It is always surprising to me how some groups can snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. At a time when calls for a crackdown on illegal immigration have been largely ignored, Deportracism.com, a Latino political action committee (PAC), has succeeded in eradicating any moral high ground that it once claimed in the debate. The organization released a disgraceful advertisement using children who make obscene gestures and profanity against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. If they were seeking to diminish Trump, they succeeded in precisely the opposite: making him look very statesman in comparison to their insulting, profane use of these children.
The three young children are shown saying things like “F*** you racist f***,” one young child says to Trump while holding up a middle finger. Two children go on to say: “Yo, Trump. You may be high in the polls. Thanks to pinches racist suckers but you’re all going to have to come thru me if you try to deport my abuelita m*****f*****.”
I wonder what an abuelita would say about adults teaching kids to speak like this and make obscene gestures.
While most people are appalled on the videotape below, the group continues to proudly market the video and also offer $5000 to anyone who would interrupt the Saturday Night Live performance of Trump. It is entirely clueless. While most groups are seeking to show undocumented people as hardworking and respectful citizens, Deportracism is striving to fulfill every stereotype of their critics.
The group has scoffed at objections that it is teaching children to be disrespectful and profane. After releasing the video entitled, “Trashing Trump: Latino Kids Pound Racism Like a Pinata,” the director of the video, Luke Montgomery insisted that:
“The adorable and articulate kids in the DeportRacism.com video are using bad word for a good cause. What’s more offensive? A four-letter word, or a Republican presidential frontrunner who is calling Mexican immigrants ‘rapists’ and ‘drug dealers’ and referring to American-born U.S. citizen kids as “anchor babies” and talking of changing the constitution to strip them of their legal rights as Americans?”
Well, most of us were raised not to use bad words for good causes or bad causes. Even those of us raised differently, were overwhelmingly raised not to use “adorable and articulate kids” — or any kids — to convey our vulgar ideas or statements.
Not only does Montgomery appear unable to distinguish good and bad actions, he also seems unable to distinguish between good and bad press. He insisted “It’s the reason so many media outlets are talking about it and the message from the Latino kids about Trump’s racism is being heard in a great way.” Here’s a flash for you, Luke, the press is about you and your organization . . . not Trump’s message. You have given Trump precisely what he could only have dreamed: taking the high ground and portraying his critics in the worse possible light. The offer of $5,000 reward to anyone who disrupts this week’s “Saturday Night Live” episode produced the same bad press not just for the group but all of Trump’s critics. That is quite a success story for Montgomery and his group.
According to conservative sites, this is the same person who previously went by the “Luke Sissyfag” and used other videotapes of profane performances by children. What is fascinating is that this guy is everything that his critics could want in a foul-mouthed, disgusting advocate. What I cannot understand are the parents who lent their children to be used in this way. Likewise, there are clearly donors who think that this is a productive way to engaging Trump on the immigration policy debate.
Here is the video if you have the stomach for it: