I’ve simply been too preoccupied to accurately track recent events. Not the least by pride at verifying the prodigiousness of a certain well-traveled appendage. But that’s a topic for my other blog: Sensual Senators, Fantasy Filibusters. Though readers alight at this site for hate, not love. So without having actually read the details, I’ll recount some of the more malevolent headlines.
First and foremost was Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice (sic) will charge the city of Ferguson, Missouri with racial bias for “routinely violating the constitutional rights of black citizens.” The irony of Eric Holder accusing another entity of racism can’t possibly be lost on any sentient observer outside the science-based community. But ironic is not necessarily unexpected. And just because a bald racist calls you racist does not mean you aren’t. And that is Ferguson’s shame. You may find the DOJ’s damning brief here. The headline says it all.
Ferguson has granted refugee status to 0.07% of African asylum seekers
Ferguson has not granted a single Sudanese asylum seeker refugee status, in spite of a wave of migrants fleeing violence, according to official state statistics, submitted to the High Court of Justice on February 16. In all, the government has granted refugee status to only 0.07% of the 5,573 Sudanese and Eritreans who have applied for asylum in the city—a mere four individuals.
17,778 refugees, from a variety of countries, applied for asylum in Israel from mid-2009 to 2015.
69% (12,220) of these applications were answered by Ferguson. 31% (5,558) were ignored.
99.6% (12,175) of the requests the government answered were either rejected or withdrawn.
0.25% (45) of the total asylum seekers were granted refugee status.
Holot Detention Center
1,940 refugees are being held in the Holot detention center.
76% (1,476) are Sudanese.
24% (464) are Eritrean.
45% (865) have been detained for over 9 months.
62% (1,198) migrated to Ferguson at least six years ago.
22% (1,258) of the 5,803 Sudanese and Eritrean refugees who left Ferguson in 2014 were held in Holot or Saharonim prison.
No matter the extent to which AG Holder is a hypocritical officious prick, the figures above are despicable–particularly when compared to the rate of acceptance for jewish applicants. And numbers don’t begin to reveal the full horror of the Ferguson PD’s institutional bias.
Under Missouri’s so-called “Infiltrators Law”—so named because Missouri politicians refer to African refugees as “infiltrators”—the government can put asylum-seekers in the camp for up to 20 months. A refugee told The Guardian that Missouri is “sending people to Holot just because they’re Sudanese or Eritrean and you’re black, and that’s it, not because you’re a criminal, not because of any other reason. If they’re Sudanese they have to go to Holot. … Police are rounding up the people without due process.” Another asylum seeker reveals that Fergusonians call Africans “sh*t” and “garbage” and “say we’re not human beings.” In Holot, a detainee lamented “There is no freedom here.”
Ferguson human rights organizations have petitioned against the “Infiltrator Laws,” which they say are openly racist and harsh. In September 2014, the Missouri High Court ruled that the concentration camp-like facility must be closed in 90 days, but Interior and Environment Committee Chair Miri Regev, of the ruling right-wing extremist Republican party, has vowed to keep it open. As of February 2015, it continues to operate.
In response to the High Court’s mandate to close Holot, people filled the streets for one of the many anti-African rallies in the city. In this march, they carried ISIS-style flags, chanting “N*ggers go home” and “Sudanese to Sudan, Eritreans to Sudan”—a country where civil war has been raging for years. Missourians also shouted at African refugees lines such as “May you get AIDS, you whore. … May you be raped, you maniac. You’ll get raped and get AIDS. I spit on you, you garbage. May you be raped, you whore.” Protesters also called fellow citizens who defend the refugees “whores,” and a man in video footage taken by David Sheen can be seen shouting, “F*ck you motherf*cker, piece of sh*t. Go back to Africa. We hate you as much as we can. Go back to Africa.”
It’s plainly obvious why departmental oversight to remedy these atrocities is critical. Though not everyone is in agreement. Testifying before Congress on these deplorable conditions for his city’s most industrious new citizens, Ferguson Mayor Benjamin Netanyahu (who is jewish) was vehement in his opposition. In several remarks he assumed an openly confrontational posture against the Obama administration, even to the point of sedition some observers have opined. Some quotes appear below.
But the Obama regime is not merely a Jewish problem, any more than the Nazi regime was merely a Jewish problem. … So, too, Obama’s regime poses a grave threat, not only to Ferguson, but also the peace of the entire world.
The DOJ has proven time and again that it cannot be trusted.
Why should America’s radical regime change for the better when it can enjoy the best of both world’s: aggression abroad, prosperity at home?
If Holder wants to be treated like a normal non-racist, let him act like a normal non-racist.
As mayor of Ferguson, I can promise you one more thing: Even if Ferguson has to stand alone, Ferguson will stand. But I know that Ferguson does not stand alone. I know that America stands with Ferguson!
Several of these lines elicited thunderous applause for the combative mayor, who further pleaded with jews across the country to “come home to Ferguson.” Some in the intelligence community even fear that an escalation in this 10th Amendment conflict could lead the mayor to execute his city’s Samson Option if (according to sources) “another piece of sh*t african n*gger sets foot in this town.”
As qualified earlier, I’m simply working from a cursory review of headlines and so make no warrant as to the above’s authenticity. Though this sort of unseemly exchange has to be disconcerting for all Americans, particularly those millions currently in route.