Democrats Finally Deviate From "Let's Start World War 3" Midterm Platform

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Steemit.com,

Last night Rachel Maddow finally took a break from her relentless warmongering toward Russia, Syria and North Korea to have a pretend cry about the plight of immigrant children on her hit MSNBC show.

It was arguably the climax of a loud nationwide outcry against a federal policy of separating parents from their children when they are arrested for illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the United States, and the following day President Trump signed an executive order suspending that policy while congress comes up with some less draconian legislation.

And of course the entire thing was phony from top to bottom. The policy Trump's political opponents have been blaming on the current administration was actually bipartisan and several administrations in the making, and as with many US policies simply grew progressively more depraved with each new president. The executive order leaves the debate over many, many immigration issues still unresolved, including the fact that it just means families will now be imprisoned together under Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new "zero tolerance policy", and the fact that thousands of families will still remain separated. And of course the entire furor only became a mainstream issue because midterm elections are coming up and the "Russia, Russia, Russia" platform of the last year and a half hasn't exactly energized the Democratic party's base. And of course that soulless bitch Maddow, who will cheerfully help inflame tensions between nuclear powers in order to give her ratings a bump, was 100 percent acting throughout the entire scene.

But you know what? I'll take it.

I don't normally comment on US immigration policy. My haters are always whining that I, an Australian, focus so much on American politics, but believe it or not I do have a strict personal code for the sorts of things I do and do not write about. I focus on the US because it is clearly the focal point of the transnational power establishment which uses its military and economic might to bully the rest of the world into supporting omnicidal, ecocidal plutocratic agendas, but as a strong proponent of sovereignty I do try to stay in my area and only write about things which directly or indirectly impact my part of the world. I don't write about local US politics, I stay out of the gun control debate, and I don't tell people in another country what their immigration policy should be. Plus an Australian criticizing any other country for cruel immigration policy would be laughable.

That said, I think I can safely say from within my sovereign boundaries that if the Democratic Party were to spend spend June through November campaigning on immigrants' rights rather than on starting World War 3, the rest of the world will breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Trump-induced amnesia has erased much of the memory of this, but Democrats haven't always been so goddamn terrifying. They've always been phony, and they've always been the other half of America's oligarchic military-industrial complex problem, but before they lost their marbles in 2016 they did at least try to pretend to be vaguely progressive sometimes instead of basing their entire platform on attacking political opponents for trying to get along with Russia or North Korea. A reversion to the way things used to be, when Rachel Maddow was just a garden variety partisan hack instead of a psychotic amalgamation of all the worst aspects of Glenn Beck, Alex Jones and Joseph McCarthy, would be a welcome relief.

Immigration has been an on-again, off-again pet issue of the so-called "Resistance" since Trump took office, but only enough to score a few political points with a cutesy sound byte here and there. Never before has immigration policy reform been so aggressively and urgently shoved through with one voice as it was these last few days, in a way that couldn't possibly be ignored. It was the most galvanized the Democrats have been since 2016, and this, unlike the moronic strategy of fanning the flames of Russia hysteria and warmongering, is something that could actually energize the Democrats' progressive base. Getting Trump to cave to pressure and sign an executive order is arguably the very first useful thing the "Resistance" has ever accomplished. More advocacy for the human rights of immigrants and less for nuclear war flirtation could help dig the donkey party out of the hole it's in.

Obviously this wouldn't even begin to address the massive, glaring problems that are plaguing the Democratic Party, who just overwhelmingly voted in favor of increased military spending while denying Americans the same basic social services that are accorded to everyone else in every other major country in the world. But hell, if you have a kid who's constantly beating up his sister and tormenting the dog, you want to give him a cuddle and some positive reinforcement when he does something nice for once. Encouraging the Dems to go back to their pre-Trump levels of immorality and focus on things that human beings can get behind would benefit everyone, and giving them credit where credit is due when they accomplish something decent is probably a good idea. Whatever lures these lunatics away from the war drums and places emphasis on human rights over military violence, I support.

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Comments

nope-1004 wee-weed up Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:19 Permalink

Fake Moooo's from Rachel Madcow, lol.  Pulling the crying card out is always a clear sign of a lack of integrity, not just emotional weakness, and a desperate attempt at manipulation.

Hillary still leads in the hypocrisy department, doing it "for all the little girls out there" whilst staying married to and supporting a sexist husband.

The libs are not only nuts, but psychotic!

