Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Not the Same

The constant comparisons of the current situation in America to Nazi Germany are not only silly and foolish but obscene. For one thing, people were running away from Nazi Germany, not running towards it. And if Trump were like Hitler, his enemies would be dead. If Trump were like Hitler, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be dead or in a prison somewhere, rather than being free to spout idiocies 24-7. If Trump were like Hitler, his followers would not be being marginalized and blocked from social media. It would be the opposite. But Trump is not like Hitler and will never be like Hitler; we would rather listen to the foolishness of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez than have people lose their right to free speech. From RT:
Just as Jews sought refuge from Nazi Germany, members of the migrant caravan have every right to ask for asylum in the US, Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has argued, prompting both applause and jeers on Twitter. The self-described “democratic socialist” expressed her outrage over a Sunday altercation on the US-Mexico border, in which US guards used tear gas to disperse migrants who tried to force their way into the United States. The San Ysidro crossing, a busy entry port between Tijuana and San Diego, was temporarily closed following the clashes, and several dozen migrants were arrested on the US side of the border. (Read more.)

From The Daily Wire:
As highlighted by The Daily Caller's Peter Hasson, Ocasio-Cortez, ignoring the fact that many migrants were being repelled because they were breaking the law by attempting to illegally cross the border, painted them all as legitimate "asylum seekers" whom she compared to Jews fleeing the Nazis, families fleeing Rwanda, and those attempting to escape Syria. "Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime," she wrote. "It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany. It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda. It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria. And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America." (Read more.) 

Meanwhile, Mexico may be siding with Trump. From The Western Journal:
So, could the new policy mean, you may wonder? “According to outlines of the plan, known as Remain in Mexico, asylum applicants at the border will have to stay in Mexico while their cases are processed, potentially ending the system, which Trump decries as ‘catch and release,’ that has generally allowed those seeking refuge to wait on safer U.S. soil,” the WaPo reports. “While no formal agreement has been signed, and U.S. officials caution that many details must still be discussed, the incoming Mexican government is amenable to the concept of turning their country into a waiting room for America’s asylum system.” 
I personally love the “… which Trump decries as ‘catch and release'” part, since a) he’s not the first to call it this and b) this is exactly what it is. As for the “safer U.S. soil” part — well, safer for whom
Obrador officials said that the policy was a stopgap measure, insisting that a fuller solution would involve stopping illegal immigration entirely. “For now, we have agreed to this policy of Remain in Mexico,” Olga Sánchez Cordero, Mexico’s incoming interior minister, told the WaPo, insisting it was a “short-term solution.” 
“The medium- and long-term solution is that people don’t migrate,” Sánchez Cordero said. “Mexico has open arms and everything, but imagine one caravan after another after another. That would also be a problem for us.” 
Wait, weren’t caravans fictive elements of our imagination? (Read more.)


julygirl said...

Yes, we are a nation of immigrants, but throughout the decades they were processed through the various ports of entry. Why are certain factions attempting to make us feel that we are an evil villainous government because of our immigration process? And, by the way, I am sick of people accusing the President of hating immigrants.....he has said repeatedly that he is trying to prevent ILLEGAL immigration.

elena maria vidal said...

I don't why people can't tell the difference between legal and illegal immigrants.