RACISM, MISOGYNY AND MORE
Every since his first day of campaigning, ’45 ‘showed us what he is made of…racism, misogyny and a lack of respect for anyone with a disability. His words and actions continue to ‘other people’. ‘Othering’ refers to making others feel less than yourself, putting them down because they are different in race, gender, religion, politic, you name it. This tactic is only growing worse with time, as well as his policies of bans, cages, and more! Now he is even lashing out at citizens who are elected to Congress by racist tweets.
“45 on Sunday lashed out at a group of progressive Democrats, saying the female lawmakers should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” before criticizing policies in the U.S. “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run,” 45 said in an early morning string of tweets.
RACISM BECOMING OUTRIGHT BLATANT
Caging people of color at the border is another form of racism, and the rounding up of immigrants beginning today. Is he rounding up the thousands of white Europeans that are here illegally, or even focused on them. Likely not.
The GOP ‘othering’ has begun and their racism is becoming even more blatant. Even FOX news anchors are openly displaying racism…against brown and black people. The fact that detention center personnel on behalf of the US Government cage people and children without providing necessities for them, shows they are treating people like animals. Wouldn’t there be a bigger outcry in the US if animals were found starving in cages? People would rush to adopt them. Even the news showing Pence looking in to their ‘cages’ (and note only men, not showing children crying) made it appear like he felt he was visiting a zoo. His body language spoke volumes. They don’t care, they want to make these people the enemy and dehumanize them.
I thought it was also telling as Acosta resigned that in his departure, that 45 mentioned he was Hispanic in his parting comments….has he ever mentioned someone’s race before when they resigned? What was the point other than to show his racism?
LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY, ASK TO CLOSE DETENTION CENTERS
We had a good turn out for Lights for Liberty this weekend at the Aurora, Co. detention center (estimated about 2,000), but did it really change anything? Because of a small group of people in Aurora, we got national coverage, but not in a positive way, and our rally was dispersed. They chose to disobey the rules and trespassed on Federal property as well as changing the flags.
Also, the prison blocked the windows where we saw faces in the former march and were able to let some of them know we were there and we cared. Can you imagine how disheartening it would be to be locked up with no hope, of not knowing when you would be released, if you would be fed, and being dirty from not bathing or having a toothbrush? In the photos with Pence visiting did you notice the water was outside where the prisoners were? Do they have to beg for a drink? We are paying for this with our tax dollars, and who is profiting? GEO and big corporate prison systems..the cronies of 45.
WORDS FROM MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, CANDIDATE
From a post from Marianne Williamson, candidate for President, “Beginning today, ICE deportation raids are reported to begin in cities around the country. And ICE is an ironic acronym, given that it perfectly describes the state of our national heart that we are participating in such a travesty of justice. Thousands will be arrested—mainly from undocumented immigrant families that the government says have missed a court appearance or have been issued court-ordered removals from the country. According to reports, ICE is prepared to target more than 2,000 recently arrived migrant families—most of whom do not have criminal histories.
Mass raids such as these are an instrument not of proper immigration enforcement, but rather instruments of intentional fear and trauma meant to give a signal to people literally all across the world that they should not even think about coming here. “America is closed to you. Look what might happen to you to, if you keep trying to get into our country.
And let’s remember why people are trying to come here to begin with. People come here today from countries such as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador in order to escape conditions of such violence and horror that they’re willing to risk anything—including walking across a desert with small children—to find a place where they and their families can live in peace. The humanitarian crisis at our border was preceded by the humanitarian crises in those countries.” Many are also fleeing climate conditions where they are starving to death as they cannot grow any food. It will soon become a famine.
“Many of the migrants who will be picked up are people who didn’t get proper notice of hearings and were then ordered removed for failing to show up for court. Mayors across the country have refused to allow their police forces to in any way participate with the ICE officials. In the words of Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner, the sweeps have “enhanced the anxiety level of people within my city,” adding, “I can’t quite see the upside.”
As president, I will establish a United States Department of Peace to make the amelioration of unnecessary human suffering the core of my international as well as domestic policy-making.
Most of us are here in America because our ancestors came here for a better life.
LASHING OUT AT CONGRESSWOMEN OF COLOR TOO
45 is also now lashing out at people of color in Congress as quoted above. Who will he come after next? Lots of talk about the ‘left’. Hitler went after one group first, and then expanded it. I put nothing past this authoritarian…we must impeach him before he has an opportunity to inact his other goals for the coming year. He is not following law or the Constitution. He’s unchecked right now and has Barr, newly-appointed judges, and McConnell on his side. Now he is rounding up immigrants and causing more fear across the nation. What other cruel practices will he devise in the coming months? Who will he target next? We can’t wait another year and a half…we may not have a country/democracy by then.
ACTION TO DO!
According to Martin Luther King, Jr., America needed a “coalition of conscience.” It’s time for people of conscience to think deeply about what is happening in America today.
Please call your Congress people and Nancy Pelosi to ask for Impeachment hearings NOW. Time is critical. We must start now.
https://www.boulderweekly.com/opinion/trumps-trial-run-for-a-fascist-state/ by Dave Anderson
Do you remember 11-9-16? https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/7/14/1871619/-Do-you-remember-what-it-felt-like-on-November-9th-2016