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Wasserman writes: "Make no mistake: Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions’ assault on immigrant families and their “tactic” of separating parents from their children are right out of the Nazi playbook."

Undocumented immigrants from El Salvador wait to be deported on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation flight bound for San Salvador in Mesa, Arizona. (photo: John Moore/Getty)
Undocumented immigrants from El Salvador wait to be deported on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation flight bound for San Salvador in Mesa, Arizona. (photo: John Moore/Getty)

Immigrants & Muslims Are Trump's Jews ... Until He Comes for the Actual Jews

By Harvey Wasserman, Reader Supported News

19 June 18


ake no mistake: Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions’ assault on immigrant families and their “tactic” of separating parents from their children are right out of the Nazi playbook.

It’s no accident US immigrations officials are telling parents they’re taking kids to “bathe,” then making them disappear … and then telling their parents they will never see them again.

This ghoulish reminder of Auschwitz shames us all. It should also terrify us. And make us ACT!

However removed we may think we are, WE are next, and so are our children.

This regime loves torture and dictatorship, and aspires to both.

Thugs like these have nothing of value to offer, so they rule with hate, fear, and scapegoating.

Many of these families are coming to our borders legally seeking asylum. Some families under assault are not even immigrants, they are merely of Hispanic origin or appearance.

There’s no immigrant “crisis” in the United States any more than there was a “Jewish Question” in Hitler’s Germany.

Hitler needed an object of hate to become absolute ruler. Jews comprised 1% of the German population. They were handy.

Hitler spared a Jewish family doctor and a Nobel prize-winning cancer researcher (Otto Warburg) just as Trump might spare Jared Kushner and Michael Cohen.

But however much hate and terror this regime needs to generate, Trump will do it.

Like Adolph, Donald can’t rule without making America hate again. Immigrants and Muslims are where he started. Hispanics, blacks, Iranians, Asians, “globalists,” not to mention gays, Jehovah’s Witnesses, people with disabilities … it’s all the same.

Their – OUR – time will come.

The regime’s real need is to hide its complete inability to govern. And to divide and distract the population.

Blaming these families for “breaking the law” is like blaming Poland’s cavalry for provoking Hitler’s invasion. Blaming the Democrats while banning them from inspecting the camps is like charging the Red Cross with running the gas chambers.

Our prison system is a corporate profit center. With more than two million prisoners, it’s the largest in history after Hitler’s concentration/death camps and Stalin’s gulag.

It’s been filled largely by the Drug War.

But more than half our states have now legalized cannabis for medical and/or recreational use. America’s for-profit prisons – like Trump hotels – could lose “customers.”

Since Nixon launched the Drug War in 1971, more than 41,000,000 Americans have been imprisoned on nonviolent drug-related charges. Most arrests have been for pot, and most have been of blacks and Hispanics.

The Drug War means to generate prison profits and guarantee that people of color can’t vote.

Trump’s assault on these families means to scare their community from the polls.

And to send us ALL a message: the GOP will do to human children what the Nazis did.

The Nazis claimed it was to “purify the race.” Sessions says it’s a “Biblical” obligation.

No matter the pretext: if they can rip children from parents – ANY children from ANY parents – tase them, cage them, traumatize them for life, treat them like sub-humans … they will absolutely do it to you and YOUR children … or worse.

And they want you to know this.

Be afraid. Be very afraid … and then ACT!!!

