X is for Xenophobe

4F6BB380-E9BD-4736-9808-50345B95CBA7Let’s see. There’s xylophone. Nah. There’s Xerox. Nope, I did that last year. How about xfinity? No, that’s a made up word that serves as the brand name for Comcast’s cable and internet service.

Oh wait. I know. Donald Trump.

I know what you’re thinking. Donald Trump doesn’t start with the letter X. Actually, though, Donald Trump is America’s Xenophobe-in-Chief.

A xenophobe is a person who fears or hates foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers. And based upon what Donald Trump says and does, he is definitely a xenophobe.

He wants to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico because, according to Trump, Mexicans “have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. They’re killing us at the border and they’re killing us on jobs and trade.”

And it’s not just Mexicans that Donald Trump hates. He hates people from what he calls “shithole” countries. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” he wants to know.

Shithole countries in Africa, like Nigeria, or island nations like Haiti. Trump said that Nigerian immigrants would never “go back to their huts,” and that Haitians “all have aids.” “Why do we need more Haitians?” Trump asked. “Take them out.”

Instead of people from Central America with brown skins or from Africa with black skins, Trump spoke of taking in immigrants from “great European countries like Norway.” Could skin color have anything to do with that. Well, that would be racist, wouldn’t it? And for the purpose of this post, I don’t want to talk about Trump the racist, even though he is one.

Nope. This post is exclusively about Trump the xenophobe.


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34 thoughts on “X is for Xenophobe

  1. Sadje April 27, 2019 / 6:15 am

    Hitting it on the head, both literally and figuratively.

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  2. Asbestos Dust April 27, 2019 / 2:42 pm

    Been to several of these. They in fact ARE third-world shitholes. That they happen to be occupied by Darlings Of The Left whom the cynical twats who “inform” your “opinion” are desperate to import onto the Democratic Plantation doesn’t change that a whit. However, I AM just devastated that such a 100% accurate description seems to offend you. As we already know, not offending the mewling left is pretty much the driving force in MY life.

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      • Asbestos Dust April 28, 2019 / 8:27 am

        Does that actually make sense even to you? Wow. Your crazy is really showing here — you should tuck that in.

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    • Fandango April 27, 2019 / 3:13 pm

      Well, you’re entitled to your opinion, no matter how fucked up it is.

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      • Asbestos Dust April 27, 2019 / 3:53 pm

        Heh — you probably want to ask around — your buddies in the NeoFascist Left would disagree, and would brain you with a skateboard probably even faster than me for saying so.

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      • Asbestos Dust April 28, 2019 / 8:08 am

        Yeah, that’s what I’ve been telling him, too. His pathological Trump fixation is desperately unhealthy. Perhaps some herbs or crystals or something.

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        • Fandango April 28, 2019 / 8:52 am

          I have a pathological fixation on Trump because Trump is pathological.

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          • Asbestos Dust April 28, 2019 / 1:25 pm

            And, with minutes to go in the game, he reverts to “Pot, Kettle, Black”. A master stroke of argument.

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            • Fandango April 28, 2019 / 1:48 pm

              As I’ve said on numerous occasions, if you don’t like my opinions or what I have to say, please feel free to not read my blog. But if you feel compelled to do so, please feel free to keep your derisive comments to yourself. But if you don’t have the self control to not comment, then I guess you’ll just have to put up with my “master stroke” responses.

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            • Asbestos Dust April 28, 2019 / 2:08 pm

              Well, your Trump posts are pretty funny, if desperately predictable, but your actual arguments defending them pretty much suck. Nothing new there, the left’s arguments have ALWAYS sucked. So I guess I’ll just read along and only comment when I just can’t keep from bursting out in laughter, OK?

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            • Fandango April 28, 2019 / 4:46 pm

              Whatever floats your boat.

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    • Marleen April 28, 2019 / 11:53 am

      Asbestos Dust said,
      …. I AM just devastated that such a 100% accurate description seems to offend you. As we already know, not offending the mewling left is pretty much the driving force in MY life.

      From the article I (Marleen) shared earlier:

      …………..

      Where is Anders Breivik now?
      At his trial he admitted killing 77 people and injuring 242 but asked to be acquitted.

      The mass murderer is kept in solitary confinement in a three-cell complex.

      He can play video games, watch TV and exercise in conditions that are better than most other prisoners.

      But he has continually moaned that being kept away from other inmates for up to 23 hours a day breaches his human rights.

      After a prolonged court battle, he lost his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in June 2018.

      Three years ago he began studying political science at the University of Oslo, some of whose professors were targets in his far-right “manifesto”.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Behring_Breivik
      Quote: Anders Behring Breivik …, since 2017 legally Fjotolf Hansen[5] and also known by his pseudonym Andrew Berwick, is a Norwegian far-right terrorist[6] …..

