Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday expressed outrage at how Border Patrol agents on horseback confronted Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the situation brought to mind how such tactics have been “used against the Indigenous people of our country, [have] been used against African Americans during times of slavery.”
“Human beings should not be treated that way,” Harris said, from Yahoo news.
Vice President Harris is absolutely right. Having the Border Patrol on horse back bearing down on you is as frightening as it can get for immigrants, all immigrants. So, being a former Border Patrol Agent myself, I ask why is it more evil now then when it was being done to Hispanics? Most people crossing the southern border are Hispanic and they have faced these same events and worse for many many years but the outrage is being let out now. Why now and not before? I don’t disagree with the Vice President but the TBS method is an unofficial guideline to how the border patrol does its work. TBS are initials for “turn back south” and the methodology is employed by the Border Patrol to limit arrests and save money on confinement, transportation, and court costs.
The reason for me is simple, I spoke about it before, in my previous blarticle. The Vice President can empathize and sympathize because the Haitians could be her daughter, her son, her mother or her father. It’s easier to empathize/sympathize when you can identify with the people being mistreated and the VP is in a position of power and authority where she can fix how these procedures should occur. It isn’t that she doesn’t care about Hispanics, it’s that she can’t identify with them as much as she can identify with the Haitians. It’s instinctual. I agree that these people should not have been rode at or towards but should have been confronted calmly and told that they have to return back south, unless they are making a run for it, then, well, then those horses are pretty damn fast and you will see them come right at you. The point being, until we can see each other as one race, the human race, instead of identifying each other by the amount of melanin we have or by the origin of our language, then this going to be the norm.
In BP detention centers, Hispanic children have been separated from their families, sexually assaulted, have died in custody, Hispanic women have been sexually assaulted, had their uteruses removed and had their children taken from them but there was no ?LM movement or outrage that somehow spurred change that would have prevented this from happening to Haitians. So now you’re shocked, I’m not, inaction leads to greater more horrendous acts, as does the lack of accountability. I hope the VP can spur (I hope you get the pun here) change and rewrite policy to where people are treated humanely and that accountability somehow makes its way into the system. To the BP, Just remember, the illegal immigrants are your customers, without them you wouldn’t have a job, so treat them like you would any other business, like you want their repeat business because they keep you employed and living that good government paycheck life. They’re not your plague, they’re the reason you can afford those giant shitty looking belt buckles.
I’m not very smart but how does that old saying go, they came for the Hispanics and no one said anything, now they came for the Haitians and there is only the VP left to say anything? Something like that. Point being, if you address wrong when it happens, then you don’t have to worry about it happening to you. And if you don’t have that address, its the southern border.
There is one sure way to pull everyone together, an alien invasion, I mean from outer space, not Belize. We find alien life, we’ll find a way to hate them, then we can all come together in that hate. In the end though, we’ll be listening to their martian music and wearing their jupiter clothes. Too bad it takes hate to bring people together, it would be much easier if it was cheese puffs.