To the editor:
I tell you plainly, clearly and in no uncertain terms whatsoever, our nation is violating international law and committing crimes against humanity.
Have no doubt. The immigrant detention centers are concentration camps. Don’t to try tell me they’re not. That point is not up for debate at all.
If the plight of those 300 children under such squalid and horrific conditions does not move you, nothing will.
As a former evangelical Christian, I know what most of them think about gay people, abortion and what have you. The attitudes and theology of the Westboro Baptist Church is by no means unique although I give credit to most Christian fundamentalists for softer rhetoric and kinder methods.
Specifically considering abortion, it is no particular secret that most evangelicals tend to believe God will put any nation under his judgment for killing all those innocent, unborn babies.
If what is happening in the detention centers doesn’t bother you, don’t even talk to me about the unborn. I won’t hear it any more than I will allow anyone to deny we are now a rogue nation operating concentration camps.
Even if the sins of our past are left out of the equation, the karmic debt we are incurring at this moment is more than enough to bring our downfall and the ruination of anything or anyone who may yet retain a modicum of grace or legitimate humanity.
The unfortunate fact of the matter is that the hard rain coming will fall on us all.
There was a bishop during the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars of southern France who faced the predicament of dealing with thousands of non-combatants taking refuge in a cathedral when their city fell to the crusaders.
When asked by the victorious soldiers what to do with the throngs in the church, the bishop faced a dilemma. For the most part, there was no way to distinguish between those loyal to the Cathars and those still loyal to the Roman Church.
“Kill them all. God knows His own,” the bishop said in response. Following his orders, thousands were butchered with swords and axes in the confines of a consecrated church. During more recent times, the phrase has morphed into “Kill them all. Let God sort them out.”
When judgement comes to us, even the almighty himself will probably need to sort everyone out after the fact.