The hypocrisy emanating from the political left is astounding. President Trump has placed a temporary hold on non-US citizens entering the US from certain countries and everybody is losing his/her damn mind.
To those of you who are criticizing President Trump’s immigration policies, I do not recall you being this incensed and protesting this vigorously when Obama was bombing the shit out of those same countries—engaging in State-sponsored genocide against Muslims – killing thousands upon thousands of innocent men, women and children. Again, where were you and why weren’t you speaking out then?
Is there an argument to be made about potential conflicts of interest as it relates to the countries that were placed on the ban list versus countries that did not make it onto the list? Could it be that because Trump has financial ties to those countries (i.e, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, UAE, etc), he gave them a pass?
Regardless of your political affinity, here is the bigger picture to consider. The government is neither your friend nor your savior. The US government is about exercising power, control and dominance. President Trump, like former Presidents before him, is the symbolic head of an aristocratic nation whose primary interest is to make policies and enforce laws that protect its wealth and position.
What you witness going on is not about you. It has never been about you. Your voices and rallying cries will be heard but largely ignored. Your social activism and organizing efforts will yield fugacious results. This is not to say that you should not protest or fight for what you believe. But in doing so, be mindful of historical context that runs much deeper than what you see on the surface. So, do not make this about you because nobody gives a damn.