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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Depraved Indifference

("When Did Caging Kids Become the Art of the Deal?")

Can we possibly pretend to be surprised by the depths of depraved indifference now exhibited by this President? Can we possibly suggest this is the straw that broke the camel's back? 

From his ludicrous birther attack on Mr. Obama, to his opening salvo against Mexicans, from his denunciation of John McCain and his half decade as a POW to his verbal assault on the parents of a fallen soldier, from his shutting the door on Muslims fleeing their worst nightmares to his tepid rebuke of white supremacists at Charlottesville, if we are not long since past the point of no return then it is only because we have not been paying attention.

Mr. Trump is capable of the worst cruelties, of the most outrageous wrongs, of the most unfeeling, uncaring, unrelenting abuses. To him, the life of most others has little value, each as disposable as the next. These children, the parents, to whom he can express such lack of feeling, are but the latest iteration of his ugliness.

And if you think for even one second he can go no lower, think again. And wait but one more second.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The stupidity of his financial backers and his supporters are the cause.--RE

Michael Gansl said...

Unfortunately it saddens me to the depths of my soul that there are so many people and politicians who support him at every twist and turn in the road. One questions if we have always harbored these instincts and Trump has just brought them out in the light.

Bruce Egert said...

In 1968 a lot of idealistic Democrats refused to vote for Hubert Humphrey because he was too aligned with the establishment Democrats who ran Viet Nam war into oblivion. Their defection gave us 6 years of Richard Nixon and his criminal VP Spiro Agnew. I learned then, 50 years ago, that we often have binary choices to make and do not have the luxury of a nuanced response to an imminent threat. Thus, any American who does not see this separation policy at the US border of putting youngsters into TRUMP JAIL TOWER as immoral and a threat to our nation's future is dead wrong. All debates over amnesty, DACA, border walls, ICE, asylum and whether or not immigration is a good or bad thing MUST take a back seat until we get these kids out of the TRUMP JAIL TOWER. And, anyone who does not join in the fight, no matter how slight, has missed his or her chance to do something right.