Sunday, August 11, 2019
The Consequences of Inaction
This past ten days have been that and more with the world situation and a couple of personal things
I'm like an old turtle, ducking my head in my shell, when there are too many emotional things to deal with on a day to day basis.
Yes, the massacres in Dayton and El Paso had a direct affect on my physche as I'm sure it did on most people. It was almost beyond belief. Couple that with the fact that many copy cat things have also happened in the past weeks makes me question, "Will this ever end?". Why all the talk?. Decisive action needs to be taken to remove assault weapons from the landscape of the USA. Period. Since they have to be registered when purchased, supposedly, why not send out letters saying you have x number of days to turn these into the nearest police station or wherever and be done with it.
Too simplistic, well what they did in Australia was just recall ALL guns and then burned them in large piles. New Zealand recalled weapons likewise. Why can't the USA? The Second Amendment is bullshit and used by the gun lobby to muddy the waters.
Okay, so that is my say on the weapons of mass destruction.
Next is the treatment of the immigrants coming to the USA for asylum.Those who talk the loudest have more then likely never interacted with Hispanics, Central Americans or Mexicans. I have. I know them well. I have seen their misery and their need to be in a safe place. I won't go into all my
displeasures. That would require a short story or book, but truly, the lack of humanity and integrity in how these human beings and families are being treated is beyond inhumane. The UN says so and so do many countries. Not to mention the 60% of the US population who is against what is happening to these people. The breakup of the families makes me shake my head in disbelief.
The most important thing in the world to these people IS their families and their children! The horror of this keeps me awake at night. To see the children in Mississippi crying because there was no thought as to what would happen to them when their parents and guardians were detained, is unconscionable.
Yes, three hundred have been released with leg monitors on, but that leaves 370 whose children will probably never see their parents or guardians again. Because, what they do is detain them. They have no hearings but eventually one night they load them up and fly them to Dallas or somewhere and bus them to the border and drop them off on the Mexican side, with NO money and NO way to contact their families to let them know where they are.
Don't believe me? Well, I've met enough of those who HAVE been deported to hear their stories. The stories are the same and the trauma is still there even after a year or longer. Can you imagine if that happened to you or your children? Or anyone you know?
This is not the way. This is not he USA that I lived in most of my life. To have friends in the USA now who are afraid to take their children to school or go to work or even go to the grocery store. It is
hard to believe that the streets of Austin, Houston, little towns in Mississippi and who knows where else are living with this fear. The fear for themselves, their neighbors and their children.
I have read many, many books on the prelude to Nazi Germany. If you think what happened there cannot happen in the USA, you better stop and look around. It IS happening right now and has been for the last two years.
Where will the USA be in another year or two if something isn't done to stop this? I hate to think..........of the consequences of inaction. Think about it............