But unlike Marie Antoinette, who never actually said “Let them eat cake” in response to starving peasants, Melania actually did wear a jacket that read “I really don’t care, do u?” while visiting a concentration camp for children.
She’s not that dumb. But she is that cruel. Google how she reacted during the whole birtherism thing. She was a mean little cheerleader right at Fanta Hitler’s side.
So, this was intentional. It’s a direct message to Trump’s racist base. Just reminding them that Trump doesn’t care about immigrants at all, even if they’re children. And he did it through Melania so that if anyone complains, they can screech about sexism. Even though calling this out for the disgusting thing it is is not at all sexism. But sociopaths aren’t capable of empathy, and therefore can’t understand when something is racist or sexist. Which is why they always make shallow comparisons (“You’re criticizing a woman! Therefore you’re sexist! / You’re mentioning her clothes or makeup! Therefore it’s sexist!), because to them it is the same thing. Well, maybe 80% of them. I would say there’s a chunk that know it’s bullshit, but they love to muddy the waters. As if we’ll ever stop being progressive if we get called out by them enough.
Anyway - my point is, it’s intentional. 100%. They get a kick out of that. And they get a kick out of gaslighting us after the fact -
“It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope this isn’t what the media is going to choose to focus on.”
And this is probably intentional to hide some other insane shit they’re doing. Because firehose of falsehoods is a battle-tested tactic when you want to brainwash an entire population. Just ask Putin.
But ours is even worse - along with the firehose of falsehoods, we also have the firehose of offensive behavior. Trump does this constantly. And the media eats it up because it gets them clicks.
Why haven’t we heard more about how the Republicans have moved to get rid of the pre-existing conditions mandate? This was HUGE when everyone was talking about healthcare, and now nothing.
Granted, we are dealing with children in concentration camps. Apparently he signed a bill to stop it, but I highly doubt it will be stopped.
And tomorrow he’s apparently planning to fire Rod Rosenstein.
And yes...this is just a preview of their cruelty to come. Not only will they continue to be monsters in regards to immigrants and even children, but they’ll continue to rub our noses in it. And if you call it out, you’re alarmist. But they’re chuckling to each other when they’re all alone.
So our ruling class is actually worse than that of Marie Antoinette’s.