Saturday, March 5, 2011

The New, New Colossus

"Give me your tired, your poor, 
Your huddled masses yearning to 
breathe free,The wretched 
refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost 
to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
-Emma Lazarus

-what it would say if the state department was honest-


Ridwan said...


This hatred and racist anti-Muslim fervor has reached congress where hearings are about to start to figure out why American Muslims are being radicalized!

Mmmm ... I don't recall the same hearings on why white men take guns and bombs and kill innocent people in Oklahoma/Colorado/Arizona, etc.

But then again whiteness is a default logic that looks outside itself to explain its dysfunction.

I am reminded of McCarthyism and its search for communists. And who can forget how Japanese Americans were imprisoned/defrauded by the US government after Pearl Harbor.

Imperial paranoia is a way of life in white America ... and its brutality renders that country severely faulted.

I am still congratulating myself for leaving :)


desert demons said...

Hey Ridwan thanx for the engaging responses as usual. I'm so sickened by these happenings @ the 'bastion of freedom' and now I need to puke even more after reading about these 'islamic radicalisation' hearings, it amazes me how hypocritical American's are and how all those 'great' American freedoms' fall away when they have had to deal with minorities throughout their bloody history!