Immigration: Righteous “Christian” Culmination, or Human Rights Humiliation?

Richard The Chwalek
9 min readFeb 2, 2021
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When I complain about something my country is doing, I have been called a self-hating white person. These are damaging accusations. My feelings are easily hurt. A tear wells up, and…

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I realize my situation is good compared to many, so someone calling me names, does not and should not phase me. Of course, they are incorrect about one thing, just looking at my sleeves they should see I suffer from Catholic guilt, and how long my purgatory sentence will be, not self hating. Yet, I have always thought that self hating, or guilt suffering is better than lacking an ethical framework, humanitarian values, or a moral backbone.

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If I hear or read about another xenophobic white-christian-splaining the reason we should ban or harm immigrants, I will remind them of their horrible other-hating. Something Christ did not do a lot of. Except for screaming “You damn do-gooder” at the Samaritan, Jesus was about loving your neighbor as yourself, or guilt ridden, purgatory sentenced-self, or self-hating-self.

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Yes, the United States cannot house every person in the world on our tiny little land mass of two billion acres, but we could do more, do it better, or do more better. Instead we do less more, and worse, worser. Americans First and no one else second, is a sentiment I could understand. That is if I was a narcissistic, white supremacist, other hating American, follower of Jesus.

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When I was taught about Jesus in Catholic catechism classes, I do not remember nuns telling me about how the Lamb of God savaged and smote brown people who were searching for a better life. I believe the Nun Chucks Sisters of Tao and Knuckles Cracking Jackboot Frau, would have rapped my finger bones much harder, if the Prince of Peace was as hateful to immigrants, and threw the same spitting angry fits about immigration, as the average conservative whitey does today.

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What does this anger do? Well, first, it costs taxpayers a ton of green.

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The INS of 1990 was only 0.12% of the federal budget compared to the three 2019

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Richard The Chwalek

Mostly serious stuff w/ bits of sarcastic fluff. I wish more could be told yet bios have room 4 short & bold. You’ll see less length isn’t my greatest strength.