Let’s say I’m biking home one evening, and I see a box on the side of the road. My curiosity is piqued and I stop to examine its contents. I discover six abandoned kittens inside. Overcome with joy, I take the kittens home in the box in which I found them. Over the next few weeks, I delight myself by torturing, starving, ignoring, neglecting, and otherwise mistreating them. When my roommates discover what I am doing, they are outraged and call me a monster. A couple of them say they’re going to move out. One of them calls the SPCA and reports me.
I cannot understand their reactions. After all, if those kittens didn’t want to be abused, they shouldn’t have been abandoned in a box where I could find them. Whoever left them in that box on the side of the road is responsible for me torturing them. Otherwise, why would they have left them in a box for me to find?
… if those kittens didn’t want to be abused, they shouldn’t have been abandoned in a box where I could find them. Whoever left them in that box on the side of the road is responsible ….
If you have continued to read this far, congratulations. Now you see the fucked up and twisted logic driving the people who say that the parents of migrant children are to blame for the suffering they are enduring at the hands of CPB. They’re quick to tell us that it’s the parents’ fault, that they should not have brought them to the border. As though the USA is a known torturer of children, and those parents knowingly brought their children here to be tortured.
But all the parents did was travel to our border with their children. Whatever might have happened to those kids on the way, that’s on the parents. But everything that happens to them once they’re in CPB custody, that’s on CPB. And if we don’t denounce it in the strongest terms, then it’s on us too.
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