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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

My say


First - As my friend Aubrey said last night, we're all stunned over what's happening, and feeling a bit enraged. 

She got it just right. 

I, for one, am tired, beat up feeling, and cranky as all hell, so I'm going to remind each of us - myself included - that we need to remember to take care of ourselves. 

We have, I'm afraid, a long road ahead of us if we want to continue resisting the evil and take back our country. 

We can do it.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." 
 - - - Margaret Mead

Amnesty International blasts Trump administration's family separations: "This is nothing short of torture"
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/immigration-border-children-separation/h_808b0bd4caf0341d0db1547a29cb47bc


Did you, in your wildest dreams, think you would ever read something like that about OUR country?!



I'm trying, very hard, to share facts. 

Admittedly, I've missed the mark a time or two. 

Chalk it up to intense emotion and forgive me - AND correct me. 

But I also hope you'll share these facts. 

We all have people in our lives who don't agree with us. 

That's fine. 

But I'd like to think they're learning the facts. 

Disagreeing based on their own intense emotion is something I refuse to try to understand when it comes to putting children and babies in cages with no firm plan in place for reuniting them with their families. 

They could remain separated for years. 

They could remain separated forever. 

They could become orphans. 

These are the things this country will be judged on in history. 

We'll be judged no better than Nazi Germany. 

These are the things we're being judged by right now by the rest of the world. 

"They're breaking the law" is a bullshit excuse. They're not. 

"They're all criminals" is a bullshit excuse. 
They're not. 







No plans in place for reuniting these children with their parents.


Can you think of a better way to make people hate us?
And deservedly so. 

Will we see retaliation?

 Oh, yes, I believe so. 

The orange orangutan wants war (there's money to be made from war, you know.) 

I believe he will get it. 

The question is where, exactly, will the first attacks come from?



If you happen to be a person thinking, "Kaye, don't you think you're carrying all this too far?"


My answer is, "Nope."


Elie Wiesel, 
Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor, and a personal hero of mine:

"We must always take sides. 


Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. 



Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.



The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.



There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.



No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.



Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe."



Please don't ever let me become a person who won't speak up for what's right.



"Never Again" is happening again.  right now.

“I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this?” — Robert Kennedy, 1968



Alafair Burke
June 18 at 10:26pm
"If you didn't cry a tiny bit today, please take a moment to read multiple news sources and to listen to people you don't usually agree with on political issues. This shouldn't be a partisan divide. This is a moment for which history will judge us all."



Regardless of what Jeff Sessions says, The Bible is not telling us it's okay to rip children away from they're families - and retaliation is in the making for him - Click Here:


BESIDES THE FACT - THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON THE PREMISE OF SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. That argument has no place is this crisis of the children. The First Amendment which ratified in 1791 states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In Everson v. Board of Education (1947), Justice Hugo Black wrote: "In the words of Thomas Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect a wall of separation between church and state."






Bipartisan support FOR THE IMMIGRANT CHILDREN continues -


And for those concerned about immigrants stealing American  jobs?

Click Here: https://www.attn.com/videos/13976/robert-reich-busts-myth-about-immigrants-stealing-jobs



AP report: "Trump admin. officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from parents at U.S.-Mexico border to at least 3 “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press says it has learned., and plan to open a 4th shelter."
Tender age. 
Tender.
age.
In other words, babies.


If there's anyone unhappy with my research, I suggest you do your own.  If you use Fox News as a reliable source, try balancing it with other sources.  

Click Here: http://www.toptenz.net/10-reliable-news-sources.php

In the meantime, I leave you with this . . . 





Click Here: https://www.propublica.org/article/children-separated-from-parents-border-patrol-cbp-trump-immigration-policy?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_source=social&utm_medium=youtube&utm_term=border





Photo by John Moore


There will be a march in D.C. on June 30th.  Sister marches are also being planned

https://www.vox.com/2018/6/18/17477376/family-separation-trump-administration-protests-june-30-families-belong-together



And, for those who feel marching is not enough - 

https://www.endfamilyseparation.us/?link_id=1&can_id=bc818f1c1b2fd5546b584425cc58656d&source=email-take-action-with-us-to-endfamilyseparation&email_referrer=email_372954&email_subject=take-action-with-us-to-endfamilyseparation




FROM NPR:

"The policy is unique to the Trump administration. Previous administrations did not, as a general principle, separate all families crossing the U.S. border illegally. And the current administration could choose to end this practice and release families together from detention at any time."

And - Here are some ways we can help via Jess Lourey:

1. If you're represented by a Republican (most Democratic reps are already supporting it), contact your senators and representatives and demand that they support the Keep Families Together Act (S. 3036). You can get automatically routed to your reps plus find a script here: https://www.aclu.org/…/call-senators-stop-dhs-separating-ch…

2. Donate to the groups actively helping these families. I donated to RAICES and ACLU, but here's a fuller list: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kidsattheborder
3. Make your outrage seen and heard. Find and join a Families Belong Together rally: https://www.facebook.com/events/401815953659712/
5. Come November, vote the bastards out.




1 comment:

Earl Staggs said...

Kaye, The final picture above says it all. I can't look at it without wanting to cry.