i humbly, but sincerely suggest the following response to anyone’s expressed continued support for this President, no matter their reasoning: children in cages.
there is no moral or ethical argument, especially for those who claim to be pro-life, that can justify supporting a man who sets a policy of separating children (even toddlers and infants – think about that) from their parents. there is no moral or ethical argument that justifies detaining children in something akin to chain linked dog runs, or in “camps.” think about that. there is no moral or ethical argument that justifies the President of the United States dehumanizing a group of people, calling them animals, using rhetoric that aligns himself with the worst authoritarian leaders and has historically led to genocide. think about that.
the cruelty, the harm, the suffering. these are the seeds that have been planted.
at some point a threshold has been met. i suggest that threshold has been met multiple times over and in various ways, and continued support of this man is complicity to avoidable pain and suffering. there is a poverty of the heart that leads to the priority of one’s own pocket book, there is a poverty in a view of life that is only concerned for an unborn child.
the path we are on is one of destruction, but impermanence is a blessing. nothing lasts forever. and other seeds can be planted – seeds of generosity, seeds of empathy, compassion and kindness, seeds of nonaggression and nonviolence, seeds of hope, light and love.
this begins with each of us. stand up and speak out fiercely, persistently, with love.
may we not fall asleep in this time. may we be vigilant, courageous, and attentive and aware. may we have an opening of the heart and an awakening of the mind.
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