What Trump’s Backers Need From You: Have More White Babies

Let’s go ahead and separate out of the equation the disaffected that voted for Trump with their hands thrown up in there air. They wanted to “Try something different,” and “Trump promised we would get…,” and they believed it.

Let’s keep an eye on the easily manipulated and troubling members of the Trump cult that voted for Trump merely because they enjoy “liberal tears” and clearly believe that they are winning so long as others are losing, even if they are losing too. They love seeing asylum seekers terrorized. Love it. These are the frightened sheep lead along by propagandists so easily into racism, sexism, fascism and all the isms we find abhorrent.

We remove the truly politically conservative from any group because they currently exist in no relevant or effectively represented form. That leaves us with three distinct ideological branches of Trump supporters; the ones that control the direction and propaganda of what is now the Trump GOP.

Racists/nationalists, the donor/dividend class, and Evangelicals. They work behind the scenes and in front of the spotlight. They are the propagandists, the financiers, the puller-of-strings, twister-of-arms, and headline news grabbing, creepy ideologues that cause rational people fits of concern.

Sometimes these groups overlap and it is possible for any one person to be a member of all three groups. Sometimes they have nothing to do with each other at all but are merely happy bedfellows. In one area, there is an overlapping vital interest: US population shift- the coloring of America.

What they need from you is simple: have more white babies. Lots and lots of white babies. Is that so hard?

What they don’t need is any migration to the US from a non-white ethnicity, particularly the massive shift at the southern border from migrating single men seeking seasonal employment, to young women/couples with children seeking eventual citizenship via asylum. Nope. No. That’s the antithesis of what they desire. So, you see the “border crisis”, as far as they are concerned, is a real-life, motherfucking crisis of epic proportions.

We know the majority of illegal aliens are actually visa-overstay of which the largest group is Canadians, but until such a time as the GOP donors have their lawyers figure out a way to cordon off the Canadians from everyone else in that group, visa-overstays will never be addressed. Because…you know, that’s white folk right there.

The US has a population problem, even though it continues to grow. Were it not for immigration, we will soon be unable to replace ourselves. At current trends, immigration will be the prime driver of population growth somewhere between 2027 and 2038. That’s in less than ten years. Native born US citizens are approaching a median age of 38 yrs, which is pushing the edge of the ability to replace ourselves.

Here’s a mind-blowing quote from the Pew Charitable Trust’s study on US population shift: “Immigrants are already disproportionately represented in the labor force with a share of about 16%, while they make up about 13% of the overall population. The Pew Research Center has determined that if current immigration trends and birthrates continue, by 2050 virtually all (93%) of the nation’s working age population growth will come from immigrants and their US born children.”

Keep this in mind-migrants have tended to settle in coastal, liberal regions and Texas up until around 25 years ago when they began spreading through all regions of the US. Everywhere. And, well, we need them everywhere considering the above mentioned trends, right? So whats the problem?

The problem for our triad of Trump backers is, where the greatest difficulty for the native born population to reproduce itself is geographically located:

Here is the density of where migrants are settling. See how it is spread out and the center of the nation isn’t quite as scary as it may once have been?

Some bullet points you should read from PCT:

Let’s look at a couple other maps.

Consistency of voting in the last 4 presidential elections which give a firm idea as to ongoing party affiliation.

You see what I’m getting at, right? If immigration tends liberal, and knocks only 3 states out of the middle of the map somewhere between 2027-2050, there goes the electoral college imbalance and the wildly disproportionate amount of power the low-pop states wield for the GOP. No amount of current gerrymandering, voter disenfranchisement, or election rigging is going to save the GOP. None.

If that goes, there goes the GOP backed legislation that makes the donor/dividend class insanely rich and you can bet addressing inequity of wealth distribution is going to be heralded by the Democrats and also a unifying national interest. The donor/dividend class will not be able to erect a new version of the Trump GOP, which they have enjoyed and profited from immensely, because there will not be popular, national support for their candidates right down to the state level.

Racists/nationalists, being what they are, require no further explanation.

