When we point to what’s wrong in the world, we’re pointing to ruptures in the wholeness, to the integrity and to the coherence of things. We complain, because we want integrity, we want equilibrium, we want wholeness.
There has been no wholeness or integrity in the discourse about the crisis at the southern border. Every aspect of it has screamed of irresponsibility – until yesterday, when the BBC released a video of El Salvador’s 37-year-old Millennial president, Nayib Bukele, who threw the DNC narrative under the bus, when admitted on camera that his country is at fault for the deaths of the young father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande while attempting to enter the US illegally.
“We can blame any other country, but what about our blame?” Bukele told the BBC. “What country did they flee? Did they flee the United States? They fled El Salvador, they fled our country. It is our fault.”
Bukele later told Sky News, “Most of the people who are fleeing…don’t feel safe…so we want to make our country safer and we will work really hard…I want our people here.”
He said that he would focus on creating jobs for his country. “So if people have an opportunity for decent jobs, a decent education, a decent healthcare system and security, I know that forced migration will be reduced to zero,” he said.
Would that all sides of this equation would bring such honesty and pragmatism to the topic.
Meanwhile, as reported n the pro-migrant Center for Immigration Research, 35,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East, hearing of the disarray of US asylum laws have now started to trek northwards through the treacherous Darien Pass in Panama.