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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 05:33 AM

10. The children are mostly Guatemalan AND Honduran!

This article is talking about the Guatemalans! Does that offend you--that most of these children are from countries where U.S. "war on drugs" militarism and U.S.-supported fascist governments have devastated civil society and the economy?

Can't face the facts, so you nitpick an article that lays out the facts on one of the two countries from which most of these child refugees come? Got anything substantial to say? Or is this just another one of these "hit-and-run," one-sentence posts that say nothing?

The children are coming mostly from two countries BOTH of which have suffered gross U.S. interference--a U.S.-supported fascist coup in Guatemala in 1954, and a subsequent genocidal fascist war, and a U.S.-supported fascist coup in Honduras in 2009, the coups compounded by brutal, on-going U.S. "free trade for the rich" and brutal, on-going U.S. militarism. In both cases, ELECTED, populist presidents were overthrown, because they supported labor rights for the poor--and the rightwing murders began, in order to eliminate obstacles--labor leaders, organized peasant farmers, community activists--who advocated for the poor. These societies have been destroyed, for the benefit of the United Fruit Company (Chiquita), and John McCain's telecommunications interests, and U.S. transglobal clothing corporations, and other rapacious financial and corporate interests.

Deliberately, systematically destroyed, by our own government in collusion with local fascists--and, if the truth were known, the corrupt, murderous, failed U.S. "war on drugs" has not only been used to militarize the police in order to protect corporate interests, it has also been used, a) to deliberately disrupt society and destroy human rights, and b) to keep the filthy lucre flowing through U.S. transglobal banksters and, very likely, through the CIA, the DEA and other "war on drugs" perps.

Another percentage of these child refugees comes from El Salvador--another scene of bloody mayhem perpetrated by the U.S. and U.S.-supported fascists. These kinds of wounds to society and to economies are not easily healed. They linger on from generation to generation, with legions of young people now living in bitter poverty, with no good choices and no hope.

Oh, yeah, they have ONE good choice and hope--TO GET OUT!

And you sneer at them for seeking a shit job in the United States--for seeking to bury themselves in obscurity here, with no citizenship and no rights, until, somehow, their countries, their homes, are safe again, and until, somehow, jobs are created, land is given back to peasant farmers, and it becomes possible to go home to something--other than poverty punctuated by brutality? You sneer at the emphasis on one or another--Honduran children, Guatemalan children, El Salvadoran children?

It is all these children, from very specific countries, each with a story of U.S. destruction of their society and its economy!

Is that what you're saying--that we should mention all of them, in every post? Have you done that? Please give us a link to your discussion of all the child refugees and where they come from and why?

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