Are you sick and tired of the left’s sick fantasy that somehow, in some disgusting twist of reality, Steve Jobs was a Syrian refugee?
Let’s play the left’s game for a moment and pretend that Steve Jobs was a Syrian refugee way back in February 1955. So what? That was 60 years ago. It’s not like little Stevie Abdullah Ahmed bin-Jobs is trudging his way across Hungary en route to Detroit as we speak.
The fact is, Steve Jobs was not a Syrian refugee. Nowhere near. No more than Obama is a closet-Kenyan.
It’s true, Jobs’ father Abdullafattah “John” Jandall came from Homs, Syria. And yes, he was a Muslim. Keep the “came from” part in mind. Jandall left Syria to go first to Lebanon and later Wisconsin to pursue a college education. It was at the University of Wisconsin that he met Joanna Schieble. Together, they traveled to Homs and while there they conceived Steve Jobs. Joanna’s father wasn’t happy about it – both that she was pregnant out of wedlock, and that the man she was with was a Muslim. So she left Homs.
And she moved to San Francisco where on February 24, 1955 Steve Jobs was born. Steve Jobs was born to an American woman. A woman who was American by birth, having entered this world in Wisconsin. Yep, she “came from” America.
To follow the left’s logic, had a pregnant Stanley Ann Dunham ventured to Kenya and then returned to America to give birth, baby Barack Obama would have been Kenyan.
Or another way to look at it, all those “immigrants” from Mexico and Central America that cross our border and deliver a child who is instantly an American by virtue of having been born here, aren’t really Americans at all. They are Mexicans, Costa Ricans, El Salvadorans, Panamanians, and so on.
Fact is, Steve Jobs was neither a refugee nor a Syrian, or any combination of the two. He didn’t spend his toddler years waddling through the souq as the call to prayer blasted in the background. His mom was an American citizen. She “came from” here. He was born in San Francisco. His personal history is closer to Rice-A-Roni than it is to Tabbouleh. He heard church bells – he was raised a Lutheran – before he ever heard a muezzin sing out “Allah Akbar” from the mosque’s minaret.
The other fact is, leftists are desperate to make Steve Jobs into a Syrian refugee so that they can trick Americans into supporting Obama’s Syrian refugee resettlement program. It’s supposed to work like this:
— Awwww, Steve Jobs was a Syrian refugee. Poor thing.
— Gee whiz, Steve Jobs did amazing hi-tech things and he was, refer to above.
— We should let all Syrian refugees into America because another Steve Jobs might be in their number.
The foolishness of this narrative ought to be apparent. Especially as it’s been revealed that ISIS can forge Syrian passports, that Syrian refugees have been found to have videos of beheadings and other ISIS atrocities on their cell phones, and that Tashfeen Malik for years had used social media to promote terror attacks against the United States.
Some other things the left would rather not talk about when Steve Jobs is the topic:
— Joanna Schieble made a pro-life choice, and delivered Steve Jobs into this world during a time in which unwed motherhood wasn’t viewed favorably. Young Jobs was put up for adoption shortly after birth; he wasn’t aborted as a great many leftists would have suggested she do.
— As much as leftists hate capitalism and insist on a more managed economic system, fact is, all that Jobs has accomplished is a direct result of a capitalist system. From his meager beginnings working on the Atari video-game “Breakout” to his subsequent claim to fame, he did build that. He was no Julia, dependent upon government from cradle to the grave. Steve Jobs did build that.
The next time you hear someone from the left compare Steve Jobs to the current wave of Syrian refugees, kindly refer them to these points. The left is entitled to their own ideas. They aren’t entitled to re-write reality itself.