What Shall We Now Say to Puerto Rico?

Posted: 2018/09/13 in Ethics, Social Justice

What shall we now say to the family of death number 852 of the 2,975 estimated victims of hurricane Maria who died in Puerto Rico last year?  Or death number 1,590?  Or death number 68?  Or any of the families of the 2,957 persons President Trump tells us did not die due to Maria?

Our president, who is also Puerto Rico’s president, calls the 2,975 mortality figure an invention by Democrats to embarrass him.

How shall we word our condolences to those thousands of families whose loved ones lives are less important to President Trump than his reputation.

What shall we say to comfort them when the leader of their nation, to whom they would be expected to turn for encouragement, cannot offer anything but a defense of his frail ego.

What shall we say now that it has been declared that their suffering is hardly as important as the man in the Oval Office.

What shall we now say to Puerto Rico?

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