CONSEQUENCES OF SINS OF THE FATHERS
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
I think that it is naïve to pretend that political cultists can ever be completely sincere. I have accepted the fact that hypocrisy is a fact of politics, but I am not going to resign myself to it and I will not embrace it – because it is a dangerous move.
Mostly because the political sector will be constantly trying to win you to their side no matter how abhorrent their positions may be.
The times of censorship, bullying, ostracizing, and political haranguing are now part of our social climate – political and religious sectarianism once a problem in Muslim nations is now an even bigger problem in the United States.
While we say that we do not shoot the messenger in this country, we certainly feel the need to censor the messenger, boycott any and all associations with the messenger, and make it a point to levy character assassination in order to silence the messenger.
About a week ago I noticed a story that raised my ire and illustrated to me just how hypocritical and said our political ideologies have become.
I posted a story on my Facebook page about how Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley attempted to visit a Wal-Mart in Texas that had been converted into a privately run, federally funded detention center for immigrant children.
The story stated that he was removed by police.
Merkley attempted to enter the converted Wal-Mart in Brownsville, TX to inspect the living conditions of immigrant children who had reportedly been separated from their parents and were rumored to be kept in cages and concrete floors of the converted Wal-Mart. Merkley streamed live on social media his attempt to enter the facility but was denied entry by Homeland Security.
All the windows and doors to the facility have been blacked out with window tinting. Merkley arrived and was immediately asked to leave by a female government worker.
One of the country’s most powerful lawmakers then demanded to speak with a supervisor. Instead of complying with his wishes in the name of transparency, the shadowy government workers called Brownsville police on the U.S. Senator. After 10 minutes of waiting and being confronted by local police, he was denied entry and forced to leave.
The story I posted was written by Jack Burns of the Free Thought Project.
The story was removed from my Facebook page the Associated Press Fact Check service.
The notice said in all caps: NOT REAL NEWS: Wal-Mart not housing immigrants for DHS.
The story is now all over the mainstream media complete with a political angle that can now be called real news.
It is obvious that the Associated Press wanted to blank the story until corporate media could give a homogenized and sanitized story that pundits could hijack for political gain.
The Associated Press obviously doesn’t like the idea of anyone posting a story about FEMA camps or any kind of detention facilities unless they can blame the current administration for them.
This is not some liberal issue or some conservative issue – it is a moral and human issue. To censor the story in order for political tidiness and misdirection is also an abhorrent move by Facebook and the press.
This is another example of “dirty war” tactics in keeping information from the masses until it is an opportunistic time to reveal it.
People who understand history can cut through partisan dogma and controlled propaganda in order to see the ulterior motives of those who use politics to excuse their nefarious actions.
Part of the dilemma for anyone who truly wants to understand these actions and re-actions is that “nothing they do” within the circles of power and greed seems to make any logical sense.
Just before the 9/11 attacks, there were a few films released that seemed to be a form of cruel predictive programming about rounding up suspected enemies of the state. One particular film was called, The Siege. The film starred Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis and it confronted societal themes that predicted the rise of a police state, the freedom of the individual, round-the-clock surveillance, the corruption of government, totalitarianism, weaponization, group think, mass marketing, and the tendency of humankind to meekly accept their lot in life as a prisoner in a prison of their own making.
It also illustrated how Americans can become indifferent to the idea of jailing people in camps and cages without due process in times of crisis or perceived crisis.
At the time the film had some basic evidence that a slippery slope was in the making as at the time there was a revelation that prison camps were being created in the real world in order to jail American citizens during a possible time of declared martial law by the president.
There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA should martial law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential signature on a proclamation and the attorney general’s signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached.
For many years, a number of Americans have worried that the REX 84 program would be used against them and that all it would take is a signature from the president to allow martial law, and that guns will be confiscated and anyone who resists would be rounded up and put in these empty prison camps.
However, it needs to be said that while Americans were waiting for the day that they would be incarcerated in the FEMA camps and that there were guillotines and coffins awaited them – the truth is that all along the FEMA camps were originally being created for what can be called “Mass Exodus.”
The Rex 84 program was established on the reasoning that if a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossed the Mexican/US border, they would be quickly rounded up and detained in detention centers by FEMA.
The ugly truth is that converted detention facilities will start springing up everywhere under the current circumstances – or, it is better said, the ones that have been in reserve since the Reagan administration will have a reason to open.
Mexico is becoming a failed state, and, further south, that failure is part of a domino effect throughout the region. El Salvador is slowly being conquered by the drug cartels, along with Honduras and Guatemala, and tens of thousands are fleeing, coming up through Mexico and appearing at the US border demanding asylum. In Mexico itself, the cartels are accelerating their attack on what remains of civilization, murdering and plundering with impunity.
Now we see that both the American and Mexican elites have ignored the underlying reasons for the rush to get across the Rio Grande.
President Trump says that what is happening has to be done, but at what moral cost are we allowing the detention of innocent children, who in these conditions are likely to become victims of human trafficking?
Realistically, however, one wonders if there is any solution at this point. The problem has been allowed to fester for so long that there may be no way to avoid the explosion that is sure to come sooner rather than later.
The new so-called “zero tolerance policy” for separating undocumented parents from their children at the border as a way of discouraging illegal immigration is pushing us into dangerous territory morally and otherwise.
