I have had Jewish bosses and friends. They always treated me with honesty and respect. They were good people. It’s a small point of reference. I’m not talking about thousands of people. But I don’t have anything against them at all. Nothing.
I saw this this morning and thought….
(The protesters were a Jewish group.)
What if the Jews had not been allowed into this country after and during Hitler because they had nothing and could not “stand on their own feet”?
People will say “that was different”. Was it? Is it? Sure. It isn’t a World War, but these people risking absolutely everything to come into this country aren’t coming because they heard we had great sweet tea. They are leaving abject poverty, war savages areas, cartel areas where people are murdered for land and made to be slaves. They are not casually strolling over for Jamba Juice.
I dare anyone to make a foot trek with no money or food 3,000 miles with kids in tow because they have NO OTHER OPTIONS of survival. I can’t even begin to imagine what that must be like. I really can’t. Then to not even be able to get in.
Maybe if the US lived in a little bubble where nothing it did affected anyone else. But who do we think those drugs are for? What country has destabilized the most economies around the globe in this modern day? Take a guess. The US isn’t the world military power it is with stations on almost every part of this globe for no reason and for no benefit.
I get that it’s a giant game of war for these people in power but someone has to pay the consequences of their games. So far it always seems to be the little people, the every day people of the world. The average citizen and it’s youth sent to play these wars. I have yet to see differently.
*I’m not trying to be anti US. I love this country, but I love the world more. I’m just trying to be honest. These people and countries in power…..it’s all transitory. If it wasn’t the US it would be someone else. It means little to me who it is. I just like to live in reality. I like as much as possible to see the truth of a situation.
Which is why I go out of the way to try and see all sides of something before I decide how I feel about it. I try to truly look with an open heart and mind at all views.
I try to put myself in other people’s shoes as much as possible. It’s always the most beautiful and painful, powerfully haunting and yet so rewarding experiences one can have in this world. Truly communing with other human beings. I wish we were taught this skill. Now that alone could possibly save this world.