Post by Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha Post by Quadibloc
The situation, therefore, is entirely the result of Trump's
noncompliance with the reasonable demands of people like Nancy
Pelosi and AOC.
From most people, I would assume that was sarcasm. From you, I
expect you mean every word of it.
Which is quite a change from your usual rant about nuking brown
Actually, it is sarcasm, but I, at least approximately, mean every word of it at
the same time. Unlike AOC, Nancy Pelosi is _almost_ reasonable.
The United States is a signatory to certain treaties about refugees. It's
unfortunate that a humanitarian crisis in Central America is interfering with
the ability of the United States to plan immigration numbers to coincide with
how the labor market in the United States should function, but if they want to
fix the issue, they can do regime change in Central America, not keep the
refugees out. Which is illegal = because you have signed those treaties.
As for nuking brown people...
After centuries of merrily allowing several of the 50 states to discriminate in
their laws, quite severely, against some people on the grounds of their ethnic
origin, the people of the United States were awakened to how wrong this was by
uncovering the German concentration camps at the end of the Second World War.
This has led to a very commendable change in how people think about racial
equality in the entire Western World.
Could the pendulum have possibly swung too far?
At first, it's hard to imagine how. People of different ethnic origins are in
fact equal, completely so, and any discrimination is unfair on its face.
A court case, involving an actor in a popular science-fiction TV show, LeVar
Burton, led to "racial profiling" becoming illegal in the United States. Police
got around this through "driving while black", making matters worse.
While I wouldn't mind seeing these perjurers shot (by a firing squad, not by an
individual criminal) under some circumstances, racial profiling is difficult to
If people from the Arab world made up, say, 10% of the U.S. population, and a
proportion of them significant enough to pose a genuine hazard to the safety of
the average American found the propaganda of groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS
persuasive... because we don't have "pre-crime", or the ability to read people's
minds, rounding up the lot of them and sending them home, however shocking it
may be to current sensibilities would seem pretty hard to avoid.
Or the government could wait, and the ordinary people of the country, with
torches and pitchforks, would take the matter into their own hands, in a
In Canada, we have a military officer who goes around criticizing the
governments of the world in general about their inaction in response to the
genocide in Rwanda. And there was a terrible genocide; a lot of innocent people
of the Tutsi tribe were murdered.
However, these massacres weren't organized by a particular insurgent movement, let alone by the government.
Crack open a history book (well, look up the history; the history of Rwanda won't really rate much space in many history books) and you'll find:
- For quite a few decades, basically ever since decolonization, Rwanda had mostly been under Tutsi minority rule, which was oppressive to the Hutu majority, and
- Rwanda had finally achieved peace and stability under a government that treated the Hutu favorably, and
- A military coup, organized by Tutsis, had just overthrown that government.
So many of the Hutu panicked, and tried to ensure that the Tutsi would never
again profit from being the rulers of the land. Of course it's a pity, but it is
not clear to me how - except through pursuing individual criminal cases - it
could properly be avenged.
Human beings have their limits. It is wise not to push them beyond those limits.
Ideologically-driven liberal politicians, however, are oblivous to that.
Pointing this out has led to people calling me "unprincipled", because if racial
equality were really one of my "principles", then obviously I would treat it
like a religious taboo, and blindly remain faithful to it under all
I may be humane, but I'm not crazy.