      … At the age of 20 he joined [an] anti-immigration/right-wing [party…] and chaired the local Vest Oslo branch of the party’s youth organization during 2002. He left the [party] in 2006 and went on to join a gun club and the Freemasons while also founding a company which he used to finance his planned terrorist attacks… [and distribute] a compendium of texts ….. his main motive for the attacks [being] to publicize his manifesto.[19]

      Two teams of court-appointed forensic psychiatrists examined Breivik[/Berwick/Hansen] before his trial. The first team diagnosed Breivik with paranoid schizophrenia[20] but after this initial finding was criticized,[21] a second evaluation concluded that he was not psychotic during the attacks but did have narcissistic personality disorder.[22][23]

      ……………

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      • Asbestos Dust April 28, 2019 / 1:29 pm

        …and any of this is even marginally relevant HOW? Norway has shitheads. Everyplace does. Your point is — shall we just say “unclear”? Yes. Unclear. That’s much less offensive than “weirder than a three-legged duck”. Another big win for being sensitive. I’m SO learning here.

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        • Marleen April 28, 2019 / 2:26 pm

          There isn’t much wrong with Norway for having a “shithead” here or there in the place. What is wrong is Donald Trump.

          He also said he fell in love with a North Korean shithead; Kim. Kim Jong Un, that is… another murderer, murderer of many.

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          • Asbestos Dust April 28, 2019 / 8:03 pm

            Ah. And he’s Norwegian, is that it? I have so much to learn from you.

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          • Asbestos Dust April 29, 2019 / 8:45 am

            So, what’s it gonna be? Xenophobe or someone who “loves” a sawed-off little Asian aborigine who only speaks Korean? Or can you actually fit both into your ad hoc worldview? Teach me, master, how to hold these two opposing thoughts at the same time — this ad hoc worldview is the secret to Nirvana, is it not? Don’t leave your faithful student hanging.

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            • Marleen April 29, 2019 / 1:09 pm

              While I don’t think anyone here is looking for nirvana, as you say (at least not by discussing these topics — if at all), I will answer anyway. Our narcissist-in-chief also doesn’t [supposedly] like illegal immigrants or even migration via family reunification (or what he, with his ilk, calls chain migration). Nevertheless, this has happened with his own family (if his wives are to be considered family and not current decoration to be cheated on). It’s a little bit like religious people who say women should submit in all things… unless they don’t, in which case the religious men [or men who have seen religion as an easy path to power] deem that each such woman is an honorary man. (This doesn’t stop the men from hating women.)

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            • Asbestos Dust April 29, 2019 / 8:54 pm

              So, then, as long as you can find some threadbare “He did it first” that marginally relates to whatever you’re whining about (still desperately unclear, BTW), that makes it all right, huh? In the first place, his bunch followed the law, as it’s written, and didn’t just show up at the border bitching because I’m not resolving their marginal life experiences. “Illegal.” It’s right there in the friggin’ word. You don’t get to come in and be a citizen, collect our benefits, or suckle at the teat of success because you live in a third-world shithole and your life sucks. How hard is that? Now, I totally get how YOUR personal morality burns like a never-ending flame in your life. I’m kinda surprised you’re posting here, though. That computer you’re banging away on could probably support a Salvadorian village for a month or two and, as it happens, I don’t much give a shit if you give YOUR junk away. If it’ll make you feel better, you can sell everything dress out in sackcloth and follow Christ to the border or South Detroit or wherever handing out alms and succoring the needy. I’ll light a candle for ya’ and be impressed with your dedication to your (so far pretty slacktivist) beliefs. You can’t have mine, though, and for sure you can’t make me give mine to them or to you to distribute. I can handle that, thanks.

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            • Marleen April 30, 2019 / 8:34 am

              Who said he did it first? Not I. So… as to clarity, I can’t clear the cobwebs out of your thinking skills. I will leave you with a couple facts. The first may blow your mind (but I know you won’t admit it): I at no point here have argued in favor of illegal immigration.

              Finally, your understanding of legal versus illegal is way Trump-dependent (while you say he’s an idiot — so that’s curious but par for the course). Legal isn’t like what a Trump thinks about his net worth… whatever he feels like saying based on little to nothing.

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  3. susanrouchard May 3, 2019 / 1:46 pm

    The more articles I read about Trump, the more I wonder…Who the bloody hell voted for the bastard !

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    • Fandango May 3, 2019 / 1:58 pm

      Evangelicals/the religious right, white nationalists/racists, sexists, and whites without a college education,

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      • susanrouchard May 3, 2019 / 2:48 pm

        Yeah ! The whites without education, the Bible Belt, the southern states…I suppose that’s a lot of people…and they don’t write articles about The crazy dude !

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        • Marleen May 3, 2019 / 4:25 pm

          I know white people with “educations” (degrees) who voted for him. I don’t understand it.

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