ICE and the Intelligence Agencies: Covert Consolidation of Government?

American fascism: one fell swoop, or small steps via gradual government centralization? (02-15-2018, updated 07-11-2018)  One of the elements of fascism is government consolidation. ICE really wants to join the intelligence community. Such centralization of government would give them access to more information and surveillance in their search for illegal immigrants.

A Misunderstood Muslim Ban and a Mistaken Identity Murder

(02-25-2017, updated 07-12-2018)  Trump's Muslim ban on refugees from majority Muslim countries that isn't a Muslim ban and the attack on three Men from the Middle East who were from India. No refugees from the banned countries have killed anyone in America in at least twenty years. American extremists, on the other hand, have murdered, injured and harassed plenty of Muslims in America.

Trump and Fox News, Good Luck!

(02-22-2017, updated 07-12-2018) When the President of the United States tweets Fox News fake news about Sweden, (and on Presidents Day) all of Sweden lets us know it's fake news. I predict that there's going to be more of this. Like King George says in the musical Hamilton: "They're going to tear each other into pieces, Jesus Christ, this will be fun!"

Millions of Illegal Immigrants Committed Voter Fraud, Trump Insists

(01-25-2017, updated 07-13-2018)  How stupid is this? Let me count the ways. Trump lost the popular vote. Since I'm in a counting mindset, let me also count the ways it's stupid of Trump to insist that he would have won the popular vote, were it not for those millions of illegal immigrants and other fraudulent voters.

Too Bad It Takes Trump

(05-30-2016, updated 07-14-2018)   Feeling empty while the pundits catch up I've got nothing left to say other than: I told you so, America.  Too bad that it took Trump to open some eyes. Glad as I am that eyes are opening, it's hard to remain optimistic. I wonder if we've passed the point of no return. 

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s Campaign Demagoguery

(11-12-2015) This is when high school history education comes in handy, if you've had any. The 2016 presidential election campaign is in full swing and the angry goldfish at the top of the GOP presidential candidate polls blames all the country's woes on a vulnerable group in society--undocumented immigrants in this case.

How to Deal with American Authoritarianism When Crossing Internal Checkpoints as an Alien

(05-08-2013, updated 07-15-2018)  Are you and American citizen? Hmm, let me think... Earlier I was mad about the liberties police take daily in regular, non-threatening situations, and  that nobody has a problem with it. Not enough to say anything. Americans and your endless respect for authority! This, of course, is not completely true. The Rio Grande Valley borders on Mexico in southern Texas.