‘ The sources said workers were guarded by a security force from the Baptist Family & Children’s Services, which the Department of Health and Human Services hired to run the Lackland Camp.
The sources say security forces called themselves the “Brown Shirts.” ‘
From this link:
Please read it.
Considering the source — Fox News — one has to entertain the distinct possibility that this is simply hype: the usual sensation-porn that is constantly being broadcast to produce the usual effects that sensation-porn produces, and nothing more. (Or less.)
And even if this story is basically true, there is the likelihood that it contains a spin — whether intentional or unintentional — that distracts from its true importance or significance. For example, the article seems to draw our thinking too quickly to being concerned about the health of the poor unsuspecting airliine passengers, rather than the health of the children; and to draw our thinking to the negative “financial” aspects (this is America, after all: it is always about the money), rather than the moral or spiritual implications.
Having said all that, what if this story is substantially true: that these children and young people, are being herded and detained — may I say, “concentrated”? — in these government camps, under conditions of enforced secrecy?
What are the Baptists — some of whom, presumably, are born-again Christians; or even, if the words of John Calvin apply here, the “elect” — what are they doing in the middle of all this?
Is thirty pieces of silver enough reward to assure them that they are acting in the will of God?
I might post something about this elsewhere, but I would like to be surer of the total situation before I do.
Are there any comments?