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Donald Trump Pardons White Supremacist Who Imprisoned American Citizens For Being Hispanic

If there’s one thing that all Americans ought to be able to agree upon, it’s that it’s wrong to throw American citizens into prison for no other reason than their ethnic heritage.

We ought to all agree on that, but unfortunately, we don’t. There’s a small fringe of right wing white supremacists in America who believe that the police should stop people on the street and throw them into prison because of no other reason than that they look Hispanic.

Last night, Donald Trump secured his membership in this small fringe of right wing white supremacists. Last night, Donald Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Joe Arpaio is a convicted criminal who continued the practice of imprisoning Hispanics without any grounds for suspicion of any crime, despite the order of a judge who ruled the practice violated the constitutional rights of American citizens. Arpaio’s troopers would simply patrol the streets, looking for anyone who appeared Hispanic, and arrest them. Large numbers of American citizens were put in prison under this practice.

Sending troopers through the street to grab anyone fitting a racial profile is what the Nazis did in Germany. Donald Trump’s recent refusal to condemn American Nazis, and his claims that the heritage of white Americans is being taken away from them, fit together with his pardon of Joe Arpaio to reveal an American President who follows Nazi ideology.

Joe Arpaio didn’t just imprison people for being Hispanic. He tortured his prisoners by forcing them to remain outside for days in the hot Arizona sun, which can create temperatures of over 120 degrees. He installed cameras in prison cells, so that the public could watch female prisoners going to the bathroom. Arpaio was also one of the loudest proponent of the racist conspiracy theory that Barack Obama could not possibly be an American citizen, because he has African ancestry.

Donald Trump, in his statement explaining his pardon, said that Joe Arpaio’s long record of racism and brutal violation of Americans’ constitutional rights was “admirable service”.

Donald Trump is the guy who kept a copy of Mein Kampf on his bedside table. Trump banned African-Americans from renting his apartments. He sent out a quote from Benito Mussolini to millions of his followers. He sent his son to meet with an American Nazi leader, and refused to condemn David Duke, the Grand Wizard of the KKK. Donald Trump praised his supporters after they beat up African-Americans.

The data points are too many, and too consistent, to deny. Donald Trump is clearly an admirer of the ideas of Adolf Hitler. It’s as plain as day.

So, what are we going to do about it?

It is the responsibility of every American who opposes Nazi ideology to speak out in unconditional condemnation of Donald Trump, and to actively work to oppose Trump’s agenda.

What’s not good enough is what Gary Cohn did.

Gary Cohn, Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, stated in public that Donald Trump was coddling “white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK” and wrote, “I believe this administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups.” Then, Gary Cohn wrote a letter of resignation.

Then, Gary Cohn put his letter of resignation away, and decided to keep on working for Trump.

Just feeling outraged in private doesn’t count.

If you’re not willing to act in opposition to Donald Trump and his Nazi ideology, then you’re like one of those Germans who stood by and did nothing as Adolf Hitler rose to power.

If you don’t have the moral courage to speak out against a President who celebrates Americans waving Nazi flags and pardons racists who round up law-abiding Hispanic American citizens into jail, you might as well go ahead and put on a swastika armband.

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8 thoughts on “Donald Trump Pardons White Supremacist Who Imprisoned American Citizens For Being Hispanic”

  1. Al Hopfmann says:

    Your article should be interesting to research and verify. I hope that people who have commented previously on Irregular Times articles will comment on this one. I am eager to hear what people have to say.
    BTW, did you know that President Wilson re-segregated the public bathrooms in federal buildings in the White House area circa 1916? Does that make him more racist than President Trump?

