This referenced article in YES MAGAZINE details how immigrants to our southern border are “disinfected” to prevent the spread of vermin and disease. I shudder remembering what I have read about the arrival of Jews to the concentration camps and the subsequent disinfecting process.
The article describes the methods used in these ‘holding camps’, the pain, humiliation, and suffering being caused. But, the nagging question which bothers me and which we all need to answer is this: are they less valuable, are they less human, are they less loved simply because they are not American, because they are refugees seeking asylum and a better life for themselves and their families? What if the asylum seeker was me and the family huddling around me was my family?
Initially when this current governmental regime assumed power, it was a fight against drug dealers, thugs and rapists crossing the border that we were warned against. Today it is the same people approaching our border but, with a different MO. They are, whether intentionally or unintentionally, spreading covid-19 and other diseases in our midst. They are causing a health crisis. Incredibly, listening to government authorities, we should believe that they will sell drugs to our kids, steal our possessions, rape our women and boys, and now infect us with a deadly virus.
Really? Seems to me that we, as a leaderless nation, have done a fine job of creating our own moral and health crisis – don’t need any help from immigrants. Those who refuse to mask up, refuse to practice social distancing, refuse to see this pandemic as the killer which it is and then ridicule and threaten others who take covid-19 seriously…..those others are the prevailing threat about which we need to worry.
How much are we willing to believe from a government which has lied repeatedly over the course of history? How long must America suffer the delusional mindset that because of race, nationality, creed, or alliances, it is superior to the rest of mankind who share this earth under a merciful and gracious Higher Power? How long?