A moment to talk about the atrocity and monstrosity of systematic separation of families.
This is my youngest child. I would literally do anything to keep her safe, it has been a struggle not to cry everytime I look at her and imagine myself in the shoes of many other mothers at this very moment.
This is not a new tactic. It is a tried and true colonial and pre-colonial war time method to overtake and conquer a population.
These Cycles will undoubtedly continue until we remove the incentive for those that do not have the capacity for empathy and sympathy. Sociopathy is not a mental disorder, it's a capacity.
Bret Weinberg estimated that somewhere between 1 and 4% of the population are sociopathic. I meant there are adaptogenic advantages to having a lack of capacity for empathy and sympathy, for instance in war times they're capable of carrying out much more horrific acts than a normal human being might be able to.
Bret posits that if we remove the incentive of acting in ways that harm others that sociopaths would acquiesce to those new social dynamics that don't allow for the monetization or incentivization of harming others.
So how do we get to a point where we can do that?
After spending days on end feeling the emotional rollercoaster of wanting to actively participate actively participate in helping these children and these parents reunite but not knowing how other than making phone calls and writing letters and giving money to lawyers... I was reminded of why I do what I do and one of the reasons that myself and my colleagues formed social purpose Corporation @aurumq ... and one of the foundations was to support people in and discovering their source of empowerment their source of personal power and strength.
The more we develop our ability to be courageous individuals the less likely the sociopathic individuals in power ( and those particularly attuned to actually carry out that will) will have no opportunity to act in ways but are so violating of humanity, the animal world, and the planet we called home.
We have a duty to develop ourselves, as well and as quickly as possible. Reach out to who you feel called, we cannot do this alone.