Bill Maher pointed out on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher that America has a long history of hating somebody, and then “blame them for all our problems,” beginning, he said, with his people, the Irish in the mid-19th century.
He pointed out it was then “the Chinese, the Italians, the Mexicans, the Jews, the Swedes, the Japanese, the Russians, and now the Mexicans again.”
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Everyone has heard of the Great Wall of Trump of course. Trump has made sure of it. It’s his big foreign policy thingie after all, since he doesn’t understand Ukraine at all: “If Donald Trump really wanted to make America great again,” he said, “he wouldn’t build a wall, he’d build a mirror.”
“Then maybe, we would see that no one can actually take a job. Someone has to give it to them. We could end our illegals problem tomorrow if we decided to stop hiring them but no, we talk of walls to protect us from people so dangerous that we can’t stop ourselves from paying them to raise our children.”
He should have mentioned Trump’s made in Mexico clothes and compared and contrasted them with his immense popularity with white supremacists, but maybe he was feeling generous.
“As Sarah Palin says, ‘You wanna be in America? While you’re here, let’s speak American.'”
“Which begs the question,” Maher concluded, “Why are the people who demand that everyone speak English always the ones who can’t speak English?”
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.