@amillennialdog on twitter: The DHS posted a 14-word headline that started with “we must secure” holy absolute fuck
With a link to the site. Can confirm: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2018/02/15/we-must-secure-border-and-build-wall-make-america-safe-again
I was willing to let the “we must secure” headline go as an accident. Maybe. It’s horribly tone deaf, and possible that it wasn’t checked, and I could conceivably believe that it was an accidental co-incidence that happened while writing a statement that was already pretty racist and idiotic… Maybe. Like, a 1 in 5 chance that it wasn’t deliberate…
But that “fewer than 13 out of every 88″ ? Fuck no that wasn’t an accident. That’s not possible. Whoever wrote that statement is a full on Nazi planting a dogwhistle to his buddies.
No one uses 88 as a basis. “fewer than 13″ ? You could just about 1 in 8. Or give a percentage. Or give a number out of a hundred ffs… But no, you use 13/88. Why? Because 14/88 is too obvious. but 13/88 is close enough, so that when you punch it in to your browser to see what % that is, you get https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteen_Words as the top hit.
This. Is. Insane.
Of lesser insanity is the insane math they use as justification. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehends over 1,100 people a day crossing the border illegally. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) refuses entry to 7 known or suspected terrorists every day, 50 every week, and 2,500 every year.”
If they are known terrorists, shouldn’t you maybe, I don’t know… Arrest them? No? Why not? Because they’re ALL “suspected” terrorists, by which you mean you think maybe they might know someone in a gang? And a whopping 0.5%. Wow. So scary. So much higher than the average in the American public… Oh wait, it’s not? It’s lower? Much, MUCH lower? So Shocked!
That “out of 88″ was what tipped it for me, then I looked back at the “We Must Secure…” statement, and noticed it was 14 words too. These aren’t accidents, or coincidences.
This is clear signalling to their white supremacist supporters, letting them know they support them.
nazis have taken over the government. God help us all.