The long look from inside Trump’s camps

Seventy years ago, on the west bank of the Jordan river, camps were set up for refugees.

Today, Trump is creating camps along the Rio Grande.

The children in those camps on the Jordan have given the world decades of terror .. but no peace.

Trump’s apologists are playing WHATTABOUT, accusing Rep. Alexandria Occasio-Cortez (D-NY) of demeaning the memory of the Jews because Trump’s camps are not as bad as the Nazi camps that killed six million Jews.  Here on TA, Peter John Stone points out that that the Nazi concentration camps were an extreme example of the camps used by America to confine and destroy our indigenous peoples. 

The reservations, forced relation camps, the US government’s solution to another era of massive immigration .. the immigration fo Christian Americans into the lands of the native peoples   It is not hard to imagine a self-righteous defender of Ulysses Grant’s writing that the reservations were a kind way of helping the poor savages. In fact that is what Grants did write!

What good will come out of Trump’s camps?

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  1. Roger Rabbit #

    Seventy years later, dispossessed Palestinians still live in refugee camps. The Middle East policy, if you can call it that, crafted by Jared Kushner on behalf of his father-in-law is so one-sided toward Israel that I can’t see the Palestinians or Arab states signing up for it. It’s a step back from peace, not a step forward.

  2. theaveeditor #

    The problem now is not the policy but the Jared. The idea of focussing on the economics is a good one but that requires trust.

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