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19th-Jun-2018 06:55 pm
This separating children from their parents and keeping them in cages is getting to me, or rather, nearly all my family being okay with it is.

My sister-in-law(my brother's wife), mother-in-law, and sort of sister-in-law(my nephew Taylor's mom) are the ones who did it.

When people find out their government is committing atrocities daily, they apparently react in one of two ways: they either speak out against it, or they rationalize it and "what about" it. In the last few days I've seen people I respect:

Compare separating children from their parents and putting them in "detention centers" to someone who's in prison "losing their children." Usually, unless the person and child have no relatives, the child goes to live with relatives. Even if they don't, they go into foster care, NOT A CAGE.

Post a video of a Trump acolyte lying about who came up with this dumbass idea. Trump lying repeatedly about something does not make it true. THERE IS NO LAW THAT MANDATES SEPARATING PARENTS FROM THEIR CHILDREN, NO MATTER HOW THEY CAME HERE. This all comes from the evilness that is Trump and Jeff Sessions.

Post a story from 2016 about Obama "giving children to sex traffickers." This statement is obviously not true in that context. The story says children from Central America were placed with people and ended up being trafficked - - organizations placed the children with people who ended up using then for slave labor or gave them to others. Obviously Obama didn't personally do this, but it would've happened on his watch.

Now, I'm not sure what the point of this post was. Does this mean since Obama did it, it's okay that Trump is doing what he's doing? If you had seen this when it happened, would you have shared it in the spirit of it being wrong, or because "Obama did it?" Because I haven't seen a post about what Trump is doing being wrong. Had I known about this when it first happened, and it turned out to be true, I would have spoken out about it, because it's wrong, no matter who does it.

Now, I see posts like these all the time. I guess these affected me because I love and respect the people who posted them. I never imagined I would see this before I would see renunciation of frightened children being separated from their equally frightened parents.
19th-Jun-2018 11:59 pm (UTC)
The whole situation is sickening. And I think the people who are speaking up and comparing this to the internment of the Japanese during WWII are letting Trump and his administration and enablers off far too easily. I'm looking to Nazi Germany and what was done to the Jews as a better example.

We need the kind of revulsion turning into action that was the hallmark of the Vietnam War protests. You're not old enough to remember that time, but I am.

I'm using one of my 9/11 icons here. Trump's even perverted that ... standing there wrapped in the flag while he looks at how he's tearing down and destroying everything that made us proud as a nation.

Edited at 2018-06-20 12:02 am (UTC)
22nd-Jun-2018 11:58 pm (UTC)
Australia is another country with a poor record of treating refugees humanely. What Tump is doing is monstrous.
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