Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Wall Is About Common Sense, Not Racism

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To those who oppose President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build more border wall, the president and his supporters are racist, heartless opportunists who are merely appealing to bigotry and ignorance for political purposes.
To those who support building more barriers and cracking down harder, the verbal and statistical gymnastics in which many engage to play down the problems caused by our porous southern border are just plain bewildering.
Cable news networks, radio talk shows and bloggers have been quick to adopt predictable narratives on the subject. The liberal outlets highlight heart-rending stories of families trying to reach U.S. soil for a better life or to escape violence or political persecution.
Conservative outlets focus on the gangs, criminals and drugs crossing the border. Both story lines contain truth, but it seems to be a case of one extreme or the other, depending on whom or what you watch and consume for news. It’s no wonder the two sides can’t begin to understand what the other side is thinking.
It doesn’t help that too many who oppose the wall paint Trump’s base as a coalition of largely white Americans who, in their simple-minded bigotry, fear anyone not like them. Or that a lot of people from where I come from think the anti-Trump forces don’t care about the future of the country.
Read the rest from Gary Abernathy HERE.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No. Pretty sure it's about racism.