I am feeling absolute despair for Canada today. What a bunch of sacks of crap we are!
490 people show up at our door telling stories of war, murder, torture, and hell we cannot imagine, and what appears to be the majority of us say, "Fuck off and die." (Yes, I know, the National Post doesn't speak for the majority, but I'm seeing so very much vitriol and hatred, racism and xenophobia, that it seems like it has become that way).
This is supposed to be a Christian country. Harper claims to be an evangelical Christian. His behaviour speaks for itself though, doesn't it? Refugees are scattered throughout the Bible, and every time, God reminds God's people to be hospitable. In Deuteronomy 10:19, God says, "Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt." In Leviticus 19:34, God says, "The stranger that sojourneth with you shall be unto you as the homeborn among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God." If the New Testament speaks louder to you, you needn't go further than the parable of the Good Samaritan. I think we forget that Samaritans weren't friends to the Levites. They didn't get along. But the Samaritan took the man who'd been beaten and robbed, and paid for him to be treated. Jesus told the people to go out and do the same. I can go on. There are dozens of examples where we are clearly told to be hospitable people.
And what are we doing? Taking their kids away, locking them up, and branding them all as terrorists because they're MAYBE part of a group fighting against a government we support?! We'll make them prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they're innocent? What the flaming hell are we doing? And don't give me any shit about how it sends a message to others that they can "take advantage of us too". No bloody way. We are to be hospitable without grudging (1 Peter 4:9).
Harper, that ignorant fuck, says, “Let me be clear: we are a land of refuge, but at the same time I think Canadians are pretty concerned when a whole boat of people comes — not through any normal application process, not through any normal arrival channel — and just simply lands,” So we're a land of refuge, but only if you can go through our massive bureaucracy?! What the hell kind of refugee can do that?! If they could, they'd be applying for immigration, not asking for our help!
Please people, for the love of God, for the love of humankind, stop supporting this government. Stop supporting people who are actively thwarting our opportunity to be good people.