But the “border security” of the Democrats is ALSO a machinery of heartless persecution, demonization, and deportation.
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The crisis around the wall and the government shutdown has heightened. Trump doubled down with his January 8 Oval Office address and his threats to use executive power to build the wall without Congressional approval. This signifies another big step in the fascist remolding this regime is undertaking.
At the same time, the Democrats have continued their tack of essentially accepting the basic terms of Trump. For all their stern faces and charges of Trumpian irresponsibility, they, like Trump, cover over the fundamental guilt of the U.S. imperialist system for driving people from their home countries and the essentially illegitimate character of U.S. borders in the first place. They, like Trump, frame the argument as one of how to repress and control these desperate immigrants rather than what must be done to the system that has created this.
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