Cartoon

Game On

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Michael de Adder)

In other news, a federal judge in the Ninth Circuit has permanently blocked construction of several sections of Trump's fantasy border wall while the case against his emergency order to appropriate funding for it is heard in court.

Meanwhile, the Trump regime is going to roll back regulations that prohibit long-haul truckers from driving more than 11 hours per day.

Finally, ProPublica found a 9,500--member Facebook group of current and former Border Patrol agents where they share sexist and racist memes about immigrants and members of Congress.

In one exchange, group members responded with indifference and wisecracks to the post of a news story about a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant who died in May while in custody at a Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas. One member posted a GIF of Elmo with the quote, “Oh well.” Another responded with an image and the words “If he dies, he dies.”

Created in August 2016, the Facebook group is called “I’m 10-15” and boasts roughly 9,500 members from across the country. (10-15 is Border Patrol code for “aliens in custody.”) The group described itself, in an online introduction, as a forum for “funny” and “serious” discussion about work with the patrol. “Remember you are never alone in this family,” the introduction said. [...]

One member encouraged Border Patrol agents to hurl a “burrito at these bitches.” Another, apparently a patrol supervisor, wrote, “Fuck the hoes.” “There should be no photo ops for these scum buckets,” posted a third member.

Perhaps the most disturbing posts target Ocasio-Cortez. One includes a photo illustration of her engaged in oral sex at an immigrant detention center. Text accompanying the image reads, “Lucky Illegal Immigrant Glory Hole Special Starring AOC.”

Another is a photo illustration of a smiling President Donald Trump forcing Ocasio-Cortez’s head toward his crotch. The agent who posted the image commented: “That’s right bitches. The masses have spoken and today democracy won.”

If the original Nazis had Facebook groups, I imagine they would have looked a lot like this.

The Canadian cartoonist who created the image at the top of this post, Michael de Adder, was fired from several local publications.

  • Draxiar
  • Draxiar

    It wouldn’t take much of a nudge to push the monsters in this FB group to start offing immigrants execution style and rolling them into a mass grave.

    • Christopher Foxx

      They reason they’re not doing that yet isn’t because they’re awaiting a nudge.
      They’re not doing it because they’re being held back.

  • Aynwrong

    I’ve got nothing left to say about the stupid wall.

    Driving across country (Ya know, through the Heartland, Real Murica, where the goodly salt of the earth live.) is about to get a whole lot more…… interesting.
    I wonder how many extra trucking accidents are going to involve corpses waring red MAGA hats.

    I imagine the same finger wagging “liberal media” scolds (I’ve got Chuck Todd in mind) would that cringed and moralized over AOC using the term “Concentration Camps” would be hyperventilating just as relentlessly if someone in public referred to these officers of the law as Brown Shirts.

    To hell with them.

  • The Border Patrol site doesn’t surprise me in the least. And I think the cartoonist should have been given a raise. That is a VERY powerful and effective editorial cartoon. I don’t know how many of you have seen the photograph of that poor father and baby. I saw it on CNN and it is heartbreaking. Trumpov and all his supporters can officially go f*ck themselves. This administration is evil and every day he is in office is a permanent stain against this nation and humanity in general.

    • gescove

      “Trumpov and all his supporters can officially go f*ck themselves.” Amen to that.