Politics of Hate category archive
At Psychology Today Blogs, Darcia Narvaez marvels at the cruelty of the Trump Administration choice to rip children from their families at the border and explains from a human developmental perspective why the act is so pernicious. A snippet:
Is it ignorance or malice? We don’t know, but the justifications sound both ignorant and malicious.
*Colleen Kraft, head of the American Association of Pediatrics.
Paul Krugman tries to figure out what happened at the G-7 Summit. He is not sanguine.
A snippet (emphasis added):
What went down in Quebec? I’m already seeing headlines to the effect that Trump took a belligerent “America first” position, demanding big concessions from our allies, which would have been bad. But the reality was much worse.
He didn’t put America first. Russia first would be a better description. And he didn’t demand drastic policy changes from our allies; he demanded that they stop doing bad things they aren’t doing. This wasn’t a tough stance on behalf of American interests, it was a declaration of ignorance and policy insanity.
Mike considers Donald Trump’s only significant accomplishment and how today’s events were presaged by a movie 50 years ago. (Warning: Language)
In tangentially related news, the Des Moines Register’s Rekha Basu tells the story of one dreamer, a high school senior, who was “repatriated” to Mexico, a country he had never known, only to die as “collateral damage” from gang violence within a month.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Arash Emamzadeh explores why citizens of a country which has proudly billed itself “a nation of immigrants” and who are themselves descendants of immigrants* have chosen to hate immigrants.
Give it a read.
*I exempt Native Americans from this statement. They aren’t doing the hating.
You realize, natch, that the Trumplers believe that Trump’s some-would-call-it-an-“administration” has given them a license to Trumple and that they believe themselves to be reel Amurricans.