Some people are comparing our hostility to the Syrian refugees to a similar situation on the eve of WWII, when 67% of Americans were against letting Jewish refugees escaping Nazi Germany come to the US. And 100 years before that, refugees from the Irish Famine were treated just as badly.
Daesh (and terrorism) is our enemy, not Muslims.
Can we learn from the past, or are we doomed to repeat it?
Who needs Halloween? In America these days, especially election season (in other words, always), every night is Fright Night!
Change circumstances and repeat reaction. Change circumstances and repeat reaction. We seem incapable of not reacting to fear mongering and learning from past mistakes. Lemmings Unite!
Canada is bringing in 25,000 refugees by the end of December this year. There is the usual anxiety and handwringing by the usual suspects, but the positive response from community, church and business organizations is just so overwhelming it makes me weep. The Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynn, is a lesbian, and when she heard that many were coming from the island of Lesbos, she personally sponsored 5,000.
Ed, that is absolutely AWESOME!
IK, did you make this map? I was getting ready to forward it to some friends, and realized there’s no attribution. If you’re its creator, kudos!
It is a collage of two different (stolen) images mushed together. I certainly don’t deserve the credit.
Oh, and did I mention that 20,000 of those refugees are from the US?
Well done. Got an email recently that began, “You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a Terrorist with a huge knife…”
Pointing out that it seems to be those who consider themselves the baddest asses on the block who are most afraid (yes, “afraid” is exactly the right word) to help the VICTIMS of ISIS seemed like an appropriate response, and the “States that have Surrendered” graphic helps bring that across nicely.