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Meanwhile, when I go onto Facebook, I see all kinds of posts from people praising Trump for having the "courage" to do this -- while insisting that we have nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about; it's all the fault of those dirty "illegal immigrants" for doing this to their own children.

Oh, and an awful lot of them insist that the outrage is all faked, that it's nothing more than political posturing by "people who hate Trump and freedom." I'm guessing that's the narrative being pushed by Fox "News," and that they're mindlessly repeating this talking point?
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Shout out to the hostage takers vowing to take no further hostages from among the descendants and ongoing victims of the United Fruit Company.
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They will not be releasing the hostages they already took, however.
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What's happening on the U.S. southern border is so hideous that even a lot of prominent Conservatives are upset about it -- or are pretending to be, anyway. That's all to the good, at least.


But what's so truly heinous is the people who are A-OK with all of this. I've been hearing so very many people praising Trump for having the "courage to do what needs to be done" and saying that they have no sympathy whatsoever for the families that are being ripped apart, because "they brought it on themselves." Some of them admit that it doesn't look good, but that we shouldn't be upset about it, because Trump and ICE are "just obeying the law."


But wait ... aren't these many of the same people who were outraged -- OUTRAGED, I tell you -- about what happened to Elián González? Weren't they loudly decrying the "jack-booted government thugs" who "ripped Gonzalez from the arms of his loving family"? [To return him to his father -- after, I note, two different Federal Courts ruled that only González's father had the legal right to decide where he lived. So, you know, those "jack-booted government thugs" were just obeying the law.]

Aren't these some of the same people who went on at great length, expressing disbelief that any Administration could be so heartless, cruel, and outright evil as to allow such a thing to happen to even a single child? Aren't these some of the same people who insisted that any Administration that would permit such a thing has lost all moral authority?


Of course, they never gave a flying rat's ass about the fate of a little brown child. But where Elián González was concerned, it was politically expedient to pretend that they did. Now, of course, they don't have to pretend that they care in the slightest about these people -- and so they don't bother.


Instead, I see a lot of Conservatives insisting that the outrage about what's happening is fake, and is nothing more than political posturing from people who "hate Trump and America." It's Conservative Political Philosophy 101 -- always accuse your opponent of doing what you're doing.

It's projection too, I suspect. After all, a great many of them have made it abundantly clear that they don't care at all about the well-being of brown people -- but they're more than willing to use brown people as political pawns. So naturally, they can't imagine that the people who are protesting the inhumane treatment of immigrants are actually concerned about those immigrants as fellow human beings, much less that they actually -- *gasp*! -- care about the atrocities that are being committed upon these people.
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Ian Bremmer: Trump tossed candy to Merkel at G-7, said ‘don’t say I never give you anything’
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House GOP leaders postpone vote on compromise bill - The Washington Post

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I think these are the seeds that are going to be planted for an ultimate solution.
That sounds Final.
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