No Soap For you


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The accusation that detention centers holding migrant children are concentration camps doesn’t necessarily mean they’re being compared to Nazi death camps. But, there are definitely some soap Nazis among Customs and Border Protection.

In fact, this week, the Trump administration went to court to argue that migrant children detained at the U.S.-Mexico border do not require basic hygiene products like soap and toothbrushes in order to be held in “safe and sanitary” conditions. Hell, they even argued that forcing minors to sleep on cold concrete floors in crowded cells, CELLS, with low temperatures also fulfilled the “safe and sanitary” requirement.

News broke this week that there are not enough diapers for the babies currently held by the Trump administration (which would make sense if the big orange baby requires them all). Also, children are being forced to care for toddlers. There are toddlers sitting around in urine-soaked onesies. There is a lack of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap. Showers and baths are extremely rare for the children detained by Donald Trump.

In addition to all that, the government is doing all it can to prevent the public from discovering what it’s like inside these detention centers. The press and even elected representatives have been barred from entering many of the facilities.

But, we’re not supposed to call them “concentration camps.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the GOP’s current favorite punching bag because she’s liberal, young, smarter than them, female, brown and from New York City, is catching a lot of heat for describing the detention centers as “concentration camps.” She’s not backing down. She shouldn’t.

Not all concentration camps were death camps. During World War II, the term “Internment” was used for the camps holding American citizens of Japanese descent, but they were concentration camps.

Many of Trump’s defenders argue that these detention centers don’t meet the requirement for the tag of “concentration.” They argue that most concentration camps are under dictatorships, meanwhile, Trump threatened to jail a reporter yesterday for taking a picture.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines “concentration camp” as “a camp where persons are confined, usually without hearings and typically under harsh conditions, often as a result of their membership in a group the government has identified as dangerous or undesirable.”

If that description doesn’t fit these centers, then I don’t know what does.

The fact is, they are concentration camps. The problem is, most Americans don’t want to live in a country that allows them, so they will never admit they exist. Problem. The United States of America under Donald Trump has concentration camps and they’re full of babies.

For what it’s worth, the Nazis never told their citizens about their concentration camps either. They just handed them the soap.

Update: The rough. This was the original idea, which I came up with a few days ago. It was included with all the other roughs for this week’s CNN cartoon. After the story came out about the conditions at the centers, I gave up on it and went with the above idea. I like the new one much better.

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16 comments

  1. Something’s wrong with you Clay, but keep these lies and mischaracterization going, all 50 states will vote Trump in, because of these lies.

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      1. Nobody can show you a picture you dumb shit. If you had bothered to read about this bullshit, you would know that the powers that be are keeping a tight lid on the indiscretions they are involved in. Just as Kelli Nitely told you…you don’t want to hear facts. Facts are the kryptonite that separates your tongue from tRump’s ass.

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      1. How convenient. I did read that drivel…How do you know anything about the detention centers then?

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    1. “Show me one picture of a child in a cage.”

      All right, it’s a little late in the discussion, but see this article:
      https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/doctor-compares-conditions-immigrant-holding-centers-torture-facilities/story?id=63879031&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_hero_hed

      Photo location is: https://s.abcnews.com/images/Politics/mcallen-holding-facility-ap-mo-20190622_hpMain_4x3_992.jpg

      Technically of course it’s not a picture of a child in a cage, it’s a picture of several children in a cage.

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      1. Perfect Virginia! PBS News Hour covered the ‘detention’ centers very well too. The “American Concentration Camps” Thanks for the links above.

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      1. Pot calling the kettle black, keep drinking the Flavor Aid. There are one or two of us that have been down south trying to donate supplies for the children. Look up definitions for a concentration camp, look at the many documentaries and videos and the fact that 45 wants to lock-up ANYONE who tries to take pictures or video of the children’s ‘detention’ center. Go ahead and ignore what kind of men 45 and the GOP are and their goddamn “angels of mercy” the prize c*nt, for instance, Sarah Fabian. You are heartless and just as despicable.

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    1. You are absolutely right Mike. I’ve ignored Hermes for a long time. If he thinks he’s a messenger of the ‘gods’ he IS a fool. More the trickster of “Mask” I do know something about this situation with the children; to think America for two years has ignored the suffering of these children is beyond comprehending. Still, you are right, asshats should be ignored until you can shame them;)

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