Former CIA chief compares Trump Administration to Nazi Germany.

By |2018-06-18T08:33:01+00:00June 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |20 Comments

See, I’m not the only one.

Courtesy of the Daily Beast:

Former CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden on Saturday compared President Trump’s immigration policies to that of Nazi Germany in an ominous Twitter post. “Other governments have separated mothers and children,” Harden wrote next to a black-and-white photo of Auschwitz. Hayden has joined a growing chorus of criticism over the policy of separating migrant families at the border, which Trump has repeatedly blamed on Democratic lawmakers. Following reports earlier this week that nearly 2,000 children were taken by immigration authorities in a period of six weeks, the archbishop of New York also came out against what he called an “un-American” policy. Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Friday slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for invoking the Bible to defend the practice, telling CNN, “I don’t think we should obey a law that goes against what God intends that you would take a baby, a child, from their mom.”

I think people are starting to realize that comparing Donald Trump to Adolph Hitler can no longer be considered simple hyperbole. 

This is really happening, and we are in a pivotal time in this country’s history. 

What will we do differently than those nations who faced a similar situation? 

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  1. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    So they are hiring construction workers retail or restaurant business, with one week of training. What about background checks for pedophiles? this is disgusting, They need to show the murals of trump that are scaring the kids, just like Hitler, with quotes from his book art of the fraud.

  2. Patricia A Jenkins June 17, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    You can thank Democrats for this situation. We outnumber conservatives, but many do not vote. Don’t give me this voter suppression bullshit.. You literally have months if not years to make sure you are registered. If your vote is being suppressed, maybe you should make the extra effort to get out and vote for someone that will protect your rights. Quit fucking waiting for someone to do it for you.

  3. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 4:27 pm


    Pete Hegseth, who Trump wanted to put in charge of the VA, of Fox and Friends Sunday reacted to this tweet by Gen. Michael Hayden:

    Hegseth said, “Put this tweet out there, other governments have separated mothers and children. You know, that’s a picture of a concentration camp that exterminated 1.1 million Jews at the hands of the Nazis. We’re saying because we’re enforcing laws on the books temporarily separating kids from their parents — their parents who broke the law by the way by coming here illegally. And while the kids are in temporary custody they’re getting school and soccer and video games and three squares and two snacks and plenty of sleep and lots of good — that’s the same as exterminating 1.1 million Jews in gas chambers Gen. Michael Hayden, you’re an idiot. That’s the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.”

    Children are living in cages. The White House is blaming the Democrats for not giving them the funding to build enough prisons to hold all of the immigrants. Hegseth’s argument is the same one used by racists to defend slavery, when they try to explain how good the slaves had it as they were beaten, raped, murdered, worked to death, and not free.

    The immigrant children in these camps committed no crime, but they are not free.

    Under no definition can what the Trump administration is doing be considered humane.

    As Trump has taken his most authoritarian step yet, the propaganda cis cancers at Fox News are egging him on. Getting rid of Donald Trump is only half of the answer. Fox News is a cancer on our democracy that is unfit for broadcast in the United States of America.

    • Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      When our country takes kids away from their mothers and fathers as punishment for coming to this country to seek asylum, when we call those kids “unaccompanied alien children” after we’ve forcibly “unaccompanied” them and sent them to shelters without any clear idea of when, or if, they’ll see their moms and dads again…we’d like to say this isn’t us, this isn’t what we do, this isn’t America.

      Today, we did something about it. We took action.

      With less than 24 hours notice, thousands of our fellow Americans made the trip to Tornillo — where a makeshift shelter of tents has been constructed to hold those children — to bear witness, to testify to our fellow Americans, and to force us to act.*kkVlDp3zJTNYot_T.jpeg

      Under a bright sky and a sun that burned our faces and the backs of our necks, we remembered that we were there for the families who’d traveled under these same skies — for thousands of miles — and endured under this same sun, arriving to this country burned, dehydrated and desperate. Like millions of families over the course of our history, they finally arrived, in the hope that they had found refuge, shelter and asylum when their own country could no longer protect them from hunger, brutality and death.

      They came only to discover that under a new zero-tolerance policy, that those parents who had risked everything to bring their children here — as any parent, any human would do — as Amy and I would do in the same situation — would have their children taken from them.

      So we marched to the Tornillo tent city that was constructed last week to house the children of those parents and the children who had arrived without parents. There are over 200 children in there right now. Up to 4,000 coming over the days and weeks ahead.

      My 7-year-old son Henry called me to wish me a happy father’s day this morning before we left for the march. I told him I loved him and I’d see him soon but today we were marching to be there for those kids being detained in Tornillo. He asked me if Tornillo was a jail or if it was a camp. And I told him it’s kind of like both at the same time.

      And then he asked me,

      “Why, dad? Did they do something wrong?”

      There’s no more important time to be alive than this one. To be an American, to be on the U.S.-Mexico border, to have the opportunity to define who we are as a country.

