Why are Americans so scared about Middle East refugees?


Where is the country that stormed the beaches of Normandy, broke the sound barrier, landed a man on the moon, and developed the atom bomb?


Where are the people whose ancestors came here with nothing more than a suitcase of clothes and a few coins in their pockets, leaving behind everything and everyone that they knew to start a life in a new land?


Why are we acting like a school boy who is afraid of getting "cooties" if he talks to a girl?


Is is because our heroes and icons are no longer the rugged explorer, the war-weary solider, or the astronaut but instead the football player, the actor, and the singer?


We stared down a nuclear-powered superpower for half a century where a single mistake could have destroyed the world. After that, why are we scared of anything?