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Afternoon shadows, Monument Valley

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

All aboard!

Deportation of  German jews to Riga, Latvia 12/13/41

Every day brings a new surprise from the Trump administration. I predict that the fireworks won't really start flying until the mass deportations start. And I think that it might pose a real quandary, at least in the community I live in.

There are a lot of well to do people with large spreads here, undoubtably many of them rely on illegals to cut their grass and keep the lawn jockeys polished. Ditto the smiling faces that cook your food and clean your tables in the local restaurants.

What is the right thing to do when you see those very same faces on the large white buses headed to the deportation facilities? Do you a) look away and pretend you don't see them? b) smile and wave and wish them well on the next journey of their life? c)  throw a rock at the bus and tell them not to let the screen door hit them in the ass?

I remember watching an interview with ordinary polish citizens that asked them how they felt when their classmates were deported during the holocaust. One man sobbed uncontrollably, guilt ridden for saying nothing, a woman said it was great, more potatoes for the rest of them. Depends on your perspective I guess.

I say be careful what you wish for. Americans are soft and won't do certain jobs, considering it beneath them. Our economic engine might just slow to a crawl.

I cut my own lawn but I undoubtably know lots of illegals. Never been much of a problem. This should be really interesting. My advice is to avert your eyes, you might see a familiar face and there is no need to disturb your chill.

3 comments:

Jon Harwood said...

Better watch out. If King Donald the Liar reads this he'll decide you need deportment!

Anonymous said...

the sky is falling, the sky is falling

Blue Heron said...

perhaps it is. nice of you to sign your name...