I am so sorry. I am sorry you had to go through what we all had to go through with an extra layer of hatred & fear thrown in, to feel extra different but not in a way that makes you feel special, instead reviled by people of little intellect who, unfortunately, are in charge.
Most of all, I am sorry for you (& for me, as a reform Jew) that you live in a country that has the orange thing for president. I am an immigrant who used to love America. I used to scream that if trump would be elected, Brown Shirts would march down the streets. Now I feel like Cassandra, gifted with prophesy, cursed with no one believing her.
All I want to do is leave this country I used to adore & go to … where? Attacks on immigrants, Arabs, Jews are on the rise in Europe. Even Sweden, Sweden I used as a shinning example … maybe my beloved New Zealand, if I can convince my husband.
In any case, I digress. I just wanted to say, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I have the luxury of living in a sanctuary city (Denver), in a sanctuary state (Colorado), next to Arab neighbors I’m willing to hide if anyone is ever going to come for them in the middle of the night! I have learned the lessons of 1939 Berlin very, very well.