This, I hope will be seen by people not yet among our Mischief, not registered with us. These are my opinions alone. But if you are reading this, consider:
If reparations are to be paid to American Blacks of African descent, the largest proportion of the payments should be made by the Portuguese, English, French, Dutch and Spanish, who imported the vast majority of their ancestors here against their will before the USA became a nation, and who were engaged in the African slave trade for over two centuries before our country existed.
“Why don’t you go back to Africa?” was, indeed a patently unjust taunt when directed at people, or descendants of people, who were brought here against their will as slaves.
BUT: it is no more than a logical suggestion when directed at say, Ilhan Omar. Her family came here voluntarily, beat down our door—like many Africans, a record number, are doing at our Southern border as I write. Now she’s here, she doesn’t like it. Fine: so leave! Why not?
And hey: in the process, you gotta admit there’s one great thing about the USA: we’ve got no walls, fences or gates keeping anyone in here!
Lately she said “oh no, I love this country even more than people who were born here!” Yuh. Isn’t that a classic with abusers: “I’m only hurting you for your own good, only because I love you sooooo much….” ?
And, the unarguable point Trump was making is: Uh, given conditions in Somalia, she’s really in no credible position to wag a finger at the US.
Same with Tlaib. If she’s so concerned with wrongs done her Palestinian grandma, well, why not go live and agitate in Gaza, instead of calling our American president an unprintable name?
The presence of Rep Presley, an American black whose name I had never heard before she appeared on TV with “The Squad”, obscures and complicates the issue of what the Leftist media is now calling the “Go back to Africa trope”.
But it’s the old Hitler smear: just because Der Fuhrer was heard to utter “Geshundheit!” does not mean that everyone who uses the expression now is a Nazi.
I say: follow your hearts, ladies! And if they lead you outta the US, well: bon voyage!