that cat looks like it’s bout to send the kid to the shadow realm
"Do you see how those who are your critics say that is just heartless?" Banfield asked. "We’ve got kids being raped in overcrowded detention facilities. They need help. These are people who are desperate, and they need help. And, effectively, your critics say you’re just turning your backs on them."
Thiess said that she would not accept that criticism because “the unaccompanied minors account for about 18 percent of the total numbers that are in detention right now. And so, you don’t get a choice as a locality as to who you will accept into your community.”
"Councilwoman, there’s 50,000 of these kids expected this year," Banfield interrupted. "Whatever numbers you’re working off of are completely skewed by the craziness that’s going on right now! And I know you’ve seen it, and I know you’ve seen all those people who have come out to protest busses, where kids inside of busses have their faces pressed up to the glass, and they’re seeing Americans who look like the land of the rabid!"
"And what I’m asking you is, a policy like this kind of smacks of that," she said. "Do you not see the difference between illegal immigrants who are here — maybe — to get a free ride, and those who are desperately seeking protection from murderers?"
Thiess argued that she had a “singular responsibility” to the residents of her community, and “right now my protection has to be for them first.”
As the councilwoman began to explain that the solution was for “the federal government to start enforcing the laws,” Banfield cut her off.
"Ms. Theiss, please stop with this, you know full well that these people aren’t escaping into America!" the CNN host exclaimed. "They’re volunteering at the border to be caught. No one is getting through the wall of those who are there. This is a different circumstance. It’s the desperate who are begging for help. It’s not those who are sneaking in. You understand the difference, right?"
"The children, right now, who are arriving at the border are volunteering, surrendering themselves to the border agents! The border agents are actually doing their jobs! It’s being enforced!" Banfield continued. "The problem is there’s so many, it’s overcrowded. They’re being raped, they’re being beaten, and they need help! Some of them don’t even have water. And in at least one case, 100 of them are sharing one toilet that doesn’t even have a door."
…in a nearby village missionaries had attempted to convert the people by using the symbol of Christ on the cross. One unfortunate man had taken the risk of objecting; “This man is not Black,” he said. “He never came to any Black village. No one among his disciples was Black. So how could he have died for us, too? Are you trying to transfer the guilt of your ancestors upon us? Look— your ancestors killed somebody they should not have killed, then they found out that this man was a divine man. So they decided to share their regret with the rest of the world. Our ancestors never told us that you have committed such a crime against humanity. And if this man was a god, Mother Earth would have told us about it before you arrived her. Be clear about what you are saying.”
It may or may not have been a coincidence that this man fell into the hands of the territorial army and nothing was every heard of him again.
“Of Water and the Spirit” Malidoma Patrice Some
I am really enjoying this book even though reading it frustrates me. The sheer scale of European brainwashing and colonialism of African bodies and minds in numbing.
well wouldja lookee here…
Just look at us. Everything is backwards. Everything is upside-down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religion destroys spirituality.