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President of Pain

Be careful, very careful, jumping for joy over Trump’s alleged ‘defeat’ failing to get enough votes to torpedo Obama Care.  This is just one of his opening shots.  Keep your eye peeled on the prize, what he’s really about, which is to deliver pain to the weak, the poor and fucked-over.

I continue to be astounded that, despite spotty news items, there’s so little fuss among us about the ICEmen’s mass arrests of Latinos, lurking to catch their fish in hospitals, courthouses, in violent no-knock raids.

You probably disagree but except from the immigrant community itself I see more of a shrug (charitably, shellshock?) than the sort of Pink Hat militance that filled the streets with angry women recently.

In WW2 the Nazi-occupied Bulgarians did more for their transported Jews than we do for our new Jews, Latinos under threat.

Why the indifference?  Among the 11 million undocumented there must be a great number of “submarines”, or “U-boats”, the name German Jews gave themselves who lived in hiding from the Gestapo to evade arrest and deportation.

OK, immigrant raids do not lend themselves to super TV ratings like Rachel’s or yet more serial “guest appearances” by Cong. Adam Schiff on the hunt for the “Russian connection”.

But it’s Krystallnacht type “immigrant control” that really makes Bannon & Trump’s hearts and pulse beat faster.

Fending off  “investigations” of the their sham Kremlin link is child’s play to them.  This Democratic puppet show fits their agenda because they know – and I guarantee – it will run and run forever, like Agatha Christie’s stage Mousetrap.

Yes, at some unforeseeable time, Trump may be nailed to the Putin cross.  But in the end it will turn out to be  anticlimactically about mere money and not espionage.

Come back home, Congressman Schiff and Rachel and all you other MS-DNC Sherlocks.  Do your proper jobs.

There’s an awful Something Else happening in Boyle Heights, Maricopa, San Bernadino and Flatbush.

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Clancy Sigal is a screenwriter and novelist. His latest book is Black Sunset

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