Friday, June 28, 2019

Trump's Demands That Mexico Detain Migrants Result In Mexican Concentration Camps

There is a disturbing video going around of a Haitian mother in a "detention center" in southern Mexico near the border of Guatemala in which she pleads with journalists filming her through a gap in the fence. She says that they have not been given food since they were detained 10 days ago, there's no drinkable water, and that her son is sick and dying.

Mother pleads for help in harrowing video from Mexico detention centre: 'My son is dying'

I haven't watched the video because I can't yet force myself to.

This happened after riots broke out at the Feria Mesoamericana center in Tapachula, which is presumably why journalists were there.

This "makeshift" concentration camp that is starving its prisoners is the result of Trump demanding that Mexico do something about the migrants traveling from Central America to the U.S. Not only is this a clear case of demanding that others clean up our mess, if you demand that a government you've criticized as being corrupt and incompetent handle a massive humanitarian crisis, the fuck do you think is going to happen?

This administration and the conservatives supporting it is boundless in its cruelty and apathy for anyone who is not them or people who could give them more money/power. They don't care about this woman or her children, they don't care about the father and child who drowned in the Rio Grande this week, they don't care who dies or how many, as long as they profit and/or can cling to their racist, white supremacist beliefs that these people deserve to die.

Remember the hysteria about "FEMA camps" that never happened when Obama was elected? Now we have a Republican president and concentration camps but who cares, because it's people of color in those camps, not white conservatives. Utterly evil pieces of shit.

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