Thursday, November 19, 2015

Romance of the refugee

If you're a person thinking the United States should admit more refugees from Syria, what's your reason?
It apparently is romance.
Good thought of past immigrants, especially our forefathers.
Those we know who struggled years ago to make a new life in the new land.
It's the romance of the 19th century immigrant on the boat.
Not the reality of the 21st century Syrian.
As usual, we have a debate on two, unconnected levels.
The reality-based world looks at France, and threatening videos, and says halt.
The romance-based sees their personal experience in these people.
They could be right, about almost all Syrians.
But it only takes a few to cause murder and damage.
Eight killed 129 innocents.
That's reality.

No comments: