9 thoughts on “Global Xenophobia and Historical Amnesia – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Agreed that Trump is blind, but this situation and these policies existed under Obama and his deportation policies, as well- and I also saw it first hand when Clinton was president- it’s just that they had much better public relations and support from the mainstream press- and each of those presidents were skilled at deflecting attention from it; Recall that one of Obama’s top advisors was Ben Rhodes, brother of David Rhodes, President of CBS News.

    1. @ Edding: Great example of diversionary tactics, also known as whataboutism: these policies did not exist under previous presidents. Otherwise, why would Trump take the trouble to tout his new policies as more draconian than his predecessors? Yes, previous immigration policies, thanks to Congress’ inability to reform the system, were inhumane. But that’s as much the fault of Congress as the president. And they were nowhere near the level of brutality of this president.

      1. African migrants are dying in Algeria and Libya, so the correct question is, ‘why wouldn’t they be included on your list?’

        BTW. I don’t care that Algeria and Libya are Muslim countries, and I doubt that imperilled African migrants care either.

        I also don’t see what Israel has to do with this.

        1. @ Philly Freeze: Maybe because Europe is the third largest economy in the world and Libya and Algeria are about the 500th largest (est.), hence the Europeans both share a greater blame for the African refugee crisis and have far greater financial means to resolve it. Not to mention that they were the colonial powers who helped make the tribal conflicts and genocide that constitutes latter day Africa.

          Israel had 60,000 African refugees till it started illegally expelling them. It has never offered any asylum until a trickle recently. So it has the same refugee crisis on its doorstep.

          Why do I have to explain the obvious to you? Either you are thick or deliberately obtuse. Which is it?

  2. And in 2018 we should say “shame!” on Israel, England, and France for being such good partners to the US in creating another “Nakba” for so many in the Arab world. Our heartless destruction of their modern and ancient civilizations will live in infamy.

  3. “It’s an invented crisis”, opines and expert on migration to Europe.

    Migrant immigration into Hungary is down 99%, while migrant migration to Italy is down 67% from the crisis levels of 2018.
    Apparently, this ‘crisis’ has been created by politicians on the extreme left and right.

    1. @ Philly Frozen: I don’t know who this “expert” is. I don’t know anything about him. But I do know that he is only an expert on Italian migration. But you conveniently neglected to acknowledge that immigration via the western Mediterranean is up 147%. I know there are 11,000 Africans who tried to enter Europe via Spain, Greece and Italy this year. I know that hundreds of others died at sea. I know that European leaders are cynically and cruelly closing their doors to them. And I know that your buddy, Bibi Netanyahu is one of them. That’s all I need to know.

      If the crisis is invented it’s been invented by right wing nationalist white supremacist governments favored by Bibi Netanyahu.

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