Demagogue-in-chief and imperialistic ‘nationalist’

Tom Camfield
Posted 11/2/18

Tell me again, trolls, how Donald doesn’t lie.

Comment in The Washington Post yesterday began: “President Trump’s message is as clear as it is ugly: Fearmongering about illegal immigration …

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Demagogue-in-chief and imperialistic ‘nationalist’


Tell me again, trolls, how Donald doesn’t lie.

Comment in The Washington Post yesterday began: “President Trump’s message is as clear as it is ugly: Fearmongering about illegal immigration will deliver the party the votes it needs to retain control of Congress. And so, in the final stretch before next week’s midterm election, the president and his allies have launched a blitzkrieg of misinformation. 

“In a move unprecedented in modern American history, Trump ordered thousands of active-duty troops to the border to intercept a caravan of Central American migrants, casting them as a menacing ‘invasion’ of  ‘unknown Middle Easterners’ and other shadowy elements. His allies at rightwing media outlets spread lurid conspiracy theories about liberals enabling disease-bearing foreigners to infiltrate the country.

“Even as attention shifted to a spate of right-wing violence, including the slaughter of 11 people at a Pittsburg synagogue that critics linked to the president’s rhetoric, Trump barreled onward, undaunted. On Thursday he gave a speech at the White House where he warned that U. S. troops would shoot violent migrants at the border. He also shared an ad that sought to connect the Democratic Party to murders carried out by a man twice deported to Mexico, and then to liken the man’s murderous behavior to the supposed threat posed by all migrants .  . .”

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While most locals probably have mailed in their ballots, I’m squeezing in this one more shot here for my out-of-state readers who still will be going to the polls on Tuesday—in Mississippi, Arizona, New York, Florida . . .

In addition to his frantic and fanatical, power-mad activity at our southern border, Donald also seeks to gild his personal golden nationalistic image in other exclusive ways.

14th amendment, U. S. Constitution—“All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

President Trump is vowing to sign an executive order that would seek to end the right to U.S. citizenship for children born in the United States to non-citizens, a move most legal experts say runs afoul of the Constitution and that was dismissed Tuesday by the top House Republican, Paul Ryan. 

“We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits,” Trump said during an interview with Axios scheduled to air as part of a new HBO series starting this weekend. “It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.”

Just one more convenient LIE pulled out of thin air. The truth is: 33 countries, including Canada and Mexico, have similar birthright citizenship policies.

Still raving on Oct. 31, Donald again sought to turn the nation’s attention to his hard-line stance on immigration ahead of coming midterm elections, claiming that birthright citizenship is not covered by the U.S. Constitution and vowing the issue will ultimately be settled by the Supreme Court.

So you can see why he was anxious to see the likes of Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.

But we who have followed Donald right along realize what he’s up to here. He knows what’s important to much of his base supporters—the fact that he’s going all out against “invading” brown people who will rape, murder and infect with disease good old “traditional” white Americans. Beware! Buy a gun or two, guys; be macho; lock away your wives and children.

On the sidelines out of the spotlight for the moment are African-Americans whose ancestors were enslaved for the convenience of greedy Euro-whites already engaged in genocidal elimination of true native-Americans. There’s not a lot of pride, let alone worship of Trump sorts, to be had for white-nationalist Americans.

As for a woman coming across our border and having a baby, “and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits” as Donald raves. Such a baby would start life the same way I did, earning his/her benefits as life moved along in later years. I see no reason he or she should be denied equality, treated as a lesser being—discriminated against at every turn, publicly mocked or bullied, forced to ride in the back of the bus.

Donald, as he rants about “benefits” to birthright children being undeserved, also should take note of such Supreme Court rulings as the 1982 case Plyler v. Doe, in which the court said Texas could not exclude the children of undocumented immigrants from public schools. The Supreme Court added that “no plausible distinction with respect to 14th Amendment ‘jurisdiction’ can be drawn between resident aliens whose entry into the United States was lawful, and resident aliens whose entry was unlawful.”

