“I’m never flying in an airplane because they sometimes crash.” That’s a phobia–a fear based on something entirely irrational.
For those that don’t know what xeno-phobia means, it’s a paranoia not with spiders nor airplanes, but foreign ideas. And people of foreign origin.
In the case of Donald Trump, Muslims and Mexicans, those kinds of foreigners. They are the terrorists and rapists and drug dealers.
Over simplification. Blaming.
Small minds lap it up.
After the horrific events in San Bernadino, another oversimplification. Blame. Say inflammatory things. Ratings. Appear pissed off, the boss. You’re fired. Theatrics.
But THE REALITY is that since 911, of the 150,000 murders in the US, 50 of them have been committed by Muslims.
FIFTY OUT OF ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND.
Trump doesn’t assure the country of this fact. As Jeb Bush said, it’s a candidacy of chaos. Chaos sells.
Instead, to keep us all “safe,” blame 1.7 billion Muslims.
Then ban them.
If we’re going to be afraid of being shot, it’s not going to be a Muslim that’s going to shoot us.
Anyway, here are what a few powerful REPUBLICANS have said since Trump’s comment that we should ban all Muslims from entering the US.
Thank God these leaders spoke up. (If you are a Muslim, thank Allah they spoke up.)
“He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot. He doesn’t represent my party. He doesn’t represent the values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for. You know how to make American great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell.” (Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and former Colonel United States Air Force)
“This is not conservatism.” (Republican Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Paul Ryan)
“I don’t agree… We need to aggressively take on radical Islamic terrorism but not at the expense of our American values.” (Republican Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee)
Heck, Trump’s comment even united Hilary Clinton and Dick Cheney, something few ever imagined possible.
“This is both a shameless and a dangerous idea.” (Hilary Clinton)
“This whole notion that we can just say no more Muslims, just ban a whole religion, goes against everything we stand for and believe in.” (Dick Cheney)
I agree with Senator Graham.