Go Back Where You Came From?

So what the heck does that mean?

Ok, I KNOW what it means, but what does it really?  What is the speaker trying to say?

Go back where you came from...if I came from New Jersey or New York or Florida or Kansas or Wyoming  or...so you want me to go back there?

Go back where you came from...if I came from Mexico or Japan or Russia or Greece or ...So if I went back there I would solve all of that country's problems?  If EVERYONE who came from that country went back there, would there be no problems in that country or this?  Is that truly what you think?

If I don't like it I can just go home?  Should I take my ball with me?  Are you under the age of 10 and no longer want to play?

If you don't like me, why don't YOU go back where you came from?  Where DID you come from?  I won't ask because it's a question that is just mean spirited and full of hate.

You were born in this country?  Maybe I was too... so what's your point?  What facts are you searching for?  Are you searching for facts at all?

If I wasn't...I (or my family) made a deliberate decision to be here.  To be here for a reason.  What is your reason for living here?  What is your purpose?  Why do you feel strongly about this country?

Or are you just afraid?

Afraid of me?  Afraid of us?


Because I don't look like you?  You don't look like me and I haven't told YOU to go back where you came from.

Is it because we don't look like you and there are more of "us" than there are of you?  Are you threatened by people who don't look like you?  Are you frightened that one of these things is not like the others and that thing is you?

I don't look like you...well then you are not seeing clearly.  I DO look like you.  My organs are like yours.  My blood is like yours.  We breathe the same air.  The very building blocks of our lives are alike.  

We think different thoughts.  Are you afraid of my thoughts?  Are you foolish enough to not realize that we CAN think differently and disagree and NOT fear each other?

Where do you come from?  I come from a planet called earth.  Do you?  If so then we are both home.  We both belong.

We don't have to like each other, but I have the right to speak.  You have the right to speak.  

If you fear me, is it because you are afraid of my knowledge?  We can debate.  I won't bully.  I won't call names.  I will use facts and evidence to support my cause(s).  Will you?

Go back where I came from?  

I come from love.  I come from compassion.  I come from understanding.  I come from a place of support.

Where do you come from?


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