How about Evangelicals? Let’s start by saying that all organized religions in the US are bleeding members. Since 1990, Americans that identify with organized religion has almost tripled from 8% to 22%, so there’s that. Congratulations to those that gave up their Space-Santa!

Evangelicals are 76% white and 84% 3rd generation or higher, native born. They vote overwhelming conservative. Although the “conservative” moniker doesn’t matter as much as single-issue voting for Evangelicals. They are greatly concerned with controlling women and their bodies. While voting Trump seems to have paid off handsomely with their viewpoints on abortion taking center stage and Court appointees that would potentially vote to represent their beliefs, more importantly, voting Trump places Evangelicals above “liberal ideals” in what they perceive as a threatening culture war. They despised Obama. Hated.

The culture war is for them, a fight for their “traditional” beliefs in the face of the seemingly all-inclusive, anything goes, liberal viewpoint of society. To that end, Evangelicals sold their make-believe souls to Trumpism. All of Trump’s inadequacies are forgiven and receive a bottomless, jesus-style mulligan, as religion’s gods are created in the form of man.

So long as the fertile women can replace the flock, anti-immigration is totally fine. Native born, non-white ethnicities are already a nonstarter for rebuilding the congregation, as they tend liberal and would not support Evangelical block voting. Immigrants represent a threat to Evangelicals as well because they also tend to lean liberal in voting, and have their own, very strong, religious denominations that would be difficult to absorb. They also happen to be settling in some of the Evangelicals states of highest density and the states where the native born cannot replace themselves.

Evangelicals by state density-

I wouldn’t propose that all Evangelicals are overt racists, but I would argue their full-throated support and subservience to the Trump administration’s evil and exclusionary policies makes all of them tacit supporters of each word of each policy. Their desire to control women and reshape our nation’s “culture” via legislation and the judiciary is anathema to honest “christian” values and their cement-headed decisions will only hasten their rate of contraction. Truly and utterly stupid.

It is for all of these reasons that Trump feeds his followers and backers with the enactments and Presidential decrees they most desire: hate for people of color represented in immigration. This is why the Trump administration has sought to thoroughly destroy immigration to the US as outlined in my recent list of the administration’s ongoing attacks on immigration.

There is also an equally disturbing trend in legislation passed and recommended by Trump’s GOP that clearly is attempting to push the populace to: more pregnancies, less education, and less mobility. Will write about soon.


Trump Admin: We Hate Immigrants (unless they are white)

Every Trump twitterstorm and every new, ill-informed policy initiative from the Trump administration, appears to be a smokescreen to distract from whatever fucked-up thing this administration did on the preceding day. Everything is a shiny bauble created to keep us focused on the devious, magical hands of the carnival barker Trump. Everything.

This includes the sudden, overwhelming need for a border wall, whose construction is needed right now to halt the advancing horde of drug-dealing rapists at the border. If we stay focused on this, perhaps the Democrat controlled House will not be able to advance any meaningful legislation and everyone’s gonna go ahead and forget all about the Mueller investigation. Right? Right.

Let’s not fool ourselves into thinking this administration’s apparent hate of non-whites is a smokescreen. That shit is for real. It’s really happening.

If Donny had his way, every emigre to the US would be a Norwegian scientist (or a Swedish bikini model with an Einstein visa). Sadly, immigration from Europe has been on the decline since the fall of the Russian curtain. But Donny would be happy to know that at one time (1870-1910), Norway sent an astounding 1/4 of it’s working-age population to the US. Donny might not be happy to know they were among Norway’s poorest, least educated and didn’t speak a lick of English.

Currently, Norweigians are most likely to reply to Trump’s extended hand with a solid- thanks, but no thanks.

Donny and his crew would have us believe that they love all immigrants, so long as their immigration is obtained through proper procedure. All are welcome! It is also a desire of the Trump administration to offer further immigration possibilities via a “merit-based” program.

