(4 of n) My email closed with:

Please don't be complicit in this. I don't want a life time of memories of you erased by "My uncle supported ethic cleansing and the abduction of children". You are better than this.

Love,
-Eric

(5 of n): My uncle responded with:

Would you like the definition of ILLEGAL?

"Stay in Mexico and there is no problem right?

Cross into USA and get separated.

Simple

Build a huge wall and no separation.

Cross into USA and mega-separation

Simple

They are ILLEGALS

your bama did catch and release - worthless idiot allowed MS 13 in.

Remember all the angle parents - they are permantly separate by ILLEGALS

No more of this leftist propaganda."

(6 of n): I wrote back to my uncle:

Four year old children are being abducted from their families for the misdemeanor crime of being with parents who crossed the border without documentation?

And that justifies destroying these families forever? Many of these children will never be reunited with their families.

Why are you defending this?

(7 of n): My uncle responded with:

"Please stop

What about all the aborted babies that you demonorats enthusiastically cheer to their death

Selective outrage over ILLEGALS

No outrage over babies RIPPED from a womb - give me a break

Please stop

I don't want to hear your pious ranting while demonorats support abortion

Im just going to delete any more from you until you denounce abortion"

(8 of n): The whole exchange with my uncle ended with my response:

I will be happy to discuss abortion (again) elsewhere.

We must put a sharper point on this:

The federal government has sentenced children to an entire lifetime without their parents...

...for a misdemeanor they didn’t commit.

If you want to block me and break off all contact with me, I can't and won't stop you.

Sorry to bother you, but this whole thing is awful beyond words.

Love,
-Eric

(9 of n): Sorry to repeat my uncle's vile responses here.

But this whole exchange made something crystal clear to me. We're in a "pre-genocidal" moment.

My uncle has been sufficiently brainwashed to accept any horror or level of violence that right wing media demands that he accepts.

What can we do about this?

@ekansa
I don't know. Short term: vote and volunteer. Long term: 1) people are hurting and will blame others for it. Fix that. 2) Reduce segregation. Integration is key.

The best I have for now.

@marshdrifter Yes. And march and demonstrate to make clear to at least some public officials (and people with guns) that human rights matter.

@ekansa
Also (and not sure if it will work): less logos and ethos in the arguments. More pathos. Make it personal.

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@marshdrifter

We need more stories about people who have had their kids abducted, and from the kids themselves. Pictures matter too.

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