It is no secret that the Trump Administration hates immigrants, and the people therein are doing all they can to crush their lives. This should not be surprising; after all, Trump kicked off his campaign right off that gilded escalator in Trump Tower in 2015 by calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals who are coming into the country to harm “real” Americans. Now, however, they have reached a new and frighteningly fascist despicable low. It seems that Trump and his ICE cronies will now not only be separating immigrant children from their parents, but they will be detaining them on military bases. This scary new development was just announced via Twitter by reporter Brian Krassenstein, and reported by the Washington Post.
The Trump Administration is reportedly preparing to shelter migrant children on military bases, likely splitting them up from their parents.
I wonder when the labor camps, confined quarters and gas chambers come into play…
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) May 15, 2018
There’s no two ways about it this time. Trump is literally acting like Hitler. Now, I know that supposedly we aren’t supposed to say that out loud, but what more proof than this do we need? Does anyone think Hitler started off with gas chambers and mass graves? No. He started off by demonizing the other – in his case, Jewish people, but also LGBTQ people, the disabled, and other “undesirables” that the Third Reich later deemed unfit for society. That is what Trump is doing now.
Phase One of his operation – getting elected by stoking white grievances and fears about people of color, religious minorities, LGBTQ people, and other people are not the “right kind” of Americans – is complete. This immigration crackdown is Phase Two. He’s now literally sending children to concentration camps.
Wake up, America. This man is slowly but surely turning into a dictator before our eyes.
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