Upon hearing about Trump’s Immigration Ban, my mind went to what it was to be American, and then, for some reason, Moscow on the Hudson. Sadness that Robin Williams is no longer with us, but mostly because it was just a fragile representation of our nation.
How in media and in many peoples’ imagination at least, America is land of the free. Welcoming to all. A safe place you defect, to. And then how easily, overnight, that has overturned.
I got a similar feeling when the US President is no longer considered the leader of the free world. Now, Angela Merkel, someone admittedly I really admire, is that person.
Recently learned that the US is considered about as democratic as Italy.
It’s a sad day.