I feel on this
Regrann from @marisoltamez - #MarisolWrites It pains me deeply to witness a growing disparity between those with increasing #empathy and those with extreme apathy. This current #immigration crisis sheds light on how we respond to the #suffering of others. While some are truly infuriated by this injustice, others ignore it and just "focus on the Light" or their own personal/ financial gain. Some are so programmed towards separation that the deflecting response to these atrocities of dissolving the family unit is to make it a "partisan issue". It's not surprising though, the inclination to respond to separation with more separation... when in fact, this is a #HUMANRIGHTS issue and we are ALL human. What has become of #humanity? •
I can't seem to comprehend how people even attempt to justify that this is ok "because this has been happening for years." Slavery in the US has also been happening for 400+ years, yet we don't use that as an excuse to say it is ok, do we?! These are vain attempts to politicize the issue in defense of our current administration. This horrifies me.
I cry often. I find that the deeper empathy I cultivate, the more suffering I feel. It is heavy. Intensely heavy and yet I still stand here in my #privilege. Privilege I benefit from because I was lucky enough to have great-grandparents who migrated from Mexico in 1895. Privilege I enjoy because I had access to quality education, proper nutrition and parents who were present to nurture and stimulate my mental and emotional growth. •
Yet it seems as if some feel that certain children are less deserving of these rights, simply because of their nationality. What has become of humanity? How can we justify the suffering of children? •
This post is simply a way that I self-heal and discharge the pain, by expressing myself rather than numbing it through distraction or avoidance. I do not come from superiority. •
• (Please don't comment with your political views.
I won't engage with those who feed off other's pain.
Rather I'll create healthy boundaries to preserve my energy for activism.