As the rhetoric surrounding immigration heats up beyond expensive, country spanning walls into warnings about taco trucks on every corner, I wanted to present another gentle reminder to my dear readers that Time’s Refuge was conceived nearly ten years ago. Not that I’m some kind of Nostradamus or anything, but that this kind of bullshit is nothing new. South Park’s “DEYTERKERJERBS!” meme, for instance, predates my first plot outline by three years.
America’s fear of invading cultures goes further back still. Remember when the Irish weren’t considered to be human? Don’t even get me started on the Jews. Every generation has a new target of xenophobia. I’m curious as to who we’ll be vilifying a few decades from now.
When my little red headed, freckled, born-in-Dublin Irish girl gets mad, I’m not quite sure she’s quite “human” either – and I can swear that trait goes back to at least 1972.