Syrian Refugees

This is completely opinion, if I offend you, feel free to hit the red “X” in the top right corner.

 

Everyone in the U.S. is all bent out of shape about Syrian Refugees.

The biggest argument is “We can’t help refugees because we have homeless in this country already”.

Dear Americans, DO NOT use homeless to make you look like a better person or as an argument against refugees. We have homeless veterans, homeless families and starving children in this country because none of you are doing anything about it.

Donating to Red Cross once a year does not make you a good person. Going to church and praying for them does not make you a good person. Doing nothing while bitching about it on social media does not make you a good person.

If less than 1% of this country did something about homelessness, something real, the problem would be gone overnight. Instead we choose to pray, complain, or donate to companies that keep the money for their CEO’s.

DO NOT use homeless people as an excuse not to take refugees. It’s just a convenient way to make yourself look good. Homeless people are tired of being taken advantage of and they profit in no way from your “noble stand” for them. Do something real for them if you actually care.

P.S. I find it interesting that those who use this argument the most are the ones who want Welfare abolished. Interesting huh?

 

We would take refugees in a heartbeat, the only problem is we have zero money to help them with. Also, the state of Michigan is banning them from coming here, or at least trying. All I can do is offer this up, trying to show people how stupid they are being and maybe they will realize that helping people, no matter what culture, religion, sexuality or color they are, is a good thing.

Ben

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. bluewolf50 says:

    Bravo, Ben….well said!

  2. daphnecybele says:

    Agreed. I find it interesting that so many also claim fears for safety, based on an inability to screen and wonder how this country, founded and defended with such bravery, has become so filled with cowardice and hate. Dismaying. But there are always good people, who stand for what is right. Happy thanksgiving.

    1. I’ve heard nothing but good things from people who have taken refugees in. What an opportunity, not only to help someone, but to maybe learn something along the way.

  3. thisandthatdad says:

    If people actually took the time to research instead of just posting some lame meme on facebook, they would realize that the refugees that are actually coming in to the US have been waiting since as early as 2011.

    1. I had no idea. I try to stay away from the news as much as possible so I can have a decent life. That makes all this even worse.

  4. Rosie says:

    Thank you for posting this. I’ve been so astounded by the fear-mongering and uniformed bigotry around this subject. The homeless argument is particularly awful (funny how a lot of the same people vote for politicians who refuse to increase any spending on veteran services including services for homeless vets).

    Anyhow, on a positive note my friend (publicly) shared this amazing story about her grandmother who fled the anti-Jewish violence in Central Europe during WWII. Her story resonates with me particularly because I am also Jewish (though secular/non-practicing) and it is impossible to not draw parallels between WWII and the current crisis especially as politicians and public figures (like Trump) have actually suggested keeping all US Muslims in a database. People forget history too easily…

    But anyhow, my friend’s story if you’d like to read it: https://www.facebook.com/laurentmack/posts/10206641503330320?fref=nf&pnref=story

    1. Thanks! I will read it! And I totally agree about trump. His ideas just scream holocaust.

    2. Indeed people do. And these are the kinds of stories to help us remember.

  5. Great post and can see your are homesteading boys with big heart. God bless Americans and any other citizens of Europe like you.

  6. foxtaylor says:

    Thank you for posting this, it is so important. We would also love to take refugees into our home but don’t have the wiggle room in our finances presently. Helping out by donating clothes or other household goods and having a welcoming and positive attitude about it are good places to start. And sharing your opinion so others may learn and unite together to create a support network for new families ๐Ÿ™‚

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