“The oft-orphaned survivors of a horrible ongoing humanitarian crisis are, likely, experiencing post-traumatic stress, but these children of war have experienced more trauma — physical and emotional — than the medical professionals who care for them have ever seen: the shredded remains of their mom or dad, blown apart by a regime barrel bomb, a Russian cruise missile, or, increasingly, U.S. airstrikes. ‘Human devastation syndrome‘ is Dr. M.K. Hamza’s term for the orphaned end-result.”
Faced with the greatest refugee crisis since World War II, Donald Trump, speaking precisely of these children, said, “I will look Syrian children in the face and say they can’t come.”
“Prolife” Christian Trump defenders, who used to talk about the dignity and sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, are now fully and enthusiastically committed to defending, not the unborn, but that statement and the policy of scapegoating refugees and immigrants that Trump articulated to their full-throated cheers Tuesday night.
That’s what Republichristianity stands for now. It didn’t even notice that he did not mention abortion on Tuesday. It was too ecstatic over Trump’s plan to kick the least of these around.