Activist Alyssa Milano Raises $100,000 for Migrant Caravan; Meanwhile, Our Vets Go Hungry & Homeless
Things got a bit dicey when she began to insert herself into politics, albeit very respectfully. For a while, she was ill-informed yet a good example of how to be civil while being terribly mistaken.
But those good ol’ days are gone. Now enter Messiah Complex Alyssa, who’s also Incredibly Rude and Uncivil Alyssa (here).
But if you’re into left-wing entertainers raising money for causes, rejoice: She’s launched an initiative to raise money for the migrant caravan, otherwise known as a “horde” (the mayor of Tijuana’s word — here) of people comprising a battering ram aimed at knocking down the U.S.-Mexico border and taking entry by force. Or something similar. ‘Cause otherwise…how else would they get in?
Alyssa’s raising $100,000 to help the group, which is currently living in tents and waiting half an hour to use the Port-o-Potty (here).
Check out the photo she used. Does this seem a bit, perhaps, misrepresentative?
“Some friends and I are trying to raise $100,000 today to help some people in the fight of their lives, seeking asylum at our southern border. Would you be willing to give #FiveForFamilies to help out?”
Why yes — yes, it does. As reported by Fox News Wednesday, a breakdown of the over-six-thousand-and-growing group goes as follows:
“The total number of migrants in Tijuana alone break down this way: 6,062 total, comprising of 3,877 men, 1,127 women and 1,058 children.”
On its website, the group describes itself this way:
“Families Belong Together is on the ground with the refugee caravan in Tijuana. We’re with individuals, families, and children of all backgrounds and from various countries, who are seeking safety and a better life. Many members have already begun the asylum application process and are waiting patiently to hear back about next steps. These people are fleeing persecution and violence and are legally applying for asylum at a US port of entry.”
“Some of them may be eligible for asylum in the United States, but they are in the minority of this caravan.”
Nevertheless, as of November 24th, the organization had raised $74,000.
Now, of course, Alyssa has the right to raise money for whatever cause she wants. And certainly, the world needs different people who care about different things, to help different people in different ways. It’s fine to give to the Arbor Day Foundation, for example, even though cancer is arguably a more important world issue.
However, if I may, I’d like to point out a few other groups who could greatly benefit from aid:
As per SocialSolutions.com, there are 564,000 homeless people living in the U.S., 57,000 of them veterans.
Approximately 380,000 Americans under the age of 18 have been homeless for a minimum of a week.
Outside of those statistics, in general, what of other groups in the United States that need help, as well? Would it possibly be a better idea to help our own citizens, rather than people who have other countries and other governments, and who are outside our gates and are not going to get in? In the end, what’s the impact? Alyssa gives money to people who traveled to Tijuana and then got a free trip back home (here)?
Is she actually making a positive difference, or just raising money for what seems a trendy left-wing, anti-Trump endeavor?
How about raising money for United Soldiers and Sailors of America (see the video below), for instance?
Twitter has some strong opinions:
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