“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Why are so many people all around the world fleeing their “home” countries? Perhaps we should first ask what is being measured here, are there really more people fleeing their home countries than there were before? or did we just not notice them before? And before when? ten years ago, 200 years ago, 2000 years ago?
While it may seem to the people fleeing their own country of origin that their life would be better in another country, to those in the destination country it feels like an unjustified criminal invasion.
Yet for over 200 years the words of The United States of America, while more hope and goal than reality, those words written on the Statute of Liberty, have given meaning to people all over the world.
Exodus is a book found in both the Jewish and Christian bibles, its not a new story,
for thousands of years people have moved around the earth, without judging good or bad, or weighing the effects, can you get there from here?
One might ask what does it mean to be a good human being? Another might answer Does a dog have Buddha-Nature?
Unseamingly I do not no.