I am going to quote an article from NBC news on a recent development regarding Donald Trump.
Trump Supporter: Internment 'Precedent' for Muslim Registry to 'Protect America'
A former Navy SEAL and supporter of President-elect Donald Trump cited World War II internment camps as a precedent for Trump's proposed Muslim registry during an interview Wednesday night on Fox News.
Speaking to host Megyn Kelly, Carl Higbie, a spokesman for the pro-Trump Great America PAC, argued that a proposed registry would be legal. "I know the ACLU is going to challenge it, but I think it will pass. We've done it with Iran back a while ago. We did it during World War II with Japanese. Call it what you will, maybe wrong," Higbie said.
"You're not proposing we go back to the days of internment camps, I hope," Kelly responded, adding, "You can't be citing Japanese internment camps as precedent for anything the President-elect is going to do."
Higbie pushed back. "Look, the president needs to protect America first and if that means having people that are not protected under our constitution have some sort of registry so we can understand...until we can identify the true threat and where it's coming from, I support it."
The article goes on to say:
The last and most controversial of the 10 WWII internment camps, the Tule Lake Segregation Center, closed 70 years ago. By March 1946, when Tule Lake was shuttered, approximately 120,000 Japanese — more than two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens — had been incarcerated during the six years of the war.
The U.S. formally apologized for Japanese internment in 1988 when President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act, which granted reparations of $20,000 to each surviving victim of the camps. End quote by
Trump has called for the imprisonment of immigrants (meaning Latino or Latino looking immigrants or possibly citizens that look Latino, after all with indefinite detention and no right to a trial or legal representation how could a person prove they are American or not a criminal ? They CAN'T).
On his first interview on 60 Minutes since he won the election Trump said the following:
The following script is from “The 45th President,” which aired on Nov. 13, 2016. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Rich Bonin and Ruth Streeter, producers.
Lesley Stahl: What about the pledge to deport millions and millions of undocumented immigrants?
Donald Trump: What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, we have a lot of these people, probably two million, it could be even three million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate. But we’re getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally. After the border is secured and after everything gets normalized, we’re going to make a determination on the people that you’re talking about who are terrific people, they’re terrific people but we are gonna make a determination at that-- But before we make that determination-- Lesley, it’s very important, we want to secure our border. End quote
He has opened up the idea of indefinite detention for an UNLIMITED number of people with no rights or recourse. He can detain them until the border is straightened out, which is forever.
The targeted group for this action is immigrants that are or look Latino. American citizens that appear Latino ? They can be rounded up too and under indefinite detention have no rights to hearings or defense or contacting their families. That's how indefinite detention works. If Trump has involuntary labor imposed on the detainees they can comply or be tortured, starved or killed.
He can effectively enslave ANYONE. He cleverly used the more innocent ideas of building a wall and deportation. Being deported is still a terrible and difficult experience BUT indefinite detention and involuntary labor for being an immigrant or looking like you might be is far, far worse. A deported person can possibly somehow build a life in another country or even legally travel and possibly return to the US in the future. A person rotting in prison or working on a chain gang has far fewer prospects.
That's one group Trump despises and called rapists, killers and drug dealers. He has no love or compassion for them. None.
He went on to say the following regarding the Supreme Court and abortion:
Lesley Stahl: One of the things you’re going to obviously get an opportunity to do, is name someone to the Supreme Court. And I assume you’ll do that quickly?
Donald Trump: Yes. Very important.
Lesley Stahl: During the campaign, you said that you would appoint justices who were against abortion rights. Will you appoint-- are you looking to appoint a justice who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade?
Donald Trump: So look, here’s what’s going to happen-- I’m going to-- I’m pro-life. The judges will be pro-life. They’ll be very—
Lesley Stahl: But what about overturning this law--
Donald Trump: Well, there are a couple of things. They’ll be pro-life, they’ll be-- in terms of the whole gun situation, we know the Second Amendment and everybody’s talking about the Second Amendment and they’re trying to dice it up and change it, they’re going to be very pro-Second Amendment. But having to do with abortion if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states. So it would go back to the states and--
Lesley Stahl: Yeah, but then some women won’t be able to get an abortion?
