Republicans, led by Donald Trump have made undocumented immigrants the central issue of their primary campaign. In reality, Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals target one specific, ethnic group – Mexicans. David Duke and people who express their “passion” for America by chanting “white Power” are embracing these policies. They’re lapping up everything from his claims that Mexico sends the “bad” immigrants to Mexico will pay for a Trump Wall. No doubt, these are people share Trump’s view that making America “great again” entails preserving white dominance and with it, a future for the Republican Party.
He wants to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Combine that with his ugly rhetoric about Mexican immigrants, it’s pretty obvious that Trumps other policies of mass deportation and ending birthright citizenship are intended to target Mexican immigrants and the American-born children of Mexican immigrants.
There is a name for policies like this. It’s called Ethnic Cleansing.
A simple of the definition of ethnic cleansing is the use of force or intimidation by a dominant ethnic group to remove people of a minority ethnic group or religious group from an area. As Roger Cohen observed in “Crimes of War” ethnic cleansing is a blanket term, and no specific crime goes by that name, but the practice covers a host of criminal offenses. The methods used range from mass deportations, to the most extreme of mass killings. In the end, the methods utilized are intended to intimidate the “undesirable” ethnic group out of an area.
As Roy Gutman points out, even the relatively mild method of mass deportations is a crime against humanity.
To hear Trump tell it, his version of ethnic cleansing is necessary because of all the bad things all of the undocumented immigrants from Mexico do. Throughout his campaign, Trump has built on the claim that Mexico sends all the “bad” illegal immigrants to America. He points to a single, albeit horrific case of an undocumented immigrant killing an American to justify his wall, mass deportation and radically redefining what it means to be an American citizen.
To hear Trump tell it Mexico sends “bad” illegal immigrants to the U.S. to provoke the uprising in Baltimore. The fact that yet another black man died in police custody had less to do with that uprising than those bad illegals the Mexican government sent.
Trump’s quest to “make America great again” entails a Berlin-type wall on the border with Mexico. He claims it won’t cost us a thing because he will force Mexico to pay for it. Since Ann Coulter, agrees with Trump on that just makes the claim all the more credible in circles where white is might.
He wants to round up and deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. He wants to do the same with their native-born American children. To hear Trump tell it, the mothers of every one of the recorded 300,000 children born of undocumented immigrants, crossed from Mexico to America with precision timing so the child would be born in America and acquire American citizenship.
That’s why he proposes tearing up the 14th Amendment. However, a proper constitutional amendment takes too much time. Besides, according to Trump, the 14th amendment doesn’t cover children of undocumented immigrants who he calls “anchor babies.” Therefore, by Trump logic, if they aren’t covered under the 14th amendment, he can do an end run around the constitution with a legislative fix.
While some fringe legal scholars back up Trump’s claim, most experts opine that Trump’s proposal to radically redefine American citizenship would require a constitutional amendment.
After seeing Trump’s policies, Ben Carson raised the stakes with a proposal for drone strikes on border “caves.”
There has already been one hate crime, which according to one of the perps was “inspired” by Trump’s ” hate speech about Mexicans. Trump’s initial reaction to this vile and horrific crime was telling.
He really laid it on thick as he talked about the “passion” of his supporters. It took him a couple of days to figure out that maybe he should condemn violent hate crimes – even when perpetrated by “passionate” supporters doing their bit crack down on people who look like they might be “illegals” because they were homeless while brown.
Boston incident is terrible. We need energy and passion, but we must treat each other with respect. I would never condone violence.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2015
One doesn’t have to be an undocumented immigrant or the native-born American child of one to recognize these policies for what they are.
Even if one wishes to ignore the fact that Trump asserts making America “great again” entails ethnic cleansing, these policies are wrought with problems.
For all of Trump’s talk about the “bad” undocumented immigrants Mexico supposedly sends to cause uprisings and commit other crimes, our economy will take a devastating hit as a result of Trump’s mass deportation policy.
Deporting an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants and their American children is going to cost a lot of money. While Trump has dreams of Mexico paying for his wall with the pretty door, he hasn’t figured out where he’s going to finance mass deportations. According to some estimates, it would take 20 years and between $100 billion and $300 billion to arrest and remove all undocumented immigrants.
The economic benefits from undocumented workers would disappear with the mass deportation policy.
According to a Pew Poll in 2012, the American labor force would shrink by 8.1 million workers. Of course, undocumented immigrants are more likely to work in certain kinds of jobs. As noted, by Bloomberg,
Not only do undocumented immigrants make up a sizeable portion of the workforce, but they’re highly concentrated in certain jobs, the Pew analysis found. They’re much more likely than U.S. workers to work in service occupations—think maids, cooks and groundskeepers—and less present in professional, management, business and finance jobs. You can also find a greater portion of unauthorized workers in farming and construction. If the labor market saw a worker outflow, these job categories would bear the brunt.
Moreover, Trump doesn’t know how he’s going to go about identifying undocumented immigrants. Even without a mass deportation program, America has a history of erroneously deporting American citizens.
Even though Trump denies it, American born children of undocumented immigrants are American citizens. So no matter how he tries to soften this aspect of his ethnic cleansing program, the fact remains Trump intends to intentionally deport American citizens and it is inevitable that even more Americans will be erroneously deported.
Several of his opponents have jumped on the ethnic cleansing bandwagon. So even if the Republican Party’s romance with Donald Trump is a brief one, the broad acceptance of his policies within a party that equates American greatness with white supremacy is another matter.
46 Replies to “Donald Trump Hopes to Ethnically Cleanse America To Make It “Great Again””
Adolf Trump. Douche bag.
A very dangerous man.
Trump is such an azz_hole.
I guess he wants to deport his own son, Baron, who is an ANCHOR BABY! Oh, and don’t split up the family. Send his momma back to her home country and let her return to her lesbian porn career (aka “Supermodel”). And, if he doesn’t divorce her first, I guess HE should go too because togetherness, also. And wasn’t Donald’s mom an immigrant? Where does it end?!?!
Trumpette the clown is FASCIST HITLER and his worshipers are the ARYANS.
Though “cleansing” campaigns for ethnic or religious reasons have existed throughout history, the rise of extreme nationalist movements during the 20th century led to an unprecedented level of ethnically motivated brutality, including the Turkish massacre of Armenians during World War I; the Nazi Holocaust’s annihilation of some six million European Jews; and the forced displacement and mass killings carried out in the former Yugoslavia and the African country of Rwanda during the 1990s.
…he’s a YOOOOOGE…asshole…
Adolf Hitler would be very proud of the U.S. republican Nazi party!!!
So would Henry Ford! Hitler had a photo of Henry on his desk! Henry Ford was an Anti Semite and racist, he gave support to the 3rd Reich.
This man is so shallow. We know he hates women and Mexicans. How sad.
He’s pretty much guaranteeing the very people he’s demonizing are the same ones who’re going to make him pay in the elections if the GOP has the outright stupidity to nominate him.
It’s time to grow the mustache, Donald, oh wait…you have enough hair on your big head to make a pasty on your upper lip.
Is it me or does this a’hole always look like he’s trying to fart?
Sounds like a demented ARYAN from a by gone era!!!!1
Substitute Jews for Mexicans and you have Trump resembling a certain leader in Germany who also wanted to ethnically cleanse.
Anyone of Mexican heritage should immediately boycott anything that has Trump’s name on it. Also workers should do a one day walk out of all his businesses. The thing that hurts people like Trump the most is hitting them in the pocketbook.
Well the religious fanatics will be annointing him any day day now, someone saw his image in a tub of margerine. The next thing up will be the gospel according to Donald, or maybe the book of Don. His first miracle will be to have Mexican immigrants build a wall, then have the Mexican government pay for it.
“…Moreover, Trump doesn’t know how he’s going to go about identifying undocumented immigrants.”
You, are obviously an ignorant, stupid loser. Of course he knows exactly how he’s going to do it. If you would have been listening, you would know the answer is, “management.”
Trump has brilliantly pointed out (because he is a brilliant man…as many of his friends and supporters like to tell him) that nothing is getting done or working now with immigration reform because everyone trying to do something about it is stupid. And/or incompetent…probably both.
But, I digress…the point here is that Trump is brilliant and he is going to use his brilliance to create good management to take care of business. See? It’s all so ez-pz when you’re not a stupid incompetent who hasn’t been listening to the details of Trump’s masterful master plan.
“Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.” 1989
“Laziness is a trait in blacks.” 1991
One of Trumpe’s men or fans told Jorge Ramos to “get out of my country” to which Jorge replied he was a U.S. citizen. Gonna be kind of hard for these jerks to determine who is in and who is out, me thinks.
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Knowing Trump, he thinks he can “scare” everyone, you know the Pope, other contenders, etc.
Maybe he thinks he will attain immigration by scaring them all away. That would be about his mentality.
I don’t think he is funny at all. The world will see how weak we are, since this is the type of character running for POTUS.
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That means all non Indians would have to be shipped out. If America is in decline. blame the rich, greedy, money worshipping white men. They can be shipped out first, starting with Republicans with offshore accounts
Didn’t that start a couple of hundred years ago?
There is a tumblr of pictures of trump. Search trumphole if you want a good laugh.
In tRump’s case, it’s called the reproductive process.
If Trump “the Dump”, wants to ethically cleanse America, he should start with old rich white men. They think they are entitled to say and do whatever they wish and dare anybody to say different. Let me say this, Trump, Koch Bros, Ailes and all the rest have a wake-up call coming, because they can’t buy off God. When God takes them out of here, then we all can look for a better America.
