So, what’s going on up there?
A ping-pong ball’s contest with two walls?
A sonar search for seaweed?
Beep . . . Beep . . . Beep.
What’s going on up there, QAnon supporters?
You are frantic about threats to children, or so you say. What children? You don’t know. What villains? You don’t know. You suspect them to be Democrats. Tom Hanks. Oprah. What evidence? You don’t know.
If you actually are concerned about children, I know of 545 who could use advocates.
They are the ones still separated from their parents due to the Trump Administration’s horrifying “zero tolerance” border edict.
This policy yanked 2,700-plus children from their parents in the name of deterrence for the Trumped-up crime of seeking a better life as refugees.
On the debate stage last week, Trump said those children are being well cared-for.
At least seven of these children died in our custody.
Joe Biden calls it a crime. He’s seconding what child welfare experts are saying.
The damage to these children’s psyches is incalculable. And who can imagine the trauma their parents have endured?
What do you think, QAnon, about these real children in real-life crisis?
I know you consider Donald Trump to be a messiah of some sort, a savior for child victims up there in the metronomes of your minds.
What about these brown-skinned children? Or is it that? Brown skin?
The thing about Trump’s separation policy is that it was based on what he does best: lie. These children were listed as “unaccompanied” for the records. But then, they were accompanied by their parents when they arrived. We decoupled them.
Trump said that these children were brought over by coyotes. Whatever the case, they were accompanied by their parents. To say otherwise contradicts his administration's premise for separation: to deter immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States.
Trump and his sycophants have objected to the term “cages” for the conditions in which these children were kept.
The man who came up with that word, NBC reporter Jacob Soboroff, was just reporting what his eyes told him. One of the great crimes of this assault on humanity is that we have anyone who could argue semantics.
I don’t care if the victim has his own suite at the Four Seasons Orlando; kidnapping is a crime.
Searing scenes dot Soboroff’s best-selling book “Separated,” such as the image of a 3-year-old child climbing on the table in a hearing in a Texas Immigration Court as a judge was asked what to do with him.
U.S. District Judge Dan Sabraw found the Trump Administration’s actions “so egregious, so outrageous that it may fairly be said to shock the contemporary conscience.”
But of course the judge was dealing with people who lacked a conscience.
How curious that many of these people have “Pro-Life” on their bumpers. They call themselves Christians. They speak of the family unit as sacred.
If they truly believed that, they would be assailing this president about this policy and about the continuing failure to make these families whole again.
What’s amazing is that the ongoing process of reunification, involving door-to-door searches, is being carried out by nonprofits, not the government that caused the horrors.
If this were a Dickens novel, after he was tossed out by voters, Donald Trump would revive his fraudulent “charitable” foundation, hop on that plane bearing his name and devote his remaining days to finding those parents for reunions that would bring even him to tears.
Want to help, QAnon?
Longtime newspaperman John Young lives in Colorado. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.