Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, January 28, 2017

How Trump Celebrated International Holocaust Remembrance Day

He did so by signing an Executive Order establishing a religious test for admission into the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. If you have a valid visa, doesn't matter. The goons at Customs will happily tear it up for you. If you're a legal resident (green card), sucks to be you. They'll rip that up, as well. Because President* Trump is operating on fear and cowardice, no more, no less.

He can dress it up any way he likes, and no doubt his supporters will issue paeans of praise, but for the first time that I can remember since the Holocaust, the United States government is going to permit or deny people to come to this country based on their religion.

Reagan's vision of "A Shining City on a Hill" is sure showing a lot of running rust.

As if Trump's decree will keep a dedicated terrorist out, for any plotter with more than a handful of neurons will just train his people to pretend that they're Yazidis or Christians.

What Trump has done has been to play right into the hands of ISIS and al Qaeda. No wonder they were celebrating his election.


CenterPuke88 said...

More likely it will encourage more effort to use social media and modern communications to reach out to those who feel marginalized or attacked, but are already within the US. Get a 15-25 y-o male, who's being told to "go back where you came from" and called a "raghead" or "terrorist" at school, and you have a possible recruit. He could be born in Peoria, but under today's climate of fear and hatred, that kind of situation, teamed with teen judgement and hormones, is a recipe for a problem. And the results will be another crackdown, a self-fulfilling prophecy, and another, following the spiral into authoritarianism.

B said...

"He did so by signing an Executive Order establishing a religious test for admission into the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. "

That is, actually, a Lie.

Be clear. It doesn't matter your religion, it matters where you came from.

The "religious test" is a lie....flat out untrue.

Don't let facts get in the way of your TDS hatred though....

bigredwookie said...

sorry B but when you get a pass for being Christian but not any other religion it is a de facto religious test

bmq215 said...

B, if you can say that an Order which specifies that applicants from a single religion (i.e. the majority religion) will be categorically denied does not involve a religious test then you've either been fed some bad information about the contents or you're lying outright because you don't like how the truth sounds.

Either way some evaluation is in order on your part.

w3ski said...

Damn, how few days it's been and how far we have regressed as a Nation. I had thought 'The Union' to be stronger.

CenterPuke88 said...

B, let's make it simple:

1) From the text:

"...USRAP admissions, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, is further directed to make changes, to the extent permitted by law, to prioritize refugee claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality."

2) USRAP admissions are currently from majority Muslim countries

3) Majority means 50%+1, minority means less than 50%.

4) The text imposes a religious test designed to exclude Muslims

B said...

One might ask why all the "refugees" were muslim in the first place, if one weren't suffering from Trump Derangement... Seeing as how minority religions are also "persecuted"....Christians, Copts yazidis, etc. Why was the door open for Muslims (especially unmarried muslim males) and more or less closed for the rest?

But, again, it doesn't exclude Muslims, it simply makes sure that they are vetted to make sure they aren't Jihadis.

Don't put your own prejudices onto everything. What you think it says, and what it really says are not the same. Try reading for clarity and comprehension.

Personally, I'd like to see every immigrant scrutinized even harder. Every immigrant.

And like it or not, bringing in a bunch of muslim males between 15 and 30 is more likely to bring in Jihadis. You know it, even if you can't admit it.

Comrade Misfit said...

What part of "no personal attacks is unclear to everyone?

This thread's locked.