In truth, the Trump administration has done everything possible to obstruct non-whites from obtaining any form of access to the United States. The Muslim ban. Attempts to unravel family migration by limiting to the less family oriented (European) and excluding extended families (more likely African). The desire to end lottery visas, which are by definition diversity visas. The nonsense on the southern border. Even punishing well-educated Indians by making spouses of the super brainy H1-B visas unable to work themselves (despite their high education!) And the idea of merit-based visas are clearly Anglocentric visas by this administration’s guidelines.

Who are the largest portion of illegal immigrants in the US? Visa overstays. Who is the largest population of visa overstay? Canadians. Don’t see any sudden need from the Trump administration to fix that.

The administration’s desire is to forestall the coloring of America. To that end, they must draw down immigration of all forms as quickly and effectively as possible as the vast majority of people seeking entry into the US are non white.

For your reading pleasure, here is every activity I could recall that the Trump administration has enacted or proposed, to keep America white concerning immigration/visa issues. Some of these enactments are not specifically issues of color, but they all are intended to strike fear into the hearts of anyone seeking entry into the US. >

Ongoing. Rapidly chiseling down the amount of people allowed into the country via refugee status, to the smallest numbers possible. Currently, there is no refugee crisis in Europe.

  • Fiscal Year 2017 (Obama mandated numbers): 110,000 allotted, 53,701 accepted by Trump admin.
  • Fiscal Year 2018 (Trump numbers): 45,000 allotted, 22,491 accepted.
  • Fiscal Year 2019 guideline: 30,000 allotted. Now how many do you think are going to be accepted? Ya wanna guess around 20-15k? Me too. What do you think the 2020’s guideline is going to be?
  • The 2019 guideline is broken down by these regions: Africa 11,000; East Asia, 4000; Europe and Central Asia, 3000; Latin America and Caribbean 3,000; Near East and South Asia, 9,000.

This is supported by the Trump administration’s perpetual monkey-wrenching of the process of application for asylum via executive order, which, regardless of any future re-instatements, so disrupts the system that some parts are irrevocably broken. Outlined in my post on Trump’s executive orders.

Ongoing. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) denied 37% more of all forms of immigration (travel documents, work permits, green cards, worker petitions, etc.) in 2018 to the previous year.

Enacted. The Muslim Travel Ban and all of it’s various incarnations.

Proposed by the Trump Administration: The “Public Charge” disqualifier- deny any path to citizenship for anyone whom has received benefits from any government assistance program including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps); Medicaid, Section 8 (housing); Medicare Part D; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This radical shift in policy could affect some 18 million non-citizens and 9 million children who are U.S. citizens.

Currently in court. H-4 visas disallow spouses of H1-B high tech visas from working. Overwhelmingly Indian women- majority professional degrees. No economic justification for this move. These types of arbitrary decisions are entirely created to punish immigrant families and could force high tech companies to move some operations overseas. Approximately 100,000 affected.

Enacted. Removal of Visas for same sex spouses of UN Diplomatic workers. On the grounds they are not legally married, when they cannot, in fact, get married in their country of origin because same sex marriages are not recognized. 105 families.

Enacted. Ending Temporary Protection Status granted primarily to 6 nations. These aren’t recognized refugees, they are people determined to be in danger if returned to their nation of origin. If you’ve ever worked in the restaurant industry, you are fully aware of who these people are as you’ve seen their work permits and had a goddamn heart attack once or twice a year waiting to see if their TPS is renewed. Hardest working people I know. 740,000 people estimated affected. Deportations underway. Current numbers-

Ongoing. Complete disruption of the asylum process from the Southern border. Whereas this administration states that they are full supporters of people legally entering the country, their actions with the asylum application process shows exactly the opposite desire in no uncertain terms. Bullet points on their efforts to dismantle the process for seeking asylum are so vast, that I need to make another page just to list them all.

This includes the administration’s efforts to forcibly backlog and clusterfuck legal ports of entry and attempt to declare any otherwise illegal entry as an immediate revocation of the ability to ever apply for asylum, thereby banning asylum claims entirely. Don’t fucking tell me that was not part and parcel of a manufactured crisis.

