Hypocrisy Underlies the Lukeville Border Closing Hysteria.

In this season of hope and cheer, in this season of love and joy, the response of Arizonans to the closure of the Lukeville Border crossing between Arizona and Rocky Point, especially as Christians celebrate the birth of the revered child of the migrant Holy Family desperately seeking refuge, is a revolting display of hypocrisy when compared to how present-day migrant families are treated.

Women, children, and men walk hundreds or travel thousands of miles fleeing war and gangs and rape and abuse and trafficking and climate disasters. If we were a Christian nation as some claim, we would do as the Bible says: For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, Deuteronomy 27:19. 

But that is not what we do. Rather we rush to close the border in violation of national and international law. We send troops. We gin up a fake crisis for political purposes. Volunteers have dealt with the immigrants seeking shelter for years with no state or federal assistance. It is not a crisis now.

The politicians whine about spending money yet immigrants bring far more than they take. https://www.marketplace.org/2023/12/12/what-immigration-actually-does-to-jobs-wages-and-more/  When the Denver mayor asked the migrants what help they needed, the response was – none, we just want a job. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/denver-mayor-johnston-let-migrants-work-biden-administration-rcna128297 When we want something from south of the border, we take it.  But when people south of the border just want an opportunity, we quiver in fear and strike back in violence.

The same hypocrites who cry to “close the border” mean close it only one-way. When their easy access to Rocky Point in Mexico is blocked, they scream “open the border” for them.  If they were Christians, they should act as Matthew 25:40 tells them: “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ 

This hysteria highlights with naked clarity that we care about our vacations, our second homes, our time on the beach, our partying, ourselves. We have plenty of money to give for that. But we have no Christmas spirit for the abused women, hungry children, and exhausted men forced to flee and asking just to work and make a life.

Whether you say Happy Holidays, Joyful Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, or Merry Christmas, the so-called “war on Christmas” is really a war on the poor and abused. Peace on earth, goodwill to men is a farce when you only care about yourself.  “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” becomes a horror for those stuck in limbo and in danger for months if not years.

The long neglected, broken immigration system requires honesty and courage in recognizing that the current border challenges are symptomatic of the failure to confront the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Unfortunately, honesty and courage are in short supply among those in power. But we must not let political expediency again give cover to the negative political forces that benefit from continued failure to prioritize comprehensive immigration reform. The arrogant public being discomfited by adding a few more hours getting to “our” Arizona playground located in Mexico from which Mexican immigrants are being denied entry not to a playground but to a workplace is evil poison injected into our body politic by hysterical hypocrites. For all of us and especially the real Christians, it’s past time to stand up.

Dianne Post, Attorney, Uncage and Reunite Families

7 thoughts on “Hypocrisy Underlies the Lukeville Border Closing Hysteria.”

  1. It is hard to believe that anybody alive is not familiar with the story of why Mary and Joseph had traveled to Bethlehem. They were not migrants. They were complying with the law to register for the census, and because the census was to facilitate tax collections, I find it even harder to believe that a Democrat does not know this.

    • Most sane, rational people don’t fawn over imaginary people created by an imaginary fairy in the sky. It’s hard to believe republicans can be so stupid.

    • John Government Checks Kavanagh is technically correct, but it’s because the Roman Empire was vast.

      They moved from one part of the Roman Empire to another, like moving from New Jersey to Arizona.

      But this is a silly topic and not really worthy of too much discussion. The world and the words we use are not the same as 2000 years ago.

      “An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. ‘Get up,’ he said, ‘take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

      So he was more of a refugee, running from the law.

      We all know how John Government Checks hates scofflaws.

      Maybe next he’ll tell us about the Book of Matthew and how he lives his life based on the teachings from the Sermon on the Mount but fails in spectacular fashion, because he only uses religion when it suits his racist little desires.

      Hypocrite POS.

      I hate people like this creep who pretend to be Christians while doing the exact opposite of what Jesus taught them.

      People like this fascist racist government check collecting hypocrite are why young people are fleeing religion and I’m here for it.

      RaicesTexasDotOrg

      • “I hate people like this creep who pretend to be Christians while doing the exact opposite of what Jesus taught them.”

        Perhaps the good Senator can point us to the Bible passage where Jesus commanded his followers to be mindless a**hole trolls?

    • You say that you find it hard to believe that people exist who aren’t aware of the story of Mary and Joseph.

      Are you aware that there are people in the world who aren’t Christians?

      For that matter, does the Bible have anything to say about hypocrisy?

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