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Wed Jan 24, 2018, 06:55 PM

Exodus (Syrian Refugees)- PBS. Trump should be forced to watch this.


If it were up to me, Trump would be strapped to a chair, with eyes clipped open (like the protagonist in A Clockwork Orange), and forced to watch a documentary I saw last night on PBS.

It follows several refugees and refugee families on their trek from Syria, as they flee for their lives and seek a place....any place...to stay. With all their belongings on their backs, with little ones in tow or in arms, they walk, and walk, and walk...until they find a refugee camp or a country who will let them in. One family walked through eight countries. Another walked through 11 countries.

This documentary just ripped my heart out. The largest refugee crisis in the history of the world, and the world isn't able to handle it very well. Young men who have lost their livelihood...looking for food or any way to make a dollar. They had been laborers, electricians, plumbers. Mothers trying to stifle tears as they try to give their children a semblance of normality, not to let them know how bad things are, as they find trash to pretty up their shacks to make them seem like homes, and make meals out of nothing much.

I highly recommend this documentary. It's up close and personal, following several refugees as they deal with life after ISIS in Syria. It's heartbreaking. Especially so when they come up against protests by far-righters protesting against the refugees. One young man is reduced to tears, saying "I'm a human being like they are."

Some of them even have visas for the U.S., but haven't been allowed to come here yet. It broke my heart. Now, I know it's not entirely object. For instance, it doesn't show the terrorist acts that have been done by some refugees, which is partly behind the protests against allowing more in to their countries. In fact, that's not even mentioned. It should be, since it is a factor to some degree. Even so, the documentary puts a face on the refugees, and you can see just how normal they are. Like you and me.

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Reply Exodus (Syrian Refugees)- PBS. Trump should be forced to watch this. (Original post)
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Wed Jan 24, 2018, 07:39 PM

1. One of the greatest humanitarian crises of my lifetime. I have been

giving to several refugee funds over the last few years. Since the election of 45, all my donations I normally gave here have gone to help Syrians.

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Wed Jan 24, 2018, 09:42 PM

2. +1. nt

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