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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday Morning Post (V.1, #25) - They’re Coming for Our Brothers

The President has made it official:  the crackdown on illegal immigrants begins today.  Raids will be staged in cities across America to round up and deport "criminal" aliens.  I have not heard if any of those targeted to be rounded up have been accorded the courtesy of the Constitutionally guaranteed due process and they are indeed fugitives, but that’s not relevant to the larger issue.

The President’s administration has made their hostility and hatred toward immigrants very well known.  Democratic members of Congress have witnessed this antagonism first hand when they toured a border detention camp for immigrant children separated from their parents.  They have described horrific, inhumane conditions at these camps.

Meanwhile, in a laughable episode of political theater, Vice President Pence toured a detention facility for adult males.  He did not see the conditions there as horrific or inhumane.  Beyond the fact that the adults were caged in a large room with only mylar sheets to keep them warm, they all seemed to be in good health and well-treated.  The fact that they are in cages does not seem to bother anyone.

Pence pronounced the reports from Congress as “exaggerated rhetoric” which needs to be toned down.  I have not seen any reports that he toured the children’s immigrant camps where the real problems do exist and have been documented. 

So, this is where American evangelical attitudes towards those less fortunate are now, avert your eyes from the suffering and say, “Nothing to see here.”  Others from Christian and all other faiths protested in the streets of several American cities yesterday.  This video seems appropriate for the tenure of the times:


I fully expect the Vice President to investigate the reports of squalid conditions of a luxury resort at Palm Springs soon.  After all, billionaire vacationers have rights too! 

(Thank you for reading. And more importantly, takin’ it to the polls!)

5 Comments:

Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

There's too many laughable episodes of political theater in this world. Great phrase!

July 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Lurker said...

If His Excellency is starting these kinds of crackdowns when the economy is good, just imagine who will be targeted when/if the economy takes a downturn.

I am attempting to be jocular about this but it makes me real mad. Maybe I don't need to join Facebook after all?

July 14, 2019 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Dave R said...

You have to remember, Pence sold his soul to Satan a long time ago, he thought power more important.

July 14, 2019 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

I have been to the squalid conditions of Palm Springs resorts and they are worth the hourly fee.

July 14, 2019 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Hi Debra, yes, but they're not so funny any more.

Good point, Old Lurker. He'll scapegoat some group much like Hitler did in the 1930's. Oh dear! Did I say that?

Thank you, Dave R. That would explain a lot!

Hi Spo! BTW great photos on your blog entry!
Hourly fee????!!!!! Be still my blue collar sensibilities!

Scram, Celina!

July 16, 2019 at 7:05 PM  

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