The Captains Courageous Presidency

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The Captains Courageous Presidency

Back in Decem­ber we reprinted my post from Ladd Ehlinger’s site on the movie Cap­tains Coura­geous from 1937 as an appro­pri­ate repost with the elec­tion of Don­ald Trump because the posts in this series:

serve to explain what hap­pened to our friends on the left who are still pulling out their hair over the events of November

If you look at that movie it’s the image of the Kinder­gar­den of Eden I described yesterday.

At first the Cap­tain (Lionel Bar­ry­more) is will­ing to let Harvey’s atti­tude go and offers to make him part of the crew beside his son Dan (Mickey Rooney). He refuses to work, he starts rant­ing about send­ing the entire crew to jail unless they take him to New York, dis­rupt­ing the ship.

Remind you of any group of peo­ple protest­ing in the streets lately? Remind you of an entire gen­er­a­tion of chil­dren who will have what they want when they want it from their $600 iPhones to the lat­est video games? Our film instruc­tor is torn see­ing a mir­ror and not lik­ing the reflec­tion, and that’s where one of the piv­otal moments in the film takes place.

Cap­tain Troop, with the good of the ship and the liveli­hood of the entire crew to worry about, notes he can’t risk months of fish­ing on a boy’s yarn. When Har­vey still rants Troop finally con­cludes: “I guess there’s noth­ing left for it.” He rears back and gives Har­vey a slap that knocks him flat.

Now I want to remind you I wrote those words in >Decem­ber of 2011 at the time when Obama’s power was still at its height and the idea of Don­ald Trump being pres­i­dent was about as remote as the odds of a kid falling in the ocean being picked up by a fish­er­man before he drowns.

Yet here we are six years later and not only is the left still scream­ing but Don­ald Trump is smack­ing them by sim­ply enforc­ing the law:

There’s evi­dence raids and/​or deten­tions are occur­ring, as reports pop up through­out the coun­try in at least eight states (Cal­i­for­nia, Geor­gia, Texas, Ari­zona, Kansas, New York, Vir­ginia, South and North Car­olina.) ICE insists the raids are tar­geted and noth­ing new and denies social media reports that check­points were set up in com­mu­ni­ties. In Cal­i­for­nia, ICE now says it rounded up 160 peo­ple, tar­get­ing those with felony records or who are fugi­tives and called reports of wide­spread raids “irre­spon­si­ble” and false, The Orange County Reg­is­ter reported. The news­pa­per labeled the ICE actions in Cal­i­for­nia a “surge.” In George and the Car­oli­nas, ICE picked up 200 peo­ple, reported NBC News.

Some of the scenes are grow­ing intense, with protests in Cal­i­for­nia, New York, Texas, and Ari­zona. In at least one case, the Mesa depor­ta­tion, the per­son detained had a depor­ta­tion order that dated to the Pres­i­dent Obama administration.

And they’re it’s get­ting worse:

immi­grant rights activists and Democ­rats are rais­ing con­cerns this week­end about recent immi­gra­tion enforce­ment actions — though immi­gra­tion offi­cials main­tain that only rou­tine actions tar­get­ing crim­i­nals were underway.

Fear is run­ning high among immi­grant com­mu­ni­ties since Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s inau­gu­ra­tion — and after the recent pub­li­cized depor­ta­tion of an undoc­u­mented Ari­zona mother of two after a rou­tine visit with immi­gra­tion offi­cials, reports have been spread­ing of Immi­gra­tion and Cus­toms Enforce­ment step­ping up its actions nationwide.

And think of the peo­ple who are being picked up.

He said the oper­a­tions tar­geted con­victed crim­i­nals, gang mem­bers, indi­vid­u­als who re-​entered the coun­try after being deported and indi­vid­u­als who had final removal orders from immi­gra­tion judges.

Those arrested included a cit­i­zen of El Sal­vador with a crim­i­nal con­vic­tion for assault with a dan­ger­ous weapon in aid of rack­e­teer­ing and self-​admitted MS-​13 gang mem­ber; a cit­i­zen of Jamaica with a crim­i­nal con­vic­tion for first degree sex­ual assault of a vic­tim under the age of 11; a cit­i­zen of Mex­ico with a crim­i­nal con­victed for first degree sex­ual assault of a vic­tim under the age of 11.

