Monday, July 9, 2018

The Well Manicured, Well Washed, Robed Architects Of Our Injustice Should Be Publicly Shamed

"racially foreign, racially degenerate, racially incurable or seriously defective juveniles" should be sent to juvenile centres or correctional education centres and segregated from those who are "German and racially valuable. Roland Freisler: The racial-biological means of instituting the reform of juvenile criminal law"

I wish I had saved the article and the link because I can't find it now, but I remember during the Obama administration reading how an Immigration Court Judge, as I recall one educated at an elite law school, defended his court on the basis that he could make a four-year-old girl who couldn't speak English understand her legal situation when she wasn't being represented by an attorney, an adult attorney before he deported her.

That's still going on, as even 1-year-olds are appearing in court because our lofty Federal Courts have not deemed that they don't get anything like due process in such Kafkaesque judicial hearings in the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Oh, unlike that pre-school aged girl mentioned above, at least this baby had legal representation.  To call it Kafkaesque is an injustice, his insanely prosecuted guy was an adult, not a baby.

PHOENIX — The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for “agua.”

Then it was the child’s turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigration judge, who could hardly contain his unease with the situation during the portion of the hearing where he asks immigrant defendants whether they understand the proceedings.

“I’m embarrassed to ask it, because I don’t know who you would explain it to, unless you think that a 1-year-old could learn immigration law,” Judge John W. Richardson told the lawyer representing the 1-year-old boy.

The boy is one of hundreds of children who need to be reunited with their parents after being separated at the border, many of them split from mothers and fathers as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance policy.” The separations have become an embarrassment to the administration as stories of crying children separated from mothers and kept apart for weeks on end dominated the news in recent weeks.

How any adult with a law degree and robes could tolerate being part of such a sham of justice is something apparently you have to be a lawyer and a judge to experience.  If it were me, I'd rather tell them publicly where they could stuff their robe and go do honest work like chasing ambulances.   They don't seem to make an awful lot of noise about the total injustice they administer, I'd guess that they wouldn't keep their jobs, long, if they did.   Perhaps now that Trump has built on the abysmal record of the Obama administration and acted like Nazis c. 1937 in this, something will happen to abolish such practices, though I don't doubt that the Republicans in Congress and on Federal and the Supreme Court would let it go much farther than this.  Donald Trump has declared such children to be "vermin" a pollution of the nation, which is Hitleresque language and from what I understand his support among Republicans is firm if not increasing.   It is a fascist party, anyone who you could depend on acting as an inhibition of Trump's fascistic tendencies has already left the party.  And I do include Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Jeff Flake and, certainly, Bob Corker in the list of those who have not and who I don't expect to break with Trumpian fascism in fact as they install the last nail in the coffin of democracy on the Supreme Court.   I don't doubt Republicans would put the English speaking modern equivalent of the infamous Roland Freisler on the bench.  If not this year, maybe in a few.

For anyone who think's that's overblown, you should read this Trump tweet from June 18.

The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!

Trump praised neo-Nazis in Germany on their racist politics and the pressure they're putting on even conventional politicians.  That's on top of him calling our domestic Nazis "good people".

As Ed Kilgore pointed out, Trump often goes to the language of genocidalists when talking about immigrants.  Need I remind you, Trump came out advocating doing away with even the sham, pose of due-process in place a couple of weeks back. Something that has been repeated in his Tweets sucked up by his cult, no doubt some of them figure they should feel free to act on it.  And, as I won't stop reminding you, the Roberts Court has armed them with semi-automatic weapons.

I really, genuinely expect we will see killings, or, rather, more of them.  It not only can happen here, it is, right before our eyes. 

Remember all of this when you hear Susan Collins' giving her reasons for putting a fascist on the Supreme Court.  If the others I listed above will even make a show of explanation is yet to be seen.  I don't doubt they'll vote yes.  Anyone of any decency left that Part with the elevation of Trump.

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