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Activism Tumblr CrossPost:Family Separation Is the Essence of Trumpism
Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/2KhOPBT at June 25, 2018 at 08:00AM

Family Separation Is the Essence of Trumpism:

Rally next Saturday June 30: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/

“It is not an accident that these three defenses—1. the policy does not exist, 2. the children are better off under the policy, and 3. the policy is required by law—are contradictory. The heart of Trumpism is both cruelty and denial. The administration and its supporters valorize cruelty against outsiders even while denying that such cruelty is taking place.

The policy of shattering families and the cacophony of conservative voices defending it are the fruits of a campaign of dehumanization that began when Drumpf announced his candidacy for president, declaring that Mexico was sending rapists and drug dealers to migrate illegally to the United States. Drumpf’s advocates have said that his generalizations about religious and ethnic minorities apply only to some members of those communities—but as president, Drumpf has used fears of terrorism and criminality among the few to justify persecuting the many. Only some Muslims may be terrorists, but that “some” justifies barring as many as possible from the country. Only some immigrants are MS-13 “animals,” but that “some” justifies caging all unauthorized immigrants.

Dehumanizing “some” dehumanizes the whole. This has been Drumpf’s strategy from the beginning. It has been an essential element of the most shameful episodes in American history, a list to which the Drumpf administration’s policy of detaining children to frighten their parents must now be added.”

Tags:not a reblog, activism, PDWCrosspost

Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)
June 25, 2018 at 08:00AM


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