Harvey Wasserman’s radio shows are at and KPFK-Pacifica, 90.7FM/Los Angeles. His Life & Death Spiral of US History, from Deganawidah to the Donald will soon be available at your social media marketing partner


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+25 # wilhelmscream 2018-06-19 11:10
TRUMP is a DALEK! Daleks were based on Nazis for the UK Sci-fi cult hit Doctor Who (1963-1989;2005 -) and are the most dangerous being to exist. They kill w/o mercy and have wiped-out countless being on countless planets
+5 # jsluka 2018-06-19 15:21
Another theory is that he's a reptilian shapeshifter.
+52 # MainStreetMentor 2018-06-19 12:36
Words of outrage and condemnation are not enough. We NEED legal eradication of the policies and procedures initiated and implemented by this regime. The entire cabinet, and all its’ members, are incompetent, incapable and inept, as is the President. The President needs to come under the blanket of impeachment proceedings and his cabinet needs to be legally removed from their posts. One way to do that is to “camp out” (for as long as necessary) at/in the offices of our elected national representatives and senators demanding they act on OUR behalf and on the behalf of those immigrants at our borders. Those necessary actions need to be followed up with legal elections to help assure that Trump supporters do NOT get back into office in the 2018 and 2020 national elections. Gather with your friends, relatives and persons of like mindset, and contact your elected representatives and senators and DEMAND the above changes take place through legal means.
+26 # Adoregon 2018-06-19 13:24
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

Even troglodytes like Resident Rump and
Jeff "Creepy Cracker" Sessions should be able to understand the meaning and import of the above.
0 # CEB 2018-06-22 13:15
What about Jesus’ Great Commandment:. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your Soul ,and the Second is like unto it: Love your neighbor as yourself. .All the Law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.” See article by Jim Wallis on Sojourners, entitled : Abusing Scripture to Justify Abusing Children and Their Families.

These children and their families are our neighbors too, within the meaning of the Great Comnandment: we are all created by God in his image and thus worthy of his love, and therefore we are required to love and care for them, not abuse them,
+12 # Citizen Mike 2018-06-19 13:28
Since Trump does not hesitate to sling ethnic insults let's see if he can take it. Time to remind the public of the Trump family's national origin and remember what is the tradition of those folks: two world wars and the worst genocidal campaign in history, militarism and aggression, torture and concentration camps! He's a Jerry, f'goshsakes, a Kraut, so what do we expect from electing a man of such villainous heritage!
+30 # suzyskier 2018-06-19 17:55
I don’t think it’s helpful to be blaming the Germans for what a monster Trump is! In fact his mother was Scottish and don’t forget that the Germans didn’t want his Grandfather back when he tried to reimigrate. There are millions of good Germans just like there are millions of good Americans. There are also millions of stupid hateful Americans just like the Nazis back in the bad old days. Trump if allowed will go after other ethnic groups. If these people atthe Border were all from Scandinavia (why on earth they would want to come here I couldn’t guess) he would let them in and give them each $10,000 ! He’s a racist pig no matter what his ancestors is. The Germans don’t want to have anything to do with him. By the way Hitler was Austrian.
+4 # intheEPZ 2018-06-21 18:05
More to the point, Trump wants to end the "family migration" that brought Melania and her parents to the US. How hypocritical is that?
+23 # ddd-rrr 2018-06-19 13:43
This trumpian nonsense, aided and abetted by "the stupids",
the c.32% of our population unwilling or unable to think,
and who suckle at the tits of Faux Noise, must end
+16 # Robbee 2018-06-19 14:51
Like every member of the Senate Democratic Caucus, I have added my name as a co-sponsor of the Keep Families Together Act – legislation that would stop this detestable policy. Unfortunately, not one Republican senator has yet signed on. I need you to make your voice heard if we are going to change that - Bernie
-77 # Robt Eagle 2018-06-19 14:57
Harvey Wasserman, you are a disgrace!!!
As a Jew and a conservative I am appalled at your garbage written here. Trump has examined the problem and found a solution to the rampant illegal migration north created by the Obama administration lax enforcement of laws. There are way too many American families that have had their loved ones killed by illegals that have migrated here with no concern for our way of life in America. Comparing Trump to anything like the Nazi movement is so far off base, but then again you are entitled to express your opinion in this country. By the way may son and daughter are serving in the military to allow you to write your tripe.
+17 # suzyskier 2018-06-19 17:57
I cannot believe you as a Jew can believe such nonsense! He is Hitler!
+42 # EternalTruth 2018-06-19 18:37
“As a Jew and a conservative...”
You forgot to add “deplorable” “racist “ and “faux news devotee”

