Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Story Before

Stop me if you’ve heard this story before.
It starts with propaganda, demonizing the other, and convincing citizens that they are the root of all of your problems.

“We have people coming into the country or trying to come in, we’re stopping a lot of them, but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are,”

“These aren’t people. These are animals.”

“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Initially, there are cries for a wall.  While the government says that it is to keep the offenders out, just as many whispers insist that it’s to keep the citizens in.  But a wall is expensive, and time consuming.  Not exceptionally expedient to a leadership on a decisive timeline, and so it is decided that we have to lock the outsiders up, for undetermined periods of time, with little judicial oversight.
What separates these resulting camps from a prison (in the modern sense), outside of harsher conditions, is that it functions outside of a judicial system. The prisoners are not indicted or convicted of any crime by a court. Regular reports of deaths in the camps leak out, often involving children, as well as reports of sexual assaults, batteries, etc. The government brushes off the reports as overblown.
Eventually the name “concentration camps” emerges.
And then the jackboots start kicking in doors to round up more of these troublemakers and outsiders. Reports of citizens being asked to show their ID cards or papers at train stations float around.  The President says that city-wide sweeps will begin, and all of the outsiders will be detained and imprisoned.  We’ve had enough, and the reign of terror of these parasites ends today. 
It sounds like a fairly familiar story, but if I told you it was describing 2019 America, you’d call me a liar.
Donald Trump is by far the most despicable person this world has to offer at this time in history, and he’s dragging the rest of us down with him. 
To quote John Whitehead,

You persuade the people that the menace they face (imaginary or not) is so sinister, so overwhelming, so fearsome that the only way to surmount the danger is by empowering the government to take all necessary steps to quash it, even if that means allowing government jackboots to trample all over the Constitution.This is how you use the politics of fear to persuade a freedom-loving people to shackle themselves to a dictatorship.

It works the same way every time.”

How will you respond when the Jackboots arrive?

Aldermen, Activists Warning Immigrant Neighbors Of Reported ICE Deportation Sweep Starting Soon In Chicago

Are ICE raids a concern in your community?   Is it something your neighbors are talking about?  Is it something you and your family have to worry about? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments down below.  Also, the quotes at the beginning of this article are from Donald J. Trump speeches. 

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This post was created on a  HP Pavilion x360.
I hate this computer. I don’t want my money back from HP, I want an apology. 

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