Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #1081 - Children at the Border
When things like this are happening in the world, I am glad you're not here physically any more to suffer these indignities.
The things that have been happening in this country since the election in 2016 are horrid. But this recent set of actions as children are torn away from their families, literally ripped from the arms of their mothers, in some cases, very young children, is detestable and abominable. I have said before the I am ashamed to be an American, but this new thing here, this thing with the children, is far more insufferable than any of the other things that made me ashamed of this country and the actions of this country's government.
So here's a fact check and some activism.
This separation of children and parents must stop NOW.
Since I conceived of this post, the "president" has claimed to enact some legilation ("sign something" he said) to stop the separation, but will this undo the damage that has already been done?
So, first a link for SNOPES, then a message from moveon.org and then a message from Bitch Magazine.
Good people doing good things.
It's about all we can do right now in the face of such unfeeling and monstrous behavior.
Find someone with feelings to hug. Hold on tight. It could get much worse from here on out.
See the link FACT CHECK above. NOT TRUE.
Just over a year ago we sent a message to our government and the world that Donald Trump‘s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement was not in line with the will of the people. Now I’m asking you to join me again as we tell the world that the American people do not give up on human rights.
With the drastic increase in family separations at our southern border and the announcement that Donald Trump would quit the United Nations Human Rights Council, the world needs to know that We the People do not quit on human rights; we remain committed to the hope of the Human Rights Council.
You haven’t heard from me in a while, I know. In March, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world. As you can imagine, the days and nights have quickly turned into weeks and months. Between learning to change a diaper and having out resolve tested by the assembly of a stroller, we haven’t been able to partake in current affairs as much we’d like.
But I cannot stand by idly as Donald Trump smears the reputation of the United States and endangers the future of human rights by quitting the Human Rights Council. So while my petition may not be the answer to our problems, it is something - and that’s better than nothing. While my signature and yours will not rid the world of human rights violations, they will at least express that we have not given up, and that is a message the world needs to hear.
Thank you for your support,
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you, Mom.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 1083 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1806.21 - 10:10
NEW (written 1708.27) NOTE on time: I am now in the same time zone as Google! So, when I post at 10:10 a.m. PDT to coincide with the time of your death, Mom, I am now actually posting late, so it's really 1:10 p.m. EDT. But I will continue to use the time stamp of 10:10 a.m. to remember the time of your death, Mom. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom.