Vice President Kamala Harris is still under fire for her handling of the crisis at the southern border of the United States. The massive number of illegal immigrants flooding over the border into the United States and claiming asylum due to the assertion of danger in their own countries is terrifying.
Interestingly enough, according to a report in the Independent Journal Review, the vice president compared the treatment of a new group of Haitians at the southern border with (you guessed it) slavery. And that comparison was punctuated with what could easily be described as maniacal laughter that was disconcerting, to say the least.
According to IJR, this statement was during an interview on ABC’s “The View” on Friday. Harris said, “I’ve been very clear about the images that you and I both saw of those law enforcement officials on horses. I was outraged by it. It was horrible and deeply troubling. There’s been now an investigation that is being conducted which I fully support, and there needs to be consequence and accountability.”
“Human beings should not be treated that way and, as we all know, it also evoked images of some of the worst moments of our history where that kind of behavior has been used against…” Harris said as she paused to let out a laugh. She continued, “The indigenous people of our country, have been used against African-Americans during times of slavery.”
Before we address some obvious falsehoods and massive holes in logic her statement somehow holds, it’s worth pointing out that this isn’t the only time the vice president has engaged in uncomfortable laughter, often in high-stress situations. Also worthy of note is that it often comes at times when she’s attempting to push a narrative that seems implausible (such as that time she said she’d been to the border, lying outright, but hadn’t actually been to the border, and got angry when someone called her on her narcissistic ploy).
Taking a turn away from her strange tic leaves us with the actual content of her comments, which leaves us with no shortage of bizarre and assailable comments by the VP. She claimed that the Haitians who miraculously appeared at the border at Del Rio, Texas, seeking asylum in the U.S., were suffering in the same way slaves did in the United States.
Now, there’s no doubt that the mysteriously transported Haitians come from an area of turmoil where a gunman assassinated the nation’s president earlier this year. Just last month, there was an earthquake of 7.2 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 2,200 people.
However, that comparison has a few issues. The first is that slaves were kidnapped and forced to work against their will, bred like cattle and all for the enrichment of those who kept them in chains. Does that sound like a group of people with free ingress and egress who are looking for assistance? There is no chasing, no chains, and no responsibility on the part of Americans to make up for their actions the way there was with slavery.
Second, and possibly more important, because of the international ramifications; asylum is meant for those who are in personal emanate danger or whose lands are entirely uninhabitable. Not those who realize things would be better in the United States. That’s a very large chunk of the world, and since we, as a nation, have a finite amount of habitable land and an almost infinite number of people who would like to live in it, how are we supposed to deal with that? Vetting, that’s how.
Hysterical laughter or not, it’s the responsibility of the federal government to keep us from being overrun by foreign nationals and anyone capable of doing the math can tell you, the border is in crisis.