“By the way may son and daughter are serving in the military to allow you to write your tripe”

No. They are serving in the military to protect corporate interests abroad, and terrorize the world into compliance with the dictates of those corporate interests. If they wanted to protect our freedom, they would be marching in the streets and engaged in civil disobedience.
+26 # MidwestDick 2018-06-19 19:59
No. They are serving in the military to protect corporate interests abroad, and terrorize the world into compliance with the dictates of those corporate interests. If they wanted to protect our freedom, they would be marching in the streets and engaged in civil disobedience.
Can't stress it enough.
+12 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-06-20 11:19
midwest -- well said!!!
+15 # ericlipps 2018-06-19 19:55
Robert, Robert, Robert . . . take your meds and calm down.

"Rampant illegal migration north"? Are you aware, Robert, that even before your hero was installed in the White House more Mexicans were crossing the border southward than were coming north?

That doesn't mean there was no problem. There was--but it went back decades, under administrations of both parties, and persisted because unscrupulous agricultural and industrial employers wanted it to. Illegal immigrants have largely taken jobs native-born Americans don't want, at wages which (even when paid, and they often aren't) the native-born wouldn't stand for, under miserable conditions.

Oh, and about all those families who've seen their loved ones killed by illegal immigrants--how many are "too many"? Vague but inflammatory claims like this are irresponsible demagoguery. Small wonder you're a fan of Donald Trump.
+4 # 2018-06-21 00:28
hitler "examined" the "problem" and found a "solution".

it was 6 death camps in Poland.

we have the beginnings of a re-run here. if you are a Jew and a "conservative" you should know exactly where this is leading.
+35 # HenryS1 2018-06-19 15:06
Nothing will happen until Trump's increasing popularity is affected. The average American never hears or reads anything besides what FOX or their FaceBook feed gives them, so they think he is doing a good job since the economy and jobs are good, and will increasingly take any news that doesn't fit that as "fake".

My point is that we need to be able to calmly communicate to the people who are content or uninterested in Trump's Presidency in a way that they are willing to hear.

And Trump has been successful in tilting the table in his favor so that wild-sounding accusations, even if factually true have the effect of reinforcing Trump in public opinion.

It is pretty terrible that things have deteriorated this far, this fast, in this country.

But any solution has to lie in convincing people who currently support Trump, that something is genuinely wrong. Every day that gets more difficult.

Waiting for Trump to make a big mistake is to procrastinate in wishful thinking. The same with counting on Mueller to bring him down. As things stand, neither is likely to happen.

This is another lesson to learn from looking at Hitler's Germany, and how it got to be what it was.
+18 # evolver 2018-06-19 15:12
Words are POWERFUL and becoming consciously aware by words and concepts is the beginning! So words DO count as a beginning and profound force!

Thank you for this piece!! As we become even more aware of the trends in thinking and actions taken by this FAKE, facist President in the White House and all those corrupt who surround him - let us read the words and become aware more and more of all those trends!

Besides the horrors of immigration reform and using these children to send a message, I also consider the fury to get rid of health coverage for anyone with a pre-existing condition yet another aspect of TREND! This is yet another form of EXTERMINATION! Many of those people will die!

Most all of the people they are intent on negatively affecting are the same people who were exterminated by the Nazi's!
+35 # chrisconno 2018-06-19 15:22
I just wrote this same theme to my local editor. That they can jail and confiscate children for a misdemeanor is unconscionable and whose children will they steal next. And will it be for a traffic infraction like a broken tail light. They have already proven that it is justifiable to kill a teen ager for a broken tail light. Are they going to steal my grandson because I wrote such a letter to the paper? Where is the line the Trump republicans won't cross? I don't believe there is a line. I believe they will stop at nothing in the pursuit of the all mighty dollar and power it brings with it.
+21 # tedrey 2018-06-19 15:33
America has done this before!
It has done it to actual American citizens.

