Kansas City is rolling out the welcome wagon for new friends from a war-torn nation.
However, their arrival sparks political debate over entitlements and longstanding debts.
Here's the money line . . .
"The troop withdrawal negotiated by President Joe Biden and U.S. military officials is not a peace agreement. Rather, it signals the end of an occupation resulting from an unlawful invasion, and while troops are leaving, the Biden Administration is already laying plans for “over the horizon” drone surveillance, drone strikes, and “manned” aircraft strikes which could exacerbate and prolong the war.
"U.S. citizens ought to consider not only financial recompense for destruction caused by twenty years of war but also a commitment to dismantle the warfare systems that brought such havoc, chaos, bereavement, and displacement to Afghanistan."
Another worthwhile quote from a TKC TOP ECHELON source . . .
"Reparations for Afghan migrants now. After 20 years of war, they're owed support. Like housing, cars, medical care, education and EBT cards and a monthly income. It's a start."
Additionally, this conversation could be "transformational" indeed . . .
PAYOUTS FOR AFGHANS THREATENS TO SPARK RENEWED OUTCRY FOR AMERICAN SLAVERY REPARATIONS!!!
An unrelated but similar conversation about city hall largess inspires us to share a comment from 3rd District Council lady Melissa Robinson on this sordid topic of remuneration and social justice . . .
"It's important that we view our future through a lens of opportunity not scarcity."
And so, restitution for our new Afghan friends might be a benefit for (some) Americans overall . . . At least in theory.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Earlier this week, 100 Afghan families from Bamiyan, a rural province of central Afghanistan mainly populated by the Hazara ethnic minority, fled to Kabul out of fear of attacks by Taliban militants. Over the past decade, I've gotten to know a grandmother who recalls fleeing Talib fighters in the 1990s, just after learning that her husband had been killed.
And here's more on the Kansas City argument for payback . . .
As with many public conversations in 2020, it is difficult to get past the loudest and most obnoxious voices. I keep reminding myself that I am hearing them precisely because they are the loudest and most obnoxious, to not let that reality distort my searching for deeper truths.
You decide . . .