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19 November 2016 @ 05:34 am
Not this time  
I go back to the time when we Jews were the sinister, swarthy, hook-nosed Levantines. It isn’t any better when it’s the Muslims instead. I don’t think there will actually be a Muslim registry (but I also didn’t think the country was mean and stupid enough to elect Trump), but if there is, let’s all sign up. Here’s George Takei, remembering a similar bit of “national security.”

Thanx to elenbarathi
Sharon Kahndreamshark on November 19th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
I'll keep that in mind as I assemble a mental list of Things I Can Personally Do if things get as bad as they just might.

However, given the astonishing resurfacing of anti-Semitism during this campaign, just registering as a Jew may turn out to be enough. I wonder if they'd let you register as both?
Lavender Took: beautifullavendertook on November 19th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
it will probably take a form we won't be able to use the Spartacus strategy with--they'll probably target Muslim immigrants, not citizens, like they did under the Bush administration, so probably our best bet is contributing as much as we can to the ACLU to fight for us.
John M. Burtjohn_m_burthotm on November 21st, 2016 02:13 am (UTC)
The King of Denmark never actually wore the Star of David -- he just told the German Governor that he was going to, and the Germans said, "Oh, never mind"....

The thing we need to start wondering is, how might the GOPers abuse and scapegoat minorities in ways that it wouldn't be so easy to embarrass them?
Sherwood Smithsartorias on November 19th, 2016 08:35 pm (UTC)
That was my thought, too. Everybody sign up.
Avram Grumer: Post-It Portraitagrumer on November 19th, 2016 10:09 pm (UTC)
We had a Muslim registry from 2002 to 2011. What makes you so sure they won’t start it up again?
Johnjohnpalmer on November 30th, 2016 04:23 pm (UTC)
It's a point that should be made: the Republicans are celebrating cowardice as a virtue. We should act hideously, because we're afraid. That is not the proper response of a nation whose anthem proclaims it to be the home of the "brave".