Child separation one more notch in a long tradition of criminalizing non white folks

This all accelerated after 9/11 when a lot of illegal anti-Muslim shit went down.  Making all Muslims pay for what 19 assholes did with a couple of planes.  Both parties participated in this.

Next came stop and frisk.  10+ million illegal, unconstitutional stops designed to harass and discourage young African Americans from illegal activity.  Again make all black youth pay for the behavior of some black youth.

Now you see Trump (and Obama and Bush) criminalizing Latin political refugees for fleeing unsafe conditions in their home countries.  Given humiliating treatment and deportation (2 million deported under Barack Obama) you have to believe that people are coming here out of desperation not because they think they will be welcomed.

So this not some nation of laws bullshit, it’s just plain old racist criminalizing of non white folks because it’s politically popular with asshole, racist white voters.


So Obama is fine with detaining families together in for profit detention centers?

Headline from CNBC:

Barack Obama weighs in on family separation: Does US accept ‘the cruelty of ripping children from their parents’ arms?’

From here:

As with so much of the Trump administration’s immigration policies they’ve taken that nightmare that migrants lived under President Obama and thrown it into overdrive. And so, so they haven’t in any way substituted the family separation for family detention, they simply added onto family detention system the family separation. And has done so by borrowing the very same justification that Obama administration’s top officials used to to rationalize family detention.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jay Johnson told Congress that the reason that they need to detain families was that it could deter other families from coming to the United States.

Music for 6/20/18!!! Beyonce and Jay Z, Witch Prophet, Cancer Bats

ncer B@@@ Beyonce & Jay Z: Boss (UMG, 2018) I can’t offer a video for this tune as UMG is all over the GooglePimp trying to lock down their copyright on what has thus far been a good but not great collaboration between Beyonce and Jay Z. This tune is an interesting blend of hip hop and classic soul and Beyonce does a better job here. I like the horn lines. It’s a diss track but I find their constant reminders of how rich they are to be incredibly boring and borderline offensive. This video clipped below may or may not have music in it, Lord the Interwebz can be such a drag.

@@@ Witch Prophet: The Golden Octave (88 Days of Fortune, 2018) Some indie r&b/soul off this week’s CFUV playlist email. After a lovely vocal only first tune it gets into a more standard r&b tune with drum machine, bass, and synth centered arrangements. I’m on the third tune and there’s an interesting slant to the record. The production is not lo fi but it’s certainly not nu r&b lush so it has a slight sharpness to it and then a lot of vocals get layered over it. This tune (clipped below), the fifth on the record, is the best of what I checked out and a good example of how the record is put together.

@@@ Cancer Bats: The Spark That Moves (Batskull/New Damage, 2018) Some mainstream, riffy metal that is not cheesy. At this point I find extensive and standard guitar riffs to be a tad cheesy but it’s certainly not art school/pretentious meta. The singer has an emo shredded tone of voice so this changes the vibe here with no epic, leather pants wearing rock hero action here. This is for folks who don’t like messy pissedness of a great punk record or the deep anti social bile of a great metal record. It’s a bit of a prepackaged rebellion thing but the band is strong and if you like guitar riffs get out your big Slurpy cup cuz they have that going in spades!

YTD recordings listened to: 342
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 180
Not good music: 154

Best: 6
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Tal National, Portal, Hernan Sama & Marcelo von Schultz, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto

Is detaining families with their children as in the past acceptable? I don’t think so.

From here:

Well, I think it’s right to criticize the Trump administration’s family separation policy, but I think it’s important to not lose sight of the fact that the Obama administration and the Bush administration, before President Trump, preceded the family separation policy with the policy of detaining families, and detaining women, mothers, alongside their children locked up behind barbed wire.

Excerpt 2:

The Obama administration presided over the largest immigration detention system in the nation’s history, and that’s often overlooked.

So this will be somewhat of a hollow victory when Trump stops separating children from their families and rejoins previous Presidents that detained families crossing the border.

It seems almost fantastical to think the United States could help the Latin countries solve some of the problems they have maintaining safety without setting up death squads.

The truth is that American intervention in Latin America and support for all manner of foul rulers there has contributed to the decline in safety in those places.

So all the fake liberals and good hearted folks will claim victory when Trump stops separating children from their families but they won’t give a shit about the new/old reality of detaining and criminalizing immigrants.


Fact: Trump stole Dem voters as Dems screwed them over and over

From the Guardian here:

North-east Minnesota was once a Democratic bastion. For decades, the ore-miners of the Iron Range counties and the steelworkers of Duluth voted for candidates like Hubert Humphrey and Paul Wellstone. But the steelworks closed and automation reduced jobs in the mines. And voters discovered Trump.

Doesn’t Zuckie want to connect with working class Latinos right near his HQ? I guess not.

From the Guardian here:

“Facebook is taking everything we have … and giving us what? Nothing. Just pain in our lives,” said the pre-school teacher and restaurant worker, seated inside her dimly lit apartment, a mile from the company’s headquarters. “Facebook is just ruining the community.”

The displacement of working-class and low-income Latino families in the shadow of Facebook’s behemoth campus, which is undergoing a major expansion adjacent to their homes, offers a stark illustration of California’s housing crisis and expanding income inequality.

Zuckie is too busy fending off attacks on his data pimping machine to hang out with some probably really nice folks.

I think the biggest asshole in the world award is a tough call between Zuckerberg and Israel’s Netanyahu.  They’re different kinds of assholes but they are both world class liars and bullshit artists.

The stench of evil douchebaggery must be strong for chief of staff Kelly!

From the Daily Beast here:

President Trump’s chief of staff has reportedly become so demoralized amid mounting White House scandals that he no longer cares if the president gets impeached. Sources cited by Politico on Monday say John Kelly told a confidant he is giving up on trying to rein Trump in and will let the president do what he wants even if that results in impeachment because, as Politico paraphrased it, “at least this chapter of American history would come to a close.”