President Trump doesn’t seem to like travel agents much, does he?
Donald J. Trump, the now 45th president of the United States of America (I know) is trying to impose a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and Somalia. Iraq has just been removed from the list actually as of today. I say “trying” but what I mean is “has”. A presidential decree no less, an Executive Order. For the sake of sanity it seems to have been upheld by the Supreme court. The fact that no citizen of these nations has perpetrated a terrorist attack on American soil seems not to matter here,(empty fear mongering being more important, obviously) he’s keen to be the only president that keeps to his campaign promises no matter how misguided they are. I’m sure ol’ Tumpy never thought he was actually going to win so now he has the keys to the oval office he has to make good on them promises. Why isn’t Saudi Arabia on that list?
At first I said to myself, (with mild outrage) “this is ridiculous” “we’re going backwards” “this is the last thing we need”…. hmmm … or maybe not… fuck it. Let’s ban all Muslims from travelling, anywhere,.. ever. Not just the US but everywhere! Yeah! (Go with it for a minute) Let’s step it up a bit shall we? How about we stop all religions from travelling to anywhere in the world other than maybe places that are a (insert faith here)- majority country. Think about it… Muslims can stay in their countries, Christians in theirs, Sikh’s, Hindu’s, Jainist’s? buddhist’s, Jews, Confucianist’s and Jedi’s can all stay in their home countries, (Let’s forget about the fact that you can join any of these belief systems regardless of where you were born so by definition they might not have a “home country”, I was thinking of Jedi’s before anyone gets too upset) just think how much we could cut back on pollution. Less vehicles on the road so less traffic and maybe some more parking freed up, less planes in the sky which would mean shorter queues at airports… I mean, come on… this is perfect. And let’s be honest, I could do with less tourists clogging up the streets of Camden anyway.
There surely can’t be too much risk from a plane full off atheists at 30,000 foot.
Wait a minute, this really does work out well for everyone. Despite recently closing hundreds of bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States still maintains nearly 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and territories abroad—from giant “Little Americas” to small radar facilities. Britain, France and Russia, by contrast, have about 30 foreign bases combined. So if we allowed the Trump policy of “OMFG I’m totally scared of anything that doesn’t look like an over microwaved tangerine wearing a suit” (ie: general fear of everything) to proliferate around the world, many of the countries who might not want American military bases situated on their land could actually see them leave and thus freeing up space for arable or pastoral usage maybe even a few more KFC’s or that great American staple of the golden arches but without the guns and Humvee’s. Perfect.
Now then, where’s my tools? I hear there are some labouring jobs going in Texas