After Denying Christian Refugees Refuge, Trump Promises Them Priority…

“President Donald Trump said in a new interview Friday that persecuted Christians will be given priority over other refugees seeking to enter the United States, saying they have been “horribly treated.””
See Trump says US will prioritize Christian refugees
I wasn’t planning to write anything more about Trump. I thought I’d seen it all… Today takes the cake however. After banning all refugees Christians, Muslims, Martians, all of them, he turns around and gives an interview promising to give Christians priority. He’s hurting all kinds of immigrants, even ones who already have started their travels to USA with a visa. He’s hurting families who have one or more members in USA and others being stuck in limbo somewhere else. He’s endangering refugees who are still mired in war somewhere. He’s endangering Christians who are targets of the murdering bastards. He’s destroying the long tradition of USA accepting refugees. What he’s done is not too different from banning Jews fleeing Hitler in WWII, yet now Trump claims to be a supporter of Israel, the country guilt built because of that. See International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Need we skip the part of the Constitution which reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

If Congress is not allowed to legislate religion, what gives Trump the right to regulate religion? His duty is to carry out the laws that Congress passes. The Senate has the power to impeach him if he does not. It’s about time the Senate did so. If religion is not enough, what about contributing to crimes against humanity?

See also Trump’s big mistake on Syria refugees

Melissa Fleming, working with the UN on refugees, reports the Canadian government can’t keep up with demand from individuals and communities in Canada to sponsor Syrian refugees. Meanwhile USA, the mighty and exceptional “leader of the free world”, cowers in fear at women and children fleeing war.

UPDATE “Google has recalled around 100 of its affected staff from overseas. Microsoft has warned its shareholders that curbs on immigration could have a material impact on its business.
The technology sector relies heavily on highly skilled and well-paid workers from overseas on H1-B visas. If there’s a risk, however small, that that brainpower could be restricted in some way or scare off others who may feel unwelcome, the big tech companies may have to rethink where they place their key staff in future.”

See Trump executive order prompts Google to recall staff

So, Trump busily harms business that hire USAians, costing jobs, and hurting the bottom line. Is he really considerate of the working people? Nope. He’s helping his rich friends and to Hell with the rest of us. He’s promised to rebuild infrastructure, but the most important infrastructure, people, he’s willing to throw under the bus.

The text of the order is available here, even though it’s not yet available at

See also Jewish groups pan Trump for signing refugee ban on Holocaust Remembrance Day

“”It was during the Holocaust that the world shamefully refused to give asylum to Jews and to others who were being murdered or about to be murdered in Nazi Germany,” Hetfield added, referring to the US government’s decision to turn away European refugees during World War II.”

USA was wrong in WWII and it’s wrong today if it does what Trump orders. Anyone who follows Trump’s illegal order is also guilty.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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6 Responses to After Denying Christian Refugees Refuge, Trump Promises Them Priority…

  1. Ivan wrote, “You slimy bastards kept yours open until 1949”.

    True, but we learned from our mistakes. McKenzie King was a bastard and even our Supreme Court let us down as did the Brits. War propaganda of the time had ordinary Canadians believing crap about Japanese and Germans. It was all a lie just like what Trump is doing.

  2. dougman wrote, ““branches in China and India by next year.”

    Nope. They’ve lined up a factory that can crank out 100K units per annum. Once they’ve demonstrated the product works for end-users en masse, this thing’s going global. Their present production line is used for prototyping and can make ~1 or 2 per day. They will ramp up to a bigger facility soon that will be an order of magnitude larger, and in a year or so they will go for mass-production. The Chinese can do that. This is designed in Canada. Parts are sourced wherever they are cheap and plentiful. There is very little custom-designed except the frame and body. Everything else is an industry-standard part off the shelf. I guess the software is configured for Canada at the moment but that’s probably just a setting somewhere. I expect that when it is mass-produced price could be quite a bit lower but I want one ASAP.

    This year, I should finish my major planting. So, I want to drive more next year and this machine will allow that.

    “BTW, this toy STILL requires oil.”

    A bit of grease in the bearings and hinges will last for years. Compare that with my gas-guzzler that wants many litres annually.

  3. Ivan says:

    USA was wrong in WWII

    But unlike Canada, we closed our internment camps less than a year after the war. You slimy bastards kept yours open until 1949 but still walk around like the sun shines out your ass.

  4. Kurkosdr wrote, “huge cost of integrating them to society aka, teaching them English and in some cases how to write at all while feeding them and housing them on the taxpayer’s dime”.

    That’s not a problem for Canada. Why is it a problem for the richer, more powerful, more mature country USA? Chuckle. Maybe you guys aren’t special, leaders of the free world etc.

  5. Kurkosdr says:

    “cowers in fear at women and children fleeing war.”

    They are cowering in fear at the potentially huge cost of integrating them to society aka, teaching them English and in some cases how to write at all while feeding them and housing them on the taxpayer’s dime, while some of their own countrymen stay unemployed.

    Why does the US have to fix Middle East’s problems instead of caring for their own unemployed people? Why give the manual labor jobs to people from the Middle East instead of their own unemployed people?

  6. ram says:

    This is looking bad, real bad!

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