“HYPOCRISY, HISTRIONICS AND FAUX OUTRAGE”
by Joseph DeMaio, ©2019
(Jun. 18, 2019) — Rarely does your faithful servant offer back-to-back daily submissions for posting at The P&E. However, the remarks yesterday by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aka “AOC” (“Always On Crack”) demand comment.
AOC had the temerity to claim via her Instagram social media platform (mercifully not on the floor of the United States House of Representatives…, for the moment) that the invasion of the United States taking place on the southern border, and the efforts of the U.S. Border Patrol to deal with and stem the invasion, is the equivalent of the concentration camps run by the Third Reich in World War II.
Oh, no…no…no…, retorted AOC: what she meant to convey was not that these places were like the “death camps” run by the Nazis. Republicans were dumb for thinking any such comparison was intended. Right. She meant only to refer to the term “concentration camp” in a “generic” generalized way, like…, umm…, you know, a place where people are interred for indefinite periods of time and without good cause… fer shure…. The distilled stupidity of that position is exceeded only by its turbocharged hypocrisy.
AOC, the Democratic [sic] National Committee and the Wretch of San Francisco have seemingly forgotten (a better phrase would be “collectively ignored”) that which a 5th grader learns (or used to learn) in history class: the largest rounding up and internment of American citizens – not persons who have illegally entered the country – occurred in World War II when President Franklin D. Roosevelt – a liberal Democrat – ordered the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans.
Somewhere between 110,000 and 120,000 Japanese-American citizens were ordered to proceed to some eight interior internment camps outside of California. The wartime justification was that since California was closest to Hawaii, where the Pearl Harbor attack occurred, removal of persons of Japanese ancestry from California would lessen the opportunities for sabotage. Remember, this was under a Democrat administration.
Oh, and recall that the end of the war with Japan was accomplished by two atomic bombs dispatched to Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the orders of another Democrat, Harry S. Truman. And as for efforts to “right the wrong” visited on the Japanese-Americans who had been interred during the war, it was President Ronald Reagan, a Republican, who signed into law the “Civil Liberties Act of 1988,” which apologized to all still-living internees and their progeny and provided reparations to each. Is it just me, or does anyone else see a pattern here?
AOC conveniently ignores as well that the nation’s second usurper of the presidency, Barack Hussein Obama – a raving alt-right conservative when compared to AOC – used precisely the same internment protocols and facilities or locations – including “cages” (i.e., protective chain-link fenced areas to separate predators from prey) – which had been used in World War II when he had to deal with an influx of illegal aliens on his “watch.” Obama’s “influx” is today dwarfed by a growing tsunami of Guatemalans, Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, Mexicans, Somalis, Congolese, Indonesians, MS-13 members, ISIS wannabes, etc. etc. etc.
And please, spare me the juvenile excuse that all of those pouring over the border are legitimate “asylum” claimants. A blind Martian (but apparently not AOC) could see that they are not. And virtually all of them know that their claims of eligibility for asylum are either false or fraudulent. As noted here, how about giving all of these folks a lie detector test as part of their “processing?”
AOC’s hypocrisy, histrionics and faux outrage more typify the reaction of a kindergartener being told to take a nap when he/she doesn’t want to take a nap. The toddler seems to be demanding that, instead of dealing as best he can with a bad situation created by the failure of the Wretch of San Francisco to help him, the only adult in the room – the President – should consider seizing and nationalizing all Ritz-Carlton hotels nationwide and transport all illegal aliens and their families there to be housed and fed until their “asylum” claims can be adjudicated…, sometime before 2042. And when all the Ritz hotels reach capacity, seize and nationalize all Hiltons. Then Sheratons. Then Radissons. Then Hyatts. Then Marriotts.
And when the only facility left to seize for the care and feeding of those who would knowingly and intentionally disregard our laws and demand “asylum” is a Motel 6 in Little Rock…, maybe…, just maybe the Democrats will feel the sting of their stupidity and seditious intransigence at the ballot box in 2020.
Hope springs eternal.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.