Five Year Old Detained at US Border and Tricked into Signing Away Her Rights

The Five-Year-Old Who Was Detained at the Border and Persuaded to Sign Away Her Rights

From the New Yorker story:

“One of the things Helen’s story really showed us is that the Trump Administration never stopped separating children from their families,” Morales Rocketto said. “In fact, they’ve doubled down, but it’s even more insidious now, because they are doing it in the cover of night.”

This is what Republicans have created, a nation that willfully destroys the lives of families with young children. The GOP stands profoundly against life.

We Hate Wasps and Love Bees – Should We?

I was surprised to learn that wasps also pollinate. I thought they were just hateful murderbugs. I like bees because they’re prolific pollinators and (in my experience) not as prone to stinging us.

It’s worth reading this short piece to learn how important wasps are to the environment and how poorly they’ve been treated relative to bees by the scientific community.

 

Racist Cops Suspended for Flashing White Power Symbol in Official Photo

Fire these cops. A suspension and loss of a week’s pay is nothing. They’ve proven they’re unfit for public service. Their continued employment is a statement by their superiors that they accept hatred and white supremacy in their ranks. A non-racist government would go back through their cases and look for evidence of police misconduct.

Source:  https://articles.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/07/jasper_officers_suspended_for.amp

Found on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BB160/status/1041160593313595393

 

The American Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery

The American Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery. To claim otherwise is willful ignorance or malice.

Idiots like this man don’t just harm themselves by their beliefs and behavior.  They perpetuate one of mankind’s greatest evils, the belief that men are unequal in kind and that a greater man may rightfully hold another lesser man in slavery and use him as he sees fit. Refusing to acknowledge the cause of the Civil War and the evil for which the Confederacy fought is refusing to acknowledge that slavery is a great evil, one that was (mostly) destroyed in the Civil War but continues to live in the minds of men like this.

Gentleman who thinks Confederates were the good guys in the Civil War gets epically self-owned

This refusal to confront and accept the reality of slavery and racism and the century spanning harm it has done and continues to do to human beings the world over makes it possible for men like Hitler and Trump to rise to power. These grotesque caricatures of human beings are acceptable only to those so steeped in hatred and denial that they see the most vile examples of humanity as their saviors, simply because those men promise to grant them the power they feel owed by their race and birthplace.

The state documents of secession are available and specifically call out slavery as the reason for secession. Only South Carolina even tries to be fancy about it, but their document too eventually gets to the core issue – slavery.

If you want to read the documents of secession to see for yourself, or use them in an attempt to enlighten someone, the following is a good source:  https://www.battlefields.org/learn/primary-sources/declaration-causes-seceding-states