Suffer the Little Children

“Terrible things are happening outside. At any time of night and day, poor helpless people are being dragged out of their homes…Families are torn apart, men women and children are separated. Children come home from school to find their parents have disappeared.” –Anne Frank

It’s becoming harder and harder to ignore your support of this ‘president’ and the actions of his administration.

You are the same people who post photos of people abusing animals and voice your outrage at their cruelty, yet you’re indifferent to the suffering of your fellow human beings. Children are all innocent, you get that, right? You also understand that the worst thing that can happen to a child is to lose a parent, correct? Regardless of whether or not their parents hold a certain piece of paper in their hands, these are still actual human beings we are talking about.

I love you. I have loved you my whole life and never wanted that to change. But I’m having to face the fact that it is changing. Not the love, because I don’t believe love can be turned on and off at will. But my feelings about you have changed. Knowing that there is something inside of you that is fine with the intentional traumatization and suffering of innocent children has made me look at you differently. To be honest, I hate that I now know this about you. But I can’t pretend I don’t know it.

We’ve silently agreed to not speak about politics. But is this really politics? Is knowing the difference between kindness and basic human decency and outright cruelty and crimes against humanity really political?

Most of you claim to be Christians. You show up at church on Sundays all smiley and full of love for Jesus. You claim to love who he is and what he stands for. I’m wondering if you’ve ever asked yourself how you would explain the support of this cruelty in a conversation with him? ‘Yes, Jesus, I love you and live my life according to your teachings. But you know, those kids parents were illegal and they shouldn’t have brought them here!’ Do you honestly think this unconditionally loving being gives a shit if their parents were ‘legal’? (Not to mention that ‘legal’ is an invention borne out of people’s lust for power, not the way this earth was created)

Every day since this man took office has been hard. Not only because of the atrocious things he says and does, but because of what is being revealed in the people I’ve surrounded myself with my whole life.

Your group calls me a liberal snowflake, which is supposed to be some kind of insult. Am I really supposed to be ashamed of the fact that it breaks my heart that innocent children are suffering? Should I be ashamed that I don’t care about legal or illegal, but only that no more suffering should be inflicted upon them?

Call me names all you want. I honestly don’t care. Caring about human suffering is not something anyone should be ashamed of.

Being indifferent to it? That is something that should make anyone feel ashamed.





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