Just to, once again, avoid saying what's actually on my mind, I'll ask -
Brings up the question of how do you even have rational dialogue about this? I can't hear, 'This is a rule of law issue' or 'We take children away from parents all the time who commit crimes', or honestly anything other than, 'Yes, we need to stop doing this to children, now'.
It's extremely difficult. The ability to blow off or rationalize the suffering of children - not even the garden variety stuff that unfortunately happens constantly, but suffering created by our government wholly by choice - as others have said it's not a difference of opinion but a major difference of values.
It's also not lost on me that no one supporting this seems to know or care how the government could keep track of all these kids, many too young to talk or know any identifying info, and ensure their reunion. Nor that the same people who are totally fine with systematic severing of families by the government at tremendous cost generally believe the same government is too incompetent to run a two car parade and that spending is out of control. It says a lot. An awful lot. Suffice to say I have more respect for the Stephen Millers who can admit this is cruelty for cruelty's sake than those who invent PC euphemisms and comforting rationalizations for what they're standing behind.
I don't think an action by the united states has left me feeling more angry and ashamed in my lifetime.
Steel yourself, it's going to get worse before it gets better. All that dehumanizing "rapists" "animals" "s-hole countries" "infested" "breeding" language...history tells us what sort of stuff that tends to precede. Most of the right and quite a few independents are moving very rapidly toward the back half of "those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities"
Corey Lewandowski....I don't think I've ever wanted to fight a stranger more in my life.
That's Harvard Fellow Corey Lewandowski to you. At least he didn't assault any women this time. But it's as tidy an encapsulation of the utter lack of empathy that underlies support for this as you'll ever see.