June 19, 1953–The Beginning Of Awareness Of Public Affairs For This Author

On this day in 1953, this author gained his first awareness of public affairs at the age of 8 and a half, an age that most people will remember as their first major memory of life outside their own family life, and learning about the outside world.

On that day, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, accused atomic spies, were executed, an event still debated 65 years later as to its justice.

This author was watching television, and recall the shock he experienced over the execution that took place that evening.

So that was the beginning of awareness of public affairs, and it has continued through good and evil events for the past 65 years.

And to wake up this morning and witness the US government arresting mothers and fathers for trying to escape violence and threats of death in their homelands, and wishing to seek asylum, and being treated as criminals, and their children being taken away from them, even infants who are nursing, ails his heart and soul.

It makes him wonder what has happened to this nation, the country of the Statue of Liberty and place of refuge for immigrants, that we have now demonized these desperate people who just want a better life, and are being horribly mistreated by the likes of Jeff Sessions, Stephen Miller, Kirstjen Nielsen, John Kelly and other racists and nativists who pursue the evil policies of a President who hopes all of us will give in, and allow him to become the first authoritarian leader in American history.

The answer is that knowledge is power, and that the American people will continue to resist, and the news media, bless them, are part of our constant effort to expose the truth and to pursue justice, and take down and prosecute the evil leaders who are destroying all semblance of unity in this nation!

Decent people in organized religion, and lawyers, doctors, social workers, educators at all levels, and just Americans who care about more than their economic wealth, will unite to overcome this cancer in our midst.

We cannot give up the battle, as otherwise it will consume us!

9 comments on “June 19, 1953–The Beginning Of Awareness Of Public Affairs For This Author

  1. Princess Leia June 19, 2018 10:45 pm

    The press has found the prisons where hundreds of babies are being held captive.

  2. Rustbelt Democrat June 20, 2018 12:12 pm

    From what I hear, polls show strong opposition to family separation policy – except among the Republican “base”, hence why Republicans are reluctant to do anything about the situation.


    Fox News coverage of the situation includes Corey Lewandowski making fun of a disabled child being separated from her mother.


  3. Princess Leia June 20, 2018 6:02 pm

    Airlines ask the government not to fly separated children on their planes

    A Facebook post began circulating last week that claims to be the story of a flight attendant on an unnamed airline who watched 16 migrant children board a flight from Arizona to Miami just after midnight.

    Taylor Garland with the Association of Flight Attendants, the largest union for flight attendants, told CNN there are an increasing number of flight attendants sharing experiences of what they believe to be immigrant children.


  4. Former Republican June 20, 2018 8:41 pm

    Sounds Trumpty Dumbty’s admin has a court battle on their hands.


    Senior Justice Department official Gene Hamilton confirms the Flores settlement still controls, and that unless Congress or the court acts, the government can only detain families together for “up to 20 days.”

  5. Pragmatic Progressive June 28, 2018 4:19 pm

    Entertainment is a good way to reach young people. My daughter and I watch the Supergirl show on the CW. The cast and crew of the show are into political activism, so the show incorporates political and social issues into the stories.

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