In the last five days there has been a screaming match over
taking refugees in from Syria
or from the Middle East in general.
The US has long lived a refugee crisis
Europe is just now experiencing what we have
chosen not to deal with for the last fifty years.
We have refugees,
millions of them,
Would we be better served to actually deal with our own refugees?
Could we not process
and gently resettle
those who come to our souther border
or in airplanes?
Could we not take our refugee monies
and help them get settled
and give them "an identity"
and an education?
Could we stop calling them aliens?
Could we teach them the courtesies of our county
and the language?
Give them money to settle and a place to lay their head?
Some would argue that they do not flee from war.
As a person who has fled from civil unrest
gunfire or lack of a job to care for a family
feels like war on a different level.
Quit complaining and begin to take care
of the refugees we have.
We could take in some more-
but let's care for those we already have.
Maybe it is time for Europe take in the people
and stole from for the last 400 years.