Remember “Occupy Wall Street?” How about “Black Lives Matter (BLM)?” “The Women’s March?” Do you know what they have in common? They are all progressive movements within the radical left crafted to create media sensationalism so that so-called main-stream Democrat politicians can use their ‘outcry’ to push far-left policy prescriptions.
Would you be surprised to discover that the hew and cry over “separating families” at the border is no different?
This movements boot’s on the ground are the Democrat Socialists of America. Their goal is to abolish ICE. “No ban. No wall. No borders at all.”
“A moratorium on deportations.
“End all forms of immigration detention.
“Reimagine Border Patrol as a humanitarian force that rescues migrants, rather than destroying their water supplies to hasten their deaths.”
Michelle Malkin’s report documents this surge and the embrace and comingling of anti-American open-borders groups and prominent party Democrats to push the open borders activism as far and as fast as they can now that the media has put the idea of ‘separating families’ into everyone’s collective conscious.
Forget about the narco-terrorists, drug cartels, human traffickers, and opioid crisis that have risen as a result of this agenda. ICE are the bad guys. And ICE agents should consider themselves targets of this movement the way Police officers were under the rise of BLM.
The left is raising an army to disrupt their operations. They are operating all over the nation. From the Red Hen to Offices in the NorthWest. Anywhere they can interfere with or intimidate. And those so-called main-stream Democrats I mentioned are lining up in support.
Endorsing the movement, The Nation magazine dubbed ICE a “mass-deportation strike force is incompatible with democracy and human rights.”
Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Jim McGovern, D- Mass., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and nearly 20 Democratic congressional candidates have all called for eliminating ICE. Boston-area Democratic congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley wants to defund ICE because it’s an “existential threat” to “immigrant communities.”
Contrast that with one of the key issues that got Trump elected. I’ll phrase it like a question on Jeopardy. “What is the opposite of open borders?”
It’s a galvanizing issue for the right.
So, is this political suicide? Will it turn out like the majority of the lefts anti-gun tirades, where more Americans go out and buy even more guns and ammunition?
If the media takes to this the way they do every other astroturf movement propped up by progressive billionaires will it be a get out the vote gift to Republicans? Will America watch and come November send another message to the progressive ruling class in Washington that they are tired of their crap?
We’ll have to wait and see, but things were not going well for the Left despite all the negative attention to Trump. I can’t imagine this will work out any better.