Saturday, June 23, 2018

Too Little, Too Late

Hey folks, if you're not angry, you're not listening. 
After months of breaking apart families and making the most out of comparisons to totalitarian regimes of the past, after weeks of insisting that it was anyone else's fault but his own, our "President" signed an executive order to stop this horrifying practice. A day after he had defended it to anyone who would listen. "It's the Democrats fault, they won't give us the votes needed to pass good immigration legislation. They want open borders, which breeds horrible crime. Republicans want security. But I am working on something - it never ends!" 
Let's all whisper a solemn prayer for our hard-working "President," and all the things with which he must contend. 
Or not. 
This obscene process of capturing and detaining one hundred percent of all illegal immigration and separating children form their parents will be halted. The sewage that has already gone under this bridge won't come clean. Stephen Miller, the architect of this policy, continues to be employed at the White House. Kristjen Nielsen, who runs Homeland Security and staunch defender of the human rights disaster, was shamed out of a night out by protesters at a Mexican restaurant. Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager to the "President," mocked the story of a ten year old girl with Down Syndrome who was taken from her mother. He did this on national television. Unapologetically. Fox News' Laura Ingraham compared the detention centers on our southern borders to "summer camp." Human beings were defending the United States' abuse of human rights.
And now our "President" would like us to appreciate how all his suffering has brought about this, sigh, solution. If only the Democrats would have caved into his demands for stricter immigration laws and ponied up the expense for a wall separating us from Mexico, none of this would have happened. 
Is that the wall that Mexico was going to be forced to pay for, or did I miss something over the past couple months? Was holding children hostage until he got his way the only thing that our "President" the deal-maker able to come up with to make a deal? Are we supposed to thank him now for halting the grotesque scene on our border? He wants us to know that the zero tolerance measures are still in effect. All that whining got us something: the tiniest sliver of self respect possible from the rest of the world. 
Thank you, "Mister President." 

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