barbarity is United States’ nature, not an exception



First lady Melania Trump departs Andrews Air Rorce Base in Maryland on June 21, 2018, wearing a jacket emblazoned with “I really don’t care, do u?” after her surprise visit with child migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border. PHOTO/Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images/Chicago Tribune

barbarity is United States’ nature, not an exception
the only difference is –
now its more pronounced
it oozes from every official and institution
Trump always wants to be number 1
that is, in cruelty and arrogance
but the trash he has gathered around him
in the form of family, friends, secretaries, advisors, lawyers, …
are not any less than number 1
whenever any one of them gets a chance to act or open their mouth
you should expect nothing but atrociousness

black slave families were separated at auctions
husbands from wives
children from parents

One of the buyers of slaves is checking the teeth of a female slave to be auctioned. White slave owners were quality conscious plus business savvy; they wanted healthy slaves to get the maximum amount of labor to maximize the profit. PHOTO/Duck Duck Go/Aoxoa

Native American families had their own traumatic experiences
the children were snatched from their parents
the motive was as transparent as Trump’s tweets:
Kill the Indian, Save the Man”
that is, suck out the Indian culture, religion, language, custom, …
then give them a transfusion of everything White
of course, sans the color
because then whites won’t be able to discriminate racially

Top: A group of Chiricahua Apache students on their first day at Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pa. Bottom: The same students four months later. PHOTO/John N. Choate/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/NPR

now Trump government is separating children from parents
entering the United States without visa
the whites who came to this land didn’t take native people’s permission
instead they stole the entire land
and savagely killed the real owners of this land

2300 children have been sent away from their parents

An undated handout photo made available on June 18 by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol shows people inside a Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas. PHOTO/U.S. Customs and Border Patrol/Los Angeles Times

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