Do You Feel Safe Yet?

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I really don’t think there’s anyone left; Mexicans, Muslims, Jews, his staff, the media, other politicians; the man has made an enemy out of everyone he can. And I say good. Anyone who isn’t rich, white, heterosexual and/or a man can vote but allowing them other things like freedom of choice threatens our way of life. It’s frightening, though, how much resistance there has been to President Cheeto’s Trump’s executive orders and tweets, which clearly have the intention of keeping America safe.

The wall is supposed to keep out all those damn illegals. How dare the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country work hard, build our infrastructure, pay taxes and sacrifice their safety to be in a place that doesn’t want them and yet supposedly offers a dream. I know I don’t feel safe knowing my gardener is willing to do whatever it takes to live here and provide for his family back home.

However, it’s the ones who will do anything to get here that worry me the most. The travel ban was supposed to keep out those terrorists. And anyone who looks like them. If you believe that these refugees are just seeking refuge from the daily horror of walking into a store and potentially not coming out alive, I have some snake oil to sell you.

Speaking of bad salesmen, the media keeps reporting the truth, which coincidentally has always been Sun-Tan Tzu’s adversary, so they get the ax too. Well, just a few; the ones who write nice things get to stay. Honestly, how could anyone write bad things about him? It’s not like he ever questioned the birthplace and religion of a former President even though he has likely never voluntarily attended a Sunday service in his life if there weren’t cameras around.

All of these actions are supposed to keep us safe. Because please, for the love of God, won’t someone think of the children if we allow people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify? All those who are transgender are delinquent perverts after all. They should be tested for a mental illness; but it’s okay, even though Republicans think they’re mentally ill, they’d still be allowed to have a gun.

In fact, it’s clear that the only way to stop gun violence is by giving everyone guns. That’s Florida’s response to the shootings at Pulse in Orlando and the Ft. Lauderdale airport. I, for one, am all for it; everyone knows that a good guy can put all six bullets of a revolver right in the 10 range, but a bad guy who was able to get his hands on an AR-15 won’t hit the broad side of a barn. That’s just common sense. I see it in movies all the time.

Speaking of movies, they’ve become so tiresome. How dare these actors and actresses use the platform for which they’ve worked so hard to attain to push for some lame “agenda” like equal treatment or resisting bigotry? I’ll stay in reality thank you very much, because utopia is never going to happen; there are rules. They really don’t have a clue what they’re talking about anyway, so they should stay in their own lane.

Just like athletes should stick to sports. Can you believe Dexter Fowler saying it’s “unfortunate” that his wife’s sister can’t visit from Iran because of the travel ban? That’s plain un-American. If he doesn’t like it here, he should stay over there. I don’t want anything ruining my willful ignorance of another person’s feelings or my support of Busch Stadium hosting “Christian day.” I’m a claims adjuster and I’m allowed to tweet my political opinions to my 36 followers, but an athlete shouldn’t be allowed to express their concern about an issue of which they were asked a direct question.

We all know that Muslims are terrorists, and white guys with an affiliation to the KKK are just “lone wolves.” Sure, there’s been a few Tim McVeigh’s, Dylan Roof’s and Adam Purinton‘s over the years, but those have been so rare. I know the genuine and sincere “thoughts and prayers” of all politicians are with us in those trying times, because they tweet about it or release a statement. Never mind that they’ve introduced legislation to suppress black voters, deny the religious freedom of Muslims and force women to hold funerals for their fetuses in all circumstances; that guy who shot up the Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs was a bad man, but he wasn’t a terrorist. He certainly didn’t commit that crime as a proponent of some archaic religious ideology.

I feel oppressed, because all of a sudden, it seems like there’s a War Against Christianity. Sure, there are close to 6 million Jewish people in this country, and Hanukkah may overlap with Christmas in most years, but that still doesn’t give them the right to force me to say, “happy holidays.” This country was founded on Christian principles, and by gum, it should stay that way. I’m allowed to wear jeans to church and eat whatever food I like, but the 0.9 percent of the U.S. population that is Muslim are taking over; Sharia Law is coming for us, and I can’t grow a beard.

For that matter, the hundreds of bomb threats faced by Jewish community centers and the desecration of dozens of Jewish cemeteries is totally, absolutely, in no way whatsoever the fault of the Trump administration. I mean, it’s not like the things he’s said over the past 18 months, and his election, have made incompetent, impotent, insecure white racist “Christians” feel like it’s okay to be racist again. Same thing with the rise in bullying and hate crimes. Definitely not the fault of our Orange Man in the High Chair.

If you were to ask any Republican what the best part of America is, they would probably say something about it being a land of opportunity; one that accepts differing ideas, opinions and people. Everyone is treated equally, and honestly, I see no irony in that thought. The overt racism, sexism and bigotry present in their rhetoric only applies to those damn illegals. Because they could absolutely tell two people – one an undocumented immigrant and the other a third generation American – apart just by looking at them. I don’t see any human rights, not to mention First Amendment rights, being violated at all.

Yes, I feel so safe right now. I’m so safe I feel like I’m being suffocated. Clearly the Immortan Don shares these feelings, which is why he’s cool with using the outdoor dining area at Mar-a-Lago as an open air situation room. He and his staff are discussing highly classified matters of national security in front of club members who don’t even have the clearance or wherewithal to view their internet history, but Hillary’s emails were definitely the real threat.

I don’t know why anyone would want to resist.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
–Martin Niemöller

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