Friday, May 15, 2009

A Young Man Dead, One of Many


We don't know his name, but his sister found him dead in the back of a pick-up truck yesterday.  He was coming to Houston from Guatemala.  He was undocumented.  She was told he was dehydrated.

There are thousands others who have died this way - in the desert, in box cars, in the river.  How much sadness are they leaving to take such a chance?

Today's NYT announces that immigration has dropped significantly.  I guess some people are happy.  But the whole immigration debacle is not a happy situation.  You either have to leave your family and your home, or you leave and then die, like this 15 year old did as he arrived in Houston.

"Teen Being Smuggled Found Dead in Truck,"  Houston Chronicle, May 14, 2009

"Mexican Data Say Immigration to U.S. Has Plummeted,"  New York Times, May 15, 2009

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

Thanks for your fight for Understanding between Nations and People of Different Colors.

I got into trouble in Gather.com for defending the "Obama is a Great President" Hypothesis, and my spankers hate and abhor two Great Ladies that I love and admire :


A bunch of Republicans is spanking me !! - Many against one - Do you want to join a good fight ??

Gather.com is a wonderful site of Forums, Conversations and Discussions, People do not seem to be the meannest Racists or Lowest Scum.

I wrote a Leading Article, or Head Post in Gather.com :

I explained how Obama may last for 8 years or perhaps 16 years like Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

How Obama is going to "torture" the guys at Fox News and other Idiots

Then I woke up the Dracula of Republicans. My spankers have answered with rivers of hate against :

1) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ( I admire and Respect this Lady )

2) "The race card is the final hiding place of a liberal that can't continue a debate based on it's merits. I'm not saying racism doesn't exist, it does, but the Democrats manipulate it to further their agenda."

3) Furious Attacks against Wanda Sykes for Kidney of Mr Rush Limbaugh. ( I love and admire Wanda ).

4) "I don't have a problem with the color of Obama's skin, I have a problem with the thinness of it." -- Dennis Miller at Bill O'Reilly's comedy show.

5)"As far as you pretty much castigating the America youth as following sheep, it is what I would expect from a typical liberal."

I am a humble ant and my "Bag of Tricks" is certainly very limited. I am not the smartest follower and admirer of Mr Obama and the Democratic Party. I enjoy laughing at fools, but I consider that this fight is very uneven, many against one.

So if you want to say some painful realities to those educated by the Wisdom and Profundity, the Great Depth of Intellect of Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller go to the above link.

By the way. I still think that Mr Obama has gas for many years. He will be a Great President.

Vicente Duque