immigration - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
K, so here it is, immigration is the movement of folks from point A to point B. There is no greater morality to it than going to the shop for a pint of oat milk... or dairy... or whatever you are into. The problems come when the migration is en masse from a cataclysmic event that has damaged the neurology and biology of the immigrants, or refugees, or whatever words you wish to use, it matters not. The issues are simply that the population who are the chosen hosts of the incoming homeless and hungry may doubt their ability to absorb such change and still care for their own community. Whilst this may appear selfish, answer me this. What happens when both the host community and the incoming needy souls are both overwhelmed emotionally and physically... and then there are questions as to if the environment they are heading toward can support the new population level, if the culture can buffer such changes and remain stable... or not. So, at the micro level of the individual immigrant or refugee there is more pain and suffering than the human brain can comprehend without suffering empathy induced damage upon itself. The damage, the pain, the personal hells are real and we care, we love, we suffer to witness, we comprehend the instructions of Christ. So, what are we to do? This is a discussion for all of society. Until we can fix the reasons for their fleeing, they have a here and now problem that needs urgent attention. One baby. One child. One mother. One father. Here is the grief, the ripping of loving bonds that God built to last eternity. Here I will not give you answers I already wrote in "Nexus," yet pose the questions. For until everyone gets involved in real problem solving rather than simplistic blame and shame games that demean both speaker and listener, progress eludes and time is lives. You are commanded to love. How you implement that, well, that's up to you, that's free will.
It is essential to value all citizens as an equal and loved part of the nation, of the national family, and for immigration to become a grown-up discussion based both in heart and logic. Realistically, any buffer can only take so much addition before it cannot buffer the changes and remain stable. And buffers are all or nothing, they are either within boundaries or they are not, and so change is sudden and challenging to reverse. Thus a social haven, a peaceful society, can only remain a haven while its social buffers remain within their buffer range. Any chemist or biologist can tell you that this is true; as it is in the body, it is in society. So while we must always remain big hearted we need to let both heart and logic guide us as a national family and keep us united. We can accept new family members to our nation within realistic boundaries of what we can cope with and we can donate aid to countries in need as much as we are able to in order to increase the quality of life for people globally. Only by remaining united can we be strong and rescue others in various ways. We can't become a nation that requires rescue. Thus, we can't take everyone and we can't ignore their suffering. So an adult way forwards will emerge as we take a psychologically mature view - heart and logic combined.. a new "heartology." It makes a path we can all be proud of even when it involves tough choices, as it inevitably will.