Indefensible: What To Do Now–And Later–To Help Children Detained At the Border

Irreverin | 6/25/2019 | Staff
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Concentration camp [con·cen·tra·tion camp] noun.

def: a place where large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities.

Round - Round - Levels - Language… - Reality

They went round and round, calling her out on many different levels for using such harsh language… but they never discussed the reality of conditions at the border.

Over the weekend, multiple reports blew open grotesque and alarming details about the facilities in which minors–separated from their parents– are being held. Reports of babies and toddlers without diapers; children as young as 8 being responsible for the younger ones; inadequate food and water; overcrowding and little time outside; groups of children huddled to sleep on concrete floors with no bedding or real blankets… It was, and is, horrifying. This is not other places. This is us, our own American backyard. On our watch, on our tax dollar.

Accounts - Matter - Matter - Issue - Barriers

By all accounts, this should be a nonpartisan matter, and an interfaith matter. This issue should overcome any barriers of ideology, policy or belief, because vulnerable children are being willfully hurt by people in power. People of faith should be indiscriminately up in arms about this systemic abuse. In some cases, the faith community is stepping up, with a diverse group of voices contributing to protest and advocacy.

And yet, everywhere you turn, people defend the indefensible.

News - Commentators - Words - Ocasio-Cortez - Ways

Much like the news commentators who wanted to parse the words of Ocasio-Cortez, many are finding ways to defend the practices of leaving children cold, malnourished and unattended. “It’s an improvement over where they came from.” “Their parents broke the law.” “It’s fake news.” “They don’t really need soap.” “At least they’ve got a roof over their heads…”

Def. (of food or drink) pleasant to taste; (of an action or proposal) acceptable or satisfactory.

Def - Argument

Def. not justifiable by argument.

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