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Spare Us The Outrage

Separating families at the border is heartbreaking, but it first takes a heart to break.

If there is one thing that gets me about this whole debate with the children being separated at the border from their parents, it is the crocodile tears, the lack of self-awareness, or a combination of the two that has sprung forth in the process.

A good, over-all representative example is this:

It is quite rich that an organization that, despite its claims, is in the business of putting babies to death, thinks they have any leg to stand on to be outraged in this situation. I could say the same for those who champion the baby killing the rest of the time, decry parenthood in general, look down on children as a cancer to be eradicated, but all of a sudden they have a heart for parents and their children.

Of course it is heartbreaking, and of course it is sad. Even though the situation has been largely misreported – unwittingly or intentionally – it does not change the fact that the spectacle is sad and the practice is nothing to smile about. All that said, I am not going to sit here and nod along with an organization that would gladly bring death to those children if they were in their mothers wombs instead of crying due to their families being detained and separated.

I am neither going to sit here and write a fire breather of a piece about how we must enforce the law and may the emotions be damned, nor will I write that the law and the practices stemming from it need to be completely upended. I am not going to entertain that the crying children are child actors, and I will not suggest that enforcing border laws and practices suggests we do not govern with heart (or at least with some morality). The situation is in some ways very simple, but in other ways complex.

What I will do, however, is suggest that, if you are feeling sad at the spectacle and practices going on at our border, consider also your outlook on family in general. So often we try to hide behind the guise of, “children are not for me,” and for some, that may be true. However, our society is becoming increasingly hostile towards fathers, mothers, and their children, decides the nuclear family is an outdated model and tradition to be changed, sees childhood as a disease to be cured, and champions the killing of babies with this quasi-religious fervor masked as the most sacred of “women’s rights.” Honestly, I call B.S. on your outrage.

This is not a new practice, but people are becoming angry at this because they are only now becoming aware of it. Let’s be real though: most of the ones crying Cory Booker-style tears of rage are only doing so because it is politically motivated, and not motivated by actual conviction. The thing is, folks who are arm-chair raging about this will move on in a few days. The ones who suddenly have hearts for families will go back to getting thigh sweats over abortion in quick order. Those who could not care less about faith or the faithful, on either side, who yet again use it as a bullwhip for their own agendas (sometimes satire says it best) will go right back to their God hating, Christian bashing ways as soon as they have made their point and can move on.

So, do me, and many others a huge favor, and spare us the outrage.

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