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     Once upon a time, an angry young man grew jealous of his brother.  
This angry young man was a farmer and when his rage
went out of control, the angry young man killed his brother who
was a herder with a harvesting knife.    When the bloody deed
became known, his family and the tribe all came after him to
avenge the murder of one of their own.    In despair and mortal
fear of his life, he sought help from the king.   To his surprise, the
supreme legislator at that time, put a mark on the angry young man
to let the others know that his life must be spared and indeed he
will have children of his own.  

     The only condition for this display of compassion is that the
angry young man must leave his home.  Cain because he slew Abel
had to go into exile.  After a long journey, he arrived at a place
called Nod, built a city there, and under God's protective mark,
lived on to father a son named Enoch and had many grandchildren
who populated the land.   Nod then is the first sanctuary city
according to the book of Genesis of the Bible.  Having shown
compassion for Cain, God went on to ordain more Cities of Refuge,
namely,  Golan, Ramoth, and Bosor, which are located on the
eastern side of the Jordan River (see Deuteronomy 4:43 and
Joshua 20:8), and three others, Kedesh, Shechem, and Hebron
are on the western side (see Joshua 20:7).

     Today, the idea of sanctuary for immigrants who seek
protection for themselves and their children is being derogated
through tough policies seeking to separate refugee children
from their parents.  Some people conveniently forget that
sanctuary cities are biblical.   Indeed showing compassion for
children is also biblical.   When his students tried to keep children
out of the reach of their teacher, Jesus rebuked them by saying  
“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them, for it is
for such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs."   Baby
Jesus himself is a refugee having been taken to Egypt by his
parents to escape persecution by the local king of the place of his
birth.   Last but not least let none mistreat or oppress the alien
for you once were also aliens in the land of Egypt .  

Moomoocow 6/22/2018
Photocredit:Riccy Enriquez
Photocredit:Riccy Enriquez

I remember, once upon a time, watching that classic movie "Gone with the Wind" where
the unforgettable line from Rhett Butler to Scarlett O'hara is: "Frankly my dear, I don't
give a damn."   You must surely know that in 2005, the American Film Institute voted this
quotation the number one movie line of all times.

First Lady Melania,  you succeeded in getting the whole world talking about the quotation
"I DON'T REALLY CARE, DO U?"  These memorable words were scribbled on the back
of your green trench coat that you wore when you boarded a plane to visit the children
- the niños who have been separated from the parents at the border.

As an immigrant from Slovenia and mother of a lovely son, I cannot believe you can turn
your back on all the "very kind children" as you called them after visiting them in prison
in person.  If you are not turning on the children, are you then turning your back on the
heartless and unnecessary policy directed at the little ones who are calling out for their
mamas and papas?

I would love to be charitable and believe that the seemingly senseless message on the
back of your green trench coat is intended to be read by the man in the White House.  I
know that green trench coat was nowhere to be seen when you arrived.   You only
wore it when you were leaving the White House.

I would love to give you the benefit of my doubt that you were telling President Donald
Trump that you did not care for using the niños, again charitably, as chips in the game
of political poker.   Even that is simply too cynical and cruel. Akin to the niños locked
up in that detention center, are you yourself a prisoner in the White House?  Perhaps,
you are not free to speak your mind?  Is the the only way to communicate your feelings
is through a green trench coat?  Then may I suggest that you are taking the risk of being
terribly misunderstood?

On the other hand, I could have watched one too many old movies and am a flight of
fancy.  Maybe it could be that you really don't care about those children?   If that is the
case, then I must answer your question on the back of your green trench coat. I must
tell you that many Americans and I really do care.  Also, if you have never watched
"Gone with the Wind," it will be marvelous if you did.

Moomoocow, June 30, 2018.

Candlelight Vigil At Butler County Jail, Hamilton, Ohio
Marks International Human Rights Day, December 11, 2018
Photography by Charleston C. K. Wang, Esq.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness did not overcome it.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness did not overcome it.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness did not overcome it.
There is a cowtale which since the beginning and for a
long time was only shared by and only told amongst
the cows themselves. The cowtale speaks of the time
when God was still busy creating Heaven and all that is
under it.  Because God is God, God created a perfect
cow meadow.  After a while, God ended up regretting
to have overdone it.  To make amends,God created
moomoocow and stuck moomoocow in the cow
meadow.  moo moo moo.