To Whom I Know It Does Not Concern,
A flood of outrage and media time over the separation of children from their undocumented parents burst back in May. The story’s not as hot anymore and the press has moved on to Orange Hitler’s other abominations. But desperate refugees keep popping up in the news because they have the audacity to seek mercy and kindness from the wealthiest country on the planet.
I’m not criticizing their diminished anger. Any powerful emotion cannot be sustained for a long time. And I’m not admonishing the media model to move on to the latest story to get more clicks. We all have to pay the rent.
And I’m certainly no serene model. I vent my outrage all the time and I think it’s a healthy thing to do and I’m glad there are activists out there who aren’t lazy cowards like me that are fighting for the refugees every single day.
The torture of children (because that’s what separating a child from their parents amounts to) is only the most horrific horror story being penned by Orange Hitler and his regime and I’ll be updating it and highlighting relevant developments as often as possible.
DAILY PROTEST STATEMENT:
The point of this post is to say ‘I’m tired.’
I’m tired of the rule of law justifications.
I’m tired of the biblical justifications.
I’m tired of the political justifications.
I’m tired of the blame game justifications.
I’m tired of the resource justifications.
I’m tired of the repentant Orange Hitler voter justifications.
I’m tired of the America First justifications.
I’m tired of the logistical justifications.
I’m tired of the public safety/sanctuary city justifications.
I’m just fucking tired of all of it.
I’ll get to why in just a minute but I want to tell you who I am so you racist motherfuckers can roll out your predictable playbook and throw some ad hominem attacks at me.
I was born in Nicaragua in 1974. Due to a severe fear of violence, my family and I fled to the United States in 1978. I’m sorry to disappoint y’all but I was too young to remember it so there’s no trauma for me. My family applied for asylum as political refugees and we were approved. Eventually, I would be naturalized at age 13. I was a staunch Republican, Catholic, and social conservative until I was 20. I was then a staunch Republican, agnostic, and social liberal until I was 32. I was then a staunch Democrat, agnostic, and social liberal until I was 39. I was then and am now, without a hint of cognitive dissonance finally, a staunch Socialist, agnostic, and social liberal.
See, there’s lots of good stuff in there! You can attack me for abandoning my principles or changing my beliefs. Your charges of bias make me laugh. My bias is nothing to be ashamed of. I am 100% biased. So were abolitionists. So were those who sheltered Jews from the Nazi’s. So were those who advocated that women should have equal rights to men. I see no fault in my bias. I embrace it.
But it’s really all a complete and utter distraction from the truth.
The truth is that YOU conservative (and many liberal and moderate to be fair but the right holds the lion’s share of ignorance and hate) Americans, whether you say it publicly or not, view black, brown, red, and yellow people as a negative subhuman presence on this planet.
You are part of the great modern (and largely conservative) WHITE tradition of fucking over people who don’t look like you, regardless of whether or not they even live in this country.
Oh and before you start listing all your black friends, voting for politicians who implement policies that discriminate against marginalized people also makes you a complicit racist.
I present the following list of selected (to provide an exhaustive list would take years) crimes against people of color since well before the founding of the United States of America.
1607-present: between 11 million to 112 million Native Americans died or were killed so that the USA could be formed.
Slavery: an estimated 500,000 black people were killed as part of the American slave trade.
1845: an estimated 25,000 Mexicans (civilians and soldiers) were killed in the fraudulent Mexican-American War that was entirely caused by the USA in a transparent imperialistic land grab.
From 1868-1882: 1200 black people were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan and their ilk.
From 1882-1968, nearly 3500 black people were lynched.
1845-present: It’s impossible to give a reasonable estimate of the number of people who were killed or died due to American intervention based on colonial or imperialist motives or to prop up puppet regimes who themselves committed countless atrocities but I’ll provide some of America’s greatest hits:
Mexican-American War (see above)
Vietnam: Estimates of this war, which was 100% unnecessary, reach 3.5 million Vietnamese people killed.
Iraq: Approximately, by one study, 165,000 Iraqis have been killed since the USA invaded and started an amoral war in 2003.
Afghanistan: In retrospect, after 9/11, and knowing the bloodthirsty nature of the conservative American character, this war was going to happen. By one study, at least 31,000 Afghanis have been killed during this American intervention.
CRIMES AGAINST HUMAN DIGNITY
(you’re going to have to google these on your own because I’m too tired to do this anymore)
- Jim Crow
- Post civil war ku klux klan terrorism
- American government refusing Jews fleeing the holocaust entry
- The war on drugs
- The American “justice” system
- Clinton’s Welfare “Reform”
- The continued segregation of Native Americans
- The Police
- The Supreme Court gutting the Civil Rights Act
- And, most recently, the separation of children from their undocumented parents on the southwest border of the United States.
There is one common denominator among all these atrocities: a huge percentage of whites have supported and continue supporting inhumane disregard for people of color.
Honestly, I’d prefer it if all of you racist whites would just come out and say you don’t see me or people like me as a full human being. Wouldn’t that save y’all a lot of time and energy? Isn’t obfuscating and justifying your racist actions really exhausting?
You won’t do that? Why? Because you are cowards who choose to hide your true opinions. You are cowards who are jealously protecting your fiefdoms with 99% of the power and the money and the influence and the guns that the United States of America has to offer. Even with these resources to safeguard you, you are still afraid of letting people know the truth.
I know the truth.
I know how you see me.
I see you.
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