Texas the Ball Is in Your Court
September 11, 2015
Look at the situation in Europe. The Germans have lead by welcoming migrants fleeing situations due to war (Syria, Iraq) and economic deprivation (Greece, Hungary). These desperate people are cheered upon their arrival, and thousands of German citizens have volunteered to help these migrants in adjusting to their new country. The UN has asked that the European Union to take in 160,000 immigrants. This is the way human beings should respond: treating these people that are forced to migrate the way they (the Germans) would want to be treated. True Christianity.
Pope Francis, an enlightened man, has called on each diocese to help the migrants in Europe, and I am sure the same edict will be applicable in Texas. He has already declared that Global Warming is the greatest threat to mankind, and the migrants from California, Nevada, and New Mexico are forced to migrate because of the severe drought caused by Global Warming.
Texans, get ready because millions of Californians (20 million will be out of water in 6-7 months), and many will be forced to migrate. 10 million? 15? 5???, and the Texas government run by sociopaths will do nothing to help them. An NGO (non-government organization) must be formed and organized to assist enormous numbers of migrants. Every home for sale will be bought, and real estate prices will soar. Every hotel/motel room will be occupied for months. And some will not have the money to buy or rent housing. Some sort of camps must be built just to give the migrants access to food, water and shelter.
If Texas treats them badly, Texas will be known as a heartless uncaring place. Is that the reputation you want for this State? Our government has already ruthlessly defunded all agencies that help people, but this does not represent the population's desire. We just screwed up by not voting and allowing evil people to control the State Government.
So let us get ready to welcome these migrants and help them. The wealthy who still have heart and care for humanity can be counted on for funds to build the camps. Michael Dell is one that comes to mind, and he has a history of philanthropy like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
As sung by Lyle Lovett: "So you're not from Texas, Texas wants you anyway." The many gifted musicians from Texas could have benefit concerts and raise millions of dollars and be happy to do it. In addition to Lovett, there is Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, and many more.
MORRIS CREEDON-MCVEAN, DO
A gentleman and a scholar