The absolute horror of what is happening in the United States makes my stomach turn and my heart ache. I cannot say I am surprised by it, but I am sickened and even frightened, that things like this can happen in the so called free world.
To think that good men and women who run border control stations could take part in this travesty, believing they are doing the right thing confounds me. Even more, that politicians, who claim to be serving the interest of humanity saying they support this action, strikes fear into my heart. Have they forgotten about the Nazi’s, the Japanese internments, the Native American horrors?
I could rant about the demigod who is the author of all this, and I have, but to give him lines is to give him power. What I really need to do is figure out how to stand against this in a way which is right and godly.
There is a strange power at work when we send out our energy with rage and anger toward a situation we don’t like. A strange principle works in this world. Hate increases hate. Love increases love. I can’t really explain it but Martin Luther King and others like him understood the principle. The only way to win over horror is with love and peace. Peaceful marches. Peaceful statements. Peaceful approaches are the only way to stand against this.
I don’t have to like the man or what he stands for, but I do have to recognize that hating him will only fuel the fire he has going. I must dig deep not to spout furry and injury back at the people who claim to be in the right but that will not win them. Somehow, I have to find a way to stand against what they are doing in a spirit of hope and peace.
I’ll keep you posted and let you know when I figure it out.
Recording of children crying for parents.