Sunday, March 19, 2017

Human Rights Are For Everyone, Including Muslims

Today I was at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, New York. The special exhibit displayed the consequences and reality of Japanese Internment Camps. Despicable. The United States is not immune from discrimination, and history proves this.  We were a nation founded on original sin - slavery.  We have discriminated against the Irish, the Italians, Jews, Asians, etc.  Now there have always been people in this country who fight prejudice, like Eleanor Roosevelt. But, too many of us react derisively against anyone who is not like them or believes differently or were raised in a different ethnic environment.

Now we our President is trying to ban Muslims. Again, despicable. I can argue why this mindset is reprehensible, but I shouldn't have to argue why that is. You know why Islamophobia is repugnant. I don't need to tell you why. You know. I am embarrassed that we still treat people so badly. Sigh.......


  1. Basically your argument is; the US has a history of discrimination and we are continuing the trend with the travel ban. Also, anyone who disagrees with you is despicable, reprehensible and repugnant.

    Two sides to this discussion which is a bit more insightful:

    1. National Review?


      And you want to be taken seriously?

    2. And when and where, above, did she specifically say that "anyone who disagrees with (her) is despicable, reprehensible and repugnant"?

      Answer: she didn't.


      Not once.

      Didn't even suggest it.

  2. They are, or are supposed to be, anyway, human rights, after all.

    Same with "equality." When Right Wingers and Republicans vote down equality for women, equality for gays and/or the entire LGBTQ, I want to ask, "What part of equality do you not get?"