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[liberationtech] Price of the #MuslimBan

ernesto ortiz ernestortizcu at
Mon Jan 30 10:35:40 PST 2017

El 30/1/17 a las 6:51 p. m., Rich Kulawiec escribió:
>> I've tried to avoid commenting too much on Trump's election to avoid
>> demonizing Republicans and people in my network who support him.
> And that's fine, and noble, and nice of you.  But understand very,
> VERY clearly: they will not hesitate to do that to you.
Really? Are you sure that Republicans here -all of them- are so bad that
undoubtedly do not hesitate to demonize the others? That's precisely the
typical scheme of someone who demonise the people just for having a
different ideology or creed.
> If you're not a (a) white (b) Christian (c) American citizen then you're
> going to be targeted.  It's not a question of "if", only of "when".
> (And some people who are all three will be targeted anyway: women,
> LBGTQ, journalists, academics, scientists come to mind immediately.)
> 	When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag
> 	and carrying a cross.
> 		--- Sinclair Lewis
> This current episode is just a test to see what kind of reaction ensues.
> It's a probe for weaknesses.  It has NOTHING to do with stopping terrorism:
> in fact, it's designed to increase the probability of attacks -- because
> that will make subsequent steps much easier.  (Note the careful exemption
> of majority-Muslim countries in which Trump owns hotels/resorts.)
> ---rsk

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