So let me get this straight (PART 2): US lawmakers afraid of Syrian refugees, proposed internment-style camps, Mary and Jesus didn’t wear suicide vests

Many US lawmakers (governors, House of Representative members, Senators, GOP presidential candidates), some of whom are Democrats (shame, shame, shame on you) are bloviating (love that word) about how this country (the very same one that was founded by people emigrating from their homelands to AVOID religious persecution) should NOT allow any refugees from Syria because of the terrorists who operate there and because MUSLIM!  These same United States members of various branches of the government, at various levels, have also mentioned absurdities such as “Mary and Jesus didn’t wear suicide vests”  (Texas Republican Representative Brian Babin); “we should set up refugee camp to keep them segregated from our populous (sic)” (Rhode Island Republican state Senator Elaine Morgan); “…a practicing Muslim comes in all flavors (black, white, brown, yellow)…stop the Islamization of Missouri” (Missouri Republican state Senator Mike Moon).

Should I go on?

Are you disgusted yet?

Are you a mite bit confused as to the year we are living in?  I mean, these comments sure smack of, oh, say maybe 1942.  Not 2015.

Did we not learn a lesson regarding the forced internment of Japanese AMERICAN citizens?  What about the Jewish refugees from Germany we did NOT allow in to this country?  Anne Frank and her family were some of those.  Guess what happened to them.  Yeah.   Good on ya’ USA.

And here we go again.  Some 60 years later.  Still clinging to the fear and the false righteousness of religion.  Christian religion.

Here’s another gem from another brilliant lawmaker: “We need to activate the Tennessee National Guard and stop them from coming in to the state by whatever means we can,” said House GOP Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, R-Franklin, referencing refugees.

Yeah.  Ok. WHAT EVS.

Do you blooming idiots even realize how asininely ignorant (my two favorite words again) you sound?  Not to mention XENOPHOBIC, racist, bigoted, and pretty much yellow-bellied cowards sniveling in fear.  Ooh, I like those words.  Yellow-bellied cowards sniveling in fear.  What a picture you give to the rest of the world of supposedly the most advanced, strongest, bestest country in the world.  Good on you, idiots.  “Please proceed Governor” to continue to make the biggest horses’ rear-ends out of yourselves that you can.

Because get this:

“All the other known attackers, as well as Abaaoud, are of French and Belgian nationality with similar life stories of limited petty crime or drug taking, and radicalisation in their late teens or early twenties. At least four are known to have spent time in Syria with Islamic State extremists.

As European citizens, there was no need to resort to subterfuge or risk Mediterranean sea crossings to reach their target. They could travel freely around the continent even when the authorities in their home countries were aware of their extreme views and foreign travels.” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/18/paris-attacks-latest-evidence-st-denis-wider-conspiracy-isis

SO.  The attacks in Paris were the result of Belgian and European citizens.  Things that make you go “hmmmmm.”  What say you now bloviating, asininely ignorant, yellow-bellied cowards belching out great quantities of hot air?

So let me get this straight.  The United States lawmakers who pride themselves on being Christian and who insist that this country is a Christian country and who want this country to follow the “laws” of the Bible, in essence, want to discriminate against people who are trying to get away from terrorists who have been persecuting them.  People who are largely made up of women and children (I see lots of pictures of lots of babies and young children) and the men who comprise their family.  The very same Christian US lawmakers (I’m looking at you Paul Ryan) want to keep these people out, because they’re afraid these refugees are bad people.  Never mind the fact that these refugees are trying to flee from the really bad people (the ones who cut people’s heads off just because).  Never mind the fact that these refugees are simply trying to find somewhere to go where they aren’t being bombed and starved and terrorized.

You know, on second thought, if I was a Syrian refugee, given the vitriol and hatred that has been emanating from certain US lawmakers’ mouths, I’m not sure I’d want to land here after all.  I think I’d be starting to have second thoughts about journeying to “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”  I think I’d wonder if somehow the translation is off on the big green lady with the torch standing in the water on the eastern coast.  Cause it sure doesn’t seem like the United States is a very welcoming place.

 

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

Yeah right.  Only if you’re white.  And Christian.

Things that make me insane, nutso, off-my-rocker, just plain crazy mad.  Christians bloviating about Christian values, shamefully embracing their hypocrisy like a wool blanket in the middle of a 20 degree below 0 spell.

What evs.

 

 

About madranchwife

Mother, Mad Ranchwife(as in--at times-- crazy, nutso, loco, off-my-rocker insane), Veterinarian, Physical Therapist, "Liberal, pinko, gay-loving, Subaru-driving Socialist" (as I've been called), proud to be a totally tree-huggin', climate change believin', granola girl environmentalist, ObamaGirl, Pro-Choice (don't even get me started here...), and in my younger days a feminist vegetarian as a result of time spent at CU Boulder (this lasted approximately 14 months, until all the Jimmy Buffett I was listening to caused me to crave a cheeseburger). Now I just get pleasure out of swimming against the stream and ruffling a few feathers here in the wild west state of Wyoming!
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