Refugee-Phobia: Lest We Forget

From the Desert with feet planted firmly in the Cornfield
From the Desert with feet planted firmly in the Cornfield

As refugee-phobia becomes pandemic across the US of A, a poll from 1938 is well worth paying heed. The poll was taken in America among college students.

In Germany on November 9, 1938 was the infamous Kristallnacht. That night across the German Reicht there was a coordinated attack on the Jewish citizens. A slight four years before was the equally infamous Night of the Long Knives, when Brownshirts with loyalty to the Nazi Party went on a killing spree of Adolph Hitler’s political enemies.

This from The Crimson from that 1938 poll of US college students:

Jewish refugees should not be admitted to the United States in great numbers, a large majority of college youths in this country believes, according to the first national poll of the Student Opinion Surveys of America.[The Crimson, 1938]

From the Cornfield, we should always study history, we have been taught, so we do not repeat the mistakes of the past.

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I am Mark Ivy, a born and bred Hoosier.
I am father to two wonderful sons, Dave and Kev, of whom I am very proud;
two terrific daughters-in-law, Anna and Hailey; three beautiful granddaughters, Dylan, Alaina and Amelia.

On May 9, 2017, my lung specialist hit me with the news I had maybe six months to live if the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the damage caused by the histoplasmosis described below, ran its normal course. I am now on hospice at home. Content and ready to cross over the river to the other side.

On September 2, 2014, I was diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis, a fungal infection, discovered by a biopsy of my larynx.
The infection is fatal if left untreated. For 2 1/2 years I lived under a death sentence being misdiagnosed
with a non-specific bacterial infection which left my right lung a “dried up sponge” and non-functioning.
I was aggressively treated for the infection with antifungals.
The treatment ended October of 2015 and fortunately did not take two years.

I suffer from chronic Horton’s Syndrome. The effects vary widely causing various problems.
Statistically, Horton’s affects only 0.1% of the population. Major depression also attacks me regularly.

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