Where would this stop? What about the US born grandchildren of US born children of undocumented residents? What about their children? Their grandchildren? Will we all (or at least those of us who are brown skinned or have Hispanic surnames) have to carry around our family trees? Will one undocumented grandparent or great-grandparent be enough to merit deportation? What about a child with an undocumented father and a US citizen mother?
Entire world stemmed from the ancient world, Mediterranean… Two tribes of people then spread out all over…original people in North America were native and yes originally from Asian descent…sorry but everyone migrated here…has nothing to do with background..there’s also one Uno race..human…let’s speak the truth..and in facts..ancient world such as Rome people were not concerned with race but citizenship..most were from all kinds of backgrounds..west was associated with force and masculine, east as feminine. Even Europe was very diverse back in the day and well..frankly still is. History repeats…. In order to understand Today, you must truly understand the past to not make the same mistakes.
LOL, Moxie. That’s a LOT of people!
You know, I thought I saw Trump the other day wearing one of those white robs and white pointed hat. Anyone else see him?
Exactly! What Trump is saying isn’t plausible! Unless of course, bigot that he is, he means all non white people, which still isn’t plausible, our economy would collapse
Behind every great fortune there lies a crime. In the case of the Trump family a host of crimes apparently. I can’t remember who said it first but there it is. Trump is WAY on the wrong side of history and the WRONG side generally. Mans march through history has been toward ever increasing liberalism with many backlashes by entrenched power bases that want to hang on to their way of life as masters. I do not believe he is on a path to the presidency at all as his policies are plainly ludicrous. What kind of evil ass hat wants to deport U S citizens? To where?
I could be wrong. I was sure wrong about the influence of Tea Party Patriots huh?
So did the Bush family, Until the then Pres threatened them.
Herr Trump wants to be head of the:
—Papers Please. The cattle cars are waiting to transport you to Mexico City.—MOVEMENT.
A movement, many Americans are willing to join, if you observe the loud cheers when he mentions this possibility.
Re Trump, Mexico, Slavery and Texas: Best I can recall, Mexico’s “Grito de Dolores” was on 16 Sep 1810. It took Mexico 11 years to completely free itself from the shackles of Spain.
In 1829, Mexico abolished slavery.
Problem: Settlers from the southeastern USA had been allowed to settle in Texas as long as they abided my Mexican law. What to do about the slaves the southerners brought with them? The battle for Texas Independence was on and Austin and Houston won, primarily because of the incompetence of General Santa Anna.
I’ve mentioned this before but don’t be too surprised if Texas turns purple pretty soon because of what is called the Hispanic Epidemiologic Paradox. If you are interested in this aspect of politics, it is worth a read.
Keep it up Trump. You are making it so easy to get Latinos, Asian Americans and African Americans riled up enough to get off their “arses” and go vote.
Trump seems to be living up to the German heritage of the 1930’s that believed in Hitler’s philosophy. Had he lived back then he would have been saved by his blonde hair which is suppose to have proved of an Aryan heritage. His paternal grandparents were from Germany. I know they came here before Hitler but one does not know how they felt about him but Trump is known to have read at least one of Hitler’s books. I do not say that all German-Americans feel the same. I wonder if (God forbid) Trump does win the Presidency when there will be the night of burning books.
As far as the Wall between the US and Mexico that sounds like the Berlin Wall which the Republicans have given Ronald Reagan credit for helping it to be demolished. One cannot be for Trump if one abhors Hitler and Communist Russia. Wonder if sane Republicans have thought about the comparison? I hope so.
A. This German-American does not feel the same.
B. He’s not a natural blond.
C. His resemblance to Herman Göring is unmistakable, except Göring was intelligent, wasn’t a draft dodger, snd appears to have been a faithful husband.
Unbridled ruthless ambition runs strong in the Trump family, along with exploiting and disrespecting women. His grandfather used women to sell sex.
Trump once poured a whole bottle of wine down the back of a female journalist whose article he did not like. He’s a bully and arrogant jerk.
The simple truth is that the humble VCR and VCR tapes were the best psy-ops (psychological operations) weapons we in the west had. The Soviet people saw with their own eyes how well the people in the west had it compared to how bad they had it.
I have a friend who worked for the Canadian Armed Forces. Canada let the Soviets and Cubans refuel at Gander Newfoundland. He tells me that the PX at Gander couldn’t keep VCRs, tapes and Levis in stock.
If you want to laugh at me, go ahead, but that is the honest to goodness truth.
I think Trump is 2nd generation…like the best that Fox ‘News’ can do, most of them are 1st generation…Trump has to be playing the Greedy Opposition Party like a fiddle…nothing else makes sense, unless he really is completely self-destructive.
I thought he may have made a deal with the Koch Brothers Inc. to wreck the GOP & remake it into something even worse…but now I’m wondering if he is in fact a plant & is in fact a Democrat.
Curiouser & curiouser.
Thanks for the link, altho I might have stumbled across it like Trump stumbles across reality…
Vote for Trump, if you want a New Nazi Nation???.
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