I must be some kind of idiot to imagine that I'm
still finding the latest outrage to be outraged
about, as if there was anything else to expect
from this so-called presidency. Over the
Christmas holiday, no less, the Dump
Administration came up with an 'immigration
problem solution' that would make Nazis proud:
How to discourage desperate refugees from coming
to America? Take away their little
children! Yes!, no horror is too far for
this administration. This idea comes from the
dark evil minds of his selected Satanic minions
leading our fine federal agencies.
arrival, exhausted and near death from
dehydration, dirty desperate refugees are to be
immediately separated from their little
children. The little screaming horrified
kids are to be literally torn from their parents
arms and thrown into the back of a transport
truck and taken hundreds of miles away to a
'children's holding center' where they will be
dispassionately cared for by people who do not
speak their language. Seriously! Can
you smell the stench of the Gestapo yet?
Now, more 'moderate' right wing monsters
suggested that perhaps this should only be done
in cases where the parents don't have documents
proving that the children clinging to them are
actually their kids. Oh My, Nazi Death
Camp directors would have loved that idea!
Sure, 'undocumented' people should all have
'documents.' "WHAT, you don't have
papers!!!? You just forfeited your
children! Welcome to America."
How much more cruel can you get?
It makes me want to vomit my patriotism to think
that this will be done in the name of America.
At the height of WWII, my own loving mother
arrived in America as an illegal Jewish refugee
fleeing Nazi genocide in Germany. Thank
Truman, she was allowed to stay and given a
green card, met an married my father, also a
refugee, and I was raised in my own loving
family. But imagine if some ICE agents had
come and kicked down their door and said, "You
had no right to give birth to an American child,
hand him over!" Considering what a cynical
curmudgeon I am, imagine how much more wicked
I'd be had I been torn away and raised by cruel
nuns in some hideous orphanage! I'd still
be proudly gay; I'd still be a proud veteran;
but I might not believe in a god of a another
This is exactly what they want to do to today's
refugee families, take away their children!
Just imagine being one of those stolen children,
having a lovely suburban, station wagon,
childhood, with loving 'parents,' and speaking
American English; until one day in high school
someone calls you a name. You look in a
mirror trying to figure out why he called you
that. "Is that who I am?" You wonder.
You go to your parents and ask, "Why don't I
look like you? Why do I look like a Latin
American Indian? Why am I not white like
you? Who am I?" How do they explain
being complicit in the theft of your life, your
language, your culture, of who you are?
What is your real name, where are your real
parents? Imagine the horror of what our
government wants to do to refugee families.
But wait, there's more! Already this
Autumn the federal director of something or
other denied abortions for unaccompanied
pregnant teenagers who had been raped on their
way here to America. Despite a woman's
right to choose, enshrined by our sacred Supreme
Court, this cruel appointee decided that his
religious belief trumped federal law. Dear
God, save us from these righteous devils!
starkly clear to me that the evil
Nazi mentality has risen today within our own
American leadership. Nothing seems too
outrageous or cruel for them to consider and
enact into law. This is what is happening today to refugee
families fleeing oppression because they do not
have any legal way to properly apply to come
here due to the bigoted exclusionary polices of
our current Administration.
This nation was founded by refugees and
immigrants! That fact is the true
uniqueness of American Exceptionalism. It
is not our might nor power, nor our 'firstness'
or any other such nonsense. It is our
torch of liberty and freedom for those seeking
refuge from oppression, and for those seeking a
home where they can work and raise families
regardless of their race, ethnicity or religion.
My mother who fled here based on that promise,
raised me to believe that there is nothing more
precious than American Freedom. Its why I
volunteered and served my country for ten years. Bless her.
Fmr Sgt First Class, USAR