Guernica / Aviva Chomsky: Testimonies from the Desert: What’s Behind Our Standard of Living?

Guernica / Aviva Chomsky: Testimonies from the Desert: What’s Behind Our Standard of Living?.

The first and last paragraphs of this are really powerful:

In early March I spoke about immigration rights in a colleague’s class at Salem State. “We can’t be expected to take care of all the world’s needy people,” one student protested. “If we let in everybody who wanted to come, we couldn’t maintain our standard of living here.”… “Nobody,” I wish I had told the student, “ever asked ‘us’ to take care of all the world’s poor. Maybe, though, we could work towards a world in which the world’s poor do not have to spend their lives taking care of us.”

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