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And Sing About It

July 26, 2014

The news of the day makes me pause to think about those children unfortunate to have been born into the wrong place. Throughout the world, young lives are stolen. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Thugs with weapons in charge out there. Politicians unable to get it right. Flags flying. Children dying.

Time to kill our children
and sing about it.
Let’s all kill our children
and sing about it.

– from December Skies by Michael Timmins

Migrants in a Phoenix bus station. www.Reuters.com

Migrants in a Phoenix bus station. http://www.Reuters.com

Children trying to cross US-Mexico border. Photo by Jude Jaffe-Block.  http://www.fronterasdesk.org/staff/%20104

Children trying to cross US-Mexico border. Photo by Jude Jaffe-Block.
http://www.fronterasdesk.org

Boys in Gaza trying to escape bombs. http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/nora-barrows-friedman

Children in Gaza trying to escape bombs.

A woman in Sevastopol celebrating Ukraine's return to the Russian Motherland with a uniformed toddler. International Business Times

A woman celebrating Ukraine’s return to the Russian Motherland with a uniformed toddler.
International Business Times

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8 Comments
  1. This is such a horrible situation. Massachusetts has agreed to temporarily house some of the children from Central American, which we wholeheartedly support. If their families sent them away as young as 6 months old, they are obviously escaping treacherous conditions.

    Bruce, google some of the of fears of my fellow residents. “They are trained terrorists sent here to destroy us,” “They will bring infectious diseases,” “They are trained to hurt and steal in order to survive.”

    We think back the the SS St. Louis, a ship sent from pre-WW2 Germany filled with Jewish children seeking refuge in the United States. The hope was that the kids would be safe here. We listened to the above-mentioned fears (the same then as they are now) and turned the ship away. Many of those children perished in concentration camps.

    It is a terrible situation and we don’t claim to know the answer. But the fact is that these are children, and they need to feel and be safe.

    great post, LMA

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  2. Heart breaking … and to think we all let it happen! Because no matter what we say, no matter how we dressed it up or trying to ‘explain’ or justify … the fact remains that it is us (adults) who dress a toddler in a uniform! It is us (adults) from whose bombs boys in Gaza trying to hide … wordless and ashamed!

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  3. I read a quote a short time ago by Golda Mier(sp?) that was essentially: “The war will go one until Palestine loves their children more than they hate us.” I wonder if that isn’t true on all sides of conflict.

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    • Hate runs deep in the Middle East. Terms and conditions just to negotiate (fill in the blank) get in the way to peace.

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  4. I get most of my news from public radio … and it’s horrific. These pictures really bring it home

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  5. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Childhood is a precious time in our lives that is the basis of our adulthood. Not all of our childhoods are full of happy memories but when I look at these pictures I know that I was extremely fortunate. Images speak louder than words.

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