These are not my words, but this is what I want. I have worried, prayed, cried, agonized, and donated, and I don’t know what else to do except share how I feel. (I would love to give credit to the person who wrote this, but I don’t know who the author is.)
Here is what I want:
I want all 24 Democratic candidates for President to convene a joint press conference outside the worst of the facilities where toddlers are being held in their own filth with no blankets, no beds, no soap, no showers. I want all the candidates, with no exceptions, to demand the doors be opened. I want them to demand a tour.
I would like the candidates to show up with people from the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and UNICEF. I want the candidates to personally render aid to the children — on camera. At the very least, I want it on camera when officials refuse entry to a federal facility by senators, congress people, governors and the national press. I want to see the guards showing their guns to block them.
I want this planned carefully. I want it publicized before, during and after. I want Fox News shamed into being there, then I want Fox News shamed into showing it. I want the candidates to agree to stand together, unified, and be prepared to stay for hours. I want them to only grant interviews in teams and I want them to keep on topic. I want no self promoting words from anyone. I want them to allow their actions to speak.
I want the DNC to set up everything necessary for a rally — refreshments, stands, shelter — and make sure this event is open to the public and well publicized beforehand. I want to see everyone unified in naming this part of the USA’s new Concentration Camp system. No equivocating. I don’t want any more lip service to outrage — I want us to SEE the outrage in such a way that anyone who is turning a blind eye to the outrage can no longer deny its existence.
The logistics for this would be hard, but you cannot convince me it cannot be done, if there really is a will to save these children, there is a way.
Would that be blatantly using children for political props? Maybe, but it would definitely be an attempt to rescue children who are already being used as political props.
I want someone to do something for those babies. Now.
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I wrote my senators today, and asked them to at least get the temperature turned up in the cells. I told them it would be a cost-cutting measure. That might be the only way to get them to even consider it. I am sure all I will get back is a “thank you for supporting me!” email. The fact that they don’t even listen to what people are actually saying, seems such an impenetrable barrier to achieving any changes whatsoever.
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Good for you! I have felt for years that my representative and senators don’t give a hoot for what their constituents say. I am so saddened by this entire situation.
So America in now Nazi Germany. And we cannot pretend we do not know about the concentration camps.
Most holocaust victims are dead now. If they weren’t, they would see their younger selves, all over again.
600 kids disappeared in another camp, while another member of congress visited and cried, while she talked about this. Where did those 600 go? And where have so many more children who have disappeared from ‘detention,” go?
We might falsely hope, they were not trafficked into the global financial rings of children sold for sex.
I think, Trump thinks, if he is making money and dominating the world, that is all that matters.
Children, unless they are Ivanka, are cannon fodder.
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I taught U.S. Government and U.S. History for years, and my students would invariably ask me if we could end up with a fascist government some day. I always told them it was possible, but I don’t think I ever really thought it would happen. Now, with this 4th of July military extravaganza and tickets being sold to Republican donors, plus everything else that is going on, I know it can happen here. I am mortified by these detention camps, and there is evidence that many of these disappeared children were put up for adoption. I hope they were not trafficked, but I wouldn’t put anything past Trump.
Oh, Debby, I do, too!! Bravo!
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Thank you! I am so distressed every day by all of this!