Regrann from @sirpennypacker
- 🔊 #trumpsamerica
— after #donaldtrump
‘s latest tweets, there should be no doubts about it: his escalating tirades against undocumented immigrants have nothing to do with #immigration
and everything with exploiting the racial anxieties of people who want america to be a whiter country.
amid the scandal over trump’s policy of separating and caging immigrant #children
from their asylum-seeking #parents
— trump tweeted, immigrants “infest” this country, as if they were animals carrying infectious diseases.
historians and linguists were quick to remind us that, throughout history, dehumanizing people was the first step toward some of humanity’s worst atrocities.
“for anyone familiar with n**i history and the persistent campaign to paint jews as vermin or animals, and certainly not human — the word “infest” is not only remarkable, but terrifying,” — columnist aviya kushner
nazi literature often depicted jews as rats who were “infesting” europe, she wrote.
has been trying to dehumanize undocumented immigrants since the first day of his campaign, when he falsely claimed that most mexican #immigrants
are “criminals” and “rapists.”
he was appealing — successfully — to millions of americans who resented that america has become blacker, browner and more asian. many of us suspected that his slogan “make america great again” really meant “make america white again,” but it was largely speculation.
but since then, trump’s intentions have become crystal clear. he — and his de facto propaganda machine, fox news — are constantly escalating their anti-immigrant rhetoric.
trump not only tacitly endorsed neo-nazi groups when he said that there were “very fine people on both sides” of a clash between neo-nazis and anti-racist protesters in charlottesville, va., but has also referred to central american and africa as “shithole countries”.
most recently, he referred to immigrants as “animals,” — white house officials later “clarified” that he was referring to ms-13 gang members.
#wereallthesame #historyrepeats #privilege #accountability #ignorance #educate #bias #bigotry #diversity #daca #dreamers #fucktrump #daca #dumptrump