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Much Ado About Caring

June 25, 2018

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And was Sandra Sanchez an impoverished woman seeking refuge from starvation and war? Not according to her husband, who says she was able to scratch up $6,000—which is more than the annual per-capita income in Honduras—to pay off coyotes to assist her in the long upwards trek from Honduras to Texas.

In the midst of his insane blind quest to prove that HE CARES, TOO, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau Tweeted images he alleged were damning proof that the Trump administration was caging and torturing little brown children right before our very eyes. “This is happening right now,” Favreau lamented. Unfortunately, the images were from 2014 and show small caged children sleeping under tinfoil blankets in a detention center set up by the Obama Administration.

First Lady Melania Trump stirred up even higher levels of righteous psychosis when, during a visit to child migrant centers in Texas, she was filmed wearing a jacket that had the message “I really don’t care. Do U?

Sorry, but that question is too broad. You can’t care about everyone, or your compassion is spread too thin and becomes effectively meaningless. Do I care about the little brown children screaming at the border? No. I care more about those close to me. And if they were being honest, I bet the Sanchezes would concede that they care more about their own children than they care about my son. It’s only natural.

And according to a recent poll, far more Americans blame the children’s parents for the fact that they’re screaming than they blame the US government.

Last week Donald Trump blinked momentarily and issued an order that nullified the most controversial plank of his immigration plan, that which allowed families to be separated.

Then he held a press conference on Friday insisting that he cared—but about a different group than the media did. He spoke of the “angel families” who’d lost a loved one at the hands of illegal immigrants and how the media steps right over their corpses to coddle those who are streaming past the world’s most porous border.

He later tweeted:

These are the American citizens permanently separated from their loved ones. The word ‘permanently’ being the word that you have to think about. Permanently — they’re not separated for a day or two days, these are permanently separated because they were killed by criminal illegal aliens….We must maintain a Strong Southern Border. We cannot allow our Country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections.

Like so many times before, he nailed it. The Democrats and their media enablers were showing the sort of “telescopic philanthropy” bemoaned so long ago by Charles Dickens—they were crying about children hundreds or thousand of miles away that they’d never met, and never would meet. But what about the natural-born Americans being slaughtered in their backyard? They could be dismissed with a simple shrug and an attitude of “Shit happens.”

In the greater scheme of things, it seems far healthier to care about those close to you than to give a fig about those who are far away and probably don’t like your kind much, anyway. If the competition truly is about caring, it appears that Trump cares about Americans more than about illegal aliens, while it’s the complete inverse for the press and celebrity class.

And this is why I don’t care much for the press and celebrity class.


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