“Every Heartbeat Hurts”
By D. S. Mitchell
“Imagine a child trying to describe how trauma physically feels and saying to you, “Every heartbeat hurts.” Our government is tearing children apart and using their pain for political purposes”. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley (Twitter 9/5/2019).
If you are ignoring the plight of the immigrant children at our border, shame on you. The manipulation of their immigration tragedy for Trump’s political base is both alarming and disgusting. There are many days between now and the 2020 presidential election. These kids can’t wait. Call your Senator and demand that these children be released to family members in the United States, or other suitable foster care.
I called. So should you.
War Against People Of Color
By D. S. Mitchell
“White is something, just like black is something. Everybody born on this earth is something, and nobody, no matter what color, is better than anybody else.” Mildred DeLois Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976)
The ‘Muslim ban’, ‘the wall’, ‘make America great again,” have receptive listeners. Such rhetoric is part of Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller’s war against people of color. If it was just about terrorists we would look north. The Canadian border however is no concern because to Trump because it separates two predominately white countries. If it were really about illegal immigration there are other issues besides our southern border. Why hasn’t the president called for a sweep to pick up of all the Irish visitors who have over stayed their visas? Statistics show that most of the illegal immigrants are here after over staying legally obtained visas. These visa abusers flew into the country, they didn’t walk across our southern desert.