Who would have thought back on November 9, 2016, the day Donald J Trump and Russia grifted into the White House, that this was where we were headed?
A lot of us.
Many of us understood, even then, that although our government is set up in a way to deter this kind of demagoguery, there is enough corruption in government that it is possible to override every safeguard.
The truth is, Donald J Trump got where he is by appealing to prejudice and greed, not by the rational thought of Americans. Granted, some Americans were manipulated, by the efforts of Trump’s campaign officials and the Kremlin, in their use of propaganda via social media.
Still, all that alone would not have given Trump a win, not without the successful efforts to tamper with voter registration, disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of voters, and the actually hacking into polling machines, targeting key states to manipulate an electoral win that gave Trump and Russia the government of the United States.
Even with all that, if more people had showed up to vote, or even put in a little effort to mailing in a ballot, we wouldn’t have:
- Exited the Paris Accord,
- Given the rich a massive tax cut in exchange for our healthcare, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, college loans, and all the other social services that democratic nations offer their citizens,
- We wouldn’t have rising gas prices and a stock market reflecting an impending trade war,
- We wouldn’t be on the brink of war with our allies,
- We wouldn’t be working with Russia, North Korea, and China to undermine democracy.
And the biggest atrocity to date,
- We wouldn’t be listening to, what has become a 24 hour a day tool for propaganda, FOX News, lies about the thousands of babies taken from their parents and imprisoned, with no plan on ever reuniting them.
This is a Trump policy.
**To the Nazis, who attempt to post propaganda in the form of comments on my blog, put your effort somewhere else, it won’t be posted here.
We are watching untold cruelty unfold at our borders. The numbers we are given, on how many children our White House has taken and given to privatized detention centers, don’t add up.
It is alarming that none of the photos released include any girls or toddlers.
Jacob Soboroff, MSNBC correspondent, has passed on information he was given by the Department of Health and Human Services:
“Of the 11,786 minors currently in the unaccompanied alien children program, 3,280 are female and 8,506 are male.”
A simple google search confirmed my understanding that there are more female babies than male babies born in North America.
As you can see in this graph, in Mexico, and South America, where a majority of these children originate, the population of females is higher than the population of males. The numbers released from the White House claims 8500 boys and 3200 girls are being held in these cells.
Where are the rest of the girls? Even if the birthrates were even, that leaves approximately 5300 girls unaccounted for.
Where are the girls missing from the count?
Is this country, that feigns concern about sex trafficking, selling the girls?
Where are the girls?
You know as well as I do that we can expect, in future, to hear stories of sex crimes, abuse, and torture against these children.
You can not take children out of the protection of their parents arms and give them to strangers in a civilized nation. These are human rights violations. These are war crimes.
This must stop today.
Call your members of Congress to demand they put an immediate end to Trump’s policy of separating families. Demand they reunite those already separated. Hold those who crafted this policy, as well as those who support it, Sessions, Trump, Kristjen Nielson, Sarah Sanders, etc, accountable.
Call your members of Congress at 202-224-3121
Watch video of immigrant girls taken from border, moved to NYC last night.