I find myself in a quandary. I can’t decide which is more
important: the saving of hundreds of thousands of Christian refugees looking to
escape ISIS in the Middle East or recognizing the fact the migration leaves open
the chance for radical Islamists to infiltrate western nations freely and
deliver their mayhem with impunity.
My problem comes from the fact I agree with George
Santayana. I’ve quoted him so many times I almost feel it necessary to erect a
monument to him based solely on the truth he spoke. “Those who do not remember the
past are condemned to repeat it�. We’re in the position of needing to
remember our history and repeat a severe injustice or remaining safe from an
enemy structured and designed to use a nation’s charity and mercy as elements
of our own destruction. (Sounds like the political landscape in America right
now doesn’t it? But, we’ll leave that for another day.)
The repetition of the injustice is to be noted in the MV St.
Louis affair in 1939. The MS St. Louis was
a German seeking to deliver 908 Jews to the safety of
nations away from Adolf Hitler’s demonic overthrow of societal sanity in
Germany. The ship was denied the chance to dock in Cuba, THE UNITED STATES and
believed nearly a quarter of the refugees (between 277 and 363 souls died in
The rejection of these people was based solely on the efforts
of anti-Semitic bigots in Cuba. It was their desire to prevent the admission of
these people, even on a temporary basis, until they could enter America under
their visas, unless they could profit from the process to the tune of a half-million
dollars; a substantial amount of money now recognized to be in the millions of
It’s a fact the political expediency and cowardice of Canada and
the United States was responsible for the deaths of those arrested and confined
in Sobibor and Auschwitz. These people were business people, civilians seeking
to avoid the looming prospect of genocide after Kristallnacht (The Night of
Broken Glass) when rioting Nazis destroyed the property of Jews across Germany.
These refugees knew their days were numbered if they remained in Germany as
sanity ran from the consciences of the German people. These refugees didn’t
offer theories about the current political atmosphere; they witnessed and
suffered the indignities and the terrorism and the murder of their brethren at
the hands of madmen. We’ve all witnessed the genocidal criminality of ISIS.
The Middle Eastern Christians are in the same boat (to
torture a metaphor). They run from
public decapitations and hangings and stonings of people at the hands of
fundamentalist Islamist zealots. These zealots use the corpses as photo-ops to
drive their point home to the “infidels� they seek to enslave or eradicate.
They use the terror of their actions to run people to stampede speeds to avoid
their children being forced to convert to the fundamentalist’s way of
interpreting the Qu’ran or placing them into forced servitude as sex-slaves and
workers to be taxed to death before beatings and murder ensue.
Since I started thinking about all of this the Eastern
European Nations are trying to cautiously open the floodgates of humanity
pressurizing their borders. These nations are slowing the immigration with
bureaucracy and policy procedurals taking time to complete. The United States
is doing what it does best: throw money at the problem in hopes somebody else
can be convinced to balm our conscience.
And, I can understand the position America takes. We have a
monumental problem with illegal immigration across our southern border. The
porosity of that invisible line is as striking as the desert vista defining the
landmass. The present administration, as morally, intellectually and competency
challenged as it is, created a major problem the importation of immigrants from
the Middle East could only make worse. Where we fear radical Islamists are pouring
across the southern border in a state of human liquefaction approaching a tsunamic
level; the allowance of MORE immigrants to enter America could produce an army
of covert insurgents ready to spread terror in the Homeland as we’ve never
known it before.
I fear for our safety. If we sacrifice our conscience, we
sacrifice our humanity. If we open our arms to welcome a segment of humanity
seeking mercy and deliverance from a fate equivalent to death, we also open the
gates for murderers and terroristic fundamentalist Islamists to produce their “snuff
films� on American soil.
I don’t relish America’s leaders� need to make a decision on
our safety. I also don’t trust the present administration to give a goat or an
ass in trade for our safety. I believe the present administration’s cowardice
is prevalent and their ability to stand against tyranny is non-existent. The
only tyranny this administration understands is their personal drive to place a
tyrannical boot on the American people’s neck.
We’re seeing the repetition of history almost daily. Where Hitler
coiled like an insane Rattlesnake striking and killing whatever it attacked;
ISIS is the Cobra rising erect to a position to strike all cheap oakleys sane people not
bending to the terror of its presence.
Will we recoil in terror or beat the damned snake to death in
the dust it wants to turn the whole world into in time?
It’s up to us to decide our fate and it should be easy.
Thanks for listening