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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A Scottish Newspaper Addresses Syrian Refugees
“To the first refugees fleeing War-Torn Syria who will arrive in Glasgow Airport today, we’d just like to say:Welcome to Scotland.” An editorial argued that the refugees deserved a warm welcome, and stated that “refugees from Syria are fleeing the very same terrorism of which our French neighbours were targets last weekend.”
These people are Nationalists.
These people are capital-N Nationalists, and they recognize that welcoming Syrian refugees is their duty to themselves and to the human species.
So to all of the those, all around the world, who are terrified of Syrian refugees, I’d just like to ask: what the hell is wrong with you?
Is it Cowardice? Is it Racism?
I really do not understand what drives someone to look at a human tragedy, where ordinary people are fleeing an apocalyptic, genocidal conflict, and to respond by trying to send refugees back into the jaws of death.
Seriously. What the hell is wrong with these people?
As a post script, tomorrow morning, Monday, another episode of my new Radio show Hopping Mad will be broadcast on Netroots Radio just before DailyKos Radio’s Kagro in the Morning show with David Waldman. This week’s interview sees our Iraq expert, Landon Shroder, returning to talk about Daesh in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. Landon is the former head of intelligence and assessment with Royal Dutch Shell in Iraq, and he does a really excellent job of laying out why our current strategies have been failing, and why continuing our focus on solely military action is a really terrible idea.
You can listen live at 8:00 AM eastern, or you can grab the podcast edition from Itunes or Stitcher, or download it directly from our website, ImHoppingMad.com