Border Issues and Broader Issues 

Border Issues and Broader Issues

The crisis of tens of thousands of childrenfrom Central America crossing the US border isn't isolated, nor only about immigrationbut about how we act compassionately as a nation.

The explosion of the Israeli / Palestinian feudis about more than brutal killings on both sides.It shows a lack of international political pressure,even among goodwill players, to resist violence.

Tumult continues from Syria to Iraq and beyond.Russian separatists create chaos in Ukraine.The World Cup becomes a platform to protestpoverty in Brazil and global injustice abroad.

Few of these crises have easy fixes,and just as few really stop at the water's edge.

There are border issues. And broader issues.Until we start tackling the broader issuesof inequality, extremism and authoritarianism,with compassion, seriousness and inclusion,nobody's borders will truly keep them safe.

For now, know you'll belong and never be boredwith broad, buoyant conversation and a beerat your local progressive social club.

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