This is heroism:
“When everyone else was running out, they ran in.”
Prayers for him and his family that he and all the victims of the outbreak recover.
And now for a commercial break….
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
I understand wanting to have some control over who gets to work here and who gets citizenship, but we are a nation of immigrants. We always have been. And the funny thing is, all the complaints about Latino people now? They were saying them about the Irish in the 19th century (and the Chinese on the West Coast) and the Germans in the 18th century: “They take our jobs. They don’t integrate/kinda scare me ‘cuz they’re different, etc.”. And the AmerIndians have been saying it about all of the European-decended people for the entire bloody time, only with “they took my land, murdered my people and did their damnedest to destroy my culture” on top. If you can’t embrace immigration as part of American culture, GTFO.
On a personal note, I do not think I have had a more patriotic experience than seeing the Statue of Liberty.
Someday, “Compassion” will be part of the American cultural identity, but not today.
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There’s no room for me in there. 😀