Cruelty Rules

Babba

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The Trump era is such a whirlwind of cruelty that it can be hard to keep track. This week alone, the news broke that the Trump administration was seeking to ethnically cleanse more than 193,000 American children of immigrants whose temporary protected status had been revoked by the administration, that the Department of Homeland Security had lied about creating a database of children that would make it possible to unite them with the families the Trump administration had arbitrarily destroyed, that the White House was considering a blanket ban on visas for Chinese students, and that it would deny visas to the same-sex partners of foreign officials. At a rally in Mississippi, a crowd of Trump supporters cheered as the president mocked Christine Blasey Ford, the psychology professor who has said that Brett Kavanaugh, whom Trump has nominated to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, attempted to rape her when she was a teenager. “Lock her up!” they shouted.


Ford testified to the Senate, utilizing her professional expertise to describe the encounter, that one of the parts of the incident she remembered most was Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge laughing at her as Kavanaugh fumbled at her clothing. “Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter,” Ford said, referring to the part of the brain that processes emotion and memory, “the uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense.” And then at Tuesday’s rally, the president made his supporters laugh at her.

Even those who believe that Ford fabricated her account, or was mistaken in its details, can see that the president’s mocking of her testimony renders all sexual-assault survivors collateral damage. Anyone afraid of coming forward, afraid that she would not be believed, can now look to the president to see her fears realized. Once malice is embraced as a virtue, it is impossible to contain.
We can hear the spectacle of cruel laughter throughout the Trump era. There were the border-patrol agents cracking up at the crying immigrant children separated from their families, and the Trump adviser who delighted white supremacists when he mocked a child with Down syndrome who was separated from her mother. There were the police who laughed uproariously when the president encouraged them to abuse suspects, and the Fox News hosts mocking a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub massacre (and in the process inundating him with threats), the survivors of sexual assault protesting to Senator Jeff Flake, the women who said the president had sexually assaulted them, and the teen survivors of the Parkland school shooting. There was the president mocking Puerto Rican accents shortly after thousands were killed and tens of thousands displaced by Hurricane Maria, the black athletes protesting unjustified killings by the police, the women of the #MeToo movement who have come forward with stories of sexual abuse, and the disabled reporter whose crime was reporting on Trump truthfully. It is not just that the perpetrators of this cruelty enjoy it; it is that they enjoy it with one another. Their shared laughter at the suffering of others is an adhesive that binds them to one another, and to Trump.
Yep. They're just like all those smiling white people so happy with their cruelty at their lynchings of black men.

 
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Yep. They're just like all those smiling white people so happy with their cruelty at their lynchings of black men.

One thing is for sure and that is that God, our Creator, is looking at each and every thing that goes on in this world and who causes it and perpetuates it. They need to be forewarned that there are pretty heavy consequences to be paid for that action later on at their judgment when they pass-on. I would not want to risk that ever.
 
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Get this, Lindsey Graham said, “ That is what you get when you drag a $100 bill through the Trailer Park”

James Carville said that about Paula Jones but Dr. Blaisy Ford is not trailer park and she did not hang around a Hotel to meet someone. Far from it.
 

BDBoop

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They just have this overwhelming need to prove that they aren't worthy of any attention from the fairer sex. I don't know what that's about.
 
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Babba

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Get this, Lindsey Graham said, “ That is what you get when you drag a $100 bill through the Trailer Park”

James Carville said that about Paula Jones but Dr. Blaisy Ford is not trailer park and she did not hang around a Hotel to meet someone. Far from it.
Yeah, I think that's an absurd and ridiculous thing for Lindsey to have said. Dr. Ford was raised in one of the highest income areas of the country and is highly educated and a well respected academic.
 

BDBoop

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Yeah, I think that's an absurd and ridiculous thing for Lindsey to have said. Dr. Ford was raised in one of the highest income areas of the country and is highly educated and a well respected academic.
Any woman is a worthless woman in their regard. Unless of course she's one of the brainwashed right - and I"m betting even at that, they are shit-talking her behind her back.
 

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