Thursday, September 01, 2016

The Donald's Speech

I caught a small part of Trump's immigration speech, the part where he was shouting psychotically about building the wall and Mexico paying for it and the crowd was roaring in lustful hatred. Okay, there may have been several such parts.

There Will Be a 'Deportation Force'
"And you can call it deported if you want. The press doesn't like that term. You can call it whatever the hell you want. They're gone." ~ Trump, Aug. 31, 2016

Trump declared he will form a "special deportation task force" within ICE for the immediate deportation of "criminal" types, perhaps to include his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

The Number Keeps Growing
"It could be 30 million." ~ Trump, Aug 31, 2016

Last year he was going to deport 11 million people. Last night the number grew to 30 million deportees, a tenth of the population of the country. That number, not coincidentally, is the number of Americans of Mexican descent in the United States. Ann Coulter last night suggested deporting 60 million people. For perspective, that is the populations of California and New York, combined.

The Wall Will Be Huger Than We Imagined
Berlin, 1960's
Above- and below- ground sensors, towers, aerial surveillance and manpower to supplement the wall." ~ Trump, Aug 31, 2016

Think armed Predator drones, machine gun nests, and (probably) landmines. Trump's definition of beautiful sounds like that largest prison wall in history.

I could find no reference of Trump using the word "humanely" in his speech last night. Short of rotting my brain listening to that festering puss of a speech, I must assume that Trump has abandoned his brief flirtation with the concept of humanely pursuing his mass expulsion of Hispanics.

Neo-Nazis and the Alt-Right are ecstatic over the speech. It marks the victory of Steve Bannon over the kinder impulses of Kellyanne Conway. Much of Trump Hispanic Advisor Panel have resigned after last night's bile-filled speech. For that betrayal, they can expect to be among the first loaded onto the cattle cars headed to the border once Trump is in office.

UPDATE:  Today, Sept. 1, Trump is back to using the word "humane" to describe his mass deportation plan. It reminds me of this...
One of these measures is the institution of the yellow star that each Jew must wear. We wanted to make them visible as Jews, particularly if they made even the least attempt to harm the German community. It is a remarkably humane measure on our part, a hygienic and prophylactic measure to be sure that the Jew cannot infiltrate our ranks unseen to sow discord. ~ Joseph Goebbels, The Jews are Guilty! (1941)
To a sociopath, "humane" is a word devoid of meaning.

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