John R. Houk
© June 22, 2018
Thanks largely to the Mainstream Media’s (MSM) Trump Derangement Syndrome, propaganda created hysteria has occurred about illegal immigrant children being separated from illegal alien parents entering and getting caught by immigration authorities at the U.S. border.
I claim this is a manufactured hysteria because of the fact former President Obama used the separation policy extensively with zero moral outcry from the MSM. I find it particularly disgusting that this same MSM acts like President Trump’s zero toleration policy on illegal immigration initiated the child/parent separation policy.
On a personal level I don’t have a problem with separating illegal alien children from their illegal alien parents. The key word is “ILLEGAL”! Since parents are adults knowing fully well that breaking a law will have legal consequences. It is unreasonable to hold the illegal alien children accountable for the illegal alien parents law breaking actions.
The Dems have successfully used the manufactured hysteria to get a political win which I am certain they hope is a pawn move for open borders. The Dems have cajoled President Trump to use the power of Executive Order to keep children and parents together when they illegally enter the USA.
I can’t wait to see how the government funds the policy change since the Dems have no intention of funding any immigration reform proposed or supported by President Trump. After all, a Presidential EO is only as good as the President is in Office. AND an EO does not have funding power, that can only come from Congress.
AGAIN, thanks to MSM created hysteria and their comrade accomplices the Dems, the camps where the illegal alien children were housed are being housed have been equated with Nazi concentration internment camps. The kind of camps used by Nazi-Germans to ethnically cleanse Jews from the earth during WWII.
Emaciated Jewish Children in Nazi Concentration Camp
While the MSM showed photos of illegal alien children in dog cages from the Obama Administration days, the reality was illegal alien children experience something more akin to Summer Camp that American parents would send their kids to (if they could afford it).
Posted by IllinoisNinth
Published on Jun 15, 2018
Visit to Southwest Key facility for illegal alien children separated from parents – El Cajon, CA – June 15, 2018.
Footage provided to journalists by HHS.
My point is I had little problem with the children/parent situation. If the illegal alien parents didn’t want to be separated from their children, they should either not have made arduous trek from wherever or at some point begin the process gaining legal immigrant status or legal refugee status.
Now the inspiration for this blog post comes from Ari Bussel. Bussel sent an email conversation between himself and a gal named Joy. Bussel was responding to a poor-illegal-immigrant-children-plight email seeking political and financial support to deliver these abused kids from President Trump’s zero tolerance policy.
Just a head’s up about the Joy portion of the email. She provides a Liberal plan of action including links to enable a Liberal action response. Obviously, I am not suggesting my fellow Conservatives to work the Liberal agenda.
Re: Helping Migrant Families Separated at the Border
By Ari Bussel
Sent 6/21/2018 7:36 PM
There is so much controversy around the sweet, innocent children (just use the word “children,” and the heart melts) and the hated, horrible, devilish President Trump. He must hate them!
Following is an illuminating exchange – Joy is my mother’s cousin. Joy’s parents were married in Chicago in 1929. My mother side of the family was then in Europe, where both were to be exterminated just over a decade later.
Jewish Americans have traditionally been Democrats. Joy, and most of our entire extended family (numbering many hundreds, including one that every kid in the country would recognize the name), is Democrat. So we disagree and fight and love each other not any less.
However, comparing the children of those trying to enter the country illegally and the amazing treatment and conditions they receive to children – like my parents – during the Holocaust is an affront to common sense and to the memory of all those of perished.
Here is the exchange from today:
While I did not receive the below e-mail (it may have gone to one of my old gmail addresses which I am not using), my father did.
I am not sure if “disgust,” “utter shock” or simple “bewilderment” will be the most appropriate manner to describe my father’s (actually my parents’) reaction.
Allow me then to respond based on what I have observed and heard this morning.
Both my parents are Holocaust Survivors. My father’s mother went out one day to bring food, never to return. Our good Polish neighbors apparently informed there was a Jew in their midst. I will not enumerate all the family members who perished during the Holocaust, luckily there were a few, so very few, who survived.
My father and my uncle escaped the Warsaw Ghetto before the Uprising. We can talk about forced- or other separation of children from their parents. We can think about more than a million children murdered, and those others who actually survived had their childhood robbed and the rest of their lives affected. Both my parents are exactly such “Child Survivors” (they were children at the time), and what happened them affects them to this very day; physically and emotionally.
We can talk about a brave teacher, school principal, who would not leave his children and walked with them to the very end, although he was extended the opportunity to save his own life. Children were shot, butchered, burned, enslaved, put to hard-labor. That was then; under the Nazi regime and with the active and jubilant participation of the local populations (yes, including the Poles).
To compare anything that is happening today in the USA (or for that matter in Israel or elsewhere) to the Nazi Death Camps (lest the Poles get insulted) does great disservice to the memory of the more than six millions of us – our own family – who were butchered and systematically murdered with the intention of annihilating us all.
How can one in good conscience compare the almost “vacation-style” conditions the children of people trying to illegally enter the country and the treatment they are receiving to, for example, the Warsaw Ghetto? And remember, this was nothing compared to, for instance, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Every Shabbat I spend time with Survivors of these camps. Some will be (and are) still able and willing to share their stories; of what it meant to survive the horrors that were a moment-to-moment, non-stopping, on-going Inferno.
