I read this article by the LA Times today…and it made me mad. Really mad. I know the topic has sort of gotten side-swept by Ferguson, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, and the rest of the crap that is going on in our world right now. The last thing I want to do is to diminish the importance of those subjects but today I am riled up about this particular subject the most. So here it is.
Sorry not sorry. I don’t care how complicated it is. I don’t care if it’s a “potential threat to national security” (NEWS FLASH IT IS NOT- THEY ARE KIDS) and I really don’t care what law-makers or the nuts on the border think, this is one of those things where right is right. No matter what. There is no debate. Children should never be sent into violence if it can be avoided. I am so tired of this being politicized and worked from every angle with each party carefully posturing as to not piss off their
voters viewers, while still seeming like they have an actual viewpoint or actually care. I’m also really tired of the News Organizations Media-Machine using it to drive the polarizing wedge even deeper into the heart of our republic. Fear mongering and tree-hugging ensue in this weeks episode of “America’s Next Top Journalist. No that’s not it…”America’s Next Top Reporter?……America’s Next Top Pundit?…Maybe…Oh no! I got it! “America’s Next Top WHORE!”
I’m also really tired of seeing people on facebook posting things they clearly have not verified, researched, or thought about even for an instant…I am tired of it, but I am not mad…It’s not their fault that what used to be the means of keeping the government in check (I’m talking to you TV News Channels and “blogournalist”) is now just another cog in the machine and therefore untrustworthy. It’s not the masses fault they are being fed a diet of fear and sensationalism. But let’s redirect the conversation to something a little less polarizing than politics shall we? Why don’t we talk about the one thing we all love…The “American Way” our patriotic wonderful history that all of us owe our freedoms to…Everyone likes the Statue of Liberty right?
Do you happen to know what poem is inscribed on that there monument to the heart and soul of every American?
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs astride from land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall standA mighty woman with a torch, whose flameIs the imprisoned lightning, and her nameMother of Exiles. From her beacon-handGlows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes commandThe air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries sheWith silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
So…Fuck you and your “it’s our America” bullshit. It isn’t “our America” we TOOK it and we have NO RIGHT TO HORDE IT FOR OURSELVES and DENY safety and solace for children. ANY CHILD.
Let’s say you are reading this and you are like “Hey some of us want to fix this immigration “problem?’”
That is great…
Something I have noticed- no one asking what would make them want to STAY in their home countries? We are so worried about our “yard” and yet we have no time to offer help to our closest neighbors? Why? Because they have nothing to give us…Except cheap child-labor exports of course…Oh and your Starbucks coffee.
You are telling me we can overthrow dictatorships, install new rulers, pressure groups for human rights around the world and put a colony on Mars but we can’t do anything about punk gangs and drug cartels in Honduras and other Central American Countries? I call bullshit.
For now I don’t really know what to do. I want to research some non-profits and some groups that actually want to solve problems. When I do that I will post what I find. In the meantime, read as much as you can. Call your congress-persons and Senators and ask them to get real about this issue. Ask them what they would do if it were their kid. Ask them how their ancestors got here. Then once you have filled your brains with questions and articles and debates, do it again…Then let me know what you find out. Share what you feel is right. Really try to put yourself in the shoes of others and then tell me what you think is right.
summers down south are nostalgic, slow, kind of macabre and very romantic.
Model: Adrianna McLeod (aka St. Aurora)