Wednesday, September 2, 2015

When Do We Say Enough?

I am pretty much at a loss for words.

Drowned Toddler

This story and its main image should be viral and it should mess with our heads. Yes, we want to take out ISIS and blow them sky high, but there are innocent people caught in the crossfire and I just don't know how the hell we get them out without them becoming collateral damage.
There has to be a way for all of us to handle migrants better. There has to be a way to do it legally without them paying smugglers outrageous fees to make dangerous and usually life ending voyages. I don't understand how we cannot get these people whose lives are truly at risk to a safer country and help them get assimilated and set up in a community. I imagine it is not easy, but dammit it all to hell, the alternative is clearly horrifying. I think that is why I cringe at the US politicians and those running for President who bitch about immigrants. Not everyone is here to sell drugs Donald Trump, some want to make an honest living and raise their kids in safer and better areas. Sorry if that infringes on your sense of self righteousness and privilege. Guess it is easier to be so white and right when you are born with a platinum spoon in your mouth. Myself? I cannot imagine what it must be like to be so terrified of living where you are that you would be willing to use all your savings and climb aboard a rickety looking boat and hope to God/Allah, etc that you will make it to some piece of land where you won't get raped or shot at today. Can any of us imagine that?
Fuck, I need a drink. Or two.