’ existence public or even disclosed them to the minors’ own attorneys in a landmark class-action case. 
It remains unclear how many total sites are under operation, but there are at least five in Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia, holding at least 16 boys and girls for the refugee agency, some as young as 9 years old.

If I find out they're doing experiments on these kids you'll see me on the news charging the closest child migrant detention center with a pick.


State Department bars press corps from Pompeo briefing, won't release list of attendees

That headline REALLY buries the lede. The real story here is that the only press allowed are those from "faith-based media" outlets.

The afternoon phone briefing was to discuss "international religious freedom" with the secretary -- who rarely participates in such calls -- ahead of his trip to the Middle East. One member of the State Department press corps was invited, only to be un-invited after RSVPing. That reporter was told that the call was for "faith-based media only."
CNN also RSVP'd to organizers, asking to be included, but received no reply.
Despite repeated inquires and complaints from members of the press corps who are based at the department, the State Department on Monday night said they would not be providing a transcript of the call, a list of faith-based media outlets who were allowed to participate or the criteria to be invited.
Officials would not answer questions about whether a range of faiths was included.

100% chance that "faith-based" here means "Christian" with the possibility of some pro-Zionist Jewish media being included but probably not. And I say pro-Zionist specifically because Jewish =/= Zionist.

This meeting is definitely about how to further fuck over Muslims and promote Christian supremacy. Religious zealotry and fascism often go hand-in-hand.

I don't even know anymore.

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