janna: February 2008 Archives
"Do the lines that government officials draw on maps sever the heart of humanity?"
Robert Higgs, from The Difference Between an Illegal Immigrant and Me: A Little Memoir and Some Questions It Raises.
We are all migrants in one way or another. One of the purposes of this blog is to point this out, encouraging us to see the similarities, rather than the differences, between "us" and "others" who move about on the earth. The more commonalities we see, the more likely we are to relate, empathize, and speak up in support of those who are in some way like us.
This short memoir, the story of an American family who migrated from one state to another in search of higher wages, a better life, and more promising opportunities for their children, speaks to the common dreams we all share. You won't find a more American story than this. You also won't find a more global, or a more human, story than this.
Thanks to Tomás for putting it out there.