The denial of providing safe-haven for the Syrian refugees will legitimatize racism per se in America.
The coming-together of stoking bigotry, engendering fear, and the use of political super-patriotism as context to reject the refugees is out of the pages of the Third Reich. Hitler is invoked all the time to demonize; it’s not generally cause for immediate alarm. But the present xenophobic m.o.s. that’s filling the air is like the science-fiction movie, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. One by one, people are having their human essence literally sucked from them, and in their place are replicants whose purpose is to eliminate real human beings. In plain language, anyone who buy’s what the Republicans are now putting forth in the refugee issue has begun the process of losing his or her humanity. I’m not talking about the long-time ultra-Right – they’ve been monsters in human form for a long time. What’s taking place now is a successful poisoning of the hearts and minds of millions of heretofore compassionate, rational people.
They Republicans are stirring-up the kind of hatred of all Muslims that took place 74 years ago following the attack on Pearl Harbor. All Japanese people went into concentration camps.
The fat is in the fire.