Tuesday, December 08, 2015

I'll Keep This Brief ....

That's the cover of this morning's Philadelphia Daily News. Some folks find it funny; some folks find it offensive; some find it frightful.

Is this who we are? When [t]Rump raised this call last night that Muslims be banned from entering this country, the crowds cheered; and it made me wonder if they are cheering because they agree or cheering because they find him a joke.

This is not America; this is not who we are. No matter that if, big if, if [t]Rump was ever elected President he could never ever get this passed, the fact that he's suggesting banning an entire religion, all people of one faith from entering this country, smacks of Hitler. And that;'s not a joke and that's not funny.

He is running on fear and he is terrorizing this country in the hopes that it will get him elected.  His speech is Hate Speech, pure and simple , because most Americans, on both sides of the political aisle, realize that, and here we go again ...

Muslims are not terrorists; terrorists are terrorists.

And if we start banning people that we "think" might harm us, who will we go after next ....

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— 
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
— Martin Niemöller, a Protestant pastor and outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler during World War II; he spent seven years in a Nazi concentration camp

6 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

Just when I thought he could not get any worse...

anne marie in philly said...

I would like to exile the Rump to Siberia. permanently.

and what about the home-grown murrican terrorists, like adam lanza, Rump?

Raybeard said...

This bozo's claim yesterday that London police daren't go into parts of the capital for fear of their lives is making the headlines all over here this morning. His statement was news to me, as it was to everyone else, police included.

Helen Lashbrook said...

To add to Raybeard's comment; from the BBC "Mr Trump said parts of London were "so radicalised the police are afraid for their lives". In reply London Mayor Boris Johnson said "The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.""

Helen Lashbrook said...

PS thought this might interest you; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-35054442

Mitchell is Moving said...

I have never liked or respected Trump, but until this "campaign" I had no idea how completely vile and loathsome he really was. May he fail miserably in his political efforts and may he then fail miserably in all else he touches.