Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Here Comes Uhhhhh Mass Violence Against Immigrants

Welcome to "What Threw Me Into An Existential Crisis This Time?"

If we're not bothered by fascism in this country, can we at least be alarmed by the rhetoric coming from our President promising that undocumented immigrants will be rounded up en-masse by "removal forces"? No?

Remember when Trump's ex-wife tried to sound the alarm by telling us all that he kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bed?

What are you gonna ship them out in, Trump? Packed train cars?

The term "removal forces" struck fear into my very soul but this tweet, like all the others, passed by the American people who collectively shrugged. We really don't learn from history, huh? We're really too afraid to disrupt our relative peace and comfort to stop the impending genocide, huh?

I'm sorry, am I being an alarmist?

You should know by now that any time I say "I'm sorry" on Not Sorry Feminism, I don't mean it.

White House confirms Trump is considering using the military to remove immigrants

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley downplayed reports Friday that the Trump administration was considering invoking the Insurrection Act to remove immigrants from the country — but he didn’t rule out that it was still on the table. 
“There are lots of tools at [President Donald Trump’s] disposal,” Gidley said, speaking with Fox & Friends. “We haven’t used them all and we’re looking at ways to protect the American people.” 
Gidley’s comments were received warmly by the live studio audience which applauded enthusiastically about the idea of using the military to force out undocumented immigrants at gunpoint. 
“That would be great,” host Brian Kilmeade responded. “Last time we used [the Insurrection Act], I believe, was the L.A. riots where the military came in and said we are going to need military presence there. The military is there [at the border] but they can’t do as much as they want.”

Skipping toward genocide while conservatives cheer and liberals shrug. "They can't do as much as they want" because we all know what they really want is to slaughter refugees and other migrants with impunity.

Sixty-three people were killed and 2,383 were injured in the 1992 Los Angeles riots Kilmeade referenced Friday, after police and military forces were deployed to snuff out riots and protests against the acquittal of several police officers involved in the brutal beating of a black man, Rodney King, whose arrest one year earlier was captured on video.

If you need me I'll be in the shower hugging my knees.

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