Donald Trump: No, it’ll go back to the states.
Lesley Stahl: By state—no some --
Donald Trump: Yeah.
Donald Trump: Yeah, well, they’ll perhaps have to go, they’ll have to go to another state.
Lesley Stahl: And that’s OK?
Donald Trump: Well, we’ll see what happens. It’s got a long way to go, just so you understand. That has a long, long way to go. End quote
He is playing the country. He has selected Mike Pence as his Vice President and will only appoint the most extreme pro life judges possible for the Supreme Court. If any outcome that outlaws abortions for all Americans is possible Trump will require that. No doubt about it.
Mike Pence has a long, long, long history of opposing women's rights on abortion and many other issues. His history was ignored during the campaign because Trump wanted it that way and manipulated the media with his actions.
Women will be so worried about their diminishing rights that Trump will hope to divide them off any groups they might otherwise support. They will feel defeated and powerless.
Trump has spoken in the past on being law and order and supporting stop and frisk racial profiling and racial discrimination in policing. Tough policing. He has retweeted racist false statistics on black crime. He has repeatedly made racist comments on black people and sought their execution in the case of the central park five.
He plans to pack for profit prisons with black folks. Saying anything else is simply ignorance, false information or wishful thinking aka denial of reality.
He has an overarching value. He wants to diminish or eliminate the power of Muslims, Latinos, Black folks, and control women, additionally he has some of the fiercest opponents of gay rights in his hand picked group of friends and potential judges fir the Supreme Court. He wants to control women in a way that echoes of misogyny in a Christian identity form.
He is simply a white supremacist. He envisions using aspects of a tweaked version of Nazism to make America a white supremacy utopia where whites come first, and everyone else comes last, if they are even allowed or alive.
Now Godwin's Law is a nice meme, but not applicable to someone who goes this far down the path Hitler chose. The parallels are far too many to ignore.
Trump has been called a fool or flip flopper. I believe he has conned everyone. His supporters, his opponents politically, the voters and president Barack Obama.
Everyone underestimated him. Because the reality of a conman that acts foolish to earn support from the masses and to sucker his opponents into a sense of overconfidence is astounding.
I think he has long admired Hitler and realized open antisemitism against Jewish people is still a step too far for even the republican party. He knew he wouldn't gain power as an open antisemite.
He instead picked other vulnerable and unsupported people to scapegoat. Muslims have been demonized by Fox news for decades. Ever since 911 and the more recent terrorist attacks anti Muslim rhetoric and discrimination have risen to extreme levels. And Mexican immigrants are blamed by some people for the diminishing of jobs in certain US states.
So both non white groups are looked down on by white supremacists and used to excuse fear and anxiety by whites. Fear of crime by Mexican immigrants and fear of terrorist attacks by Muslims.
Despite numerous sources reporting that Muslims in the United States commit very, very, very few crimes and very few terrorist attacks. Several hundred sources of death are more likely to take your life than Muslims. It's been reported that more Americans get killed in the United States by sources like bee stings, car accidents, Americans with guns, accidents with furniture and falls in the home than terrorists. In one year more Americans were reportedly shot by TODDLERS than terrorists in the US !
Despite recent reports showing immigrants commit far, far, fewer crimes on average than native born Americans. Immigrants are not looking to get deported and so stay out of trouble to avoid deportation. Despite recent research showing that in recent years more people are actually going from America to Mexico than coming to America.
The facts don't support Trump's claims at all. But he isn't looking for facts. He is looking for an excuse to take something from non whites and to demonize them.
Similarly with black folks and women facts don't support his racist policies but he doesn't care. Trump in my opinion has long held deeply racist and misogynistic values. Numerous incidents like his housing discrimination cases, and racist remarks he admitted then denied regarding "blacks" and his many unsubtle antisemitic and misogynistic remarks over the years long before he ran for president lead me to believe his feelings on many of these issues are genuine. He may use Jewish or black folks and gay people as opportunities present themselves, but lots of people do that too. It's not a proof of a lack of racism.
Ultimately it's hard for people to understand a man that's always conning everyone. I believe he deep down holds a very narcissistic view of himself and others and that forms much of his identity.
Here's a quote from Daily Kos: