Earlier today, Trump’s executive order that banned Muslim immigration and refugees went into effect, causing chaos and fear.
That the affected countries were ones Trump didn’t have business deals with is something we’re expected to ignore. That those same countries exempted from the ban are also the ones where the 9/11 hijackers came from is a happy coincidence, I’m sure.
In true conservative fashion, the #MAGA crowd was letting their fascist freak flag fly. But while America was gripped by xenophobia and ignorance, our enlightened neighbor to the north, Canada, decided to step in and show us how it’s done:
To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017
Bravo, Mr. Trudeau. An excellent display of humanitarian values.
Now, it may surprise some to know, but Canada does have a right-wing, and they can be just as crazy as the United States. Consider this fellow, who calls themselves “Canadian Deplorable”:
@JustinTrudeau Sharia law will be our downfall.
— canadian deplorable (@kellgriff13) January 28, 2017
They weren’t alone. A number of hard right-wingers, both American and Canadian, jumped in to attack Trudeau for extending his country to refugees, using the same tired BS arguments you’ve likely heard a thousand times before:
— One Woman (@Outofnames) January 28, 2017
— Monica (@monica_barona) January 28, 2017
— Tedlink (@Tedlink) January 28, 2017
— Karim Saad (@kmanitou81) January 28, 2017
— R (@RobertOfAlberta) January 28, 2017
— PC Van Tol (@VantolPhilip) January 28, 2017
— james scampy (@jonesjuba27) January 28, 2017
— Empress Halley 🐸 (@HalleyBorderCol) January 28, 2017
@JustinTrudeau Canadians are morons for allowing this to happen under the promise of free weed
— spence (@Autismsauce) January 28, 2017
@JustinTrudeau Sorry Mr. Trudeau that’s why neither me or anyone of my family will elect you again , it was a big mistak, no more liberals!
— BOLBOL (@BOLBOL22298584) January 28, 2017
It’s depressing to see these lies spread, but hopefully, with liberals pushing back like they are on social media, we can drown out “alternative facts” with the actual truth.
Feature image via Washington State University