      What’s happening right now, it’s on us, all of us — no person, no party, no administration however powerful. It’s on all of us, the people of America.

      And after today I know that America is ready to meet this challenge, this test — a moment that will define us for the rest of our lives and for the history to be written long after we’re gone.

      Whether it was Angela who came in from Rockport, a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Or the delegations from Midland, Lubbock, Dallas, Austin and Houston. Joe, who took two flights from Boston. All the kids from El Paso, the teachers from Fort Hancock, the families from New Mexico. A woman who learned about this 20 hours ago in Salt Lake City, and jumped in the car stopping only for gas and a McDonald’s.

      People from all walks of life. Musicians (thank you David Garza and Jim Ward!), teachers, veterans, retirees, activists and shut-ins. People who’ve never been involved in politics, people who hold public office, people who want to hold public office. And people who want to hold those in public office accountable.

      Veronica Escobar, our former County Judge and future Congresswoman who initiated the call to action and brought us together. Lupe Valdez who for the day suspended her campaign for governor and flew to El Paso, got a few hours of sleep and then drove to Tornillo to help lead the march. Fernado Garcia. Ruben Garcia. Cristobal Joshua Alex. Melissa Lopez. Congressman Joe Kennedy.

      Today we were able to bear witness, to ensure that this is on us, on our conscience. And that we bear that burden now because we know it will be unbearable for long — that it will force us to act, to push, to pressure, to ensure that our laws reflect our kids, those kids, and that idea and ideal of America that we still hold true.

      No good tough important thing has ever happened in this country because Congress, Presidents, people in positions of power, woke up and decided to do the right thing. It’s only ever happened when the people of this country forced those who had the power to use it for our common good.

      I saw that today, and I am grateful that I got to be part of it.

      • Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 7:54 pm

        In a new interview with the Washington Post, the person in charge of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy in the Rio Grande Valley said that the number of children taken from their parents would likely double in the coming months. The Rio Grande is now the busiest segment of the U.S.-Mexico border as more refugees from Central America have attempted to enter the United States there.

        Manuel Padilla Jr., Border Patrol chief for the Rio Grande Valley, told the Post that his border agents had separated 568 parents from children but that figure was just half the number of parents who could have been prosecuted. According to Padilla, this means that as they step up enforcement under the zero-tolerance policy he thinks the number of children taken from parents will double. At least, that is what he is hoping will happen.

        “We are trying to build to 100 percent prosecution of everybody that is eligible,” Padilla said. “We are not there yet, but that is our intent.”

        According to national figures from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) nearly 2,000 minor children were taken from their parents during the six week period from April 19 through May 31, and many more have occurred during June.

        Padilla is a big supporter of the new policies which require all people to be arrested and requires separation of children. He said that many years of lax enforcement of U.S. laws had encouraged more attempts at illegal entry into the country.

        “This zero-tolerance initiative changes that completely,” he said. “We cannot just have this surge of immigration without any consequences.”

        While Padilla said he hopes the new policies will remain in place long enough to be 100% effective, many others disagree with him. There has been an outcry from religious groups, both Republicans and Democrats, and even the United Nations about the policies which are seen as both cruel and unnecessary.

        More importantly, advocates for the people detained have made clear that the factors which motivate families to attempt to enter the United States illegally are not going away.

        Wendy Young, president of a nonprofit group that provides immigrant children with free legal support said that the new policies won’t stem the tide. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had said that the cruel approach is needed to stop people from coming.

        “It doesn’t matter how cruel we become. Families are going to take that risk,” she said.

  4. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Sessions isnt seeing correctly.

    His full quote was a reference to the metaphysical – which is what we are, which is what these religious texts are – they describe a living mythology for evolving earthlings and the universe. But when the anthropomorphized stories of transcendence are concretized into an idol or savior (ANY idol or savior), the transcendence is lost.

    AND SO – the literalized messages written 2000 years ago don’t calibrate literally to modernity due to the intractability of evolution. And where there is literalism, there is no correctly understood evolution, and the human is trapped in error waiting for salvation, which is also an error of understanding and sight.

    Funny, the entire Christian faith is built around Jesus’ death. When literalized, THE MESSAGE of the death cannot be known, experienced, or lived correctly AS IT HAS ALL BEEN PUSHED INTO THE AFTERLIFE INTO THE MURSE OF A SAVIOR! THE MESSAGE of the death is that we are self evolving, and therefore self saving. His death is about us, about what WE are, as we likely don’t remember as have just surfaced from a vagina as a bipedal mammal into spacetime from the eternal, SO WE NEEDED THE MESSAGE OF WHAT THE HELL WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE AND IN WHAT DIRECTION WE OUGHT TO GO. And so, enter the story of Jesus, giving us those answers in the image of the human form that we are. We are that. The MESSAGE of our very own transcendent eternity calibrated into our own understandable finite form.


