After decades of culturally-dominating politically correct drum-beating that numbs the average psyche (from accepting common sense), it might take a few minutes for the prudent position of Donald Trump to sink-in.
However, once you get beyond the trained instinct of hysteria, and focus on the substantive request, to: “shutdown Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on” – it actually makes a great deal of sense.
Such a position is really not the least bit controversial, and that’s exactly what makes it so brilliant on many levels.
Of course, if you are not willing to accept the concept of Islamic Jihad – and/or if you are unwilling to accept that Islamic Terrorists have been targeting us for the past decade – well, in that instance Trump’s position might seem controversial. However, for the rest of us, it makes a great deal of sense.
The really exceptional part of Trump’s proposal is that it is the only consideration that might actually force non-Jihadist U.S. Muslims to confront the problem within their religion/association. That aspect makes Trump’s plan rather unique.
In broad terms what Donald Trump is actually doing is reintroducing the concept of “shame” as a tool to combat anti-social behavior.
After decades of leftists pushing an ideology espousing the concept of shame as a bad thing, mostly because of the leftists severe aversion to the accompanying concept of guilt, Trump is throwing a bucket of ice-cold water on the ‘everyone-gets-a-trophy-crowd’.
Of course there is a commonality behind Islamic Extremists; that commonality is their adherence to authentic Islam – the degrees of separation within Muslim identity.
It is not the extremist elements within the Amish community trying to hide terrorist cells within local communities. Nor is it Mr. and Mrs Jorgenson being willfully blind to Isaac the bomb-maker’s presence inside their church. If it were the Amish, we’d be having a similar proposal about a prudent pause – and probably without even one tenth the controversy.
But it isn’t. It’s Islam.
It is the adherent Muslim community doing this, carrying out Islamic Jihad – and specifically doing the “willful blindness” part within various Mosques. And before anyone takes issue with the use of “Muslim Community” you should probably research the Holy Land Foundation federal trials.
Donald Trump is drawing a very bold line in the sand not because he wants it, but rather because it’s necessary, even urgent. If people would watch the un-aired portion of the recent CBS interview with Trump, specifically about terrorism, they’d have a much better idea where he is coming from (See: 05:18 for discussion about “going too far“?)
What you see in that interview is Donald Trump having clear eyes as to the threat. Trump is a master at getting through the BS and directly to the bottom line. Previous Examples:
♦ “Well, someone’s doing the raping, Don” (Don Lemon – link)
♦ “Human rights violations? ISIS is chopping people’s heads’ off, and drowning them in cages right now Jake, it’s medieval”. (Jake Tapper – link)
Donald Trump’s call to pause Muslim Immigration, reassess the threat matrix, make some changes to the vetting process, reevaluate the security risk, and “figure out what is going on“, is not only non-controversial – it’s prudent and wise.
We’ve already been told the FBI can’t keep up with the current volume of threat from domestic Islamic Extremists – why would we take any additional risk and stretch them out even further? Again, common sense.
Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik had been working on their plan to attack San Bernadino for what now appears to be “several years”. As more details come out they apparently were in a network of communication with ISIS type Islamists – and their families were certainly aware that “something” was going on.
It is beyond obtuse to believe otherwise. Grandma making dinner while a pipe bomb lay on the kitchen table – and the White House wants us to think there was no familial knowledge?
Let’s insert come reasonable common sense here regardless of how uncomfortable it is.
….And never, ever forget the current year approach from the White House toward combating Islamic terrorism: