Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The U.S. Must Think Globally and Peacefully

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The U.S. Must Think Globally and Peacefully

Article excerpt

I was walking along a train platform with my mother, when the German officer said "you go this way" and to my mother "you go that way." I never saw her again. We have no gas chambers in the United States, but the words of Dr. Mengele echo in my head when I see children taken from their parents.

The president stokes fear and loathing of the "other," blaming "them" for all evils, creating an atmosphere of distrust of anybody different: Muslims, immigrants, people of color.

Why? Mass murders in the U.S. were committed by white guys.

White policemen shot young unarmed black guys.

White guys came to America, killed the indigenous people, stole their land and brought black people to slave for them.

Now our economy is thriving, unemployment is low and could be even lower, if all workers were paid a living wage and needed only one job to support their families. …

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