Gotta admit I'm loving the reactions from mayors of Democratic-run cities like DC, NYC, Chicago etc. that are receiving bus loads and plane loads of migrants from the border. NYC has received 11000; and Adams said that NYC is at a breaking point. Bowser in DC declared a state of emergency. No mention of the 2 million that have arrived at our border in the past year, with TX, AZ facing the brunt and expense. So cool that the VP got some today; especially after she said Sunday that the border is 'secure'. I like the idea of spreading the pain around.
Not surprised, but disappointed, that some here take pleasure in the misery of refugees and other migrants. My career included interviewing hundreds of refugees from around the world, mostly in Central America but also in Asia and elsewhere. The migrants are real people on the move because they feel they have no other options, something most of us would do if we were in their situations. The pain is being felt by them and them alone.
The post above reminds me of something I saw a few years ago, shared below, with the key point in bold:
"The donkey told the tiger, "The grass is blue."
The tiger replied, "No, the grass is green ."
The discussion became heated, and the two decided to submit the issue to arbitration, so they approached the lion.
As they approached the lion on his throne, the donkey started screaming: ′′Your Highness, isn't it true that the grass is blue?"
The lion replied: "If you believe it is true, the grass is blue."
The donkey rushed forward and continued: ′′The tiger disagrees with me, contradicts me and annoys me. Please punish him."
The king then declared: ′′The tiger will be punished with 3 days of silence."
The donkey jumped with joy and went on his way, content and repeating ′′The grass is blue, the grass is blue..."
The tiger asked the lion, "Your Majesty, why have you punished me, after all, the grass is green?"
The lion replied, ′′You've known and seen the grass is green."
The tiger asked, ′′So why do you punish me?"
The lion replied, "That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because it is degrading for a brave, intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with an ass, and on top of that, you came and bothered me with that question just to validate something you already knew was true!"
The biggest waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who doesn't care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on discussions that make no sense. There are people who, for all the evidence presented to them, do not have the ability to understand. Others who are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and the only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t.
When ignorance screams, intelligence moves on...