As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
As I was taking the time to reflect upon my recent thoughts, about Venezuela's political / humanitarian crisis. I remembered my initial first thoughts, as compared to my present thoughts. At first I remember being quite upset with the Presidential policy that aimed to assist Venezuela. This was essentially because I wondered: why is the administration willing to assist Venezuela, and then on the flip side acting with harsh cruelty to the Mexican / Honduras / Latin American migrants? The topic of the U.S. southern border wall, as well as child detainees also sprung to mind. But to reflect, we have to acknowledge that the humanitarian crisis are present both at the border, and also Venezuela. By offering to assist and become involved in one country, this should not negate the other(s). The truth is that these countries do require foreign assistance, involvement, aid, political negotiations, as well as analyzing the deeper issues. As to why: the cycles of political strife continue, influxes of migrants, and other issues of importance. There really is no glory in offering to help one, and ignore the other. Especially when one is in a position to do so. Maybe the effects of each country might be different upon the United States, but effects should be viewed as secondary, especially when human lives are at risk.
Whilst the world, or major narratives desire to shift their focus on climate, we have to also remember that: Earth / World, was formed so that humans could also survive on the planet. Essentially for human survival. So human survival is as much as a responsibility, as that of caring for the Earth / World. These links are not separate. Neither should policy. Whilst the situation / political crisis are very real, we can remain thankful for U.S. efforts.
We cannot forget about border politics, or immigration policy, that is designed to hurt the vulnerable - just because other countries many not possess as valuable resources as Venezuela, it doesn't mean that they should not be helped. But we also turn to Venezuela here again. Because without being helped, Venezuela won't be able to help itself. It's almost like thinking of a business or human potential, that requires investments and support. Without even that, Venezuela's growth will also be limited.
As a reflection of my current thoughts, we can simply say that the Venezuela crisis, is as important as the southern border and migrants. Helping one and not the other, is not only a crime against humanity, but also the human conscience.