So we should take children away from their parents at our borders? This is who we are now. We no longer can think of creative solutions to solve a problem. It is sledgehammer time or as some like to call it tough love. We are the home wreckers of today and many of us wear it like a badge of honor.
They say they reassign the children to foster care situations. We are told they made one call back to each new “home”. This was above and beyond, they emphasize. Children stripped away from their parents and put into a strange household need nothing more than one call to see if they are adjusting. And heck, if they cannot get a return call from the reliable people they entrusted the children to, what the hey. If they cared about the children they would be making several call backs to ensure the children were adjusting. The truth is we do not care that is who we are now. If some were sold as sex slaves that is the consequence of their parents bringing them to our country. We do not play games. We will punish children for the acts of their parents.
Of course the dirty little secret about ourselves is we are no strangers to the act of taking children away from their parents. We did it to make money with slave children, we did it to civilize the Native American children, we did it to make good patriots of the Japanese citizens’ children after Pearl Harbor. We are known since the early days of our countries with having orphans living on our city streets. Bethesda, the oldest orphanage in Savannah, started in the 18th century. The local Yamacraw Indians here in Savannah were glad to see the orphanage because they could not understand the concept of orphans. In their culture if parents die someone takes them in. The Yamacraws supported Bethesda by donating food and other supplies to help maintain it.
We are also known for being the richest country in the world but having a poverty rate of children at 21 percent in America. This is who we are. So how can you be surprised when we take children from their parents when we have another group of people we wish to exert control over. This is who we are.
Our current Attorney General Jeff Sessions, proving he is nothing more than a Dixiecrat is behind the new separation. You remember his confirmation hearings where he was accused of being a racist by none other than Corretta Scott King has now opened his can of whoop ass on immigrants. He fears they are the great threat to the great white American way. Children will be taken away from you if you try to smuggle them in our country he says. This is the law he pompously proclaimed. Okay Jeff if I grant you that is the law, is it the law to not take loving care of the children? Jeffy why are they being kept in cages? Is that just the way of a white racist? Just asking.
You see we are demonizing our brown brothers and sisters. We have a president who loves to refer to these children and their parents as animals. Even had the crowd say it with him at his political rally. I am told Mr. Two Corinthians is a Christian. Shows how much I know.
The truth is we do not care about children. That is who we are right now as a nation. The far right is right: we do devalue life in this country. Maybe one day we will focus on the least of these again but for now give me a sledgehammer.