Book 1: Maesai
Chapter 47: Exile
Life in Exile
After I was deported and
then my wife left Thailand
we could neither go back to Thailand
or forward to the US.
My wife’s visa had been intentionally delayed by someone at USCIS and
finally we would have to apply for another one.
But who could know when we
would ever get back to any country. The last thing the US wanted was PHYSICAL evidence that the Akha really existed coming to America.
I myself felt increasingly
opposed to morality of the government of the US. The faceless Americans who
made it all run. Their lofty words blathering on about “human
rights” as compared with what they were really doing to people in the
world, far from the view of the American public.
This was our life outside
living under conditions imposed on us by both governments, both of which were
involved in the death and destruction of the Akha
people who only wanted to live.
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