Audio of children being separated from their parents by
Fascist fucks Border Patrol. This is hard to listen to, but important to realize how monstrous this Administration has become:
The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents one day last week by immigration authorities at the border, makes for excruciating listening. Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe. They scream “Mami” and “Papá” over and over again, as if those are the only words they know.
The baritone voice of a Border Patrol agent booms above the crying. “Well, we have an orchestra here,” he jokes. “What’s missing is a conductor.”
Then a distraught but determined 6-year-old Salvadoran girl pleads repeatedly for someone to call her aunt. Just one call, she begs anyone who will listen. She says she’s memorized the phone number and at one point rattles it off to a consular representative. “My mommy says that I’ll go with my aunt,” she whimpers, “and that she’ll come to pick me up there as quickly as possible.”
An audio recording obtained by ProPublica adds real-life sounds of suffering to a contentious policy debate that has so far been short on input from those with the most at stake: immigrant children. More than 2,300 of them have been separated from their parents since April, when the Trump administration launched its “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which calls for prosecuting all people who attempt to illegally enter the country and taking away the children they brought with them. More than 100 of those children are under the age of 4. The children are initially held in warehouses, tents or big box stores that have been converted into Border Patrol detention facilities.
We thought the Muslim ban was bad (and it was) when it happened, but taking children from their parents is a level few people would have so little conscience as to sink. Trump just happens to be one of those people along with the sycophants that he has employed. This is a shameful day for this nation that there are people who are defending this and trying to pass the blame on to a minority party. Trump could end this immediately but he will only double, triple, and quadruple down because that’s the kind of shitty person that he is.
I have nothing left but hatred for this monster. That’s not something I say lightly. I have disliked plenty of politicians but few of them have made me seethe in rage when I hear them talk or see a sight of them. Fuck Trump.
I had been following him on Twitter since he was elected but I unfollowed him a week or two ago. I just couldn’t deal with his daily deluges of lies, scapegoats and hysteria. People retweet him enough as it is so if he decides on a final solution to anything I’m sure it will filter to me.