August 8, 2019
It’s always been their land …
regardless of today’s “borders” …
The people in El Paso … are no different than the people in Juarez …
… It’s all … ~America~ …
Regardless of all the fear … Regardless of all the bias …
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© Steven M. Fry
Read on, MacDuff.
The “rhetoric” is not against immigrants. It’s against illegal immigrants. That key adjective makes all the difference. Immigrants come in legally. Illegal immigrants are law-breakers, line-jumpers.
They are all still humans.
There is no excuse for:
~Shooting them …
~ Dehumanizing them with brutality & deprivation in US concentration camps …
~ Ripping their children from them …
~ Selling their children to White Christians as adoptees …
The years of racist… over-the-top rhetoric … by too many people … encouraging violence
These are the kids dying in US – concentration camps …
Excuse me, but the rhetoric is against immigrants. The current border crisis is composed of people attempting to legally apply for asylum. The only way to apply for asylum is to BE in the US. A conundrum.
Anyone who stands up and proclaims that “they” are rapists and murderers is labeling all of the group. And the person who said this the loudest was talking about those wanting to apply for asylum.
I live three blocks from Mexico and am witness to the problems daily. I have worked with groups on both sides of the border for nearly 30 years and am in and out of Mexico on a very regular basis.
I have seen many undocumented people as they make their dash for the US. I have seen many waiting and waiting and waiting. The wait time right now to come to the US from Mexico to live and work is over 20 years long. If your child is starving, you don’t have 20 years. You cross illegally. If your life is in danger, you don’t have 20 years. You camp out at the border or step illegally into the county and turn yourself in to apply for asylum.
… What do you see … when you pass our local mestizo, criollo & Maya brothers & sisters?
What kind of ‘expat’ community do we want here? … What’s possible?
What actions … what attitudes … what perspectives ~work~ to make life good … here in Yucatán ?
It’s only inflammatory in the eyes of the person, who’s inflamed.
Instead of personally-seeing it as “inappropriate”, how could we see it as a step to keeping & making things good here.
Maybe learn how to at least say “Hello … Good Morning” in Maya?
Yes, there is only one family on this planet. So, while I look different than those depicted, I am not an invader, and neither are they. In USA today we teach a history of migration from east to west, whereas in Mexico it is taught from south to north (and back again, after we “stole” five of “their” states. Here’s an excellent history book, which is in the collection at MEL : amazon. com/Our-America-Hispanic-History-United-ebook/dp/B00ELNHGVS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=our+america&qid=1565284683&s=books&sr=1-1
NOTE: I’ve broken the link, to avoid the spam trap. Simply subtract the space between AMAZON DOT and COM.
So very true and thanks for saying so.
I just don’t understand the way some people think.