Ponder that last statement for a moment. What a wonderful thing for imperialism. They have created a reality where they can pretend that the only thing that matters is the nonsense in their heads. According to this logic, the material history, the things that were done, can have no impact on the perception of this country as long as the leaders of this empire continue to vomit out platitudes of how great this nation is.
Let's reiterate that infants, babies, were wrested from the bosoms of their mothers and placed in jail cells and this was/is the national policy of this country. Saying that something like that happening is simply a one off departure from the values of this country is like saying a dog eating a bone is a misnomer. Regardless of how many people in this country have their head's shoved firmly up their rear ends, there is absolutely no question that this latest inhumane treatment against the Indigenous people's of the Western Hemisphere is nothing except the most recent example of exactly what this country always has been.
This is the country that kidnapped millions of Africans and separated their children from their parents in a systematically violent and dehumanizing process that existed as day to day procedure here for 350 years. This is the place that separated scores of Indigenous children from their parents in their effort to systemically destroy Indigenous capacity to defend their stolen lands. This country violently separated Japanese children from their parents during World War II, placing them in similar cages as the ones they are placing Indigenous children in today. This country violently murdered millions of children in Korea, Vietnam, Greneda, Panama, Libya, Sudan, Iraq, and Afghanistan for nothing except corporate profits. There is no confusion here. This country cares only about its political and economic interests. Its cares as much about a bunch of brown children as it cares about a bunch of rats. In fact, many of these mini brained people in this society would probably raise an even louder outrage if animals were being mistreated as these brown children (and adults) have been treated since the beginning of this settler colonial regime.
Another sickening development is the liberal white establishment - equally guilty as their alleged "conservative" class partners - is fond of saying "highlighting past wrongs diminishes what's happening with these children today." That's a smooth talking point, but it won't work. Bringing out this country's brutal history is cathartic for oppressed people who have been hoodwinked by the massive 24/7 propaganda machine that pumps the lie of a free and democratic country. We have to make sure people understand clearly that the reason this is happening today is because that type of action is what fuels this country. The larger picture is that U.S. led policies and efforts over the last several decades have been the exact cause for why the countries of origin for these suffering people have been devastated in the first place. The U.S. insistence of forcing imperialist financial control over Central America through International Monetary Fund and World Bank structural adjustment financing (almost half of those bank organization's budgets come from the U.S.). This "financing" has destroyed social infrastructure in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatamala, Honduras, etc., in order to create profitable finance projects for these large banking institutions. These country's inability to pay these illegal loans has caused them to lose the ability to maintain basic human societal structures like schools, healthcare, and security. This reality has paved the way for decay, violent drug cartels, and inadequate infrastructure that has completely destabilized these countries to the point where their people are desperately trying to find peace and stability for their families. That is the reason they are seeking asylum in the U.S. To equate this development to people seeking "freedom and democracy" is like having a thief for a next door neighbor and having that neighbor bomb you out of your house and then receive praise and adulation for locking you in a cage in their front yard when you no longer have anywhere else to go.
There never has been any exceptionalism in this country. God has never blessed this cesspool. What's happened is this country has attacked and destroyed anything in its path that stood in the way of it stealing everyone else's resources, and to get people to support that systemic theft, they came up with white supremacy and this myth of the blessed U.S. Along with this sickness, Europeans in this country have been taught to believe all of this belongs to them and them alone. That they created all this wealth, when the truth is the wealth only exists because it was stolen from other peoples. We even learned in school that people fled Europe to escape shortages so how the hell did that evolve to Europeans creating a land of "milk and honey" here in the U.S.? The wealth is stolen and we have never stopped fighting to get our wealth back. The only God that matters could never be on the side of the U.S. and any God that is on their side we should rush as fast as we can to the other side to get away from them.
This latest episode is just the last in a long line of evidence about how wicked this country is. Everyone who sides with that wickedness is making a decision to stand opposite to the masses of people on Earth. One day soon, those still living who made that decision will greatly regret agreeing to stand on the wrong of history, but by then, it will more than likely be too late for them.