One of the things most troubling to rational Americans right now is the increasing lawlessness. I am not speaking of the recent “ricin” attacks against members of the Administration, or the “suspicious devices” attacks upon prominent Democrats. Those are acts of terrorism–domestic or international–designed to do just what Lenin said to do: the purpose of terrorism is to terrify. And with the Merchants of Fear and Chaos salivating over ways to frighten you further, you can be sure there is plenty of media coverage.
What I speak of is the apparent willingness of the population at large to break laws rather than to change them. In a nation of laws, where the rule of law supersedes the knee-jerk, stimulus-response of the emotionally immature and intellectually lazy, if the population becomes increasingly emotional, and self-centered to the point that every individual feels they have a right to break every law they personally don’t like, that society will degenerate into lawlessness. From there to anarchy, and from anarchy–history shows–to totalitarianism. Either one man will rise up as dictator to restore order over the unruly population, or a group of men do. Either way, it marks the end of freedom.
Well, if that is the end game, then the beginning is the encouragement and allowing of each of us to disregard or break laws at will. At first it seems innocuous, and always justifiable, Remember that every bad act we have ever done has had its justification in our minds. But as time goes on, the lawlessness becomes more pronounced. Soon, the rights of the people are in jeopardy and are at the whim of individuals whose reason can not necessarily be trusted. So, a good thing to teach our young people is this: IF YOU DON’T LIKE A LAW, CHANGE IT! DO NOT BREAK IT! One path leads to anarchy, and the other leads to reevaluation and reform.
Not every law is necessary or workable now. If we examine them, we can identify which ones we want to change, or abolish altogether. This can only be done however if one learns to ask the right questions. To understand a law, you have to have enough intellectual curiosity to understand why it came about in the first place, and what problem was the law–or some part of the law–intended to solve. From that question comes follow-up questions like, “did it accomplish that goal?” and “is it even relevant to today?” “Does it need modification to hit the right target?” There are many questions that can be asked.
But, if the population is dumbed down and drugged up, spurred on by Merchants of Fear and Chaos who do not want an individual to act out of reason, but rather out of emotion and feelings, then gross errors can be made. Take for example, the situation a few months back when our Southern Border was besieged, and folks were set up in temporary holding quarters–young children separated from their “mothers.”
The Black Propogandist had a field day with this one. I personally have friends who could not even talk about the issues because they were so upset by seeing families “ripped apart,” children “torn from the arms of their parents,” and “scarred for life.” It’s not the compassion and concern of my friends that I doubt or challenge, it is the fact they succumbed to pure emotion and feelings, and failed to ask the right question. Instead, politicians and Media started promoting the abolishment of ICE (which is the wrong agency by the way. The incident occurred at the border and was handled I believe by Border Patrol. Even I admit ignorance in these areas.) The emotional impetus was to break the law and have others break the law because one didn’t like what they saw and were angry, sad, enraged, disgusted etc. NOTE ALL OF THESE ARE EMOTIONS THE BLACK PROPOGANDIST PLAYS WITH.
The question not asked was this: WHY ARE CHILDREN CROSSING THE BORDER ILLEGALLY SEPARATED FROM THE “PARENT” AND HELD SEPARATELY?
I am not advocating here that our Immigration laws don’t need reform. In fact I believe the hodge-podge quilt approach we have created over the years leaves much to be fixed. But, having written the novels I have, and done the research for “White King and the Battle of America: the Endgame,” I want to direct your attention–ALL OF YOU, NO MATTER YOUR POLITICS–to a book entitled “A Crime So Monstrous” by undercover investigative journalist E. Benjamin Skinner. And I want ALL OF YOU to ask yourself another unasked question: “What is human trafficking, and what does it encompass?”
As evil as this is, and emotion-generating as it is, there are men and women who kidnap children and take them across our border, masquerading as a family that is just trying to get to a better way of life in the United States. The problem is the child is now a slave, and is going to be sex-trafficked in the US potentially. So, the children are separated from the woman who claims to be the mother, or the man who claims to be the father, until officials can sort out a few things. Namely, is the child DNA connected to the parents, and are there signs of abuse? Ironically one of the things our Border people were most reviled for recently is one of the things we condone in the US under Child Protective Services, when a child seems to be endangered.
Most families crossing the border illegally are in fact families, but I believe in this last group, some were found to have no DNA connection, and appeared to be sexually abused. If that is true, and even one child was found, rescued, and later returned to their rightful parents, then in my opinion it would have been worth it. Do the optics look bad? Of course. The Black Propogandist is counting on that. But, is the saving of a child worth the criticism? You answer that for yourselves.
I can only tell you that if I were a family crossing the border of the United States of America, hoping to get my family into this great country–even if it meant breaking the law to do it–I would not be hyper-critical of the citizens and government of this country for trying to do it in an orderly fashion. And, more importantly, even if my rightful children were “ripped from my arms” for a few weeks–admittedly lonely and confused–I would teach them that it was the right thing to do, if this small temporary sacrifice could help save another child wrongfully in the hands of a criminal human trafficker, or slave trader. I would teach my children that.
Remember, the “one” does not always equal the “whole.” Each issue in this complicated immigration issue has to be addressed separately, with solutions for each that serve our country well. Neither you, nor I, nor our government officials should be bullied into NOT asking the question: Why was the action taken? Out of a hateful motive to punish and injure? Or out of a desire to help?
And last, remember to do the most good you can, and the least harm you can. That double-edged sword cries out for honest, rational questions to be asked and answered. There is no room for hysteria, histrionics and drama when it comes to being “just.” Speak to your government, and ask them the questions you feel need to be asked in order to do what is best for this country and all those blessed to live within its boundaries.