The Evil happening at the Border
"The road to Auschwitz was built by hate, but paved with indifference" is a quote by famed historian Ian Kershaw. The point Kershaw is making here is, of course, that evil gets its best chance to take hold when good people don'tt make a stand against it. It's not my problem is never an answer because if evil comes looking for one, it's not long before it comes looking for another, then another and so on until the majority are also targeted for discrimination and worse.
The evil, and there is no other word for it, that it being allowed to unfold at detention centers along the southern border of the U.S., is an absolute outrage.
Family separations, kids in cages being deprived of basic amenities, highly suspicious assaults and deaths, due process being abandoned - all have become the new normal under Donald Trump and his complicit band of conservative creeps.
And just when you think a new low has drilled its way through the floor with child separations / detentions, we are quickly reminded that Trump oversees The China Syndrome administration and takes the bar down not just lower, but melts it down into the surface of the Earth.
By that consider recent efforts of the Department of Justice to argue in court that the U.S. authorities have no obligation to provide things like soap and toothpaste to children held in detention centers.
The fact that a spoiled, narcissistic pretend billionaire con-artist, with the temperament of a teething toddler coupled with the morality of your average klansman, has somehow managed to drag the country down to this level will forever be a stain on American history. Quite how the U.S. now has the temerity and bare-faced cheek to claim any moral superiority in the world is mind- boggling. Shining city on the hill? That light will be the kids's; detention center clothes being burnt because they're riddled with lice.
The U.S. has spent the vast majority of the post-War period lecturing large parts of the world what they should and shouldn’t do when it comes to human rights.