When it comes to the progressive left of the Democratic Party (which is quickly becoming the entire party), you can know one thing for certain at all times: Whatever their position is on an issue today, it is only masking a much more radical position that they will take once they’ve gotten enough support for their current, public stance. Such is the case with literally every single political issue. That’s why they call themselves “progressives.” That’s the name of the game. Wherever we are, we can do better.
Of course, to most sane Americans, their idea of “better” is shocking, frightening, and wholly out of step with where we need to be as a nation.
So what’s the public face of policy for this party when it comes to illegal immigration? Well, they certainly believe in widespread, if not universal, amnesty. They certainly believe, at the very least, that Dreamers should be given citizenship. And they believe, supposedly, that we should focus deportation proceedings only against violent, dangerous criminals within the illegal (er, undocumented) community.
But even with the president slowly moving our national stance on illegal immigration back where it belongs, the left has come out in support of an even more radical agenda. And it involves disbanding the “racist thugs” we call Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
After Sen. Kamala Harris, herself an extremist on the subject, told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that ICE should continue to exist, writer Jack Mirkinson of Splinter said her position was not good enough if she wanted to run for the White House under the banner of the Democratic Party.
“Any serious defender of undocumented people in this country would look at ICE and know that it is a cancer that needs to be excised from the U.S.,” he wrote. “Pretending that the most diseased levers of state power can be molded into something better is a useless fantasy. ICE must be abolished. Anything less is not good enough.”
Wow. Of course, you have to remember that these leftists find regular local, state, and federal police to also be “diseased levers of state power,” so that gives you a hint as to where their “police reform” positions are headed as their racial propaganda gains more ignorant followers.
The idea of abolishing ICE also has support from Indivisible, a left wing group that began as part of the initial “resistance” against President Donald Trump.
“ICE is terrorizing American communities right now,” said Angel Padilla of Indivisible in an interview with The Nation. “They’re going into schools, entering hospitals, conducting massive raids, and separating children from parents every day. We are funding those activities, and we need to use all the leverage we have to stop it.”
This kind of hyperbolic propaganda seems silly to people who still have a rational thinking mind, but you have to remember that this group does not include many millions of Americans. That’s why it works. We have to be vigilant in keeping track of where the left is going with their radical agenda, because as we’ve already seen, there is no position too extreme for a certain percentage of Democrat Party voters.