General John Kelly: They Told You He Was “Balanced”... He’s a Cog in the Trump Juggernaut

February 22, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |


An arrest during an ICE raid in Los Angeles, February 7.
Arrest during an ICE raid in Los Angeles, February 7. (Photo: Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)

When General John Kelly was nominated head of Homeland Security, the New York Times assured you he was someone who “called for a more balanced approach to protecting the borders.” And that he “has supported increased aid for economic development, education and a focus on human rights.”

Now... the Trump/Pence fascist regime is moving in horrific ways to deport millions of undocumented immigrants—even people who have been accused of something as innocent as a traffic violation. Whole communities are living in terror. Families are being ripped apart. Civil liberties are being shredded. Undocumented immigrants, immigrants and anyone who looks or sounds like an immigrant to Trump’s Gestapo, can be grabbed up at any time, for any thing, and deported.

John Kelly wrote and signed the orders and is overseeing the enforcement of all this. Whoever Trump put in charge of Homeland Security was going to have to follow his dictates. And whatever Kelly’s views might actually be, he’s a general. He’s going to follow orders. Nobody is going to “balance” Trump. The Trump/Pence regime has to be driven out.


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