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What Have We Become? What We Have Always Been

What Have We Become? What We Have Always Been

Brett Wilkins

The surreal spectacle of thousands of little children — including toddlers and even infants — torn from their parents’ arms and jailed like animals in cages by US immigration authorities has rightfully shocked the world’s conscience. It has left many Americans asking, “what have we become?”

It’s not what we’ve become but rather what we’ve always been. We are a nation that has, since its earliest days, stolen children from their parents. When a country is built upon a foundation of genocide and slavery, such crimes are inevitable.

Very appropriate article. We haven’t seen Rachel Maddow cry for the orphans of wars abroad - which budgets always have “bi-partisan” support - or for the children of the millions incarcerated for poverty related offenses.


The US overthrew the democratically elected government of Guatemala in the 50’s causing chaos for decades----and this is because the United Fruit company claims ownership of half the country. Isn’t this part of the story of why these people are coming here today?

We have this impression that Eisenhower was a decent president—yet he allowed the overthrow of democratically elected governments of Iran and Guatemala. Think of the repercussions of stopping this democratic flow happening in these regions. Has the CIA been the greatest failure ever for democratic governments.


Don’t forget USAID…