Saturday, June 9, 2018

children separated from parents

The separation of children from their parents, as Donald Trump and his surrogate, attorney general,  and go-to-blame-guy-if-the-issue-goes-south Jeff Sessions are doing, steps across a line of cruelty that gives meaning to the word "vindictiveness." Yes, it may be a good technique for making potential immigrants rethink entry into the United States, but the sheer mean-ness, small-ness, and diminishment of my country ... for me, this is beyond the pale.
On Friday, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with 26 other Democrats and two independents introduced a bill that would put new limits on federal law enforcement’s ability to separate immigrant children from their families unless a court decides that would be best for the child.
The bill specifically states that a minor cannot be removed from a parent or legal guardian “solely for the policy goal of deterring individuals from migrating to the United States."
As usual in the world of Donald Trump, the barn door begins to close only after the horse (the damage) is loosed. Everyone plays catch-up behind the latest Trump chaff attack that provides no policies or legislation but, like a picador's spear at a bull fight, makes the hapless bull moan.

This thing with the kids is vile. Won't someone please shoot this son-of-a-bitch and put him out of our misery? Clearly he doesn't give a damn about anyone's family, including his own and yet "society" (which Trump is said to lead) presupposes families or units of some cohesive sort.


  1. It just doesn't feel like the "kinder, gentler America" I thought they were describing. But then I wasn't expecting much anyway.

  2. I hope Congress changes hands in the upcoming elections.