June 19, 2019
Trump is now back to being literally Hitler and Amish Supremacist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called him out on his Nazi concentration camps.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday evening ratcheted up her attacks on the Trump administration’s immigration policies, referring to President Donald Trump as a “fascist” operating “concentration camps” on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“That is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps,” Ocasio-Cortez said of migrant holding facilities during a Q&A live-streamed on Instagram. “The fact that concentrations camps are now an institutionalized practice in the Home of the Free is extraordinarily disturbing and we need to do something about it.”
Yes, America is the Home of the Free, not the home of whoever manages to cross its borders.
What would Alexandria do? Let everyone in, no questions asked?
The self-avowed Democratic-socialist then voiced her eagerness to connect with others “who are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again’ means something.”
The expression “never again” is strongly associated with Holocaust remembrance.
Never again will we concentrate groups of people no matter the motive! Abolish prisons! Abolish neighborhoods! Abolish cities!
GO GREEN NEW AMISH DEAL!
During another part of the live-stream, the 29-year-old freshman lawmaker warned her followers that “we are losing to an authoritarian and fascist presidency.”
“I don’t use those words lightly,” she continued. “I don’t use those words to just throw bombs. I use that word because that is what an administration that creates concentration camps is. A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist, and it’s very difficult to say that.”
Okay, Alexandria. Apparently being fascist is so bad that you have to avoid it at all costs, which means that if someone invades you it’s better to just let the invasion happen unchallenged than to become a fascist.
We learn in college that Fascism and Nazism are evil because they do evil things to the enemies of their people, and we have to love our enemies.
This is why women should rule the world. They’re so morally superior to men that they’ve been the only ones really loving our enemies so far.
Women love our enemies so much that they fuck them on a regular basis.
If you’re still not convinced Trump has gone back to being literally Hitler, GQ has the definitive answer.
In February 2018, U.S. border agents took a four-month-old baby from his father, who was deported overseas. Last May, a 16-year-old boy died from influenza after being held in a detention processing facility in McAllen, Texas. Earlier this month, a transgender migrant died hours after being paroled from custody.
As more unaccompanied minors and other asylum-seekers arrive on the southern border, alarming accounts continue: reports of rotten food causing illness, kennel-style fences holding migrants in El Paso, Texas, and another facility in the same city holding more than six times its capacity of detainees. This week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would handle the influx of unaccompanied minors by housing some of them at Fort Sill, an Army base in Oklahoma that held detainees of Japanese descent during World War II, a bleak reminder of another time when America failed to live up to its values.
Beyond each individual crisis, we should ask, what are these places? Are they refugee camps, or are they something else? History provides the answer.
People today tend to think of Nazi death camps as defining the term “concentration camp.” But before World War II, this phrase was used to describe the detention of civilians without trial based on group identity. During a rebellion in Cuba in 1896, the Spanish Empire swept rural peasants—mostly women and children—off the land. Declaring them a threat, Spanish forces held them behind barbed wire in fortified cities. Around 150,000 people died. Three years later, America opened its own concentration camps for women and children as part of an effort to suppress a revolt in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War.
A camp in a country in which the leader openly expresses animosity toward those interned, in which a government detains people and harms them by separating children from their parents or deliberately putting them in danger, is much closer to a concentration camp than a refugee camp. Nothing we are doing is likely to repeat Auschwitz, or to come anywhere close to it. But the history of concentration camps shows us that when it comes to this kind of detention, even when a government isn’t plotting a genocide, shocking numbers of people can still end up hurt—or dead.
You heard the experts. Even if you’re not actually plotting any genocide, genocide might still just happen because people were already kinda concentrated in a camp and like… you only had to push one button, you know what I’m saying?
Orange man is officially back to his orange ways.