My husband and I decided to drive up to the casino this afternoon. He LOVES Texas Hold Em. I like slots. We usually go for a couple of hours. We were back home by 6.
On the drive up, we talked about the Israelis. I shared with him the news of the flotillas in International waters. They were travelling to offer humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and their flotillas were pounced upon by the Israeli helicopters. I said there was a dispute on who was at fault, but the helicopters came down. There was shooting. And the end result was 10 on the flotilla were dead. I asked him what he thought.
He just shook his head. When we talk about news like this, he gets frustrated. He said this is just like the Trail of Tears. Those in power then wanted the Native Americans to be gone, to just go away. The Israelis want those on the Gaza Strip to be gone, to be rid of them. They want them to just go away. They don't want the humanitarians to help them. They want them to just go away.
How many groups did the same?
Those in power want absolute power. It isn't that they are necessarily evil. It's just that they want those that are opposed to them to go away. It is similar to what animals do, whether it's lions or hyenas or wolves. Those in power want to rule their domain.
The same can be said for those opposed to Latinos being in this country. The proponents of SB1070 have pushed forward this racial profiling bill to rid themselves of Latinos in our country. As Kris Kobach the author of sb1070 said, "Let's make life hell for them!" via his program - 'Attrition through Enforcement' which equals Mass Deportation.
My husband and I talked about Arpaio and his masked goons and his SUPPRESSION SWEEPS in Maricopa County. "It's just like the Trail of Tears. The President wanted all of the Native Americans to Die, just to be rid of them. Arpaio and his ilk want all of the (illegals) to Die, just to be rid of them."
I nodded my head. He was right. How many times in History have those in power enacted policy to "get rid of" those they wanted gone? Hitler did it with the Jews. We in the USA did it with the Native Americans through the Trail of Tears and with the Japanese Americans in WW2. Now we are doing it again with these restrictionist laws like sb1070. We are enacting laws to make life as difficult as possible for those we want to get rid of.
The realization is enough to make you want to cry. Are we animals? Haven't we progressed beyond that? Can't we live with each other?
At the casino, I saw so many people of various cultures. I sat next to an Asian family. We were both winning small pots. We were giving each other the usual high 5's. I think they were speaking Chinese (Asian?). Regardless, we were congratulating one another and being very friendly. I kept thinking...what would an ANTI do in this situation? Would he condemn them for speaking Asian? Would he demand they speak English Only? I know I didn't mind it. I didn't understand the verbiage but I got the general feeling of what they were saying. I was fine. Their language didn't hurt my ears and I was not at all offended. What is the beef with ANTIs when their ears are hurt by the Spanish language?
We do need to do something as a Nation. We need to STOP THE HATE! We need to STOP THE BLAME GAME! We need to STOP BLAMING ALL THE ILLS OF THE WORLD, THE ECONOMY, ON MINORITIES, OR SPANISH, OR THE FACT THAT WE ARE EVOLVING TO A MULTI CULTURAL SOCIETY.
Our most important Mission is to talk to our Majority and ask them to STOP THE HATE! Stop being so angry! Stop blaming problems on minorities! We need to Join Together as a Nation and BE ON THE SAME SIDE! Stop being angry at our own President! Stop joining the insane antics of the fringe - aka Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin! Let's join together, on this Memorial Day! ALL OF OUR CHILDREN ARE ON THE SAME SIDE IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN! CAN'T WE DO THE SAME IN OUR CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES?
GOD BLESS OUR USA ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY!
GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT!
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
ps: Bad Anon...you condemn my husband and say he is a bleeding heart liberal. I ask that you tell him that to his face. He is a 6 ft 2 muscle bound hulk of a manly man. He makes no apologies to anyone for his opinions. My son is his mirror image and a semi-pro wrestler. I defy you to come face to face to either of them and call them wimps for their loving, compassionate and humanitarian, American Views!