Imagine 1621 Pilgrims beseeching Wampanoag tribal Chief Trump. He thunders back under his best comb-over-smirk, “We cannot welcome this disease-ridden crowd, asking for hand outs!” Instead of sending banquet invitations, he dispatches warriors to escort the immigrants to the Plymouth Rock deportation center.
Visualize 1886 Canadian-born-immigrant Rafael Edward Cruz returning France’s gift of the Statue of Liberty. With passport in hand, he hypocritically snarls, “We don’t have room for the so-called tired, poor, and huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Seventh Day Adventist Ben Carson confronts the 1887 Constitutional Convention; ignoring religious freedoms, he urges adding policy prevents entry for immigrants who can’t pass his “True Christian” test.
Neocons and jihadists re-deploy ancient hatreds in scripts for endless war. Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz call for a global military presence in their Project for the New American Century manifesto. Simultaneously Sunni and Shiite extremists author "Jihad For Dummies."