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This is possibly the angriest episode of Gaslit Nation ever, and that’s saying something. What a nightmare week. We open with a discussion of the ongoing abuse of migrants in concentration camps at the US border, particularly women and children. Reports have emerged that women in these camps are being given hysterectomies against their knowledge or will, and we examine these claims in the context of the long history of forced sterilization of marginalized populations in the United States. The Trump administration is indeed carrying out neo-nazi crimes against humanity, but Hitler’s Nazis were inspired by America. We call for new Nuremberg trials to bring these criminals to justice and we will refuse to accept anything less if Biden manages to win the White House.
We then go on to discuss convicted felon Roger Stone and his long-time lapdog, Kremlin lackey Michael Caputo, and their calls for violence and “insurrection” if Trump fails to steal the election. Both Stone and Caputo are long-time associates of the transnational crime syndicate surrounding Trump, whose ultimate aim is to strip the US down and sell it for parts. That is one of the reasons they are deliberately letting covid-19 spread and Americans suffer and die. We discuss the state successionist movements that have sprung up, like CalExit and Texit, and how they are not at all a state solution to federal abuse – they are just a trap set by disaster capitalists to make it easier for them to profit by splitting the US into discrete fiefdoms and then stealing their resources and wealth. Trump is not a standard fascist – most fascists seek to embody and expand their countries; Trump is a Kremlin asset who seeks to destroy ours.
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AUDIO CLIP: A 17-month-old baby returned to her mother, an asylum seeker, after being separated and caged by ICE for months: https://twitter.com/ScottHech/status/1302697492354682881
‘Like an Experimental Concentration Camp’: Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Center https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/like-an-experimental-concentration-camp-whistleblower-complaint-alleges-mass-hysterectomies-at-ice-detention-center/
Bend the Arc - Genocide Context of Forced Hysterectomies: https://twitter.com/jewishaction/status/1305641182173814785
Lawsuit: 10-year-old was drugged, sexually assaulted in US custody https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/03/26/us/migrant-shelters-lawsuit/index.html?__twitter_impression=true
Appeals court OKs Trump plan to end protected immigration status for 4 countries https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/14/court-trump-protected-immigration-414520
“A 2-year-old boy locked in detention wants to be held all the time. A few girls, ages 10 to 15, say they’ve been doing their best to feed and soothe the clingy toddler who was handed to them by a guard days ago.” https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1302634808355545088?s=19
8,800 unaccompanied children deported at US border under Trump administration's Covid rules https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/covid-children-us-border-deported-trump-rules-mexico-coronavirus-b431414.html
Feds say they lost track of 1,488 migrant children https://www.cbsnews.com/news/migrant-children-health-and-human-services-lost-track-1488-children-today-2018-09-19/
How Long Can a Child Be Safely Separated From Parents? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/power-play/201806/how-long-can-child-be-safely-separated-parents
Family separation policy continues two years after Trump administration claims it ended https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/covid-children-us-border-deported-trump-rules-mexico-coronavirus-b431414.html
Trump wins court fight to deport Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-trump-salvadoran-tps-deport-20200914-vgkjqstndrhsrh566ft6uqz4e4-story.html
Trump and the Merchants of Detention https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/opinion/trump-migrants-detention-centers.html
Majority Of Americans Still Get The News By Turning On TV, Pew Study Finds https://deadline.com/2018/12/how-americans-watch-news-study-tv-online-pew-research-center-1202512745/