Invasion Politics

Fox and Friends is a morning show on the “news” station we know as Fox.

As any regular watcher of late-night comedy shows knows, the hosts spend a good chunk of time defending racist-in-chief Donald J. Trump. Today, Brian Kilmeade (who is one of those hosts) had this to say in defense of the wide spread calling out the President for his frequent and habitual use of the word “invasion” when discussing the passage of Spanish-speaking migrants across our border:

What the president has during his two and a half years is a major problem at the border which was not his doing——unless you want to blame President Obama for the unaccompanied minors that streamed through here in 2014. When you have over 110,000 people coming a month, over a million last year and then well over a million this year, if you use the term “an invasion” that’s not anti-Hispanic, it’s a fact. [Source]

The Merrian-Webster dictionary defines the word “invasion” like this:

1: an act of invading (especially an incursion of an army for conquest or plunder)
2: the incoming or spread of something usually hurtful

When you have a million people a year——not one solider but hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children——trying to cross your border and enter your country, the only “fact” is that you are witnessing a refugee crisis. De-humanizing language that portrays poor migrant families in need of refuge as a danger, a threat, and an attempt to “take over” the country are not only wrong, they are openly racist.

2 thoughts on “Invasion Politics

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  2. typo. a teen-ager for life. My favorite time, added to all the rest of the good era’s gift of songs that match our lived lives in community and famiily.

    On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:11 PM Dorinda Moreno wrote:

    > Thanks for all you do, just a note to say, I try to give a glance tho so > many urgencies in life on the web; we share a love for music, it is > healing… am older than you but our love of lyric crosses lots of time > zones and genre’s. > I say if one was a teen in the 50’s, a teen-ager for live. > Dorinda Moreno > > On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 7:47 PM LATINO LIKE ME > wrote: > >> profe posted: “Fox and Friends is a morning show on the “news” station we >> know as Fox. As any regular watcher of late-night comedy shows knows, the >> hosts spend a good chunk of time defending racist-in-chief Donald J. Trump. >> Today, Brian Kilmeade (who is one of those” >>

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