      1. Al Hopfmann says:

        It seems to me that the subject is racism, and that you and many of the other liberty haters are willing to ignore the racism of people like Kennedy, Warren, Clinton, Roosevelt, Wilson, Lincoln, Johnson, Pelosi, Nixon, Schumer, O’Donnell, Colbert, Kaepernick, Maher, Clooney, and so many others who make Trump look like such a lightweight by comparison on this issue. Hate Trump if you will (not very Christian or nice), but report honestly about the others who are even worse. Trump does not have a Nazi ideology, or almost any ideology for that matter. He is a flexible functionalist (not a positive endorsement) who can be influenced for either good or bad, even by people with your philosophy. But hate doesn’t work very well. And the hypocrisy of attacking him so viciously while ignoring the perfidy and destructiveness of unlimited government advocates like Clinton and Obama destroys the credibility of the attack.
        BTW, regarding 1930’s Germany, Hans and Sophie Scholl are two people whose memory should be honored by those who call themselves “liberals” instead of just by libertarians and knowledgeable conservatives, yet I can’t ever remember a “liberal” or “progressive” ever praising them. It was the German “liberals” and “progressives” and “sheeple” of that era who “averted their gaze and allowed Hitler to execute the Final Solution”, not the libertarians and other limited government advocates.

    1. Kevin says:

      That’s what your research uncovered, a century old anecdote? If you need first post that bad Al, just type in “first post haha”.

      1. Al Hopfmann says:

        See comments above.

        1. Kevin says:

          No thanks, I just ate.

          1. J Clifford says:

            Al Hopfmann just made his position clear. He refuses to admit that Donald Trump has an ideology similar to the Nazis, despite the fact that:

            – Donald Trump has defended Americans waving the Nazi swastika flag
            – Donald Trump has repeatedly solicited the assistance of white supremacists
            – Donald Trump has repeatedly promoted the statements of anti-semites
            – Donald Trump has celebrated on multiple occasions the rounding up and imprisonment of American citizens on the basis of their ethnic identity or minority religious identity
            – Donald Trump promotes torture and mass execution of prisoners
            – Donald Trump has repeatedly encouraged his followers to physically attack African-Americans
            – Donald Trump has sent his followers quotes from fascist leader Benito Mussolini
            – Donald Trump sent his son to meet with American Nazis as an envoy of his presidential campaign, and to appear on an American Nazi radio show
            – Donald Trump engaged in racial segregation in housing (promoting the restriction of African-Americans to ghettos) early in his career
            – Donald Trump kept a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf on his bedside table
            – Donald Trump has several close associates who are well known to be white supremacists
            – Donald Trump’s followers celebrated his victory with swastikas and shouts of “Sieg Heil!” across America.

            Al Hopfmann knows that Donald Trump is a Nazi.

            Al Hopfmann refuses to condemn the Nazi ideology of Donald Trump.

            Al Hopfmann is willing to do nothing while Nazi ideology wields power from the White House.,

            Shame on you, Al Hopfmann. Shame on you.

  2. Al Hopfmann says:

    You can tell when people have a weak or erroneous argument. They attack others who are unwilling to accept falsehoods as true simply because those falsehoods are mixed in with some legitimate points. Then they personally attack people who point this out, even though those people might be in substantial agreement with them on many of the issues. They refuse to acknowledge any actually good things that run counter to their thesis. Not very scientific. Not very objective. Not very fair. All of this becomes absurd when they resort to making negative statements about people who don’t follow their bias 100%.
    Very few issues are “black & white”. There is almost always a lot of gray area that needs to be recognized. Otherwise the thesis fails miserably. Refusing to admit there is a lot of gray area about Trump flies in the face of reality, and poisons the opportunity to exert influence to make more of the enactments of the issues to come out positively. To label someone who points out the gray area as a Trump supporter and apologist is one of the elements of what is now called “fake news”. It is counterproductive to any effort to recruit allies. It is correlative to the “principle of reversal” that has been used by tyrants for centuries. It leads to even more of listed points being outright falsehoods than in previous lists.
    Let’s be clear: Trump is NOT a good president, just like most of the American presidents of the last hundred years. He does not have a fundamental philosophy of individual liberty and limited government. But to claim that Trump is MORE fascist, Nazi, communist than Obama , Clinton, or other unlimited government advocates is absurd to the point of being ridiculous.
    Let’s all work together to influence President Trump to do some good things. There have already been some instances of this occurring, things that he wouldn’t have done on his own, but did do when good people exerted positive influence. Left on his own, without positive influence from us, he will do more negative things than what he will do with our positive influence. Don’t be part of the problem.
    BTW, it would be interesting for other readers to comment on the truth, untruth, validity, or invalidity of the “facts” presented in the rant to which this is responding.

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