Proposed. Deportation of any Vietnamese non-citizen convicted of committing any crime. This of course was already a possibility but now it is to include those that came before 1995. Those Vietnamese were here before normalized relationships between US-Vietnam and would include those whom would be viewed as enemies of the state of Vietnam and treated as such despite a previous accord between the US and Vietnam that no such deportation would occur.

Ongoing. The administration’s threats or failed enactments whose goals are to instill fear, disrupt or break the processes of obtaining visas or various paths to citizenship, and terrorize individuals and communities:

  1. Threat to alter the 14th amendment regarding birthright citizenship.
  2. Allowing Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) fast track to citizenship to lapse creating uncertainty. 500 enlisted military removed form the US.
  3. Creation of a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) task force to reexamine all previous greencard applications in search of any discrepancies with the intent of pursuing denaturalization for certain cases and stripping naturalized citizens of their status.
  4. Repeated threats to end family-based migration (referred to as chain migration.)
  5. repeated threats to end the visa lottery.
  6. Executive Orders monkey-wrenching all processes and procedures regardless of which or how people are re-instated or when order is restored.
  7. Fear and uncertainty in DACA status.
  8. Child separation at the border for the sole purpose of absolutely terrifying would be asylum seekers.
  9. Backing up, metering, and just generally clusterfucking legal ports of entry with the sole purpose of manufacturing a crisis with the hope that violence breaks out. I wrote about this here- https://trumptimestamp.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/asylum-executive-order-a-prelude-to-violence/
  10. Attempts to rig the 2020 census to both instill fear in all immigrants, legal or otherwise, and create ways in which to underfund states with more progressive immigration policies.
  11. Multiple enactments by the DOJ to speed-up, set quotas for, limit continuances, and rapidly discharge immigration court judge’s dockets for hearing all applications at the expense of due process.
  12. Use of ICE as stormtroopers to terrorize the immigrant populace (legal or otherwise) and their friends, communities, and those that house or employ them.
  13. Stripping Hispanic Americans of their US passports that were born near the US-Mexico border- http://fortune.com/2018/08/30/trump-administration-passports-immigration/
  14. Donny Trump’s continual demonization of immigrants as drug-dealing, rapist, gang members from his position as “president”.

Asylum Process Disrupted

This page was created as a link to my main story. It highlights all of the ways in which the Trump administration has sought to disrupt, dismantle and end the Asylum seeking process on the US southern border.

  • In February, the Administration issued new and more restrictive guides for the first screening interview, narrowing the qualifications for “credible fear”. Border agents, for example, became allowed to use signs of stress as a reason to doubt someone’s credibility.
  • Asylum seekers have long faced a significant backlog of cases, but the Administration exacerbated the problem with something DHS Secretary Nielsen called “metering,” This intentional slowdown limits the number of immigrants that can enter an official port of entry per day. Some people wait for weeks; there is no way for migrants to hold their spot or make an appointment, and no one is guaranteed to be able to cross. The Administration has specifically used this tactic in the hopes that a weeks-long waiting process would demoralize migrants enough to turn them around. Many migrants have faced horrific conditions during their wait.
  • In March, the Administration dramatically undercut asylum claims based on domestic and gang violence. Previously, immigrants could potentially obtain asylum if such threats met the “credible fear” test, but the Trump Administration rejected these forms of violence as a reason to seek asylum, and sought to limit claims to migrants being persecuted by government actors.
  • Reporting in June highlighted that CBP was repeatedly violating asylum law, turning hundreds of asylum seekers away after they had made it to the border. One person was incorrectly told, “Donald Trump just signed new laws saying there is no asylum for anyone,” according to a lawsuit.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice also sought to make major changes to the asylum process via the immigration court system. These changes included:
    • Eliminating a requirement that asylum seekers receive a full hearing before an immigration judge.  
    • Changing the system to hold asylum seekers in detention even after they pass the credible fear screening. Migrants are not released until their final hearing — a process that takes months if not years, and a change that makes it exceedingly difficult for migrants to collect the evidence necessary to be granted asylum.
  • Due to the Trump’s Administration’s policy of detaining asylum-seekers by default, torture survivors seeking asylum were unable to obtain a forensic evaluation needed to prove harm suffered before arriving in the U.S.
  • On November 9, Trump tried to ban asylum seekers altogether, blocking those who cross between ports of entry from entering the process, but the courts ruled against him. The ban would have wholly rewritten asylum law, which currently allows any immigrant to make an asylum claim up to two years after entering the country no matter how they arrived in the U.S.
  • As asylum seekers waited in month-long lines at official ports of entry, the Administration temporarily closed the largest port of entry at Tijuana. When a group prompted by the closure and confusion tried to enter anyway, the border patrol responded with tear gas — into a crowd that included mothers and children.   
  • In December, the Administration began to suggest they might begin to charge a $50 fee for asylum applications. As Ur Jaddou of DHS Watch said, “People will say, ‘$50? What’s $50?’ but that’s not the point. [Seeking asylum] is not something people are doing voluntarily. It flies in the face of what asylum and refugee requests are.”

