How Not to Fix a Problem

PROBLEM: Certain people in the “Muslim world” believe that non-Muslims, mostly those in Europe and the United States, are at war with Islam. They respond to this with terror attacks.

SOLUTION: Not what Trump has done.

Our Dear Leader has signed an executive order that bars all people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen from entering the United States for 30 days and suspends the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days.

So that’s fantastic. It’s a bad, stupid idea, and one that’s already causing chaos. It’s also a lot more useless than you’d expect. Why? Notice who isn’t on that list. Can you see it? Take a guess. If you still can’t figure it out, do you remember what country most of the 9/11 hijackers came from?

Saudi Arabia.

Also not on the list, Russia. The idiots who attacked the Boston Marathon came from there.

Surprisingly, I don’t see Afghanistan or Pakistan on there, either, despite the fact that both of those countries have a great deal of problems with terrorism.

Notably the countries that are on the list are all ones where (this is going to be an awkwardly-worded sentence), no one from them living in the USA has engaged in any terrorist attacks here since 1975.

Further, I can only assume people who believe that terrorists are flooding into our country disguised as refugees are really, really ignorant. Can you imagine spending two or three years in a refugee camp, going through all the rather time-consuming vetting, and then finally getting over to wreak havoc on in the west? Wouldn’t it make more sense to just get yourself a passport, and a visa, and an airline ticket? Visitors from all over the world arrive in this country every day. If you want to come over and be a terrorists, that’s the way to do it.

But of course, this has nothing to do with actual reality. It has to do with Trump’s stupid, paranoid version of reality, in which the United States is a weak and vulnerable nation, subject to all sorts of abuses from everyone in the world. He’s basically a fucktard, and if you think this is a good idea, you are, too.

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