 

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beemasters EuroPox Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:57 Permalink

"....it is clearly the focal point of the transnational power establishment which uses its military and economic might to bully the rest of the world into supporting omnicidal, ecocidal plutocratic agendas"

DC is a cesspool of degenerates that have survived and thrived. It's understandable, yet still disconcerting to know the world (including American citizens) is dictated/bullied by the highest number of psychopaths in the nations. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-19/study-confirms-most-psychopat…

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Chris2 beemasters Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:18 Permalink

Yes pivot to immigration where you go to die.

Only 20% of Hispanics support catch and release which is what they are aiming for. They know these people lower their wages, compete with them for housing, bring their crime to their neighborhood.

Americans don't even want more legal immigration. Actually Trump is branding them with this before 2018 as the party of open borders, more traffic, lower wages, higher rents, more crime, higher taxes, crowded schools, fewer jobs.

Wow what a platform.

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Zorba's idea Escrava Isaura Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:24 Permalink

Bernie will move the DNC to a less corporate, globalist, NWO party as soon as Hillary and Bill give back all the billions of dollars they grifted. FFS! On the other hand, Bernie selling the "Free Shitter" platform by an america that has tens of trillions of debt it will never discharge is the perfect platform for the Idiocracy we have become. I'm sure all this will cure the Tyrannical Lawlessness both our corrupted parties love to prostitute for their preferred funders.

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I Am Jack's Ma… Banana Republican Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:28 Permalink

CJ calls it a ‘policy’

 

I wish someone could clear this up for me -  my understanding is that ONCE TRUMP ENFORCED THE LAW as to arresting adults -  other laws and/or court decisions made it illegal to keep minors with parents.

But apparently a 9th circuit decision says you cant hold minors more than 20 days... which means they have to be released, apparently within the US, where wherher trafficked or not, they will disappear with no end in sight.

 

In other words, again to my understanding now only, the ‘policy’ is arresting illegal immigrants as, you know, Trump was elected to do, as government is supposed to do, thereafter he had no choice.

I would object to using the term ‘policy’ to enforcement of the law by the government.

But if there were legalalternatives, POST ARREST, I can see some of the anger... some.

 

I also dont get the left wing theory that anyone in the world who arrives has a ‘right’ to come here and get all sorts of free shit.  They surely can’t be stupid enough to think a country without borders will long survive, esp as a welfare state.. right?

 

 

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I Am Jack's Ma… I Am Jack's Ma… Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:48 Permalink

Does anyone have any doubt that Dems want de facto open borders?  That if these ‘families’ were put up in luxury hotels, the Left would move goalposts... even that would be ‘cruel’  -  they must be released and... given housing and footstamps and healthcare as needed.

We cant build a wall, we cant arrest them, or detain them, or deport them...  but regardless of the law and the election we all have to pay for the costs of illegals...  the flow of which is literallu unending?

 

The right play is to get on twitter, get on fb, try to rally moderates and conservatives...  time to discuss the wall again.  THAT is the way to stop letting Dems dictate the conversation.

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BlackChicken Blue Steel 309 Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:36 Permalink

You forgot a few things:

Raise interest rates;

Raise taxes;

Eliminate the second Amendment and take away all legally owned firearms (the criminals and illegals keep theirs);

Eliminate free speech, unless liberal.

Import as many non integrating un-American minded people as possible (to vote for future democrats).

Erase every good thing Trump has done to increase jobs to bring us back on track to becoming a utopian socialist shit hole.

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StychoKiller IridiumRebel Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:47 Permalink

Most of the red-tape for immigrating to the USA was put in place by the Decepticrats at the demands of the Union bosses & rank-and-file.  Reason magazine published a two-page graphic of the Rube-Goldberg requirements for LEGALLY immigrating to the USA (good luck finding it).  These jackwagons have no one to blame but themselves (not that the Republicons are any better!)

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farflungstar char_aznable Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:20 Permalink

Yeah the childless dyke forcing out tears for illegals and their illegal children.

Altogether now in ONE VOICE (((independent lefitst media))) 

EMOTIONALLY BLACKMAIL THE GOYIM

We have to bomb Syria because think of the children.

We have to have open borders because think of the children.

These motherfuckers got nothing else but this basing of policy on feelings. A real jew tactic to sway fags, women and soybous. GFY!!

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Snaffew char_aznable Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:50 Permalink

I could care less that she's a lesbian...the more concerning factor is that she is an asshole and purveyor of misinformation to fuel her party's objectives.  Both parties are the same---repub and democrat---they both lie, cheat and steal to facilitate their money wasting agendas.

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GoldmanSax Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:13 Permalink

They are already in ww3. They helped bring in beligerants who will kill Americans or support policies which will kill Americans after they are bankrupted. Sounds like a war to us, No?