As we all know by now, it is the policy of The United States to separate children of immigrants and put them in Concentration Camps pending sending them back to the tender mercies of gangsters in Central America from whom they were fleeing. About 2000 kids are currently being warehoused in abandoned Walmart(s) somewhere in Texas and there is a proposal to set up a tent city in a desert. Because: why not?
In related news, the United States is going to step away from the United Nations Human Rights Council; sort of hard to be sanctimonious about human rights when you are using children as hostages/leverage for your political goals.
We all want to know how this happened, and the NYTimes has a bit of a scoop: it was Comrade Trumps’ PeeWee Hermann Goering, ie, Stephan Miller’s idea.
“Inside the Trump administration, current and former officials say, there is considerable unease about the policy, which is regarded by some charged with carrying it out as unfeasible in practice and questionable morally.
“Kirstjen Nielsen, the current homeland security secretary, has clashed privately with Mr. Trump over the practice, sometimes inviting furious lectures from the president that have pushed her to the brink of resignation. … Almost immediately after President Trump took office, his administration began weighing what for years had been regarded as the nuclear option in the effort to discourage immigrants from unlawfully entering the United States. …
“Advocates inside the administration, most prominently Stephen Miller, Mr. Trump’s senior policy adviser, never gave up on the idea. … Discussions began almost immediately after Mr. Trump took office about vastly expanding Operation Streamline, with almost none of those limitations. … Privately, Mr. Miller argued that bringing back ‘zero tolerance’ would be a potent tool in a severely limited arsenal of strategies for stopping migrants from flooding across the border.”
I’m shocked. Shocked, I say, to learn that Miller, the supreme white nationalist in the Fourth Reich, is behind this. Who’da thunk it.
Hair Furer in his own cunning way seems to have realized that screaming babies as they are ripped away from their parents is not good optics and as always is looking for someone to blame for his own mistakes, and demands the head of the mail room delivery boy:
Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change! This is why we need more Republicans elected in November. Democrats are good at only three things, High Taxes, High Crime and Obstruction. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2018
Except of course 1) the Dims have no power at all currently and B) there is no law decreeing this, just Miller’s and Jefferson Beauregard ‘Stonewall’ Sessions’ racism and his antebellum biblical beliefs greenlighted by Comrade Trump as a policy, and the prznint could change it hisself tomorrow or even this afternoon. Between rounds of golf.
That tweet, however, has a slip-up that has Comrade Prznint’s trademark STUPID written all over it, it confesses that holding children as hostages is all about political leverage: This is why we need more Republicans elected in November. So you can see clearly the policy is political.
And need I point out that if these immigrants were from Norway (or anywhere else but Trump’s Shithole Countries), and these children were white, this would not be happening at all.
UPDATE 1: I love this tweet – this description of Miller deserves to be part of his bio here on MPS.
Stephen Miller looks like the kind of guy every woman instinctively stares at knowing she'll have to describe him to a sketch artist at some point. pic.twitter.com/Coq6kEkxb7
— Jeff Sessions is a white supremacist, pass it on (@JoshuaGuess) June 17, 2018