Saw an article the other day that speculated what the world would have been like if the Nazi's had won WWII. Well I guess they don't need to write another contra-factual novel, now that the conservative base of the repugnant party rules the roost. With the report that one of the Paris bombers may have been a Syrian refugee, the hue and cry from the repugnant chorus was overwhelming. They say it's because our clueless Muslim loving president, having bungled the war on terrorism, now wants to allow thousands of potential terrorists into the country. But despite the fact that with the exception of 9/11, almost all of the terrorist acts committed in this country were done by white Christians, we should be very afraid. Most of the Presidential candidates, congress and even our state representatives are almost unanimous in decrying the imminent threat to our democratic way of life if these immigrants were allowed in. Even though most of their own relatives came into the country as immigrants, often from countries such as Ireland or Cuba that once had terroristic revolutions. The most ironic quote was from a Texas politician who said we couldn't let them into our country because "it would be too easy for them to buy guns." The irony is almost too much, it'd be funny if it wasn't so sad.
Potential terrorists, coming to bomb a theater near you.
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