Stop the Hate
Why do you think you know ANY of us?
This camp was made up of individuals flying, driving, walking, biking from all corners of the U.S…people who care about things enough to use time, and money, and energy, and courage to take a stand.
I met the most amazing human beings, people who cared about the voices that are not being heard( the people who are dying and being hunted in the desert.) Have you ever even visited the J Doe grave sites…we have. We care about the unmarked graves of migrants who die in the desert…do you? There were people who care about the symbolisim of erecting a wall between families and friends. People who care about the environment being ruined, who refuse to except that it ok to build a wall and destroy an ecosystem.
This camp was made up of many different kinds of people, I was there and most of the people I met have an overwhelming commitment to personal responsibility…something most Americans are lacking.
Lets just take the people I came with for example… one of us works at an orphange, caring for children who have been taken away from there familes by CPS, she also heads human rights campaigns, and volunteers for numerous organizations, all the while traveling back and forth from Mexico to the U.S AND is a full time student…she protests because she has an amazing sense of justice and love.
The driver of of our caravan, started and Info shop and freestore where homeless and poor can get clothes, he provides free Internet, a place to play and hear music, and a alchohol-free space for teens to meet…along with free spanish classes, and a library. Everyone I came with has a similiar story. We are good people who are taking personal responsibility and risking arrest because of our love and commitment to justice.
The stories and lives of these people are amazing, I feel sorry that you choose to see so much negativity.