How a veteran really feels about helping the refugee people…

In a response the xenophobic memes and online posts, regular neverblendin contributor, Jim Linger, had this to say today:


“This will be graphic, piss a lot of people off, and cause me some deletions. So be it. But if I see one more stupid meme, or conversation, about how we must now help our own homeless and veterans instead of those innocent, scared orphans and refugees from war torn Syria… I am literally going to SNAP! I am a veteran. I’ve been a homeless veteran. That is so very personal. But where was your passion about us before your xenophobic fear set in? Our legislatures have cut VA spending and haven’t passed any measures to help those in need. So now you want to not help anyone. Stop using me, or any homeless or veteran, to justify your cold, misunderstanding heart. Fearmongering, hateful and racists. Yup, I said it. Why are we no longer a family that helps each other? That’s who we should be. You shouldn’t tell one sister, sorry can’t help you, tell another brother, well I wanna help you instead, but actually don’t. Sick. We shouldn’t pick and choose. We help ALL of our brothers and sisters in need. That’s what family does. We are a world family. We should not turn our backs because of misinformed fear. Listen and learn about your fears, and use your passion in a positive, helpful way. Don’t dwell in possible negativy, then use it as a way of turning people away. I’ve lived a great, rewarding, life, and I want others to have that same hope too. And no, I don’t believe those refugees want to kill me, that’s just crazy. But if any did, it wouldn’t be in vain. It would have given a better life to those who had a horrific one. Honestly, I’d rather my life be lead with purpose, caring integrity, and compassion, for all my world family, by helping all those in need, even in possible death, than ingnoring the cries for help, and still living with that very same possibility of death.”

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David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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