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A Caravan of Culpability by Robert Peters
I would like to say about, not just the caravan heading north towards the US border, but about all the hated brown people "south of the border".
Firstly, these are Human fucking Beings in need. Honduras has one of or the highest murder rate in the World, but definitely in Central America. Wouldn't you do everything you could so you and your family survive?
Secondly, and I feel equally as important, is the view of culpability. We need to see what we want to be blind to. How 1+1 equals 2.
1, a country doing all it can to grow and become strong. Always "marching forward".
The other 1, countries just like Honduras all over the World, that has, sorry, had, something the first wants. With power's corruptive abilities coupled with the chimpanzee lack of vision and concern, #1 1 totally disrupted Honduras for cheaper bananas and any and all natural resources.
WE put processions of governments into power with the only caveat being "do what we want you to do", and nothing else matters. Corruption, violence, all levels of Human Rights offenses happen and have happened under "our" watch.
This and so much more leads to the equals 2.
These and other people are only wanting to be "ok". We've fucked their countries, consumed all we could, treated them like shit and cut and ran.
No concerns with consequences and now we sit with culpability.
Had we ensured the governments helped their citizens instead of feeding off of them, then life would be better within Honduras' borders.
Yes, we can step further back and say "we should have never been there in the first place", but it has happened.
We put them and many others in this position out of seeing them, and so many others, within the "us and them" stupidity we stomp around with.
Let's not forget the lie that the US is a "christian society".
I am not a follower, but from what I read in the "good book", new testament, touts compassion, "doing to others what you'd want done to you and yours".
There is the thought that "Jesus" was a nice guy and that you should strive to be like he was said to have been.
You, we all, need to see the Human Beings around us as that, Human Beings. Not us, not them, but we.
Don't spit towards people, empathize with their plight. Know they've got wants, needs, hopes, dreams, family and lives just like you and just like you they only want to be "ok".
Good luck out there