Dragging young children kicking and screaming from their parents and locking those children up in what looks like a dog kennel and subjecting them to what looks like police state detention should serve as a warning to anyone who knows how internment begins and what it could end up becoming.
Regardless of where you stand politically – you should realize that this is not a political issue – this is a human rights issue.
We should find another solution that would at least show that we have not completely gone off our moral path.
In McAllen, Texas, undocumented migrant children are being held in cages made out of wire and net. These children are sleeping on concrete floors with thin foil “space blankets” for a mattress.
In Brownsville, Texas, reportedly more than 1,000 children who have been separated from their parents are being held in a former Wal-Mart facility with blacked-out windows.
Make no mistake – this is a detention center and is being run by a government contractor.
I want to tell you as a person that values my family – I would be devastated if my child was taken from me without the assurance that he or she would ever return. I feel ill just knowing that many of these children in these facilities are probably not going to be reunited again.
The rationale I am hearing on the radio today goes like this: illegal immigrants and asylum seekers are criminals who should be jailed; criminals in jail don’t get to keep their kids; therefore, illegal immigrants shouldn’t get to keep their kids, either.
There is just one problem: while undocumented immigrants are breaking the law, asylum seekers are not criminals.
The asylum system functions according to U.S. treaty obligations under international law. Sovereign nations have a right to protect their borders from illegal entry, but they have a legal duty to provide shelter to refugees, including asylum-seekers.
The worst possible outcome in persecution cases is for the U.S. government to order that person’s deportation to her or his country of origin. Forcibly detaining asylum-seekers in prisonlike conditions and separating them from their children violates international law.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups recently filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of nine detained asylum-seekers from Haiti, Venezuela and other countries. The suit asks a judge to order the administration to follow a 2009 policy that allows officials to release foreigners who meet a series of stringent requirements while they await asylum hearings in immigration court.
We know that there needs to be swift policy to halt illegal immigration, starting with criminal immigrants; this is a given and should be enforced.
But it should be made clear that separating families and punishing foreigners trying to comply with U.S. laws by declaring their asylum-seeking status should not be tolerated. Asylum-seekers are not lawbreakers. They deserve a chance to due process to prove their case.
In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued his most-controversial executive order, an act that sent more than 100,000 people to government-controlled facilities because of their ethnicity.
Roosevelt issued Presidential Executive Order 9066, after fears generated by the Japanese attack made the safety of America’s West Coast a priority. He directed the military to isolate any citizen, if needed, from a 60-mile-wide coastal area from Washington state to California and extending inland into southern Arizona.
The executive order didn’t specify Japanese-Americans as a group, but the U.S. military detained more than 100,000 people in the next six months, and moved them to camps and facilities with armed guards and barbed wire.
There were 10 camps set up nationally, and about 120,000 people were interned in the camps during the war. About two-thirds of them were Japanese-Americans who were born in the United States. People of Italian and German heritage were also detained.
The controversial moves met with legal challenges, which eventually kept the detainees in the camps, despite the serious constitutional issues involved.
In 1988, Congress awarded restitution payments of $20,000 to each survivor of the 10 camps.
As part of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, Congress apologized “on behalf of the people of the United States for the evacuation, relocation, and internment of such citizens and permanent resident aliens.”
However, it was during this time that the REX 84 resistance exercise was already being created to detain immigrants in case of the very thing that is happening now.
Existence of the Rex 84 plan was first revealed during the Iran-Contra Hearings in 1987, and subsequently reported by the Miami Herald on July 5, 1987.
Rex 84 also had another, even more closely guarded and carefully orchestrated objective: to apply so-called “capture and custody” measures against political opponents, resisters or even outspoken critics whom the administration considers “dangerous.”
Rex 84 allowed many military bases to be closed down and to be turned into prisons.
REX 84 also had two sub-programs associated with it, Operation Cable Splicer and Garden Plot.
Garden Plot is the program to control population growth and implement reproductive laws if necessary. Cable Splicer is the program for an orderly takeover of the state and local governments by the federal government.
FEMA was appointed as the executive arm of these programs and thus will head up all operations. The Presidential Executive Orders already listed on the Federal Register also are part of the legal framework for this operation.
“Zero Tolerance” is what they are calling it now. We are seeing the plan to incarcerate individuals become reality, and Garden Plot is now being considered for population control.
The U.S. government is jailing immigrants and asylum seekers now – they are taking away their children – and this could easily be done to the homeless population as well. It is a way to jail and traffic out the useless eaters.
Allow the government to inflict this kind of terror on other people’s children, and it won’t be long before you and yours find yourselves in the government’s crosshairs. Allow the government to treat whomever it pleases with disrespect and an utter disregard for the rule of law, and it won’t be long before your rights are also being disrespected.
I can’t believe that I am hearing Americans advance hypocrisy and a double standard when it comes to children and keeping the sanctity of family.
In too many cases, these children are being trafficked, lost by the system, and rendered beyond the reach of their families. Reports have surfaced of children, some as young as toddlers, being wrested from family members, and of parents being deported before they could locate their children, who remain stranded in the U.S.
I think Americans need to realize that we are riding a dangerous slippery slope right now.
We are now at time when law and order is in opposition to human rights, decency and justice.