Ignoring the how and why, my sentiment (and presumably Trump's and his supporters as well) would be the same if we had been at war with European countries for the past 10 years. It's only about race if you make it about race. Putting a temporary stop on immigration from countries that are deemed a threat is not unreasonable. Might not be an easy pill to swallow because it's unfortunate for good people with dual-citizenship, but that's life - that's war. Chalk all of this up to nothing more than risk versus reward or a preventative measure. Or, you know, we could simply look at Germany and Sweden to get a grasp of how lenient immigration laws have worked out. Nobody even knows what true racism is anymore and just about every goddamn country on this planet has borders with a nationalist sense of individualism. Nobody thinks twice about any of this unless it's coming from a predominantly 'white' country in the western world. It's not our responsibility to be the world's babysitter and we owe the world nothing. It speaks volumes when many of the neighboring countries who share the same culture aren't even willing to accept refugees themselves.
I'll wait for someone to bring up Indians or the claim that America was built up to the extent it is because of slavery. I love those ones.
+6@nolen: I could make the same argument about black people using this basiler's logic. The larger the concentration of black people in each respective country, the higher the crime rates go up and the more chances of conflict and war and massacres happening.
Oh, look at the United States! Isn't there something going on there right now? Of course, especially with the black people! Look at some African countries! Even more black people! Look at all the wars and conflicts going on there! The poverty! The horror!
Can't I also generalize this to white people? I'm not sure, but if I were to go back to WWII, then yes I could generalize the same thing and stretch this out however I want it to be. In fact, I could still look for current extreme examples that align with my confirmation bias in order to stretch out a similar kind of argument. In other words: we're all racist, this argument isn't really an argument, doesn't really say anything nor prove anything, and is nothing but absolutely callous.