“There has appeared over large parts of the once civilized or semi-civilized world an antique system of justice, masked as something new and progressive. This is the ‘people’s tribunal’…
Communists call this ‘democratic justice’…”
Dorothy Thompson, American Bar Association Journal
By now you’re likely aware of the caravan of Central Americans that has arrived at our southern border, hoping to gain entry in to the United States.
The caravan is supported by a coalition of open borders advocacy groups, collectively termed the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project. Coalition members include the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Three members of the coalition receive funding from George Soros via his Open Society Foundation.
The organizing group on the ground, which is supported by CARA, is Pueblo sin Fronteras (“People without Borders”).
According to research by WND, “Pueblos Sin Fronteras is a member of the National Day Laborer Network, which is affiliated with United for Justice and Peace, Caravan Against Fear, and Freedom Road Socialist Organization.”
A March 23, 2018, press release from Pueblos sin Fronteras stated:
“We are a group of people from different nations, religions, genders, gender expressions, and sexual orientations migrating and seeking refuge. We seek to become one collective, supporting each other shoulder to shoulder and demonstrating that by uniting we can abolish borders” (emphasis mine).
On Saturday, May 5th, Pueblos sin Fronteras will be hosting an event outside of the West County immigration detention center in Richmond, CA.
The event is entitled “ICE on Trial: People’s Tribunal at West County”.
Although “People’s Tribunals” have been around for thousands of years, these “trials” remain a favorite means of propaganda for communists old and new.
Sometimes described as lynchings, People’s Tribunals epitomize mod-mentality, utilizing the fanaticism and excitability of “…a mob indoctrinated with its own self-importance and hypnotized by the slogans of its secular-religious credo” (American Bar Association Journal, Vol 40, No 4).
The process is simple:
“The mob is called upon to bear witness, with no challenge to the credibility of the witness if only his testimony serves the end previously ordained” (emphasis mine) (American Bar Association Journal, Vol 40, No 4).
As stated on the group’s Facebook page:
“On Saturday, May 5, 2018, immigrant rights activists, community leaders and people who have been directly affected by the immigrant detention system will gather in front of the West County Detention Facility (WCDF) for a people’s tribunal to hold ICE and the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office accountable for their culture of secrecy and systemic abuse.”
“Survivors of ICE detention will share testimonies about the physical and psychological consequences of being indefinitely caged and abused in intolerable conditions, all while facing the threat of exile from their loved ones and deportation to countries where they may experience further persecution and torture.”
The event will be led by Maru Mora Villalpando, who is an illegal immigrant currently residing in the state of Washington.
In addition to turning US immigration laws into a spectacle, Villalpando, who is affiliated with the NWDC Resistance, has held “People’s Tribunals” at detention centers in the past, including in Tacoma Washington.
In the United States, these “trials” are currently employed as sheer propaganda. As such, a report detailing the findings of the tribunal is generated following the conclusion of said “proceedings.”
You can read the NWDC Resistance’s most recent People’s Tribunal finding by clicking HERE.
Judgments issued by these communist immigration tribunals usually follow the same patterns, as is evident by the below judgments issued by the NWDC Resistance:
Based upon the Testimony taken herein and the Findings of Fact, this Tribunal makes the following recommendations:
- Shut down this center and all other immigrant detention centers in the country.
- Provide clear and transparent records that reflect all of the abuses that have taken place and continue to take place inside each detention center as well as who has profited from them.
- Release all people who are currently detained immediately.
- Provide reparations in the form of medical care for both physical and emotional needs for survivors of detention, their families and communities as well as lost wages, lost homes, etc.
- Dismantle ICE, CBP, and all other entities that militarize and terrorize communities of color across the country.
- Stop the harassment, persecution, and repression of all immigrants and their families.
- Once all detention centers are shut down, return this land to their rightful owners, the indigenous communities they were taken from.
Alas, Saturday’s tribunal should certainly be an award-winning show, complete with a – dare I say – token illegal immigrant playing the role of conductor.
In times such as these, it’s best to remain emotionally disengaged, always remembering (in the words of Dorothy Thompson):
“For although communists in non-communist countries are loudest in protesting their legal and constitutional rights, they have no more respect for the Constitution and legal system that protects those rights than they have for the political system that permits them representation. Their object is to undermine and destroy both” (emphasis mine).