Thursday, September 22, 2016

The stupidity of comparing refugees to Skittles

This is funny, but that whole 'Skittles tweet' was just unbelievably stupid. Even if you can ignore the poor math, you could say the same thing about every immigrant group.

Are you descended from English, Irish, or German immigrants? Guess what? Some English, Irish, and German immigrants murdered people. So what?

This was simply bigoted fear-mongering for political advantage. It's embarrassing that America has even come to this. How could anyone support Donald Trump? I just don't get it.

Edit: relates an earlier version of this kind of comparison, only about poisonous mushrooms. That's not surprising, is it?


Gregg Garthright said...

Steven Colbert is really funny. The Donald Trump candidacy is terrifying. The idea that this lunatic and his band of sycophants could actually be in charge of this country is hard for me to believe. I've always loved the political process, but I can barely stand to look at this campaign.

Bill Garthright said...

I know, Gregg. It wasn't so bad when I thought that Clinton would crush him. But even the people who dislike him aren't always smart enough to see what needs to be done (to vote for Hillary Clinton). It's just nuts.