I’m so tired of governmental fuckery and I’m trying so very hard to stay angry because complacency = death
This Muslim ban is racist and punishes innocent people who have done nothing wrong. It even punishes some of the Muslims who risked their lives to help our American troops not die in the Middle East. And what really burns at the pit of my stomach is the fact that this is not the first time America has done this. But America has done this to the Irish, the Italians, Chinese, Japanese, and to Jewish people.
AND WHY THE FUCK DO WE KEEP DOING IT????
IT HAS NEVER KEPT US ANY SAFER.
It’s frustrating that we’ve never learned our lesson.
It’s frustrating that whenever old white men are in power they decide to punish some vague Other instead of focusing on issues that really affect the country.
I’m just…the story about the Iraqi translator reminds me of what the US did to the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who helped America during the Pacific campaign during WWII. They were promised citizenship. The US reneged on that promise after the war. And the US only *just* gave acknowledgment to these Veteranos for their sacrifices within the last few years.
So…like…if you help America win a war, you have to wait upwards of 70 years for your reward??? Really????
I’m sickened. This is not my country. My country’s ideals are to welcome the huddled masses, not turn them away. Both my parents came to this country on employee visas and became naturalized citizens. Citizenship is a long, arduous process that may take upwards of 20 years to fulfill. And there are members of my own family who have waited more than a decade to become an American. It pisses me the fuck off that the Vulgarian and his ilk consider themselves more American than my cousins, my uncles, my aunts. Like, fuck you, you don’t know America like my family knows America, like how every immigrant or refugee family knows America.
One of my cousins had been going through the naturalization process for the better part of 10 years and was just about to take his final interview. A couple of days before his appointment, he suffered a massive heart attack and passed away. He passed away after 1o years of waiting and wanting to become a US citizen, and now he’ll never get to be with the rest of his brothers and sisters here in the US. He spent so much of his life working and waiting and yearning for citizenship and he’ll never get it. And here’s T. and Co. saying they think they know what’s best for Americans. They think they know who would make the best Americans. And I guess it ain’t Muslims (though not from Saudi Arabia or UAE, or some other countries that Trump has business dealings with) BUT IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING RACIST AND GREEDY GUYS
I’m tired but I will stay angry.