I’ve been reading recently about how the now “dry corridor” in Guatemala and Honduras has caused the recent migrations of people out of Central America. After 5 years of subsistence farming in drought conditions some people have given up trying to live there anymore.
What I would like to add to this discussion is that now we have climate change deniers in Washington D.C. that refuse to even acknowledge the real issue driving these migrations. Instead of the climate change being dealt with or even acknowledged the current administration has put its efforts on dehumanizing these people.
Well, the reality is that as long as the drought continues and people are unable to grow food in that area (that they recently could grow food in), there will be people that will continue to migrate north. Our current fraudulently-elected, coup d’état government should be ashamed of itself for locking people in cages in detention facilities and then even calling them “summer camps”. This couldn’t possibly sound any more like Nazi propaganda. What will they have us “believing” next that Auschwitz was a quaint pied-à-terre in Poland?
Well the reality is no matter how much dehumanizing the current rogue administration does to these people it will do nothing to help solve the climate change that is driving the migration. In fact the longer the truly incompetent collection of corporate America swamp creatures (currently installed at our government head positions) continues it makes it even more likely that future migrations will be even larger.
Chris Madsen is a writer and activist based in the great state of Hawaii. He frequently writes from the unique perspective of his Pacific home. His opinions are his own.
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