A lot of oped writers & bloggers are sneering at the Muslim ban as a “shock event,” a mock crisis, a fake-out to create chaos, divide society & destabilize the US government.
That dissociation from reality is what happens when you look at society as an epic conspiracy & become too paranoid to read mainstream media. Isn’t wondering if the world is all a staged event a phase one passes through in early childhood when you still think your belly button is the center of the universe?
What about the 67,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh? Are they a divisive fiction? What about the tens of thousands of Middle East refugees freezing their asses off because the European Union has locked them out? Are they just dreaming hypothermia? What about the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the US southern border & ending up in detention centers? Are they paid to make that treacherous two thousand mile trip to create chaos & disruption for the Trump administration? What about the tens of thousands of African refugees in the Mediterranean? Are thousands of them willingly drowning to play out a refugee crisis & destabilize the Trump regime?
The political imperative today is to stand steadfast with refugees, to oppose the Muslim ban & all restrictions on refugee asylum. Those who do anything to undercut that solidarity or discredit the massive protests around the world in defense of refugees are heading in the wrong direction fast.
Open the borders. Immigration is a human right. Asylum for refugees is a principle of civilized society.
Photo is rescued African refugees in Granada, Spain. Talk to them about that shock event crap.
(Photo by Paquet/EPA)