It's an uncomfortable subject to say the least, but human rights group Genocide Watch has identified ten stages of any government-created genocide over the years, and I'll be damned if the Trump regime isn't more than halfway into the process.
So let's get this out of the way up front: the United States has done this before, with Native Americans it was flat out genocide all the way down, with black slave massacres and lynchings reaching genocidal levels in several instances and eight of ten nationally, we came very close on this list during internment of Japanese-Americans in WW II through seven steps, we got more than halfway down this list after 9/11 and you can make the argument that we never really went back up this list when it comes to black people or Muslims in this country.
If you look where the Trump regime is now on immigrants, particularly Latinx immigrants, we're marching our way down this chart yet again.
Trump was in the middle of number six there today with his awful White House rally where he exploited the families of victims of gang killings. Numbers 1-4 have been in operation since Day One of the regime, Trump engages in those regularly along with members of his party, as well as the transformation of ICE into the fifth point. At the very least we are at a hard, hard six as evidenced by Trump's regular campaign rallies and events like this, broadcast freely. Trump gets plenty of assistance from state media at FOX too.
The problem now is at least at the border, we're moving into step seven. Kids in cages, detainment facilities are being set up, military bases being converted, private prison industries springing up to profit. Seven is well under way and will continue as the Trump regime devotes more resources into logistics and infrastructure for mass detainment.
And again, the assist here is from state media, like Sinclair Broadcast Group.
I understand that it's a big jump to go from seven to eight, and of course an exponential leap from eight to nine, but again we're already into seven as of this spring, and completing that step is a current stated goal of this administration. Again, there's no disputing we're at a hard, hard six, well into seven, which means eight really isn't that far behind, guys, especially the theft of property once these efforts are fully turned inward against people already in the US. Once that infrastructure is in place, it's going to be used.
The actual killing part? History says that's going to come, especially to those who resist this government detainment. We're already seeing ICE raids by the new Brownshirts, the transition from detainment to violence will be necessary to maintain Trump's control. There will be a key incident, something that goes horribly wrong, something that will become deadly violence during one of these future ICE raids or Border Patrol operations and once that line is crossed we're not going back.
Once that jump is made, nine is on the horizon. It is absolutely happening here, now, in America. There doesn't seem to be any effort at slowing it down or stopping it. We have a chance to change that in November, but that's a long way away.
Trump knows he can use this to help the GOP in November, he's already doing it. The only question is if he'll decide to go this far to make that jump, because that's definitely the plan.
I don't know if we can stop it, but this is as sobering as it comes, folks. This is real.
Be careful out there.