Lately, I have been seeing a lot of media about illegal aliens entering the US or Canada. Of course, the reports spew out social injustice, mishandling and political views from both sides.
People are getting all worked up about children being separated from parents and or imprisoned. Of course, the media itself is not without blame for the furor ‘they’ help to create. Their words are usually chosen very carefully to infuriate or slant the conversation one way or another. Of course, their ultimate goal is not what’s right or wrong but higher readership.
After all, that is how THEY get paid.
I am neither for or against Trump and this article is certainly not to talk about him or his policies. I write because the other day as I was driving around town listening to the radio and a thought struck me. How would people react or see the issue if they felt it closer to home? How could I outline the issue, in its true sense of what really is happening? Can I write something to bring it closer to home?
I guess the first thing to point out is the desperation that these people feel. It is very hard to fathom that unless you have visited third world countries where greed, corruption, lack of education and generally poor infrastructure exist. Never mind the political, religious or social cast divisions in ways that we generally do not see or understand here in our country.
It is one thing to say “oh but I know about those things” but it’s quite another to live it. Equally witnessing it first hand gives a better understanding but still not the same as living IT.
People listening to the media will judge its contents as a direct reflection of what they themselves experience here at home, not as a function of the life in that particular foreign country. And the media uses that perception to write their stories, knowing that people will see it in the eyes of the West, not of the foreign country.
I believe when illegal aliens come here they know how our system works. They know that to follow due process can take years. Maybe he or she is already on some LONG waiting list. Unless you have credentials to expedite your selection you will be relegated to a long queue of hopefuls. So, they try whatever shortcut they can to circumnavigate the system. They try to break a window to get in.
Now to connect this to my title of, ‘Why Not In Your House’.
What if your home IS the country. How would you react if a homeless person was to enter your home, by whichever means he can and pick one of the bedrooms and settle in?
To come into my home there are ways. You can call ahead to let me know you are coming. You can drive or walk up my driveway and knock on my door, or maybe you can flag me from the roadside to ask me if you can please come in out of the rain, even if just for a little while until it stops.
But if you come home and find a broken window, you know something has happened. Is whoever broke the window still in the house? You have no idea. Where are they, or who are they. What do they want? Are they in your home just because they want what you have, just because you have it. Maybe you find them asleep in one of the bedrooms, you ask them to leave but they refuse. And what makes it worse the perpetrator just goes into your food stores and makes his meal or goes into your dresser and picks new clothes just because he or she thinks you have more than you need and you SHOULD share it. Maybe you have a discussion of why they are in your house. Any answer given you are never sure if it is the truth or a sob fabricated story? You ask them to leave again but they still refuse or fearing the authorities, they start to leave but when you turn your head to reach for your keys they scoot around you and disappear.
Did they go down the basement? Are they hiding in the closet? You’re never sure but every noise from then on you fear that they are still within your home. You wonder will they kill me in the night when I am sleeping? Will they destroy my home when I am out?
Illegal aliens come unannounced and although some may have legitimate asylum needs, how do you know until some research is done. If they do not come through proper channels how does the government (whom we rely on to protect our borders) know who they are and that they want to contribute, not sponge, or abuse our way of life, and how can their story be verified to substantiate that they are not lying? NOT everybody is honest!
That is what our governments are dealing with.
It’s not about politics or religion, it’s not even about how they look or the clothes they wear. It’s about WHO they ARE so we can know WHO IS IN OUR HOUSE.
If you don’t believe that people should undergo due process then why when you leave your house do you close all the windows and lock the doors?
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