  5. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Laura Bush is calling out Donald Trump for forcibly separating immigrant kids from their parents and placing them in shoddy housing ranging from a former Walmart to tent cities, calling it “cruel” and “immoral.” She’s comparing Donald Trump’s treatment of immigrant children to the Japanese internment camps of World War II, which she refers to as “one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.”

    Mrs. Bush said this of the inhumane conditions: “while there were beds, toys, crayons, a playground and diaper changes, the people working at the shelter had been instructed not to pick up or touch the children to comfort them. Imagine not being able to pick up a child who is not yet out of diapers.” She also added that “If we are truly that country, then it is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents — and to stop separating parents and children in the first place.”

    Donald Trump has admitted that he’s been rounding up the immigrant kids so he can use them as a bargaining chip to try to force Congress to cave to the rest of his failed legislative agenda. It’s becoming more clear by the day that he severely miscalculated. Instead of working as leverage in his favor, the immigrant child concentration camps have become a nationwide rallying cry against him.

  6. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    ‘This is occurring in other neighborhoods, in other cities, in other states. “My President”… which has become the yelling cry that has nationalized racist Whites across this country. He doesn’t even know me… but feels he knows me because of the color of my skin. My skin color meant something enough to him, so much so that it pulled up the evil from within him to attack me with the one of the most hateful words he could think of to attack me. So yes I will record, I will document. This is the fight people of color are in. We are simply trying coexist and live in this world, to raise our children to be successful and loving human beings. I was doing nothing but walking myself home today to enjoy my wife and my children on their first day off from school…’

  7. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Man arrested after racist rant in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood

  8. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    ‘This is America — it isn’t Moscow’: Watch angry lawmakers demand entrance to New Jersey ICE detention center

  9. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Psychologist warns Trump’s mental state is rapidly deteriorating — and he may be ‘on the boundary of psychosis and reality’

    Based on Donald Trump’s public behavior, some of America and the world’s leading psychologists, psychiatrists and other clinicians have concluded that the president of the United States is mentally unwell. Trump appears, in their opinion, to suffer from malignant narcissism. He is also a compulsive liar who lacks empathy for his fellow human beings and shows no remorse for his bad behavior. Most importantly, Trump’s personality defects amplify his authoritarian values, beliefs and behavior. The results of this could be catastrophic.

    • Anon June 17, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      Oh don’t make mother of everyone babysit. Russia would be first to be whipped. Then Trump. Then Kim Jon.
      It’s never being retired, more like Re-Tired. But humanity is worth the effort.

  10. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    WARNING: Trump is working every day to test democracy, overrun the rule of law, emulate role models Kim Jung Un & Putin. If he can get away with it, he will suspend a free press, accelerate his kleptocracy & begin eliminating opponents. He will stop at nothing. This is no joke.

  11. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    The bus transporting children has cages. Literally cages.

    The President’s administration is tearing infants away from their parents and he’s busy tweeting that the press is the enemy of the people and whining about an FBI agent.

  12. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Oh. my. GOD! Trump Admin has SIGNED A LEASE in Houston to OPEN a BABY JAIL.
    A JAIL FOR BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!

    When a gov’t targets children so blatantly, openly & unapologetically, there’s nothing that the gov’t won’t do. Nothing. Only fools believe that this inhumane treatment will be limited to the southern border. This cruel regime is counting on apathy.

  13. Anonymous June 17, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Wow. This is the private letter @SenatorCollins is sending to her constituents rationalizing Trump’s policy of separating children from their families. #mepolitics

  14. Holy God The Zombies Are Out June 17, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Political apathy is a form of trauma. It stems from religious trauma, meaning, errors in epistemology, which, because they are errors, disempower the human, leaving him ambivalent, indifferent and prey to living systems of power – in this case – politics.

    Its brainwashing, its a cult, and it starts in the church.

    Sessions relies on the stored trauma of these GASLIGHT ZOMBIES, who, with their Stockholm Syndrome, are LIT INTO ZOMBIE ACTION just by having heard mention of the word GOD. THEY ARE IN THEIR TRANCE, AND UNAWARE OF IT. And as soon as GOD is mentioned or used as imagined leverage, their hands extend outwards, their wallets open, their guns cock, their MAGA hats go on.

  15. Chris June 18, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Why are these people referred as “immigrants”. They are not immigrants. They are refugees clearly. They are escaping war torn countries where these women and children are raped and murdered on a daily basis.

    • Anonymous June 18, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      OMG. What ‘war torn countries’? Foolishness. This is nothing but the latest loophole actually being promoted by liberals. What a joke.

      If people from South America truly were seeking asylum. They should ask for asylum when they first cross the border into Mexico.

      But they don’t, because they pay Cartels, and risk their lives in their hands (as it is easier just to kill these people than actually transport them), who have coyotes that transport them illegally thru Mexico and then the dangerous trek of illegally crossing the US border.

      Wake the F up. Again, if people want asylum they can do it at the border of Mexico. That is not what they want. They want to come to the US illegally.

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