I’ve seen some people trying to justify Trump’s travel ban by claiming it’s not religiously or racially motivated. To those people I say this: you are stupid and probably racist. Full stop. I can’t come up with any other reason that someone would look at the specifics of who is targeted by this ban and somehow think it’s fair and equitable.
In other notes for this horror show, Trump fired the acting Attorney General today because she wouldn’t defend his illegal order. He also got Steve Bannon installed on the National Security Council, a spot reserved for qualified generals (which Trump got rid of so that he could install this Nazi. And yes, Bannon is a Nazi. What the hell do you think “alt-right” is code for? In Canada, someone opened fire on a mosque and murdered six.
But let me get back to the idea that the ban is racially and religiously motivated. The people the ban covers are from Muslim nations in parts of the world where people aren’t “white”. Trump himself said Christians will get entry priority. People holding visas from countries like, say, Sweden, aren’t being blocked.
Sweden is okay.
It doesn’t get any more clear than this.
If you aren’t outraged you aren’t paying attention and if you aren’t paying attention, God help you.
Whatever you believe God to be.