If you're just sharing photos of desolate refugee #CentralAmerican families under attack, commenting without any meaningful action behind it, no organizing to call Members of Congress, to deploy to the border, to provide humanitarian aid, you're adding to the fodder & trauma /1
We've long warned that treating us #CentralAmericans like enemy combatants, like vermin, in animalistic terms, creates grounding for violence. Use of tear gas is a litmus test for the envelope this administration can push & to fan hate & fear for support from their base. /2
Something I've taught in depth is the Pyramid of Hate/Violence. Bias & complicity require a broader, larger populous to manifest. Escalation doesn't bc it's passed a threshold of normalization. The Discrimination tier often is formalized policy, ie. Trump's border tactics /3
A lot of people have continued to be passive & disregard Central American mvement leaders, #immigrant & #humanrights advocates warnings. Many more have continued to sleep on right wing nationalists & nativists patterns & organizing /4
Just this holiday weekend, many missed this. Trump admin worked to overhaul US border policy requiring #asylum seekers to wait in MX while claims move thru US courts

“The medium- & long-term solution is that people don’t migrate,” Sánchez Cordero said

It's not enough to share images of our own gvt gassing asylum seekers, incl children, redundantly saying "this is wrong!" in our own echo chamber. We are embattled & we require ACTION. Organize. Call MOC's. Target Mattis & Kelly. Volunteer. Mobilize aid /6 callyourrep.co
We need military vets, law enforcement, emergency responders to be central in demanding accountability. Frm Trumps reckless use of our military, to distorting humanitarian crisis for right wing propaganda, attacking weak families & children seeking asylum is beyond a redline /END
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