"This is NOT who we are."
I wrote of our country's history of taking what we want, riding roughshod over those in our way, the facts of our founding being drenched in the blood of others we deemed expendable. And that how what we are witnessing is not anathema to us at all.
"We have allowed history to repeat itself. We are back to who we were. I used to think we are better than this. Not anymore."
This IS who we are.
We are a country that has tried to be better, to forge a brighter way, to provide a path, a light for other countries to follow, aspire to. But we have fallen. Fallen back into the hatred, pomposity, hubris, and violence upon which we were founded.
Like an abusive partner who gets caught and swears to "never hit you again," we are hitting again. Over and over. Targeting those deemed lesser, weak, not worthy. Lashing out at the most helpless in our global society. The impoverished, the frightened, and now, the children.
I have made no secret as to my feelings about those who rallied around Trump during his campaign of hate. THEY are the lesser thans. They care not one whit about anyone else, caring only about keeping this country white; keeping liberals up in arms; keeping their trophy for having used ignorance and violence and aggression to put a wholly unfit for humanity, let alone public office, reprobate into the Oval.
They still go to his masturbatory rallies and chant the nonsensical and never-going-to-happen "Lock her up!" They laugh at minorities who are gunned down, threatened, discriminated against. They prop up a pussy grabbing, grifting, shithole all the while plastering the words "Jesus" and "saved" and "God" and "Christian" in their profiles on Facebook and Twitter.
They are the least godly people I have ever witnessed in my 52 years on this orb.
That they have loudly and proudly supported the kidnapping of children from their parents? They are soulless. Period. And I will now say it flat out - they do NOT believe in God.
It is not enough to say they are not "real" Christians. That much has been evident for a very long time. The truth is, they do not believe in the deity behind which they hide. I know this with complete certainty.
Because if they did, they would fear their own actions.
Because if they did, they would fear the consequences when they die.
Because if they did, they would know they are going to Hell. For all eternity.
I may not go to church anymore, but I have never forgotten what I was taught. And laughing while children are taken from their parents; defending a policy of genocide - and yes, that IS what is going on; and daring to walk into a church pew each Sunday while cheering the pain of others? Well, the God I was taught - the Christian God - has no time for that shit. His words are plain. His expectations clear.
"And the King answering shall say to them, Verily, I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me."
He doesn't qualify that with "unless they are brown." Or "unless they knocked on your border and were poor and dirty." Or "unless they can't speak your language."
He says that what you do to the least - meaning the poor, the helpless, the scared - YOU DO TO HIM.
And right now, what you godless, heathen, Trump worshipping shitheels are doing is terrorizing HIM, traumatizing HIM, marginalizing HIM, stealing the heart out of HIM, losing HIM. Because that is what you are allowing to be done, cheering being done, to thousands of children and parents whose biggest sin is they are fleeing their homelands to try to keep their children safe.
Do you understand that part, even remotely?
I don't care what bullshit Tucker Carlson and the bigot brigade over at FOX are feeding you, these people are NOT all MS-13 gang members. They are not all drug mules. They are not hiding behind children to get into the country. The facts are out there - less than 1% of the people who are caught or present themselves seeking asylum are actually perpetrating some sort of family fraud to get into the country.
That is a verified statistic FROM THE BORDER.
The rest are risking their lives to try to get their children to safety. Which sadly is bullshit because this country is no longer any guarantee of life, freedom, liberty, sanctuary.
And for the record, NO, we "libruls" do not want open borders, as your orange gourd made of sloth, avarice and chicken grease continually lies to you. What we want is a fair immigration system that incorporates the rhetoric we still dare to espouse, dare to display at the Statue of Liberty. We want to be that beacon on the hill that understands the humanity in every person, that seeks to shelter not destroy, to offer hope not horror. To lift that lamp beside the golden door that opens to reveal a nation that values the word FAMILY and understands why tearing them apart is state sponsored terrorism.
As report after report, picture after picture, and sound recording have come out, you godless bags of garbage turn your backs, scoff, cry FAKE NEWS, call these innocent children crisis actors. The reports are now coming out, along with lawsuits, about these children being drugged against their will inside the facilities being kept from our view by armed guards, and black paper on windows.
These children - the count is now estimated to be 2,500 - have been spirited away from their parents, flown to 17 different states in this country, many under cover of darkness, and installed in facilities with no understanding of why, where they are, where their parents are.
And you are ok with it. You defend it.
Because you do not believe in God.
Officials are now on the record stating that the lack of accountability, tracking, follow up means that there is no guarantee all these children will ever be reunited with their parents.
And you are ok with that.
BECAUSE YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD.
If you did, you would be horrified, you would be incensed, outraged, losing sleep, demanding this stop, be rectified, these children being given back to their parents be the highest of priorities.
Instead, you comment, Tweet, brag, scoff - "If they didn't want to lose their brats they shouldn't have snuck in."
Yes, that is an actual Tweet. From someone with the words "Jesus" "saved" and "Christian" in their profile.
Sorry, but you bottom dwellers are no more Christians than you are patriots than you are HUMAN.
What is so missing, so broken in you that you cannot even begin to equate the love you have for your "brats" with what they feel for their children? What is so corrupt in your hard drive that you think brown people deserve to have their children stolen? Have their babies ripped from their arms? That you can so callously write off any pain this causes?
You do not believe in God. You can't. Because if you did, your afterlife lust for Heaven would have you behaving in the polar opposite fashion than you currently are. If you believed, you would be hurting for these parents. You would be paying attention to every doctor warning of the irreparable harm being done to these small children. The very thought of a 6 month old lying alone in a crib and being changed once every 12 hours, would move you to action. You would be afraid to NOT step up, step in, demand justice, help, show humanity.
Because your God demands it of you.
But you do not. You will not.
You only believe in YOU. And as long as you aren't targeted, hurting, in need - you do not give a fuck about anyone else.
That's ok though. It's your choice.
Just know that we see you for what you are, what you are not. And we know you do not believe in God.
But in all fairness? HE does not believe in YOU either.
THIS is your god.