The Humanity.

Written By: - Date published: 5:57 pm, January 25th, 2018 - 8 comments
Categories: class war, crime, culture, Ethics, human rights, im/migration, immigration, International, law, racism, Social issues, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, us politics - Tags: ,

The long and the short of this linked article (The Independent) is that people have been actively leaving containers of water in the southern Arizona desert that they hope might alleviate the suffering of anyone caught out there in temperatures approaching 50 degrees Celsius.  For their pains, some are being arrested on misdemeanors while others face felony charges (ie – allegedly perpetrating a crime punishable by a jail sentence in excess of one year) – for extending a measure of humanity to their fellow human beings. (Further information)

Just to be clear. Leaving water in the desert isn’t merely about alleviating some annoying thirst. As “The Independent” article explains human remains have consistently been found in the area over the past few years.

And below is video footage of what members of the Border Control do when they stumble across a cache of water. Big men. Tough guys. Murderers?

Click here for a more in-depth article than that already linked above.

 

8 comments on “The Humanity.”

  1. adam 1

    This is sick.

    But that is were we are at.

    Tory scum, are killers, then they get to gloat about.

  2. Andrew 2

    One only has to read the article to see the complete bias of the independent. Aid worker? Migrant? More like illegal immigrant and harbourer of criminals. Sure it seems horrible to pour out the water but let’s be clear making it easier for people to illegally sneak across America’s border isn’t not the right course of action stopping them crossing at all would be a better course of action.

    • adam 2.1

      And there’s the inhumanity right there.

      Well done andrew, dehumanize people in 4 and half lines. In some half baked appeal to law, and legitimacy. It use to be legal to have slaves, and it use to be legal to beat your wife.

      Get a moral compass, or at least the appearance of one andrew, probably asking too much though.

    • Anon 2.2

      The right to life is the most basic human right. I guess the deadliness of the desert is seen as a natural barrier to crossing, but since endangering lives is disproportionate to the crime this should not be a strategy U.S. border control uses or even a legal strategy – deprivation of human rights shouldn’t be a legal law enforcement strategy.

  3. eco maori 3

    Neo liberals don’t have humane in there vocabulary. I will tell you some of there traits. They are bullying bigot who worship money over everything. Like to see them eat there money when desaster strikes. They act all big and tough but when the _____hits the fan they are scared ____less this is my opinion you see I can read them like a book. That has to be a slow pain full death. Humanity need to figure out fast the we are in a heavenly place now but if we carry on shitting in OUR OWN BACK Yard we will soon be in Hell. There is more than enough resources to keep everyone healthy and happy on Paputanuku
    Mother earth come on people let change the way we live we live for the now and should be lifting for a future for our mokos Ka kite ano

  4. simbit 4

    I saw a presentation by Tohono O’odham tribal member, Mike Wilson, about 8 years ago in Tucson where he outlined how the traditional (and sovereign) practice of providing water to travelers across their lands had been systematically undermined by the US government.

    Re-posted a powerful map showing over 1,700 deaths in a ten year period…

    http://whogetswhat.blogspot.ca/2018/01/crossing-arizona-perils-of-colonial.html

    • Bill 4.1

      Thank you. I’ve added that map to the post. Shame I posted in the evening and the whole thing’s falling off the tail end of “things being read” now. But hey…

      • simbit 4.1.1

        There was an interesting dynamic b/w tribal development plans and post 9/11 US strategies, which included a security installation (ie prison) for illegals, to be corralled by tribal police. Didn’t go ahead as far as I know but an indication of the difficult position indigenous peoples find themselves in: still the frontline.

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