No, I’m not happy with what happened in Paris. I’m not happy with what happened in San Bernardino. I’m not happy with 9/11. I’m not happy with the fact that we’re still in war in the Middle East. I’m not happy with the precious American life lost in a war where men and women who didn’t die in war most often came back emotionally damaged and physically mauled.
But I think many others across this country and world are mad too, including most people of the Muslim faith, and most of the civilized nations – yes, even third world nations. Let’s not get all ethnocentric and amnesic here in a country based in not only a beautiful melting pot but also centuries of systematic ethnic oppression. We are in no place to judge. Our very future depends on the ability for us to stick together; to uplift others; to believe in unity. And also, what does that say to all of our patriots who gave their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places in the hope that they were liberating and protecting Muslims? SMH.
I don’t want to get into the usual, “my best friend is Muslim” conversation as to suggest that just because we know someone who is Muslim then that gives us the right to condemn or not to condemn an entire people. What I believe is that regardless of whether you know someone who is Muslim or not, you will not allow yourself to become a hate mongering idiot. Because then, what better would you be than our own enemy? And no one wants to be identified as a Hitler sympathizer, which is what Trump would have you do. He’s basically like “Let’s give them all numbers on the wrist and corral them like cattle.” Are you serious? Are you F*c#ing serious? What about all our Muslim leaders, our doctors, our lawyers, our historians, our military personnel, our first responders, our neighbors…the list goes on to the point where I am exhausted. And you should be too, at the hateful rhetoric.
Yes, I’m a good Catholic (my faith is my own and my desire is to please only Him), but nearly 1/4th of this world is Muslim. How do you cut 1/4 of the human population out of the conversation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? To believe that all these people (1.6 billion with a B) want to kill Americans is…paranoid schizophrenia. To suggest that we boot everyone out of our country who doesn’t think like us is un-American. To suggest that we can’t help someone of another faith in their time of need, like Syrian refugees, is STUPID. To condemn those who are giving their lives to fight ISIS is inhumane. To say that these people, HUMANS MIND YOU, have no right to life is immoral. I don’t want any part of that crazy train. And I’m embarrassed that he’s been given a mic to express himself. I thought we normally kept those types in the back room of grandma’s house away from phones and other electronics.
TRUMP IS A STAIN on the political process and the presidential candidacy. End of File.
XOXO and all that jazz,