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Assaulting Babies: My Country, the World's Bully

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My father served in World War 2 so that what happened to the Jews and others would never happen again.

My country's assaults on refugee babies are not only a horrific bullying of desperate people and foreshadowing of the atrocities in Germany, but an assault on my father's memory as well.

I am deeply ashamed. And I am stressed because I want to comfort all of the refugees who have been assaulted by my country, and I don't feel that I have a way to do it. The only immediate thing I can think of to do is what I am doing: sending good vibes of comfort to these poor souls.

I am reminded of Thomas Jefferson's words, "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just." If he was alive today, he'd say, "karma is a b*tch."

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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