Monday, June 16, 2014

"WHAT WILL BECOME OF THEM? - THE SPIRIT OF THE PRESENT VISITS EBENEZER SCROOGE

– Excerpt from “The Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and recent news digests June 2014

Unaccompanied Children (UACs) are an  unprecedented surge of young immigrants at the southern Texas and Arizona border.

     “I am the Ghost of Christmas Present: said the Spirit. “Look upon me.”
     “Scrooge did so. It was clothed in one simple green robe or mantle, bordered with white fur. This garment hung so loosely on the figure, that its capacious breast was bare, as if disdaining to be warded or concealed by any artifice. Its feet, observable beneath the ample folds of the garment were also bare; and on its head it wore no other covering than a holly wreath, set were and there with shining icicles. It’s dark brown curls were long and free; free as its genial face, it’s sparkling eye, its open hand, its cheery voice, its unconstrained demeanor, and its joyful air. Girded round its middle was an antique sword scabbard; but no sword was in it, ad the ancient sheath was eaten up with rust.

“Overcrowding, at the Texas border, has meant that the UACs are being transported to other facilities, such as military bases. FEMA is coordinating the large scale effort, with HHS handling housing and care through the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

     “...it was a long night, if it were only a night; but Scrooge had his doubts of this, because the Christmas holidays appeared  to be condensed into the space of time they passed together. It was strange, too, that while Scrooge remained unaltered in his outward form, the Ghost grew older, clearly older. ...”

Others have fled their countries because they feared danger in their home countries due to narco-terrorist gangs, traffickers and criminals. 


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