Along our southern border there are scenes which seem reminiscent of Nazi Germany. Children are being forcibly separated from their parents and placed in cages. Children cry out for their "mamá" and "papá", while some Neanderthal guards (my apologies to the Neanderthals) make jokes about it. The attorney general has the gall to defend the policy by quoting scripture. The "Pendejo" calls the undocumented immigrants an "infestation", and then in a jingoistic gesture hugs the flag.
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In the current political climate, the "deplorables" have been emboldened. They have crawled out of their fetid holes and proudly proclaimed their bigotry.
Every nation has had its dark pages of history, and the United States is no exception. Our nation's story has a recurring theme of racism and bigotry. The horror of slavery was followed by the Klu Klux Klan, lynchings and Jim Crow Laws... treaties with the Native Americans were constantly broken and their population was systematically decimated... Irish immigrants were viewed as sub-human... in fact any non-WASP immigrant was viewed with contempt... the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 closed the door to Chinese immigrants and scores of Chinese were murdered with impunity... during World War II, law-abiding Japanese-Americans were rounded up and sent to internment camps. One hopes that as a nation we learn from history and progress toward social justice. However, currently it seems as if we are regressing.
At this moment in time