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The Many Faces of Abuse of Power

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So today we have not just a practice of cruel decrees in government policies, but also the enforcement of cruelty by workers pitted against other workers seeking employment, a means of making a living, of ensuring better opportunities for their children. Often, these are workers from countries where the repression from a US/Western political, military, and economical agenda are so overwhelming that many are forced to flee their land, their homes, and ironically, arrive at the border of the superpower, the very one in which they are labeled "illegals," or worse, "aliens."

The newly arrived see faces of other fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, daughters, and sons. Families. Familiar faces, human faces, not aliens, in other words, enforcing abusive tactics--and receiving a salary for doing so!

No matter how far we come as a nation, we encounter the many faces of abuse because we, Americans, serve as enablers as well as victims. Sheep for an absurd ritual we enact every day, everywhere. Many Americans work hard at developing, implementing, and sustaining the least compassionate response to addressing the basic needs of other human beings.

Despite the highly quoted statement on the Statue of Liberty declaring the US a hub for the "tired" and the "poor," the most vulnerable are uprooted from their homes and criminalized in major urban areas within this country.

Lebenstraum for the wealthy. Trump, the real estate dealer, knows all about that too. But he isn't alone.

How does one individual escape a problem that is systemic?

What do "we the people," or sheep, say?

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