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October 1, 2019

The wages of cruelty: Tormented by impeachment, Trump torments the weakest

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 10:52

https://www.salon.com/2019/09/30/the-wages-of-cruelty-trumps-obsession-with-illegal-people-turns-to-homeless/

The most obvious target of this obsession are the nonwhite migrants and refugees whom the Trump administration has detained by the thousands. This is part of a larger campaign of cruelty that includes denying access to public aid and other assistance, children being been stolen from their parents, sick and dying people threatened with deportation and the loss of urgent medical care, the potential revocation of birthright citizenship, denial of access to public education, and ICE and Border Patrol raids designed to traumatize entire communities. The Trump regime does not hide its hatred towards nonwhite immigrants, refugees, and migrants. The evil is naked. Last week it was announced that the Trump regime will now be referring to those groups of people as “aliens” (they were formerly described in federal laws and regulations as “foreign nationals”). This language is intentionally designed to dehumanize nonwhite immigrants, migrants and refugees with the goal of legitimating cruelty and abuse against them.

The Trump administration’s newest targets for abuse are America’s homeless people, a population recently estimated at more than 550,000 people. Focusing his ire against California in particular, Trump is threatening to put homeless people in government camps, as the Washington Post recently reported:

Needless to say, Trump and his lackeys are not acting out of sincere concern for the safety and dignity of human beings who happen to not have homes. Instead, they are seeking to criminalize poverty and attacking America’s largest state, which is overwhelmingly Democratic. On Twitter, Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, highlighted the Trump regime’s hypocrisy and real motives:

Trump does not hide his contempt for homeless people. He recently told reporters that homeless people have overrun the country, ruining “our best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to buildings, where people in those buildings pay tremendous taxes, where they went to those locations because of the prestige.”

This targeting of homeless people is especially sinister: In fact, Trump’s administration has threatened to designate the homeless  as human toxic waste, to be dealt with by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Hill provided these details:

There is much more at the link above.   Hugs

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