We are living out Orwell’s 1984, where our lying pig of a president tells us not to believe what we see and what we hear. We are daily bombarded with more half-truths and outright lies as he attempts to prop up his base and stay in control.
But in Gandhi’s words, “the truth is still the truth.” Never be afraid to speak out. Never be afraid to say the Emperor has no clothes. If we refuse to speak out the lying liar wins. Speak out. The truth is still the truth.
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.
The only time Trump isn’t lying is when his mouth is shut. Yet the Republicans in Congress still blindly support and protect him. They are complicit in his crimes and deserve the same punishment he will receive.
Any of these sound familiar?
There are always those that must have someone to look down on. That’s not new or news. And we all know that the poor are mostly powerless to defend themselves. That makes them the target of choice for a variety of social ills.
Having voluntarily lived in poverty, myself, and have worked with and walked along side the poor of the world for almost five decades, I have a fairly strong understanding of their struggle. The vast majority of those living in poverty around the world consistently work harder that most of us can begin to comprehend.
The true culprit is the unadulterated greed of those of us who are wealthy beyond measure. We see unlimited wealth as a right, not a gift, and we refuse to share our abundance. Any professing Christian pointing to the poor as a problem is not believer in Jesus Christ and has certainly never met the Jesus of the Gospels.
If it walks like a duck, and if it quacks like a duck…then it’s time to make some decisions about whether you really like listening to ducks.