MORE ABOUT THE CARAVAN—Regarding Donald’s ongoing attack on the refugee caravan now en route through Mexico, Dale Milbank of The Washington Post noted: “Behind Trump’s manufactured menace is a cynical calculation. If the anti-immigrant campaign provokes a strong enough backlash among Hispanic voters, they could easily vote Republicans out of power in the House, and from Senate and gubernatorial seats in parts of the country. They have the power, theoretically, to quash these nativist appeals once and for all. But Trump expects to mobilize more whites than Hispanics with his histrionics.”

“Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border.”—Donald Trump

“No one will come in; we’re not letting anyone in,” Donald said Oct. 31. He also promised to send as many as a total of 10,000 or 15,000 troops to the Mexican border. That is total idiocy. The 7,000 or so he already has dispatched is more troops than we have in Iraq or Syria. The 15,000 would easily match the number we have actively engaged in Afghanistan. 

Also, federal law restricts the military from engaging in law enforcement on American soil. “The armed forces do not appear to have a direct legislative mandate to protect or patrol the border or to engage in immigration enforcement,” according to an April 2018 report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.

Donald says active-duty military troops will be “waiting” at the border for the migrant caravan from Central America in case anyone attempts to cross into the United States; he implied on Fox News that these migrants could be “captured” by the military—which would, of course, violate existing law.

That may be some “wait” if the ragged remnants of the caravan don’t limp in for another month or more and the troops are dispatched before election day. The logistics of such a massive troop movement challenge one’s imagination. The housing, feeding, etc. for many thousands of men sitting about week after week—waiting to encounter a belligerent or desperate refugee or two. 

“Sending military forces to our southern border is not only a waste of taxpayer money but an unnecessary course of action that will   further terrorize and militarize our border communities.”—Shaw Drake, policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union’s border rights center in El Paso

Donald said he believes in letting immigrants in on merit. Others he disdains as criminals and terrorists. So much for “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” 

ON ANOTHER FRONT—I occasionally copy a comment I find on an Internet news site. Here’s one: "By Election Day, the president will have hosted 53 rallies across 23 states since the start of the administration, by a person familiar with the president's thinking said Monday. ‘Since Labor Day, the president has hosted 19 rallies and with 11 left on his schedule, the president will have led a remarkable 30 rallies after Labor Day.’ versus ‘I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done,’ Trump, 69, tells ITK [June 23, 2015]. ‘I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off’.” Words from a man who spends two days a week (barring bad weather) on the golf course.

All “look at me” pep rallies at public expense, of course—Air Force One, elaborate security, etc. 

And about Donald’s threats and promises, another commenter wrote: “He also said he was going to jail Hillary. And he hasn't. He also said he was going to build a fence. He hasn't. He also said he was going to show his tax returns. He hasn't. He also said he was going to have a better, cheaper healthcare plan for ALL Americans. He doesn't. He also said he would negotiate a nuke treaty with North Korea. He hasn't. He also said he would fully fund the V.A. He hasn't. He claims HE is the reason the stock market is at all time highs. Only in the last two weeks it has dropped 2600 points, because of his trade/tariff wars. Pittsburgh government officials won't meet with Trump after the synagogue shootings. 15 of the 25 players and 4 of 7 coaches Boston Red Sox have indicated they will not go to the White House. None of the Golden State Warriors went to the White House. 45 Republican members of Congress decided NOT to run for office again saying the ‘the GOP is broken and government isn't working’. 9 of 11 candidates Trump supported in the June special elections lost. The phrase ‘The Divided States of America’ did not exist under Obama. And yet ya'll still support a five time draft dodging guy that spray paints his face orange everyday. Only clowns do that.”

Donald Trump is a madman who will go to the extreme of destroying the earth in attempting to force humankind to worship him and exalt his memory for all time. We, the inferior multitude, are insignificant.




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