So, I’m a mother to two children, my seven year old son and my one year old daughter. We’re currently in that weird cycle of sleep deprivation because school is out/toddlers don’t sleep 😂 Last night, neither of them would fall asleep without being cuddled up next to me. As I’m laying there in the dark with my kids, each snuggled up under each of my arms, my mind started wandering, and eventually wandered to these poor kids in these “detainment centers.” Scared, hungry, dirty...and then my mind wandered to their parents, also scared and desperately wondering if their kids are okay, not knowing where they are. And before I knew it, I was holding my babies tighter and crying.
Fuck you Meghan McCain. Fuck you for saying that what these kids are going through is not severe enough to constitute torture. Fuck you for somehow making the fact that people suffering in modern day concentration camps (because THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE) is about your father and by osmosis, you. Fuck you for comparing your father’s experience, your father who voluntarily signed up to be in the military and voluntarily stayed behind with his captors, to children who trekked across the desert to flee extreme violence only to be snatched away from their parents. As much as I’m praying for this inhumanity will end, history shows it will get worse. And I hope that when it does, that someone sits your mayo ass down in your private theatre in your luxury apartment or ranch or whatever, and makes you watch real-time footage of the conditions in these camps, the way they did Ohrdruf at the Nuremberg trials. Or better yet, since you “live” in a border state, someone drags your ass through one of these camps so you can see it, smell it, and experience it in person, just like Eisenhower made the residents of Dachau do, the same residents who pretended they didn’t know what was going on and looked the other way. Fuck you and your ilk for being so afraid of equal rights for all and rattled from your throne of rich white privledge, that you’re willing to sacrifice children to push your agenda.
And while we’re at it, fuck you ABC and Disney for continuing to give this brat a platform. You can’t claim to be inclusive and let this asshole spit her hateful rhetoric, both on and off the show. Ratings don’t mean shit, because eventually she’s going to say something incredibly stupid and you’re going to lose a shit ton of advertisers. Is that what it will take for her to get booted? Because you sure as hell don’t need her.
TL:DR: Fuck you Meghan McCain.