You are correct – the issue is NOT political (Republicans / Democrats, Deplorables / Adorables, those who think the President does a good job and those who give him not an ounce of leeway). For any one from our family to compare modern day conditions here in the USA and treatment of others – be they illegal immigrants, refugees or detainees – to Nazi Germany and the Concentration Camps of Ghettos is plainly wrong.
This definitely hurt both my parents, for it apparently brought back memories buried so deep; memories that can never be separated from who they are; from who and what we are.
This is personal – deeply so – as it affects OUR family.
On Jun 20, 2018, at 10:30 PM, Joy wrote:
We are usually very careful about the distribution of our political e-mails, realizing that all our friends and family do not necessarily share our angst about what is happening in the U.S. However, we are sending this widely, regardless of one’s political party affiliation or beliefs.
Separating children (including babies) from their parents and incarcerating them violates America’s values. This conjures up Nazi concentration camps and Japanese internment camps. As morally repugnant as the Japanese internment camps were, children were not separated from their parents.
We MUST do something.
Many of us have been trying to figure out what to do that can be effective. Some things are obvious:
- Contact our Congressional and Senatorial representatives
- Attend town halls
- Encourage everyone to vote
- Attend marches and demonstrations
- Donate to legal defense funds and other non-profit advocacy organizations
- Learn how to become a sanctuary home or a temporary foster parent
Re #4: VOTE: Shockingly, only 58% of Americans voted in the 2016 election. We have heard too many people say, “I didn’t vote because I didn’t care for either candidate.” We all demand and expect our rights. With rights come responsibilities. A major responsibility is to VOTE. We must convince people that even if there is a situation where they do not like either candidate, they need to vote for the “least bad”. We hear a lot about Russia, Comey, etc. affecting the election results. Those who did not vote actually did make a choice with their inaction.
Re #5: DEMONSTRATIONS: Saturday, June 30 at noon there will be hundreds of marches across the U.S. protesting government forced separation of families. You can click on this site and enter your zip code to find the march closest to you.
Re #6: DONATE: We have received lists of organizations that are helping separated migrant families. We do not have personal knowledge of any of these but looked up each of the organizations listed by Adam Schiff, CNBC, and Daily Kos.
Of the approximately 30 organizations, only Texas Civil Rights Project is rated by CharityNavigator.org and it receives 4 stars. (It is also recommended by CNBC and Daily Kos.) You can look it up either under CharityNavigator.org or their website: texascivilrightsproject.org
RAICES (Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services) is listed but not yet rated by Charity Navigator. It is recommended by CNBC and Adam Schiff and there is a Go Fund Me page that has raised about $15 million. Their website is: Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, Inc. (San Antonio Central Office) – National Immigration Legal Services Directory – Nonprofit Resource Center
KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) is recommended by Daily Kos and Adam Schiff but I cannot find it on Charity Navigator. Their mission is to provide legal representation for children. Their website is: Kids in Need of Defense (Los Angeles Office) – National Immigration Legal Services Directory – Nonprofit Resource Center
Re #7: SANCTUARY HOME OR FOSTER HOME: We do not know how to go about this but know that many people (including us) would like to offer their homes to help. If anyone knows how to go about this, please advise.
Joy and Len
Isn’t the Key Word ‘ILLEGAL’ in Illegal Immigration?
John R. Houk
© June 22, 2018
Re: Helping Migrant Families Separated at the Border
© Ari Bussel
Ari Bussel Bio via BeverlyHills.org
Ari Bussel is Vice President of Operations at Saybrex International, a privately held family business specializing in the distribution of fine wines and spirits. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and has held various positions in the company since 1993.
Prior to joining Saybrex, Mr. Bussel served as First Lieutenant in the Center for Systems Analysis at General Headquarters of the Israel Defense Forces, where he led the implementation of the Logistics War Doctrine in the Computerized Wargame Program.
Mr. Bussel is involved in a variety of philanthropic and civic activities. Mr. Bussel completed the Team Beverly Hills Leadership Program and served on the Environmental Sustainability Topic Committee of the City of Beverly Hills. He was a member of the Steering Committees of former Beverly Hills Mayor MeraLee Goldman and the current Beverly Hills City Treasurer, the Hon. Eliot Finkel. Mr. Bussel also completed and participated in the Community Emergency Response Training Program of the City of Beverly Hills as well as the Crisis Response Team of the Maple Counseling Center.
Mr. Bussel was among the founding members and served on the boards of Gen. Shimon Erem’s Israel Christian Nexus, the Western Region of Friends of Israel Firefighters and the Israel Institute for Alternative Energy Advancement. He completed the Salvin Leadership Program of the Anti-Defamation League.
Mr. Bussel writes regularly. For the past decade, his weekly columns appeared in print in Israel Jewish Life, Shalom LA, Muslim World Today and Israeli Week. Mr. Bussel’s articles appear on numerous websites, including Canada Free Press, Free Republic, NewsBlaze, SlantRight and OpEdNews. He is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club.
Mr. Bussel received a Master of Science in Operations Research from Stanford University and Bachelor’s degrees from UCLA in Applied Mathematics and in Economics with a specialization in Computing.
Mr. Bussel was an avid runner who completed the 2005 and 2006 Los Angeles Marathon.
Mr. Bussel divides his time between Israel and the United States, writing about the social, political, military and foreign policy fabrics of the two countries. Mr. Bussel is a member of the foreign press corps in Israel. Since 2008, Mr. Bussel has cooperated with award winning investigative journalist and author in a series of essays “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” and since 2011 in a series of radio broadcasts “Conversations Eye to Eye.”