More than 680 peo­ple were arrested in the raids across the coun­try, offi­cials say. Of those arrested, 75 per­cent were crim­i­nal aliens, con­victed of crimes includ­ing homi­cide, aggra­vated sex­ual abuse, sex­ual assault of a minor, lewd and las­civ­i­ous acts with a child, inde­cent lib­er­ties with a minor, drug traf­fick­ing, bat­tery, assault, DUI and weapons charges.

Because noth­ing is going to win the Amer­i­can peo­ple over to the left’s point of view like freak­ing out over the depor­ta­tion of peo­ple con­victed of seri­ous crimes.

Of course in Cap­tains Coura­geous when Har­vey gets knocked down by the Cap­tain it begins the moment where he finally fig­ures out what’s impor­tant in life and begins to grow, I really ques­tion if the left is capa­ble of this.

But I’m a catholic and know that with God all things are possible

Even the left grow­ing up.

Back in December we reprinted my post from Ladd Ehlinger’s site on the movie Captains Courageous from 1937 as an appropriate repost with the election of Donald Trump because the posts in this series:

serve to explain what happened to our friends on the left who are still pulling out their hair over the events of November

If you look at that movie it’s the image of the Kindergarden of Eden I described yesterday.

At first the Captain (Lionel Barrymore) is willing to let Harvey’s attitude go and offers to make him part of the crew beside his son Dan (Mickey Rooney). He refuses to work, he starts ranting about sending the entire crew to jail unless they take him to New York, disrupting the ship.

Remind you of any group of people protesting in the streets lately? Remind you of an entire generation of children who will have what they want when they want it from their $600 iPhones to the latest video games? Our film instructor is torn seeing a mirror and not liking the reflection, and that’s where one of the pivotal moments in the film takes place.

Captain Troop, with the good of the ship and the livelihood of the entire crew to worry about, notes he can’t risk months of fishing on a boy’s yarn. When Harvey still rants Troop finally concludes: “I guess there’s nothing left for it.” He rears back and gives Harvey a slap that knocks him flat.

Now I want to remind you I wrote those words in >December of 2011 at the time when Obama’s power was still at its height and the idea of Donald Trump being president was about as remote as the odds of a kid falling in the ocean being picked up by a fisherman before he drowns.

Yet here we are six years later and not only is the left still screaming but Donald Trump is smacking them by simply enforcing the law:

There’s evidence raids and/or detentions are occurring, as reports pop up throughout the country in at least eight states (California, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Kansas, New York, Virginia, South and North Carolina.) ICE insists the raids are targeted and nothing new and denies social media reports that checkpoints were set up in communities. In California, ICE now says it rounded up 160 people, targeting those with felony records or who are fugitives and called reports of widespread raids “irresponsible” and false, The Orange County Register reported. The newspaper labeled the ICE actions in California a “surge.” In George and the Carolinas, ICE picked up 200 people, reported NBC News.

Some of the scenes are growing intense, with protests in California, New York, Texas, and Arizona. In at least one case, the Mesa deportation, the person detained had a deportation order that dated to the President Obama administration.

And they’re it’s getting worse:

immigrant rights activists and Democrats are raising concerns this weekend about recent immigration enforcement actions — though immigration officials maintain that only routine actions targeting criminals were underway.

Fear is running high among immigrant communities since President Donald Trump’s inauguration — and after the recent publicized deportation of an undocumented Arizona mother of two after a routine visit with immigration officials, reports have been spreading of Immigration and Customs Enforcement stepping up its actions nationwide.

And think of the people who are being picked up.

He said the operations targeted convicted criminals, gang members, individuals who re-entered the country after being deported and individuals who had final removal orders from immigration judges.

Those arrested included a citizen of El Salvador with a criminal conviction for assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering and self-admitted MS-13 gang member; a citizen of Jamaica with a criminal conviction for first degree sexual assault of a victim under the age of 11; a citizen of Mexico with a criminal convicted for first degree sexual assault of a victim under the age of 11.

More than 680 people were arrested in the raids across the country, officials say. Of those arrested, 75 percent were criminal aliens, convicted of crimes including homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, indecent liberties with a minor, drug trafficking, battery, assault, DUI and weapons charges.

Because nothing is going to win the American people over to the left’s point of view like freaking out over the deportation of people convicted of serious crimes.

Of course in Captains Courageous when Harvey gets knocked down by the Captain it begins the moment where he finally figures out what’s important in life and begins to grow, I really question if the left is capable of this.

But I’m a catholic and know that with God all things are possible

Even the left growing up.