My beef is with ICE’s current incompetence. It’s not as if ICE is new at doing this raid and deportation stuff. They have procedures to follow, contacts in foreign countries to ensure a safe transition.
But this, like the raid at the chicken factory, was botched.
They made similar big mistakes towards the tail end of Bush’s term – one with that SAME chicken factory.
neoliberalism is firmly footed, it’s true. Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, LBJ, Kennedy – all neoliberal. It’s standard but you’re right that it’s gotten bigger particularly from the late 1970s where the nation took a hard turn right and hasn’t stopped.
I’d say turning socially left ONLY started in the late 1990s. I remember gay bashing being jokes even in the mid 1990s, and Sheriff Joe with the county lockup putting minor criminals in 110 degree heat and pink socks was ‘cute”.
Still, it feels as if the center has shifted right. I was particularly shocked when Christian Science Monitor – a standard center-right publication which looks “plain old American values” started being called a leftist publication in places when they hadn’t changed a thing.