What is America First?

America First was coined 80 years before Trump
A mosque at the Victoria Islamic Center in Texas was last month destroyed by fire.
By chance it happened hours after Donald Trump signed his controversial executive order blocking citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.

But the small town of 62,000 immediately came together.
Members of the one Jewish temple in the town, the Congregation B’Nai Israel, were the first to offer their house of worship. They handed their synagogue’s keys to one of the mosque’s founders.

“Our hearts are full of gratitude for the support” wrote Omar Rachid. “The outpouring of love, kind words, hugs, helping hands and financial contributions are examples of the true American Spirit and Humanity at its best”. 

This is not the first time that different faith-based organizations have supported each other in time of need. In 2008, the Temple B’Nai Israel was vandalized when assailants painted swastikas and other anti-Semitic slurs on the building. The perpetrators were caught and the temple was cleaned. “Throughout that time period, churches and the Muslim community, everyone poured out their hearts to us and said this is horrible,”
Days after the fire the community continued to lend a helping hand.
Pictures Showed students from a local Catholic high school holding signs of love and support.
Look again at the cartoon drawn by Dr Seuss, a firebrand of a cartoonist, He made a point of not writing his stories with a moral in mind, stating that “kids can see a moral coming a mile off.” He was not against writing about issues. But there’s an inherent moral in any story.

The Victoria Islamic mosque was completely consumed by the fire.
My word.
Nearly 80 years ago an America First slogan was used by fascists to deter European Jews from fleeing to the USA.
It looks very much like that what the proponents of the “America First” slogan  stand for now is just what they were stood for then.

All very evil.



Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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