Monday, 30 January 2017

Remember the MS St Louis

The situation with the Presidential Executive Order banning entry to the US of citizens of seven majority Muslim countries is reminiscent of the situation of the MS St Louis in 1939 with a majority of Jewish passengers. It's Canada's shame that having been turned away at Cuba and the US the passengers were denied entry to Canada.

I hope those in the US who voted for this president, especially those who are Jewish, are finding cause for second thoughts about their support. That's all the more so when the contagion appears to have spreads to Sainte-Foy. My thoughts this morning are with the families of the victims.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemöller

BT