Automatic entry to promised land over

 

 

 

“To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” –   Kevyn Aucoin

Today I am quite sure that the Statue of Liberty wept silently and bitterly as her once open invitation to the people of the world was hastily curtailed by a presidential executive order banning their seeking refuge into a country known for its acceptance of those people fleeing oppressive regimes and tyranny.

On this day border security agents automatically became legislators and executors of immigration policies that while made law by the mere signature of a pen left many details of its implementation open to personal discretion.

Seven muslim countries now view this action as a slight and slap in the face. Allies who have been going into the thick of battle with US forces are now being globally informed that they are not welcomed into the country. These people who are soldiers, freedom fighters, interpreters and diplomatic attaches are all placed in the same category.

America it seems demands respect from the rest of the world but dangerously disregards the political stature and importance of the nations of the diverse sovereignties.

Blatant acts of political narcissism have made the world a more dangerous place not only to live in but to travel to as well.  — gc

 

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14 Comments on Automatic entry to promised land over

  1. Not Americans perhaps but America’s democracy that allows such a president and that allows such signings to take place so rapidly. That is a sad message to the world about democracy and political changes without real debate and legal discernment.

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    • When they say that a president is a “lame duck” I wonder if they were referring to the present one who needs all the help he can get. I hope he realizes that Congress and the senate are there to assist him. He is not wroking in a void but acts as if he is doing exactly that. Louis XIV : “L’etat c’est moi!”meaning he WAS the state.

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  2. Oh for God’s sake…

    It’s a temporary ban till a way to vet these people can be understood and then processed

    To keep American People safe

    American Neighborhoods safe

    And the American Kids safe

    Snap out of it…

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    • “Newspeak” was the agency used in the Orwell’s futuristic novel “1984” to effectively disseminate information that the ministry wished the populace to receive. It was favorable to the reigning regime and calmed the masses.

      You mentioned the neighborhoods and American people safe. In Nazis German the Nazi propaganda machine had to go to these and other “safe havens” where the alleged enemies of the state must be hiding. Jews, gyspies, mentally deficient and other “undesirables were ferreted out and executed all in the name of protecting the state.

      Eventually a person’s degree of German ethnicity and purity came under the microscpoe. I am sure that the people in that country at the time also believed the steps taken were temporary until a more permanent solution could be found. For many people in my parent’s family it was the gas chamber or firing squads or the ever popular train ride to hell.

      The goverment’s talented spin doctor’s are creating a bogey man to persuade the more susceptible in the populace that the threat IS real. Everyone is suspect and no one really safe.

      I think the phrase “snap out of it is a two sided coin needed more by the persuadable than the persecuted.

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  3. …and this is how we make America great? I guess ‘great’ is open to interpretation.

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    • There are two sides to every story Lois. The good side of hope and optinism and the macabre side of suspicion, conspiracy and dread. The world of Dr Strangelove is at hand. Get ready for a fun ride. Twisted notions and ideologies permeate faster through an intimidated populace than truth, justice and of course the American Way.

      Travellers should check the status of their Green Cards and prepare to stay home and watch out for suspicious activities. I hear there are a few Trump casinos that are worth visiting. Besides Jersey is a great place to visit. 🙂

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  4. I don’t believe I can afford to ‘get over it’. The price is too high to ignore, accept, and believe that the consequences aren’t real.

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  5. I agree with you 100 per cent. History has repeatedly demonstarted that an unconcerned public denies that such things can be taking place until reality proves otherwise. The time to take a stand is wel before things mutate into something detestable.

    The consequences are real. There rally is no time to merely sit on the fence ad wait to see what will happen.

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  6. Lady Liberty lives in New York Harbor. The Mayor of New York has expressed his disapproval of the travel ban (http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/29/politics/bill-de-blasio-trump-travel-ban ) as well as reiterating that New York remains a sanctuary city. I’m proud that I live in one of the cities that is acting humanely.

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