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Okay, stream-of-conscious thread on liberalism, neoliberalism, politics, policy, and philosophy commencing here and going through the night. (There'll be long gaps and pauses) 🧵#NeoliberalShillBracket
Liberalism is values, practices, & institutions. Usual stuff: representative government, now w/ high suffrage democracy, tho that wasn't always the case. I think at this point liberalism requires democracy and without it—whatever may've been once true—it's not really liberalism.
Okay so rep. gov't and high suffrage democracy. Also markets; professional state bureaucracy, rule of law and a constitutional legal tradition; stable property rights and a welfare state. #NeoliberalShillBracket
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In Dec. ‘18, Jalisco New Generation Cartel kidnapped, tortured, & murdered refugee children from a shelter in TJ. Days earlier, CBP refused to accept kids from that shelter, kicked them off US soil, and called INM bc “capacity.”

Nielsen & @MilesTaylorUSA have blood on her hands.
.@AlOtroLado_Org has been battling these officials’ lies and bearing witness to their deadly consequences for years.

Instead of complying w the law, they put @luzenlafrontera @eeerox & @Noraistired on secret, illegal watchlists with @KajiDousa & @alex_mensing. Govt Blacklists.
The human beings who’ve survived these horrors are going to have Truth and Reconciliation.

The movements fighting back against these genocidal policies are going to keep demanding forms of accountability that aren’t readily available from our current justice system. #AbolishDHS
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Disgusting, but not surprising. Of course they were sterilizing immigrant women at ICE facilities. They're excruciatingly racist. Do you think they *want* more brown people in this country?

#AbolishICE #AbolishDHS
Reminder that medical abuse--and whistlerblowers calling it out--are no strangers to ICE facilities. When your country has a for-profit prison system, steeped in racism and the legacy of slavery, these are the results.

This story, from a year ago, a whistleblower tells about ICE prisons' over-use of solitary confinement to "protect" detainees who identified as LGBTQ.

Also, to "protect" those who were deemed "suicidal."

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Before taking this oath, they had to answer questions like
"What is the rule of law?" & "what keeps one branch of government from becoming too powerful?"

I'd like to hear the illegally-appointed head of DHS + the president who is stealing an election in front of us answer those Image
I know and respect what naturalization means to my clients--especially refugees and asylum seekers--who have waited so long and done so much get there. Anyone who sees it as nothing more than convenient filler for a political convention does not.
Healthy democratic states do not allow immigration systems to be politicized. The good people I know at USCIS work in service of the integrity of the system, not any party/president.

Trump has crossed yet another Rubicon here, hardly noticeable in the noise of the past months
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Yeah, no.

There's going to be a lot of this kind self-serving whitewash splashed around post-Trump. Don't let these people rehabilitate into polite society just because they now (3 yrs later!) admit that they knew Trump was bad & dangerous. The problem is DHS itself. #AbolishDHS
Also: Taylor's account of family separation doesn't match anything I've read about how it was rolled out--including the weeks it was sat on Nielsen's desk as she made sure that she, rather than John Kelly, would get credit w/Trump for it.

No. Just no.…
Taylor, Nielsen, and all the rest are more than welcome to go manage a frozen yogurt stand or whatever! But no cushy corporate board seats, chaired professorships, speaking tours, or (above all) new government posts for them. Ever.
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Illegally-appointed head of country's largest and least-accountable law enforcement agency claims fealty to "rule of law," pushes back against allegations of abuse of power, refuses to step down
The simple fact that everyone at this point knows that he is not lawfully holding this job and he just won't even publicly acknowledge the GAO's findings, let alone resign, is really just about the best argument going for #AbolishDHS rn
idk about you, but I've always thought that one really cool way to show how much you love the rule of law is to follow it
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This is not a particularly radical proposal, and actually more than anything resembles what traditional small-government conservatives (remember those?) were pushing for during the post-9/11 debate over the formation of DHS.

We can reverse this, before it's too late not to.
2020 has dramatically exposed what we who have been dealing with these agencies daily have known for 17 years:

DHS answers only to the President--and even then only if they *agree* with the WH.

We need to impose real accountability & real oversight... before we can't.
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1/Fascism & militarism are a global epidemics.

In the last two weeks, federal soldiers with no IDs have kidnapped peaceful protestors in #portland & thrown them into unmarked vehicles. "Acting" secretary #chadWolf continues to overstep. #AbolishDHS
2/Right now, in Hondorus, 4 #Garifuna community leaders and organizers were kidnapped from their homes & their communities as unmarked vehicles holding men outfitted with bulletproof vests, AK-47s and Uzis. #CumplimientoSentenciaYA…
3/They were pulled into Triunfo de la Cruz, in the department of Atlantida in #Honduras As the unarmed community looked on in horror, the kidnappers proclaimed they were law enforcement. They know that law enforcement does that have access to weapons of that grade. #SaveAsylum
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I know no one wants to hear this now but the #AbolishDHS movement in light of #Portland, much like #AbolishICE movement earlier, doesn't actually address the abuse of power issues at stake. It's an easy hashtag and distracting b/c it gives too much to @dhsgov and its defenders.1/
Every major democracy has a homeland security prevention and response agency. Every major democracy has border enforcement agencies. Its often heart-wrenching work, but it can also be done more humanely and lawfully. Nothing we see in #portland is related to those missions. 2/
This is just an abuse of power and authority. It has nothing to do with what the agency should and could be doing.
The design of the agency was flawed, there is no doubt. In 2003, maybe it wasn't necessary. But it is here, and will need to be reformed, abuses corrected, 3/
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#Immigrationcourts were not moved to DHS because of WHAT NOW


There is a lot going on in this excerpt, but I may never recover from that gobsmacking punchline
This excerpt is from this 2011 Cato Institute report on why it's time to #AbolishDHS…

which accurately cites this Washington Post story…
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Trump is sending immigration shock troops with military gear and "sniper certification" to conduct "supercharged arrests" of residents of cities which don't like him, have a great weekend everybody
Immigration enforcement was always going to be the quickest route to American fascism. Shows of force against non-citizens will be welcomed by those who might otherwise distrust federal law enforcement; it doesn't take long before a garrison is normalized into permanence
Today it is "high-risk operations," tomorrow maybe it's best and safest for our men and women in uniform to use these kinds of tactics against the regular undocumented population. Five years later, it's you
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You must remember that the secret to all of this is not to be afraid of fear. When you can really allow yourself to be afraid, and you don't resist the experience of fear, you are truly beginning to master fear.
The stage is set
Actors are a running to the dark corners like roaches in the light
The ones that are the loudest are the main characters as no one can be that deceived
It's raining #TheRainMakers
Here comes the PAIN! #PatriotsFight
God's in Control
#WWG1WGA #KAG #GreatAwakening
Thread by @_VachelLindsay_
1. I have no doubt that Obama will be indicted and found guilty of at least THREE major felonies, just from his central involvement in the framing of Donald J Trump
@threadreaderapp #ObamaGate #MAGA #WWG1WGA #QAnon #LockThemUp…
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