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thisisnotlatino:

I’m constantly disgusted with Fox News

-Johnny

More

examples

of this shit.

(Source: mediamattersforamerica, via abagond)

An excerpt from Rick Perlstein’s forthcoming book “The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan recounting the treatment of Vietnamese refugees who had fled to the country that had necessitated their escapes in the first place. (via digby)

Sounds familiar.

latinorebels:

No explanation needed.

latinorebels:

No explanation needed.

(via electrodaggers)

We have always been a nation of immigrants… who hate the newer immigrants.

On the Republicans’ hatred of immigrant children coming to the U.S. hoping for a better life, JON STEWART, The Daily Show (via inothernews)

memegop:

‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue
From HPayne@14ufs

Cubans are treated as a special case because of the conservative fear/hatred of communism + the fact that Cubans are basically the only Latin@s in this country that consistently vote Republican
If you’re a refugee and your plight doesn’t resonate with conservatives’ greed, fear, or desire to warmonger, then you’re out of luck.

memegop:

‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue

From HPayne@14ufs

Cubans are treated as a special case because of the conservative fear/hatred of communism + the fact that Cubans are basically the only Latin@s in this country that consistently vote Republican

If you’re a refugee and your plight doesn’t resonate with conservatives’ greed, fear, or desire to warmonger, then you’re out of luck.

(via apsies)

GOP congressman who warned about unvaccinated migrants opposed vaccination →

ivanarchist:

quecaigaelsistema:

LITERALLY HOW I FELT ABOUT EVERY ASSHOLE WHITE PERSON WHO CAME WITH LEGALIZE WEED SIGNS AT MAY DAY TODAY IN LOS ANGELES.

weed being illegal actually keeps a lot of families apart. It’s not just about “im a stupid teenager who wants to smoke”. Legalize both

Very good point. The war on drugs has been deeply harmful to African Americans in particular. I think the original poster was commenting more on brogressives who only seem to support liberal policies that largely benefit them in some way.

ivanarchist:

quecaigaelsistema:

LITERALLY HOW I FELT ABOUT EVERY ASSHOLE WHITE PERSON WHO CAME WITH LEGALIZE WEED SIGNS AT MAY DAY TODAY IN LOS ANGELES.

weed being illegal actually keeps a lot of families apart. It’s not just about “im a stupid teenager who wants to smoke”. Legalize both

Very good point. The war on drugs has been deeply harmful to African Americans in particular. I think the original poster was commenting more on brogressives who only seem to support liberal policies that largely benefit them in some way.

(Source: basednkrumah)

quecaigaelsistema:

LITERALLY HOW I FELT ABOUT EVERY ASSHOLE WHITE PERSON WHO CAME WITH LEGALIZE WEED SIGNS AT MAY DAY TODAY IN LOS ANGELES.

quecaigaelsistema:

LITERALLY HOW I FELT ABOUT EVERY ASSHOLE WHITE PERSON WHO CAME WITH LEGALIZE WEED SIGNS AT MAY DAY TODAY IN LOS ANGELES.

(Source: basednkrumah, via aka14kgold)

There are soldiers and marines that have served the United States even though they were not born in the country. Some of them entered the US by crossing the border illegally, but after being promised citizenship in exchange for their service, they enlisted. Some of them have risked their lives on the front lines in wars like Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Today they find themselves deported to Mexico after having committed a crime, like cashing checks without funds, shooting a firearm or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Many suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder after having served the United States on the ground and have, since their deportation, lost the right to receive medical attention.
This isn’t theater. This is a problem.

— President Obama when asked why he isn’t making a visit to the border during his trip to Texas today.

New Conservative Meme: Migrant Children Aren't Children | Mother Jones →

cognitivedissonance:

It takes a special kind of coldhearted bastard to make this claim.

This isn’t really a “new” conservative meme. It’s a variation on a very old one. Falsely portraying children as being older or more mature than they are is a typical conservative tactic that is meant to justify dehumanizing treatment, especially of POC. Compare this erasure of these child refugees to how they kept insisting that Trayvon Martin was a grown man instead of a teenaged kid (as if shooting an adult in the same circumstances is somehow better?).

This is a tactic of last resort since it’s so transparent. They know people are more likely to want to help children than adults and so they do their best to bury pictures like this:

And that’s why they falsely claimed images of older-looking guys were of Trayvon. (They use the same tactic to blame girls for being raped, btw)

It’s all part of the same systemic attempts to squash any shred of sympathy the average person might have for black and brown children. Why? Because some rich white asshole’s taxes might go up.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

genericlatino:

via The Dallas Morning News,

A Border Patrol agent reads the birth certificate of Alejandro, 8 — the only thing he brought with him as he and others crossed the Rio Grande near McAllen recently. Alejandro is one of more than 52,000 minors traveling without parents who’ve been caught crossing the border illegally since October. Seventy-five years ago, the St. Louis, a German trans-Atlantic liner carrying 938 Jewish refugees, was turned away from the United States and forced to return to Europe. U.S. law didn’t allow them sanctuary.  Writes author and former Dallas Morning News reporter Christine Wicker: “The St. Louis is famous now as a failure of compassion that haunts American history. Today we are preparing to send 45,000 children back to Central American countries controlled by drug cartels that routinely torture, rape and kill children who refuse to work for them. So routinely are children menaced that their families sent them away, alone, across thousands of miles on just the slimmest of hopes that they might be safe. U.S. law doesn’t allow them sanctuary.  “They walked through some of the most hostile, hot, barren, dangerous country in the world. They were sent by poor families so terrified for their safety that they paid many thousands of dollars and entrusted their children to criminals hoping they might arrive in America and be safe. “Our hearts are not touched by these children. We want the law enforced. This is our country. Ours. And we don’t have to share it. Not now. Not 75 years ago. “Yes, these are children whom we’ll send back to be raped, maimed and killed. They aren’t our children. Our children are precious.”

Photo: New York Times

genericlatino:

via The Dallas Morning News,

A Border Patrol agent reads the birth certificate of Alejandro, 8 — the only thing he brought with him as he and others crossed the Rio Grande near McAllen recently. Alejandro is one of more than 52,000 minors traveling without parents who’ve been caught crossing the border illegally since October.

Seventy-five years ago, the St. Louis, a German trans-Atlantic liner carrying 938 Jewish refugees, was turned away from the United States and forced to return to Europe. U.S. law didn’t allow them sanctuary.

Writes author and former Dallas Morning News reporter Christine Wicker: “The St. Louis is famous now as a failure of compassion that haunts American history. Today we are preparing to send 45,000 children back to Central American countries controlled by drug cartels that routinely torture, rape and kill children who refuse to work for them. So routinely are children menaced that their families sent them away, alone, across thousands of miles on just the slimmest of hopes that they might be safe. U.S. law doesn’t allow them sanctuary.

“They walked through some of the most hostile, hot, barren, dangerous country in the world. They were sent by poor families so terrified for their safety that they paid many thousands of dollars and entrusted their children to criminals hoping they might arrive in America and be safe.

“Our hearts are not touched by these children. We want the law enforced. This is our country. Ours. And we don’t have to share it. Not now. Not 75 years ago.

“Yes, these are children whom we’ll send back to be raped, maimed and killed. They aren’t our children. Our children are precious.”

Photo: New York Times

nezua:

sugaritslikeparadise:

4thofjulys:

LET’S TAKE A MOMENT TO ACTUALLY THANK THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE US THIS FREEODM.

I don’t care what your political beliefs are, these men and women are heroes

Nope. My mother and the universe gave me freedom. These people are pawns of imperialism, and regularly destabilize the growth and happiness of much of the world.

LET’S TAKE A MOMENT TO ACTUALLY THANK THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE US THIS FREEODM (SIC).”
YEAH LET’S DO THAT

nezua:

sugaritslikeparadise:

4thofjulys:

LET’S TAKE A MOMENT TO ACTUALLY THANK THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE US THIS FREEODM.

I don’t care what your political beliefs are, these men and women are heroes

Nope. My mother and the universe gave me freedom. These people are pawns of imperialism, and regularly destabilize the growth and happiness of much of the world.

LET’S TAKE A MOMENT TO ACTUALLY THANK THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE US THIS FREEODM (SIC).

YEAH LET’S DO THAT

(Source: literallyrad)