MR Daily Review
June 28th 2022
1. 51 migrants dead in San Antonio thanks to inhumane border policies.
Over 50 people are dead in San Antonio, they were being smuggled into the United States in a trailer in the deadly summer heat. Temperatures in San Antonio have been in triple digits for weeks and in similar incidents it’s estimated the temperature in the back of a truck can reach as high as 175 degrees. It should also be noted that these deaths come amid record border crossings and historically inhumane border policy that makes entering this country incredibly dangerous and legally onerous, forcing many to pursue options such as those that lead to this tragedy.
2. Judge rules abortions may continue in Texas.
A judge granted a temporary restraining order allowing abortions to continue in Texas for two weeks. Texas has a trigger law that will go into effect 30 days after the ruling. From the Washington Post, Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee said the restraining order will last until the next hearing, scheduled for July 12, unless it is extended. But it is “irrelevant” once the trigger ban takes effect, he said.
3. Turkey backs Finland and Sweden NATO membership.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine Finland and Sweden have shown an interest in joining NATO. However, they have not joined yet as they did not have Turkey’s support. Now they do. This paves the way for an expanded NATO and while we’re sympathetic to the urge to defend oneself in the face of Russian aggression, that we’ve reached a point where NATO is expanding and there is an active ground war in Europe, is an absolute disaster. In the end a growing web of military alliances and hostility is bad for everyone. NATO should have been abolished with the death of the USSR but now it grows.
4. Ghislane Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking.
Ghislaine Maxwell, was convicted last year of trafficking sexual abuse victims to Jeffrey Epstein over the course of a decade and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors sought 30 years due to her “instrumental” role in the trafficking scheme and the significant scope thereof. This comes after a lot of speculation however given the size and scope of the entire operation it still seems odd none of the powerful people involved are being charged. People like Bill Gates and Bill Clinton who were known associates during the time period should be subject to far more public scrutiny especially in the face of this conviction and sentence.
5. Trump tried to drive limo to capital insurrection on January 6th.
Our approach at Millennial Review has been to mostly not focus on January 6th because Democrats have already stated they won’t be seeking prosecutions so the whole thing seems kind of pointless. But today there were some developments that were pretty funny so they seem worth talking about. Specifically that when fascists stormed the capital Donald Trump asked his security detail to drive the presidential limo to the capital so he could join them, when they refused, he tried to take the wheel and drive himself. Trump also reportedly stated he didn’t care if people involved in the breach on the capital had weapons because “they weren’t going after him.” Again without prosecutions, a year late, and with Biden’s public approval dropping it seems strange to focus on this event specifically but some of the testimony, today specifically, is funny enough to cover.