Now we have to argue about whether the feds have been as cruel at the southern border as they say they have been. They have advocated family separation. They host visits from journalists, and prepare for those visits. Journalists take photographs, with their permission. They host visits for members of Congress, and prepare for those visits, too.
Now we want to argue about whether the obvious cruelty we witness, actually exists.
In country after country where the government sets up and runs gulags, the state does not have to keep the camps secret.
Is that a waste of time, or what? Do the feds think that if they say, “What we do is not cruel,” then it is not cruel? Why do we have to deal with headlines like these? In fact, watchdog media could not be bothered to report on conditions at the border until Jeff Sessions praised Customs and Border Patrol for its family separation policy – conducted with his approval – and encouraged them to continue it.
In country after country where the government sets up and runs gulags, the state does not have to keep the camps secret. They just have to tell people they do not exist, or that they are not really prison camps, or that criminals have forced them to this extremity. The lies and excuses go on and on.