When it comes to 'others'...

(This post brought to you by the rampant xenophobia, Islamaphobia, racism, homophobia and bigotry I keep seeing on Facebook lately...)


We haven't learned a damn thing.


When we decided we absolutely had to have that particular swath of land that the Native Americans said was sacred, we declared it was for their own good and moved them onto reservations. Those who refused, were slaughtered outright.


When the Irish were coming here, fleeing famine and death thanks to the British, during the Great Potato Famine, we declared that they were not wanted, that they needed to go back to their own country.


When the Chinese immigrated and were recruited to help build OUR railroad, we declared that they were unwanted and needed to be sent back to their own country.


When the Texihanos and Mexicans started moving beyond Texas during the War, we declared that they needed to pay for the Alamo, even the innocent children and women.


When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor during WWII, we declared that all Japanese were evil and imprisoned Jap-Americans in internment camps on US soil.


When the Jews came over seeking asylum and refuge, we declared that they were unwanted and needed to go back to their own country. An entire cruise ship full was turned away and had to return to Europe, where 90% of the passengers- all Jewish, were exterminated.


Hell, we *still* tell Mexicans fleeing drug cartel wars and Cubans fleeing a dictatorship, to go back to their own countries.


So, tell me, WHEN did we supposedly learn anything? Because obviously, we have forgotten that 90%, give or take, of our OWN ancestors also were fleeing their home countries in search of safety and a better life for themselves and their loved ones.


We haven't learned a damn thing, and keep making the same bad choices- tell the 'others' they are not wanted- , over and over and over, despite what our own Constitution says.


I take it back, we *have* learned something.

We've learned to be xenophobic, bigoted, racist assholes who cannot think for themselves and fear and hate anything and anyone 'not like us', be it gays, Muslims, people of color, people of another nationality, whathave you.

How sad is that?



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