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THE CONVERSATION ABOUT IMMIGRATION POLICIES

The conversation about immigration policies should not be one-sided. Every person in American should be concerned and engaged in conversation about building a wall along the U.S. - Mexican boarder. Immigration reform is critical for a number of factors, but it is disconcerting that there are “Americans” who are still focused on the division as opposed to embracing diversity. However, this isn’t a new story, the game of dividing and conquering has been a tactic of the oppressor since the beginning of time.

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As I sit today and write to those who dare confront reality vs. fiction, there has been another tragic shooting in America that has been fueled by the hyperbolic rants of faux patriotism and outrageous lies from the Republican and T-Party chambers. It is a known fact that the GOP/T-Party trades on the hate, racism and ignorance of their followers to incite, ignite and control them into the frenzy that was witnessed in Nevada a few days ago. Unfortunately, the good guys with guns, lost. It is also a fact that our media sits silent with culpability while these atrocities occur, hoping for the next shot across the bow against democracy, and their never-ending quests for ratings gold. It is often said, that if you want to hide something from someone, "place it inside a book". I’ve defied that cliche on more occasions than I can remember…knowledge is power & reading is always fundamental.

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President Obama and Bergdahl family

US President Barack Obama stands with Bob Bergdahl (R) and Jami Bergdahl (L) as he delivers a statement about the release of their son, prisoner of war US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. Reuters

 

This week America should be rallying in celebration for the safe release of our soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; who has spent more than five years in captivity with the Taliban after being taken captive during the unjustified & volatile Afghanistan War. We should also be rallying together to thank our President, Barack Obama (for once again finding peaceful solutions that didn’t lead to war), his administration and especially the servicemen who placed their lives on the line to facilitate the exchange. However, instead Obama is once again caught off guard for doing something that the GOP had been urging him for years to facilitate, but like anything he achieves or is for, they find a reason to be against…even if it means the complete & utter disgraceful attacking of both Bergdahl and his family. It's very sad that as I write Bergdahl's hometown has had to cancel their celebration due to threats and all of the negative coverage of his release that our US media is all too happy to engage and exploit.

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By the time I’ve written what will be my “Maiden Voyage” into the blogging world, or at least the first that I’ve been willing to share with anyone for their critique, there will have been many articles on the most recent revelations on racism written by far more eloquent and esteemed writers/people than myself. 

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