It’s Father’s Day in America. Let’s pause to consider the needless drama playing out along the U.S. / Mexico border. As you read this, stone-hearted, “just following orders” U.S. Border Patrol agents are swooping down like vultures to wrest away traumatized, wailing kids from the loving, embracing arms of their heartbroken emigre dads… and moms, too.
Try to get a sense of this parental anguish, sorrow and horror… try to envision the torrents of shed parent/child tears.
The very thought of these government agents inflicting, incalculable emotional distress and psychological damage makes national security issues seem inconsequential.
One starts to wonder if such a barbarically run nation is even worthy of survival?
Fortunately, the Party of Trump does not represent the views and values of real Americans… ergo… let’s just strike out that above sentence and move on.
Every decent human being (regardless of political stripe) should be capable of equating these Trumpian tactics to child abuse / crimes against humanity.
However, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not seem to possess even one shred of decency. Hey Jeff, how much did you get paid for your soul? In his role of the sycophantic, unprincipled underling to “Sluggo” Trump, he has been pleased as punch to be reading out the riot act from his boss’ “how to” instruction (destruction) manual… hammering in the “prez’s” zero tolerance policy. And lost in the scuffle and shuffle… long sigh… is the goodly sum of honorable detainees, whose ONLY “crime” is illegal entry into America.
We must not forget that many of these emigres are asylum seekers fleeing their homeland’s spiritual and economic deficits… merely attempting to claim the basic human rights of dignity and liberty. Once upon a time America welcomed them… why not now?
Alas, the soulless, heartless and headless Trumpian monstrosities are training their political crosshairs upon society’s most vulnerable… our world’s children.
To be totally fair here,Trump did weigh in thusly…
“I hate the children being taken away.”
As you should mister T! Might there be some hope for him… after all? Does he not realize that it’d not take much effort to right the wrong. Let’s e.g. that…
Did it ever occur to the “prez” that it is well within his power and purview to fire off one of his Executive Orders? In the mere seconds it’d take him to scribble out 4 words, “LEAVE EMIGRE FAMILIES INTACT” and then sign on the dotted line, he could put an end to this needless child abuse.
But, let’s not hold our collective breath. Both he and most of his “yes-man” underlings appear to be doubling down on (gleefully? sadistically?) inflicting this emotional torture. This past week, we even heard Sessions offering up his indefensible defense of his indefensible boss.
Further blurring the Constitution’s separation of church and state, he rattled off scripture… thusly…
“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order. Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful.”
Folks, one need not be a Bible thumper to find Jeff Sessions’ use / abuse of scripture to justify child abuse… to say the least… offensive.
Considering the rightwing domination of all three branches of government, America, indeed, is in deep trouble. We see how spineless, valueless lawmakers and judges (who are supposed to thwart the machinations of an autocratic “prez”) have shirked their sworn duty. Upon factoring in how we’re also besieged by propagandists over at FAUX/FOX news, Breitbart, et al, and how there are also far too many lapdog “journalists” this can only serve to enable… not enfeeble… the run amok party of Trump.
Ergo, it’s highly unlikely that any culpable parties will ever be accused (let alone be convicted) of such crimes against humanity. NOPE, few… if any of them… are likely to ever trade in their Teflon™ business suits / robes for prison orange fatigues. One can only hope that come Judgment Day… if such a thing even exists… that the guilty will first get outfitted with their horns and pointy tails and next spend eternity in HELL!
For there is… indeed… a special place in Hell for all child abusers / all who commit crimes against humanity.
Beyond that… one has to wonder if the “prez” also buys into Romans 13? Oh… say… would he “obey the laws of the government” were Special Counsel Robert Mueller to subpoena him for a little Q & A? And, if serious offenses were to then surface, would the “prez” ever accept a Congressionally meted out punishment… i.e., impeachment / removal from office?
Would DJT go quietly or would law enforcers need to boot him out?
Might then the US Border Patrol agents… repurposed and reassigned to DC… come in handy? Most assuredly, they do know how to show someone the door.