WELCOME TO TRUMPLAND: THE EXCITING WORLD OF ALTERNATE SETS OF FACTS!
OR HOW THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BECOMES A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY
If you had any doubt about the alt.right world according to Trump coming to a country near you, you no longer have anything to fear or even wonder about. It’s here folks! Well, let’s say in its initial stages. There will be much more to come in the future. I am, of course, speaking of Your President Trump’s actions to institute “extreme vetting” and to “stop terrorist Muslims” from entering the United States and causing Islamic Jihad right here on our soil. Yes! Finally we have what looks to be a government – or at least a governor – who fits the definition of Third World National Leader perfectly. Sure, it’s going to take a couple more years before the entire country becomes a Third World Nation but we are off to a rip roaring start. Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) actions to defund Planned Parenthood as a result of fake tapes and a prejudicial Congressional Hearing was merely a weakassed flutter compared to Your President Trump’s actions to stop Islamic Jihadist Terrorists from wrecking death and destruction across Amerika.
You see, to Trump it matters not a whit that not a single one of the seven nations who’ve fallen under his ban have ever been implicated in a single attack here in our homeland. Nor is it of any consequence that the nations where indeed terrorists who actually, really, in the real world that you and I inhabit, actually did spawn terrorists namely Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt are not on his list. You see the facts of the matter, even the facts of the 3,000 dead from the 9-11 terrorist attacks, are irrelevant. The Muslim refugee ban has nothing to do with actually, in reality, preventing potential terrorists from entering the country, but has only to do with pleasing his base no matter how foolish, ridiculous and illegal is his ban. His voters will be enormously pleased and they will praise him to the skies FOR TAKING ACTION when Obama did not. PS: The fact that Trump does not do business in any of the seven countries is also totally, absolutely, undeniably irrelevant.
But of course the EXTREME VETTING part of his action is, naturally, tremendously important. You see, apparently the 18 to 24 months it previously took to vet refugees coming from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq was simply useless since all you have to do is look at the number of sloppily vetted refugees from his seven nations who have engaged in Islamic Jihadist Terrorist attacks right here in the United States during the Obama Administration and, in fact, since the Bush II Administration. What? There haven’t been any? There hasn’t been a single one?
What utter nonsense. Of course there have been and many American deaths too. What? No? None? Bullshit! I’ll bet that in the Alternate Set of Facts World of Trump, Spicer and Kellyanne Conway literally dozens if not hundreds of Americans have died as a result of Islamic Jihadist Terrorist attacks by refugees from Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and Sudan who were un-vetted, sloppily vetted or who got into the country from the criminal lack of vetting during the Obama Administration.
When you actually stop and think about what “extreme vetting really means,” and I mean just from the theoretical sense, in order to put such a scheme in place here’s what you would actually need to do:
- Study the current vetting process
- Survey experts in terrorism to determine the parameters and characteristics of terrorist infiltration
- Determine strengths and weaknesses of current methods
- Determine if the current set of actors are the appropriate ones
- Survey countries where refugees originate to determine their vetting practices
- Canvas intelligence agencies to determine if there is sufficient information gathering and sharing on refugees
And God knows how many more steps. But you get the point. Now with Your President Trump with exactly one week under his belt, it’s my best guess – as wildly presumptive as it might be – that none of this has been done. So then the question that must be asked – but has not been and apparently won’t be – is how Your President Trump came to the conclusion that the current 18 – 24 month long vetting process is deficient? Particularly since there hasn’t been a single instance of a Middle Eastern refugee committing a terrorist act here in the United State.
Except, of course, in the Trump, Spicer, Conway world of Alternate Sets of Facts. But, of course, such practical questions are irrelevant when you are talking bout a Third World Banana Republic Leader. In such cases there is no need for facts, data, studies, surveys, information, none of the kinds of considerations that would actually, in reality, amount to a considered policy initiative.
Do you see what’s happened? The United States of America through a Your Presidential Trump Executive Order has put in place a disruptive, illegal, wholly unjustified ban on Muslims that has no basis in historical fact, recent fact, and/or current fact. Your President Trump has acted solely to please his conspiracy theory driven, alt.right voting base and has disrupted the international scene as a result. Of course, this is precisely what his supporters voted him into office for: TO SHAKE THINGS UP! I don’t necessarily have a problem with things getting shaken up. There are a whole host of things that really do need to be shaken up: Wall Street, Congress, Free Market Capitalism, etc. but shaking things up based on falsehoods in the international arena only makes a laughingstock of America. That’s right. A God damned laughingstock to the rest of the world. How do you think the citizens of France who have suffered real terrorist attacks think about the United States now?
So, then. What do you call it when a President takes action based on a fictitious narrative simply to appease his voters rather than actually addressing real world problems and issues and by so doing disrupts the international scene thereby focusing attention on the President who took such ridiculous action? I’d call it the first concrete step in the creation of a Third World Country.
That’s what I’d call it and if Trump lasts a full four years, you can bet you life on the fact that the concrete stairway to Third World Nation status will have grown by leaps and bounds. This is what happens when public policy is decided on what Kallyanne Conway terms “An Alternate Set of Facts” rather than reality.
There is no legitimacy in implementing public policy based on fake facts whether we are talking about Planned Parenthood or Islamic Jihadist Terrorism.
Welcome to the alt.right world of fiction and fakery. And it’s just begun.
Welcome to Trumpland!