Russia Invades Ukraine Dec. 14-15

Since the Russian created tensions in the Kerch Strait between Russia and Ukraine, the US and NATO have done little to rectify the Russian seizure of Ukrainian vessels and abduction of 24 Ukrainian sailors.  The sailors have since been moved to Moscow where they are being treated as prisoners of war.

The Trump administration, in response to complaints that Donald Trump does nothing in response to Putin’s aggression, often points out how tough Trump is because of actions that the federal government has taken in response to Putin’s hostilities, as if they are one and the same.  They are not the same.  This is a case-in-point.

Donald Trump’s statements regarding Russian aggression have been, “I’m not happy,” and “They need to figure it out.”   In other words, he doesn’t give a fuck and he’s not going to do anything.  But will the US?

The US diplomatic corps, in the persons of U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker and Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, have voiced their opinions that Russia’s aggression is in violation of international law.
NATO head, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, also demanded an immediate release of the sailors and a concern as to what the Russians have in mind as they amass troops along the eastern border of Ukraine.

This is a time when luke-warm pronouncements from Sec. State Mike Pompeo is not going to cut it.  Trump needs to speak out now and in no uncertain terms.  We need leadership now that would cause Putin concern and forcibly shape his actions.

According to Ukrainian news outlet Radiolemberg, The Russians are preparing to invade Eastern Ukraine in order to acquire a land bridge from Western Russia to Crimea and complete their control of the Azov Sea.  Radiolemberg even has a date for an invasion: December 14th or 15th. 

In a strange interplay of propaganda and fake news, the Russian’s are declaring that Ukraine plans on blowing up their own industrial complex in Mariupol, Ukraine on Dec. 14th and blaming it on Russia and Russian backed separatists in order to start a direct military confrontation with Russian troops.  Who would do something that crazy?  Who would kill their own people in order to start a war with someone else?

Putin would.

All evidence points to Putin’s orchestration of the 1999 apartment bombing in Russia which killed over 300 russian civilians.  These bombings were the catalyst for a fabricated second Chechen war from which Putin consolidated power and ascended to the presidency of Russia.

Alternately Radiolemberg offers the following day, Dec.15, as a likely date for Russian to invade Ukraine as this is the day of the convening of the unification council for the creation of anautocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church to separate itself from the Russian orthodoxy.

Do we think Russia will actually invade Ukraine in December?  I doubt it, but that’s not the whole point of this exercise, is it.  The continuing and ongoing effort of Russia is to undermine, confuse, confound, and divide…and it’s working.  Russia will continue to arm rebels in eastern Ukraine and eventually they will have their land bridge around the Azov Sea through their separatists, then they will act as overlords of that sea.  Once that is complete, if no one halts their incremental progress, they will continue to chip away at Ukraine until nothing is left.

The administration says, “No one is tougher on Russia than Trump.  No one.”  But if you search, you will not find a single instance in which Trump has directly spoken out against Russian aggression or Putin’s long term plans to recreate the Soviet Empire, despite whatever the US government may have done.

