There is a war occurring: A war on facts, truth, decency, compassion, empathy, wild lands, indigenous lands, water sources, etc. etc. As far as the border goes, it has been going on since September 11th. The Trump administration is the third one that has insisted on a border wall, more border agents, a secure southern … Continue reading WAR (on the Border)
The concept of the Ecology of Fear is a scientific one usually reserved for the relationship between predators and their prey. The best example comes from the relationship between elk and wolves in Yellowstone. The idea being that elk do not browse vegetative species to death because they do not have a chance to remain … Continue reading The Ecology of Fear
While living and working in the borderlands between southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico the only people that frightened me were the Border Patrol agents and the militia vigilantes. Both groups had zero experience or understanding of the areas they "patrolled" and both seemed jumpy to the point of being dangerous. Attached is a recent … Continue reading The Danger Within
The Inside Out Project is bringing an opportunity nationwide for all of us to share our immigrant stories. Follow the link to find out when and where.
How much attention is too much? This is the question I asked myself while doodling "Walling Jags." I was inspired by the tiger. I am in my forties and I cannot think of a time in my life when the tiger wasn't described as threatened or endangered despite all the efforts for the animal and … Continue reading Using a Cat
One cannot wall off a depraved mad man. The events in Las Vegas have shown the country and the world that basic fact. I wonder if the terrorist had been of a darker skin tone - what would be the response of Trump and his administration? What would his dog whistle of fear sound like … Continue reading What will Trump’s policy be for the white terrorist?
The border wall is a physical representation of a nation's fear. The fear comes not from what most of the citizenry will experience but from what most are told they could experience: terrorism, rape, death, drug addiction, violence, lost wages or jobs. To combat the fear that most will only experience viscerally through political rhetoric, … Continue reading The only way a jaguar will stop the wall?
To see more about JR's project visit: the NY Times ,the New Yorker, and JR's official website. The Arizona Daily Star put together THIS amazing, thorough, and detailed investigation full of information for those that don't live in the border region. And if you are ready to take action against the border wall the Sierra … Continue reading Border Wall News
The border wall is stupid, ineffective, cruel, and devastating to the environment, animal, and human communities. The border wall is a divisive and un-imaginative political ploy being played by an ignorant, xenophobic, non-empathetic man-child. If the wall is supposed to stop drugs then build it around U.S. pharmaceutical companies. If the wall is meant to … Continue reading Life is short, so let’s get to it…
Highlights from an Arizona Daily Star article that encapsulates why the American citizenry should just say No! Trump is pushing the border wall for political reasons and to satisfy his base that constitutes less than 40% of the American population. Read the transcripts from his conversation with Mexico's president HERE. 2. Border Patrol's union doesn't … Continue reading Just Say No!