The Fearful Millions

A group of several thousand Central Americans continues to make its way slowly toward the USA. The people who compose this unarmed group consist in large part of women and children. As their difficult journey continues, many are giving up in exhaustion or losing hope and dropping out, long before they reach the U.S. border, where they hope to apply for admission as refugees.

In the USA, however, many people are freaking out about the impending “invasion” of this migrant band and demanding that the government stop it, by force if necessary. The president speaks of it as a national emergency and has ordered troops to the border. So, a nation of 329 million people, the most powerful in the world, quakes at the prospect of a few thousand poor people entering the country. Home of the brave? Bullshit.