lies spilling out of the White House on the week after Father's Day
have become a deluge because of the Trump Administration's policy of
tearing children from their mothers and fathers at the southern
frontier because Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to
see refugees and asylum seekers as criminals not worthy of seeking
safety in the U.S.
far as the approximately 2,000 children ripped from their parents and
sent to caged holding warehouses, there is only one word to describe
Trump's behavior: Terrorism.
children, some as young as nursing babies and the rest older are,
indeed, terrorized. The few people who have been allowed entrance to
the facilities that some in Trump's cabinet have described as “summer
camps” for the youngsters likely have not subjected themselves
to the screams and wails of the boys and girls who are incarcerated,
as they cry for their mothers and fathers. It was a fitting sight to
describe the attitude of Trump and his crew toward the people of the
south who are seeking asylum or relief from the dangers of their home
a way, it makes the president and his apologists and supporters
terrorists in their own right. Although a few of them profess to be
parents and many of them profess belief in some religions, it is
clear that they cannot put themselves in the place of the parents
whose children have been taken from them. They cannot empathize.
Because of Trump's twisted personality, he could not act in any other
way, but his personality and his orders as president have forced even
those who oppose separating families of the immigrants willing
accomplices to his terroristic policy. That makes, each one, men and
women, not only accomplices, but guilty of the same terrorism as
of them have tried to make light of their crime and, if it isn't
written down as a crime somewhere, it is a gross violation of human
rights that has been executed on the perverted whim of someone who
wishes to have absolute power, President Donald J. Trump. As soon as
he saw the incredible response of the people and some in his own
party, he blamed the Democrats. It is just another one of his
blatant lies that he tells every day, but this time, he has
traumatized a couple thousand children, perhaps for life. It doesn't
bother him at all.
it makes one wonder what kind of relationship he has had with his own
children, for no one who has picked up a child on coming home from
work, when the child comes running with open arms in greeting, could
not think of that memory when sentencing others' children to a
nightmare and not for any good reason. It is on a whim that Trump
has done this, because he wants the children for use as pawns in his
attempt to build a useless, wasteful and destructive wall between
Mexico and the U.S. He wants the Democrats to approve and fund that
wall and he is using the children and broken families for his ransom
demand so he can build his wall.
the first 17 months of his presidency, Trump has been shown to
epitomize what the U.S. has become. It is becoming an island nation
that is in the process of cutting itself off from the rest of the
world, economically and politically. It is thumping its chest,
bragging how powerful it is militarily and it is not afraid to use
its awesome power to support the corporations that pretty much
control what happens in the Congress and the state legislatures. It
is a bully nation in the way that Trump is the schoolyard bully that
only will stop when confronted in a major way. In a schoolyard, a
punch in the nose is often what stops a bully, but in Trump's case,
he has the world's only superpower to back up his erratic actions and
policies. That makes him one of the most dangerous individuals on
the planet. Just recall his threat not so long ago that his nuclear
button was bigger than Kin Jong Un's button, as if any sane person
would ever joke about something that could set off the destruction of
the world as we know it. Or, maybe he wasn't joking.
can speculate from his behavior in this instance of incarcerating
children and babies that he did not have much to do with the raising
and nurturing of his own children. Or, maybe he just has never been
interested in young children, but only those who have grown to
adulthood and can be used in his businesses or when they become
“hot,” his description of Ivanka. How else to explain
his treatment of Central and South American children as so much
livestock? No children deserve to be thrown into pens in a
warehouse-type building with people they don't know, either falling
into depression or wailing for their mothers and fathers.
press reports have noted that Stephen Miller, one of Trump's closest
advisers, talked him into separating families at the U.S.-Mexico
frontier and taking the children away, as their parents were taken
off to be charged criminally for entering the country illegally.
This was done without a thought for those seeking relief from danger
or oppression, as so many millions have done before and who are now
productive citizens in the third or fourth generation.
of Trump and his immigration policy has been heard from around the
world and even his own party has a few critics which, in this time,
since Republicans are in such lock step, is a rarity. The
president's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ever the one to
immediately support anything Trump says or does, has cited the Bible
to justify separating children from their families and has brought
opposition in a letter signed by hundreds of ministers of his own
religion, the United Methodist Church.
Trump, ever thinking that he is dealing with just another real estate
transaction, believes that he can force Democrats and the public to
fund the insanity of his border wall by holding children hostage. He
continues to insist that the Democrats in Congress can solve the
problem of asylum-seekers and other immigrants by passing a law.
Ever the pathological liar, he has insisted, hour by hour in the past
few days, that it is the Democrats' fault for family separations. It
has been pointed out by numerous people that it is not the Democrats'
fault and what he is doing is not a law passed by a previous
Democratic administration and Congress. Trump can stop this ongoing
human rights violation with a phone call, as was pointed out by
Senator Lindsey Graham, a fellow Republican and by many Democrats and
human rights advocates.
the president has done in this case, as he has done throughout his
administration, is effectively make a liar out of just about everyone
who works for him and must speak for him. Unfortunately, he speaks
for the people of the United States of America. Is it any wonder
that there is little trust among the nations of the world in anything
the U.S. says or promises?