The hits are coming hard & fast with President Cheeto, from already having his first drone strike on Yemen, to unilaterally making orders for That Damn Wall, to approving pipeline construction by a company he may actually have a direct financial stake in. Even these few short days in, the theme of being as BLATANT and LOUD, and DUMB as possible about the very essence of the state and capitalism has been burning bright as a baboon’s ass. One thing that really sticks out as emphasis of loyalty to his biggest fans — that is, white supremacists — is his executive order on immigration policy. Check out the following section, about sanctuary cities:
To better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions, the Secretary shall utilize the Declined Detainer Outcome Report or its equivalent and, on a weekly basis, make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers with respect to such aliens. (emphasis mine)
Consider what is being called for here. This section of the order demands a list, specifically of undocumented immigrants, emphasizing criminal charges. The implication employs a key falsehood in outright racist AmeriKKKan thought — that people from elsewhere are inherently Worse Than Real Merkins. Migration restrictions themselves are and always will be inherently prejudiced and an affront to any sense of basic liberty due to that implication resting at the heart of their logic, but this is effectively to rub it in the faces of the public in order to pressure the cities that have dared to question the “logic” behind demanding that people prove their worth to the mighty State prior to setting foot on the soil to dash that rare measure of respect for natural human freedom on the rocks of pure, unadulterated, FEAR and HATE. This is a completely naked order of propaganda to whip up rage at people the overwhelming majority of whom are just here to try to make a living or escape a situation that the US’ drug war has exacerbated to the detriment of their family, to use the old Law & Order cliche to sanction openly bigoted mob rule.
Recently thanks to a Black Bloc good Samaritan, there’s been an outpouring of support (though, for some reason, “debate” also) for the practice of smacking fascists*. Well… [CONTINUANCE OF THOUGHT REDACTED SO I DON’T GET ARRESTED].
Update 1/26/17: spot the resemblance
(* – short thread on such here.
Also… Y’know, someone being an open white supremacist who muses about ethnic cleansing I’d say is obviously different from mere political disagreement. Advocating the removal of entire ethnic groups so you can have your “white” (a category which doesn’t actually exist except as an ideological underpinning of racism) Safe Space is a standing threat to anyone who said space would remove and anybody else who would oppose it. Neo-Nazis don’t count under any reasonably defined non aggression principle because the entirety of their essence is aggression; it’s like saying “I will kill you!” is merely protected free speech which the targets should not respond to.
Nah. Punch Nazis. Do way more than punch Nazis even.)