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Bahama Pundit: Words of Our Mouths, Meditations of Our Hearts

February 4, 2010

An excellent response & analysis of the Bahamian response to the Haitian earthquake crisis, by “Simon” of Front Porch/Bahama Pundit. Worth a full read.

During the current furore, the underlying moral issue is not the legitimate concern about unchecked mass migration from Haiti. After all, many of those who agreed with the decision to grant temporary asylum in this instance, also want the Government to vigorously respond to the numbers of immigrants from Haiti. This includes the use of regular repatriation exercises.

There is a mixture of intellectual dishonesty and paranoia by some who suggest that those who supported the release of the 102 detainees also favour scores of illegal immigrants coming to and remaining in the country.

The overriding moral issue remains the underlying and intrinsic prejudice unleashed by the detainee decision. On cue, the tabloid sections of the media helped to fan much of the hysteria.

via Bahama Pundit: Words of Our Mouths, Meditations of Our Hearts.

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