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The Cold Holy War

Solidarity march with immigrants & refugees Minneapolis, Minnesota. February 18, 2017. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue)
Solidarity march with immigrants & refugees Minneapolis, Minnesota. February 18, 2017. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue)

There are many layers to the oppression of immigrants, in our time.

Because of 9/11, both the cause and perpetrators of which have never actually been proven, immigrants of a particular religious persuasion are regarded as suspect by those who assign terroristic activity in a broad swath to anyone to which the alleged 9/11 terrorists’ religion ascribes – namely, Islam.

It isn’t immigration the objectors resist; it’s the threat of infiltrating terrorism, driven by a belief that those who practice Islam are intent upon destroying everyone who does not.

They falsely assign the threat of terrorism to every immigrant woman wearing a head covering, every immigrant whose skin is a particular shade of brown, and every immigrant whose surname begins with Al.

What we are embroiled in, presently, is the secondary effect of a not-so-cold, holy war.

Never before has the separation of church and state been more relevant, been more vital, been more required, if we as Americans are to survive as a nation.

As for the holy war, we must leave that to those who practice religion.

If the government attempts to assign value to anything based in religious persuasion, it is already out of its lane; unfortunately, such assignments are being made, every day, by those in power.

Perhaps society needs to take a straight ahead look at itself. To what extent do cultural groups self-segregate, and to what end does doing so protect and sustain culture itself? People of similar ilk stay close together. When they do not, or when they are forced apart – such as when Hurricane Katrina scattered the Creole population in the Gulf of Mexico – how do they survive?

President Trump was described recently by the news media, following his obvious tacit acceptance of the rally chant against the Congresswoman ( “Send Her Back!” ),  as an “old-world segregationist”.

Many old world beliefs, discarded by progressives intent upon a new world order, had value. Educated people can distinguish between what is old and worthy, vs. what is archaic and outmoded.

But, President Trump represents neither.

Ruth Scanzillo

Ruth Ann Scanzillo is a free-lance professional cellist/pianist, early-retired public school K-12 music teacher, visual artist, and avocational whistleblower.


  1. Zach M. August 4, 2019

    tRump has started to insert “god” gratuitously in his tweets. This is in line with Project Blitz, which is trying to get “In God We Trust” put on the walls of every school in the country.

    1. Ruth Ann Scanzillo August 5, 2019

      There is nothing more sickening [sickening] to me than the posturing of this infidel with regard to Christian tenets. God Himself would spew him.

  2. Larry Stout August 4, 2019

    President Tweetie has declared that they should go back to the “broken and crime infested” places they came from. He should follow his own advice, get the hell out of Washington, and go back to Manhattan where he came from (not that Washington itself isn’t broken and crime-infested).

    1. Ruth Ann Scanzillo August 5, 2019

      Agreed, on all points. His pontificating is an embarrassment to every American citizen and especially every American historian. Here’s hoping that God speaks to him, in tragic irony, through the massacre at El Paso. But, my guess is God has long since ceased speaking to him.

  3. Larry Stout August 5, 2019

    Donald Trump’s god is Donald Trump.


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