XicanoPwr over at My Left Wing has a detailed post up discussing one solution to the illegal immigrant problem. Lock them up:
Dave at Orcinus goes into more detail about these camps, and the rhetoric describing them:
“You shouldn’t call them concentration camps,” he said. “We weren’t starving people to death or murdering them in gas chambers. Calling them that makes people think that’s what went on there.”
Well, I responded, what you’re describing is properly called a death camp. “Concentration camp” was a term created, during the Boer War, to describe the mass prison camps the British erected to incarcerate Boer families. It has been used consistently afterward to describe these kinds of arrangements, including by both Franklin Roosevelt and Attorney General Biddle, in official documents, to describe the Japanese American camps.
His accuracy is in sharp contrast to the language used to obscure the nature of these prisons. “Internment Camps”. “Relocation Centers”.(Orcinus) “Immigration Prisons”.(My Left Wing).
As a nation we apologized, late, to the Japanese we held in concentration camps during World War II.
When are we going to apologize to the people and nations represented in camps now?
At the very least we can speak about them honestly and openly. America currently runs concentration camps.
How do you feel about that?
UPDATE: XicanoPwr makes an excellent point in the comments: Immigration Prisons does not obscure the nature of the prisons, but calls it out in sharp contrast to the oft-used phrase “Detention Centers”.