Once more, we’ve had a busy week on the web. Trump and his minions have provided us with no end of reports to follow…and be appalled by. Particularly compelling have been the endless stories arising from the separation of children from their parents at the border. Among the stories we’re following on this topic are:
Powerful article over on Salon’s website coming out of the immigrant crisis. It’s long past time to compare Donald Trump and the Nazis by Lucian K. Truscott IV. In it, Truscott says that when Trump and Sessions started putting children in concentration camps, they instantly qualified as Hitler’s successors.
And here is something grimly amusing. American Airlines has politely but firmly requested that the Government not use its planes to transport migrant children on their way to prison camp. Apparently the request came after a flight attendant saw “’16 scared little souls” [being]… shipped from Phoenix to Miami ‘dressed as criminals…”‘
Isn’t it funny how sometimes popular culture provides just the right metaphor for the age? Mashable is reporting that Everyone is comparing Trump’s border policy to ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ even the creator [i.e., Margaret Atwood]. Seems that the horrific scenes of children being taken from their parents in the TV version of the book look an awful lot like what Trump/Sessions et al are doing at the border.
In any case, when even somebody like Cohen says you’re scum, you’re in serious trouble.