Let’s get real. The Trump administration is bragging about the policy of separating children from their parents seeking asylum. They claim it’s the law.
The truth is that it’s racism. The truth is that it’s a totally immoral policy supported by a Republican party who is fully complicit in this evil being perpetrated by the Predator of the United States.
We are closer to a white nationalist state than anytime in our history. Those supporting the separation of children from their parents at the border need to remember the Jews rounded up by Hitler. It didn’t start with the gas chambers.
We need to stop this madness right now. This is not the nation I have fought to protect.
I do not give a damn what laws are on the books. Anyone not condemning such treatment of those seeking protection and asylum in our country is complicit with such blatant hatred and racism.
Trump’s greatness is the greatness of Nazi Germany, Stalin’s Russia, or any other dictator you care to name. There’s a vast difference between greatness and evil. And perpetrating evil never leads to greatness…never.
There are those who refuse to see. There are those that look the other way. There are those too busy to care. Then there are those who actively endorse and support this evil. In the final analysis…they are all the same. Silence in the face of evil is complicity.
I have never had the pleasure of meeting Jim Sathe. But, after reading his letter-to-the-editor, I would love to shake his hand and compliment him on presenting his thoughts so succinctly. I am sure we could be great friends.
This quote from George Orwell’s 1984 seems eerily relevant today, doesn’t it? It has become ever more clear that power is the one thing, the only thing, that matters to the #BLOTUS and the Republicans in Congress.
If you need an example, which most thinking folks don’t at this point, just look at the complete Republican support of Roy Moore to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. Having another Republican vote in the Senate outweighs any question of improper or immoral behavior.
The many-times accused molester in the Offal Office has said that having a Republican like the accused child molester, Roy Moore, in the Senate is far preferable to having a Democrat, any Democrat, fill the seat. Moore not only has been accused by numerous women of involvement with them as young and underage girls, the man has twice been removed from his seat as Judge.
None of that matters. All that matters, the only thing that matters, is power, pure power.
Written from a prison cell while awaiting his execution, this short treatise, “On Stupidity,” rings far too clearly despite the passing years. For those with ears to hear, we need to recognize that the political climate within our country is being manipulate by those that appeal to the basest emotions and fears of the least educated among us.
Yes, we are living in a dangerous time. Yes, decisions are being made daily that seem senseless on the surface and even evil when more closely examined. But arguing with most of those supporting the present agenda isn’t the answer.
As Bonhoeffer concludes, trying to persuade the stupid person with reason and fact is both “senseless and dangerous.”