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Compassion for Arizona

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

– Elphaba

If only people understood what is really going on in Arizona and why Arizonans were so desperate to get some relief.  Perhaps they’d have more compassion for what the border states are going through right now!

The most immediate and visible impact is, ironically, environmental.  For instance, this is what illegal immigrants are leaving in their wake in the Sonoran Desert, just south of Tucson:

The trash is shocking to look at, but photos do not do justice to the terrible smell that is said to permeate this part of the once-pristine desert.  Uncovered piles of human feces litter the ground, festering in the sun, waiting for the next rainstorm to wash it and the rest of the trash into the rivers that provide irrigation and drinking water to unsuspecting humans downstream.  You will also find used diapers, tampons, condoms, and hypodermic needles amongst the piles of trash that accumulate during the dry season.  Another particularly lovely and tasteful tourist attraction are the rape trees; yes, the violation is more than just environmental:

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