IN STARK CONTRAST – Marilyn Armstrong



Watching our “officials” deny the undeniable — with the head of Homeland Security saying she hadn’t seen or heard anything about snatching children from their parents while on the split screen you could see it happening — America isn’t American.

Like most countries, we have plenty of dirty laundry. Slaughters of our Native Americans which was for many long years the actual policy of the U.S. government and its armed forces. Homemade concentration camps for Japanese citizens in World War II.

Then, there was slavery, the huge, bloody war we fought to (supposedly) end it. The neverending inequality and hatred that still remains and is still growing.

In an image provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, immigrants taken into custody at the border sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection / AP)

But what we are doing today, tearing kids away from their families and locking them in cages — especially after having fought our way through World War 2 to end such monstrous behavior — this is as evil as anything else we’ve ever done and I am ashamed to be American.

Someone else asked it this morning in a post: “So when do we start loading parents and kids on trains to those final camps?”

Because that’s what’s left. If we accept this as “Just Trump being Trump and it’s all a media lie,” then we are as bad as they are, as evil as they come.

The authorities released this image of illegal migrants inside a large cage – reporters said they saw unaccompanied children in similar conditions.

If you have a line in the sand, some kind of conscience that screams “this is the line I cannot cross,” now would be a good time to look down at your feet and stop.

I don’t know how to live in this country anymore. I’m not sure I even want to — and I was born here as was my mother and father.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

12 thoughts on “IN STARK CONTRAST – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. “…this is as evil as anything else we’ve ever done and I am ashamed to be American.” I am, too. I feel like I have a hole in my heart for those children — and for what has become of the country that I love.


  2. It is indeed as shameful and horrific as Germany. And that was my thought when I heard of it…whats next, concentration camps and gas chambers? I know that is horrific to say (especially for those that have gone through this heinous time in history and or have family that have) but seriously, America is on a runaway train and someone needs to stop it! How do we make our voices heard? Who will listen and act responsibly appropriately and quickly????????? Is there any honourable men in positions of power who can and will stand for what is honest right and moral? Please let me know, I’d love to talk to those men!


    1. There are some, but none of them are Republicans. And that is tragic because whatever their political opinions, they were Americans. They were patriots. We could disagree, but we could talk.


        1. They have no idea how to get those families back together. They have no records to follow. They will deport the parents and the kids will never see them again. So we’ll have to make all those kids citizens. Without parents.

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