Saturday, December 12, 2015

Did You Know: Ancestors of Famous People

Photo: Vera Kratochvil


Apple Founder STEVE JOBS - the Son of a Syrian Migrant

DONALD TRUMP - his ancestors came as religious refugees to North America ... welcomed and fed by the Natives (remember "Thanksgiving").
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Watching right-wing voices and their acting, one can only wonder and be reminded of parallels to 1939 Nazi propaganda... 
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Millions of Syrians had been fleeing an endless, bloody war for months and years, and more than 3,000 drowned before a single photograph of a three-year-old Alan Kurdi, lying at surf’s edge on a Turkish beach brought some attention to this human crisis.

MACLEANS, the Canadian weekly wrote:
"His death was a reminder of the huge risks his father was willing to take because staying would be so much worse." "The other defining image of the Syrian crisis springs from another realm entirely. .
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In yesterday’s Daily Mail, a figure far more powerful than the three-year-old Alan Kurdi has been marshalled again on social media: pictures of Steve Jobs, defined as “a Syrian migrants’ [sic] child,” even “The son of a Syrian refugee,” are making the rounds. Jobs, adopted at an early age, is the biological son of an American mother, Joanne Carole Schieble, and Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian who came to the U.S. in 1954."
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Dear Mr. Trump:
All we know is that they both were humans, which in the end is all that should matter - not if one believes in Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, or Islam.  The Natives did not ask your ancestors, Pilgrims from the Mayflower, what their religion was, before saving their lives and feeding them... 

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays / Happy Hanukkah or whatever you believe in.


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