-----But whatever happened to your mother is irrelevant to what Trump is saying and whether it is xenophobic. He's accusing Mexico of sending over criminals so America has to deal with them (a completely baseless accusation) and using that as justification for building his wall. He's accusing a country of consciously sending the worst elements of their society over to another country in order to stir up hatred and fear of the country being accused. That's textbook xenophobia.
what happened to my mother is relevant to the Mexican dealer connections the other guy had, and if we had a stronger border that guy might have never even gotten involved in drugs meaning we would have never been getting treats/things stolen; so yes what happened to my mom is relevant to all the stuff with Mexican criminals coming into the US. when he says Mexico is sending over criminals i dont think he means they are intentionally "sending" over criminals but that many criminals are coming from Mexico there for a wall between us and a place where many criminals are coming from is going to make there be less criminals.
also there is the thing where if you over stay your visa, or if you come into the US without permission you are a criminal so ya... every illegal immigrant is a criminal so trump is pretty correct... building a wall is not xenophobic, its criminalphobic....
-----So you don't care if your president is passionate about representing your country in the best way possible? You just want him to grind out his four (let's be realistic here, he won't get another term) years, no matter if he hates himself and the populace he serves?
i'd prefer that he is happy for what he is doing, but to tell the truth i really dont care as long as it works, and its his own decision to do something he hates to make the country better. hell if someone hates everything but solves many problems i dont care, it works and thats what matters.
-----If you aren't interested in understanding their circumstances at least a bit how can you be justified in talking down to them like that? What if someone did it to you?
because i dont care how bad someone's situation is, not matter what, you do not harm (injury/theft) another human unless its in direct self defense, or defense of your own property. Also no one is doing anything to African Americans, they are doing this stuff to them selves. no one is forcing them to wear sketchy clothing, no one is forcing them to buy expensive shoes, yelling random stuff, getting high/drunk out in public, etc. being homeless/unemployed is understandable since there are a few racist people (though being in the bay area there are barely any, so racism isnt a good excuse) but all this other stuff is their own decision.
and again i dont care what someone does to me that doesnt give me the right to disturb other people, make a mess of my city, waste my money and complain that i need more, harm someone else, etc. if i was ever in their situation i'd wear clothing that actually keeps me warm/allows me to do stuff easier/doesnt make me look sketchy, save up my welfare money and spend it on things that will be useful in my survival (canteen, warm jacket/pants, good quality backpack, healthy food, etc.), put my garbage where it belongs, use public restrooms (the streets in San Francisco smell horrible), not be a disturbance to other people, spend my time keeping my self busy repairing my equipment/cleaning the city streets of garbage and not just sit around doing nothing (if i was too depressed to keep active i'd go somewhere where no one can see me, so i dont bother anyone)
its really not that difficult to be a decent person, even if everything is against you (which in today's society everything isnt against you).
-----That's victim blaming, dude. Not on. Also, I'd prefer if you didn't bring my country into it.
well in many cases the "victim" does take some blame, in the case of Syria their blame comes from letting their country get weak enough/too out of control and then invaded. we need to get out of the ideology that the "victim" is always innocent/did nothing wrong, because in many cases the "victim" likely antagonized a response, or did something stupid that lead to something bad. also australia is taking in some refugees so it is involved in this situation, i am not saying anything bad about Australia i was just saying that turkey is closer than Australia.
-----The people fleeing ISIS and other extremist groups aren't all just able-bodied men. There's women, children and the elderly there too.
children, elderly, and disabled/injured i am completely fine with taking in as they aren't able to fight back that well. though why did you place women in that list? women are completely able to fight and in many cases can easily out smart men. hell look at the Russian snipers during WW2 as an example... they got a different thought process compared to men so that's even more diversity in a fighting force which can make it stronger. women aren't weak people that we need to take care of and help out all the time, many of them are able to take care of them selves, and hell iv seen some which would likely make a fool of me in hand to hand combat (if i was even stupid enough to try boxing/martial arts practice with them).
-----And even if there was only able-bodied men, so what? To demand that they go back there and fight a group of violent religious zealots rather than seeking somewhere safe where they don't have to fear being brutally killed is terrible.
well by running away/retreating you are just letting the bad grow and get worse... life isnt safe all the time, and you need to get up and fight for whats right. if America just wanted to be safe and ran away from all conflicts Europe/northern africa would likely still be under Nazi occupation, and the empire of japan would pretty much own all The Pacific, and maybe Hawaii. someone needs to fix the issues in those country and the people who should fix that are the ones who caused it so the refugees who let the problem get that bad, the Americas who voted to go out there (i dont have proof on me but iv heard that hillary voted for the middle eastern wars) and mess things up, and the Russians who were messing with the middle east before.
the elderly also take blame here since they let the country lead to the mess it is, but sending them into battle is inhumane, will just slow down fixing stuff, and will lead to far more unnecessary deaths/injuries
because if they arent going to clean up the problem who is? hell i had no part in this so it sure as hell isnt going to be my tax dollars....
-----Are you going to show the same courage you so flippantly demand of them and lead them onto the battlefield?
will i fight with them on the battlefield? No... because i was not the one who made this mess. I would however show courage if it was my careless mistake that lead to the mess, or if i did not try hard enough to stop it at all. both of which would not happen, as i put lots of thought in many of the things i do, and i'd likely be trying to stop the issues from growing if i was able to.
now if fighting actually leaded to a significant improvement in the life quality of those i love, or if i lose all those i love i'll defend where ever im living with my life (though this second one only if i have people fighting along side me)
now i got a great idea.... give me a reliable rifle with some ammo, a bullet proof vest, bullet proof vehicle, a piece of livable property in a rural area, some time to build a home, and then lets just completely get rid of our border protection stuff. that way anyone who is in a similar situation as me can just get their loved one(s) into the US easily, and i can bring anyone that i care about away from the heavily populated areas, and we wouldn't be a bother to anyone.
though being serious i'd be fine with anyone coming into the country (though still a ban on bringing tanks, or other weapons into the country) as long as i get my partner, anyone else with loved ones out of this country gets them too, i can get an isolated piece of property, and something to protect my self/others with. go ahead do what ever you want, just make things fair, and let me protect my self.