It has been another difficult day for many down here below, you know, down here in the valley. There are wars, famines, earthquakes, and countless innocent people are being killed in Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, and so on. There are many political and ethnic conflicts in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, North and South America, and if you really think about it, all of the Seven Continents have issues.
Currently there are over 65 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people around the world, and it is very difficult for a religious person to believe, but those attempting to flee the violence are finding that other countries have erected barriers. In fact, families showing up on this country’s southern border asking for asylum are either turned away or arrested as criminals, with their children forcibly taken from them and sent to detention centers.
Currently it is difficult knowing what is going on in these secret government facilities because reporters and congressional leaders have been given scanty entry, but what little is being reported is horrendous. Young children, as young as two years of age, are being forcibly taken from their mother’s arms and sent to ill-staffed detention centers, where they are housed in large animal style cages for processing. Mothers are supposed to have access to their children once a week, but they are finding that locating their children is a difficult task. The country has been condemned by the UN Human Rights Council, religious leaders, and others for this inhumane action, and justifiably so. A person with moral convictions must condemn this policy, and to sit idly by is being complicit. The country, once a democracy, is now an oligarchy similar to Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, and so on, and such countries are human rights abusers. During the good ole days, America had moral standing, and I say, “Take a stand now or soon it will be too late, because the (would be) dictator seems deficient in morality.”
The administration carrying out this horrible action is currently quoting Bible verses as justification. For those interested, the Biblical verses being quoted have been poorly translated, and when translated correctly, the Aramaic and Hebrew texts speak of being helpful and treating others kindly.
Here is a verse from the Veda with the knowledge to help anyone.
The knowledge is to help anyone with compassion.