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  "The cruelty is the point." What does it mean? (search mode)
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« on: May 05, 2021, 05:46:22 PM »

If I recall, this phrase first started popping up at the time of Stephen Miller's family separation policy and cruelty at border facilities which was intended, at least in part, to discourage further illegal immigration by intentionally making life miserable for every person involved, including those such as young children who had no choice in the matter at all.

Less than two years later, into the 2019 government shutdown, one Trump supporter blamed the shutdown on him because he wasn't "hurting the people he needs to be hurting".

And of course, most of these people do not know or care if they are hurt by orthodox Republican economic policies, which Trump still followed despite rhetoric implying otherwise. If you are a suffering person among people who suffer more, you still feel better off by comparison.

Republicans like to inflict pain and Democrats like being victims. Perhaps this symbiosis is the key to our mutual survival.

No, Democrats like being the liberators rescuing the victims (refugees included) from Republican oppression.  

No, they would complain and say that was a "white savior narrative". Legit all the millennial left wants to do is sulk and wallow in pity for themselves and others. Maybe throw in the occasional riot for a performative tantrum.
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