2 thoughts on “At Least 46 Bodies Found in 18-Wheeler in San Antonio

  1. Let’s hope that the families of the deceased manage to sue the American government for causing these deaths by inviting illegal immigrants into this nation. If they can bring suits against the Federal government, and the American citizens also sue the government for their lifesyles being destroyed by the same immigrants, perhaps the Feds will wise up and actually do their jobs.

  2. Through the countless online comments, one sees how often migrants (and even refugees) are callously criticized with presumptions they’ll become permanent burdens on their new host/home nation. But then that no longer matters when the migrants die in their attempt at achieving sanctuary, be it ‘economic’ or actual life-saving refuge.

    Often overlooked by their critics is that many migrants are leaving global-warming-related chronic crop failures in the southern hemisphere widely believed to be related to the northern hemisphere’s chronic fossil-fuel burning, beginning with the Industrial Revolution. While some global refugee situations may not be climate-change related, many land- and water-based border-guard confrontations increasingly in the news are nonetheless scary.

    Tragically, it’s as though some people, however precious their souls, can be consciously/subconsciously perceived and treated by a large swath of an otherwise free, democratic and relatively civilized society as though those people are somehow disposable and, by extension, their suffering is somehow less worthy of external concern. Perhaps it’s something similar to how human smugglers perceive their cargo when choosing that most immoral line of business.

    Albeit perhaps on a subconscious level, there also is an inhumane devaluation by external-nation [usually of the Western world] attitudes toward the daily civilian lives lost in devastatingly long-drawn-out war zones and famine-stricken nations: the worth of such life will be measured by its overabundance and/or the protracted conditions under which it suffers. Often enough, those people will eventually receive meagre column inches on the back page of the First World’s daily news.

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