3 thoughts on “The [clown] caravan is coming!

  1. Footnote says:

    For several months in 1936, during the height of the devastation from the “Dust Bowl”, Los Angeles Police Chief James E. Davis mustered 136 officers from the LAPD and marched them to the state’s borders, wherever roads and railways entered California from Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon in an attempt to stop the flow of migrants. These migrants were commonly referred to as “Okies”, named for the refugees who fled Oklahoma after the state was ravaged by the Dust Bowl. http://thislandpress.com/2016/11/10/the-anti-okie-panic/
    “Do Re Mi” (Woody Guthrie, included on his 1940 folk album “Dust Bowl Ballads” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qCpFn1iIqk
    “Historians have since clarified some of the dimensions of the misnamed migration. Numbers are elusive but it is safe to say that 300-400,000 Oklahomans, Texans, Arkansans, and Missourians moved to California and settled there during the 1930s. This would have been a significant population transfer in any era but was particularly momentous in the context of the depression when internal migration rates for other parts of the country were low and when high unemployment made any kind of relocation risky.” http://faculty.washington.edu/gregoryj/dust%20bowl%20migration.htm
    “Migrant Mother” (Dorothea Lange, 1936) http://100photos.time.com/photos/dorothea-lange-migrant-mother
    See also “The Great Migration”, which describes the movement of six million African-Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West that occurred between 1916 and 1970. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Migration_(African_American)#Tensions_and_violence (also scroll down for ‘Exodusters’)

  2. Laugh Riot says:

    “Fatal accident falsely used as evidence of murderous intent of border-crossers.” https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2018/nov/04/blog-posting/fatal-accident-falsely-used-evidence-murderous-int/
    “U.S. militia groups head to border, stirred by Trump’s call to arms : Local landowners are worried, and U.S. military planners see potential dangers in the armed groups.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-militia-groups-head-to-border-stirred-by-trumps-call-to-arms/2018/11/03/ff96826c-decf-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html?utm_term=.b30b0424f130

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