This is the time when we need a US President to stand up and say, “We see what you are doing Russia.  This is not acceptable to us.  Withdraw your forces from the Ukrainian border, cease your hostilities, and end your clear support and involvement in Ukrainian unrest.”  Putin needs to know this is the truth, but he has absolutely no reason to believe that at this time. 

Putin will keep pushing unless he has reason to believe it is not in his best interests to do so.

Battle Plans

The insertion of Matt Whitaker as acting Attorney General has thus far not furthered Trump’s desire to stifle the Mueller investigation.  Since this administration prefers to operate on its “gut” rather than on background checks, vetting, and common sense, Trump has once again shot himself in the foot.  It is clear that this knucklehead grifter Whitaker realizes his desire for wealth and power at all costs, has placed himself in an untenable position.  Any interest Whitaker may have had himself in sabotaging the Mueller investigation is superseded by a desire for self-preservation.

It is also clear that it was not the insertion of Whitaker that moved the Mueller investigation into enacting their penultimate legal strategy and set-up for the final, albeit slowly unwinding chess moves, for what is as of yet an unclear check-mate.  No.  It was simply the long awaited and doubtlessly useless response from Trump’s lawyers to Mueller’s questions regarding Trump’s involvement in Russian interference in the 2016 election that cemented Trump’s standing and allowed for all of the forthcoming motions, unsealings, indictments and partial daylight on where this whole damn thing is going.

I am still of the belief that I have held all along that the Mueller investigation will not be a direct indictment of Trump either literally or figuratively.  I am still of the belief that the end result will be an actual, real life constitutional crisis that Congress, and truthfully the electorate, will need to find the will to sort through one way or the other.  I believe we will have further proof that Trump and his administration are the self-serving turds we always knew they were and continue to be.

With that in mind, the House of Representatives would do well to concentrate on fact finding the ways in which this administration continues to operate the government in their own interests.  Follow the money.

It is against this backdrop that we need to keep our focus in the present and near future.  Battle plans are drawn up and being enacted.

The government is once again facing the prospect of a partial and possibly full shutdown. 

This is a uniquely unqualified, dumpster-fire of an administration/Congress to be responsible for stewardship of the nation’s finances.  Its a mishmash of competing idiot ideologies, incompetence, and willful ignorance.  There are seven bipartisan bills to fund the government available, all of which are being ignored.  With a partial shutdown on the horizon on Dec. 7, Trump could easily accept the existing $1.7 billion available for his idiot wall, but he is holding out for $5 billion.  It seems it is even possible Democrats would cave for the $5 billion if Congress and Trump would sign off on protecting the Mueller investigation…a non-starter.

It is possible that this will once again result in a continuing resolution to fund the government at existing levels.  In other words, another one of the “kicking the can down the road” approach that is all this fucking government is capable of.

Mike Pence is setting the groundwork for, ‘I didn’t know anything,” and we all know why.

Mark Meadows Secret Plan to Undermine a Democrat Controlled House.

Over in the House, GOP Rep. Mark Meadows has come up with a plan for how Republicans should operate as the minority.  It is being referred to as a secret plan with nefarious intent.  I think the nefarious intent is true but it’s really not a secret, because we all know what the plan is.  But to see it’s bullet points delineated, really makes me wonder why so called “conservatives” desire to govern, when they literally have no fucking desire to actually govern, but only to be in power.

There are no plans to further any policies conservative or otherwise.  Nothing about healthcare or wealth distribution inequity or money in politics or infrastructure, border security, budgeting, education, welfare reform…or any fucking topic that government should be concerned about.  No.

What there is in this plan, is guidelines for how the Republicans could most efficiently obstruct and negatively propagandize Democratic attempts at governance and oversight.

In the opening page, Meadows writes he is “confident that with the right team and member engagement, our conference will be able to tactically play the Democrats’ politicized activities to our advantage.” He adds, “I believe I can position the committee as an effective platform to win back the House.”

The singular concern for House Republicans is how to win back the majority for 2020.  That’s it.