I've taken on board the CTR talking points that are currently in vogue, and I want to arm you faggots with some ways to fight back. I'll do this as long as they persist on this board. I've worked in politics before this, it's what I studied at university, if there's a way I can help you guys then I will.
Obviously, the big talking point from the weekend is the "Muslim ban".
One of CTR's aims is to divert the conversation, to take you away from the bigger picture and the larger subject at hand, and to trap you in the semantics.
One of their favourite lines is to poke at the countries NOT on the list of 7, and to tie these in with Trump's business interests. However, I implore you to look at the bigger picture.
I want you to look at 6 of the 7 countries on this list: Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Libya. What do these countries have in common? They are all failed states.
The key difference between the very economically advanced gulf states and these failed states is the infrastructure and the ability of the regime to govern. Each of these 6 states does not even have a semblance of control over its subjects. These countries have huge internal conflicts, suffer widespread corruption, have no capacity to assist their own citizens with even basic amenities. Law and order are non-existent. Put simply- these 6 states do not have any way of controlling their citizens.
Why is it a bad idea to import subjects from these countries?
Well, if their government has no control over the actions of its subjects, no matter how much vetting we can do, there is nothing we can do to figure them out. These people can commit petty, low-level crimes or huge war crimes. They will never be found out. They can rape, attack, discriminate, kill, even. They will never be found out. They can be a part of openly hostile political or social movements. They will never be found out. We cannot be certain records even exist on these people, because their state has no capacity to hold them to account, put them in jail, or chastise their actions- and their state hasn't even got the most basic administrative functions. So they can by all means come in with a clean record, which is actually a load of horse shit. For all their faults, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar etc have a strong control of their subjects. Crime will lead to punishment.
My only criticism of "the list" is that it doesn't go far enough. There are still a ton of failed states across Africa and the Middle East that are in a comparatively desperate situation- Afghanistan, Eritrea, Niger, Northern Nigeria, Djibouti, Mauritania, Mali, Central African Republic- I would expect to see these countries added to the list until their own state can begin to function again. There is a reason aid workers do not get put into the VERY WORST nations. Until then, we need to work locally to set up safe zones. Wait for these nations to get on their own two feet and work on the situation at its root rather than simply throwing bandages all the time. It doesn't work.