Read this carefully and prevent it happening again.
+11 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-06-20 07:22
Thanks for the link. It is good. Let's not forget the Chinese Exclusion Act passed in 1892 and repealed until the 1940s.

The US goes through phases of immigrant deportations. It has always practiced family separations in order to destroy certain populationis. Nothing is new here. We are just in one of those evil phases. It actually began under Bush II.

I just worry that democrats -- the opposition party -- is not really against these policies but are only making political hay out of Trump bashing. The media is using this tragic story as a way to distract people from the IG report and revelation of serious corruption inside the FBI and DOJ.

We are not trying to prevent this from happening it again. We are using this issue for other goals.
+18 # HenryS1 2018-06-19 16:38
tedrey, thanks for drawing our attention to that excellent article.

I was also struck by history unknown to me when I read about the scandals affecting corrupt Federal officials in the 1920's. Whistleblowers were demonized if they exposed members of the President's cabinet for selling off goods purchased for veterans and personally pocketing the proceeds. The taboo against criticizing the rich and powerful for theft and corruption is part of the U.S.' admiration of financial success by any means.

As a nation we have chronic weaknesses. Perhaps they are just human weaknesses, but they are uniquely tolerated in U.S. politics.
+4 # lfeuille 2018-06-19 19:36
He'll come for American Blacks next and then the actual Jews, but he will have to get his daughter and son-in-law to convert or declare them honorary Christians first.
+12 # draypoker 2018-06-20 06:25
The US Constitution has a fundamental flaw in that it allows such people as Trump to gain office. The British Parliamentary system would not allow someone so unsuitable as Trump (or the Bushes) to gain office. Trump is wholly unsuitable to be in any political office. He should be in jail for his whole career of criminality, not in the White House.
+2 # Enoch E Birch 2018-06-22 03:27
If only Draypoker were right about the British Parliamentary system. It reflects the prejudices of its voters, and the folk it elects determine who chooses its prime ministers. And it didn't stop what seems to have been the "shortening of the lives" of over 400 elderly patients in at least one hospital under three of them, orthe Home Office's bureaucratic persecution of Afro-Caribbean and other British subjects under many more. It is now ripe for a takeover by British Trumps - who will be invisible to British "patriots" just as Trump was to American "patriots". See Dr Samuel Johnson on "patriotism".
+7 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-06-20 06:27
While the substance of what Wasserman says, his way of articulating it is false and counterproducti ve. He does not need to look to the model of Nazi Germany to explain Trump's xenophobia. " right out of the Nazi playbook" Actually, it is right out of the American playbook.

And it is true that Trump is in the pocket of Zionists -- Netanyahoo, Singer, Adelson, and many more. Technically these people are Jews, but their Zionism is close to imperialism and the Jewish part does not matter.

"Like Adolph, Donald can’t rule without making America hate again." But this has been true of all republicans since Reagan, who also fulminated against immigrants. There have always been periods of hatred for immigrants in US history. From the 1880s to the 1940, the Chinese Exclusion Act was formal federal policy against Chinese immigrants. African Americans are treated like immigrant non-citizens.

We have a real problem and need to resolve it. Going hysterical with comparisons to Hitler do not help. There's only one solution to a Hitler -- blow up the whole country to get rid of Hitler. That's not going to happen.

The law simply needs to be changed. Being in the US without a proper visa or immigration papers is a non-violent misdemeanor. Why are such people being arrested and sent to detention centers at all? They should be given a court summons and let go. "Catch and Release" should be the law, as it is for all non-violent misdemeanors.
+7 # 2018-06-20 22:08
thanks for these excellent comments.

trump is all hate all the time.

but until the democratic party can be made into a viable alternative with actual vision and policies (rather than attacks on us "deplorables") this fascist thug will not be moved.
0 # chapdrum 2018-06-23 12:24
It seems that it's only Javanka's affiliation with Judaism that (so far) keeps Don from zeroing in on Jews.

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