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I wish Sean Spicer would do his homework properly.

It only takes minutes, sometimes seconds to make me angry and you won’t like it when I’m angry, because what happens then is that I have to see my WordPress psychiatrist and write it all down.

I just saw an interview with Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, on the topic of Trumps travel ban.

Spicer is presenting facts again:

„there’s 325.000 people from foreign countries that travelled into the United States yesterday, there are 109 people that this actually addressed that have come in post entry from seven countries that we’ve identified – that – in fact actually the Obama administrate identifie admama Obama administration [not kidding here – looked like he just remembered that he was supposed to blame it on Obama]  identified needed further travel restrictions“

Yes, it’s true, these countries were identified under Obama administration – for further travel restrictions – not for a ban like this. And it was not an Executive Order but a Bill that passed Congress.

„But what do we say to the family that loses somebody of a terroristic (…) whether it’s Atlanta, San Bernadino or the Boston bomber? Those people each of whom had gone out to a country and then come back – now granted they’re not on the country in place…“

WELL then why do you name these three terrorist attacs which don’t have anything to  do with any of the banned countries? Oh, manipulation – I forgot.
– New York and New Jersey explosions? – Ahmad Rahimi (Afghanistan / Pakistan)
– Orlando Nightclub? – Omar Mateen (New York/Afghanistan)
– Last not least: 9/11 – Saudi Arabia/Egypt/UAE/Lebanon

Why is there no match between the countries the perpetrators of the actual terrorist attacs came from and the countries banned?

When asked about the confusion at the airports after the ban was in effect he said:

„we had to do it in a way  that insured the safety of America was preserved and if we had telegraphed that ahead of time then that would have been a massive security problem“.

Uhm, why again? Hey brother terrorist, did you hear about Trump banning us? He just telegraphed that. You mean we don’t get in the country? Yep! Well let’s go anyway. We’ll be a massive security problem.

When the host recited Trump:

“ […] that persecuted christian refugees should be seen as a priority“

(after the 120 day ban) and asked why christian refugees were more worthy than muslim or jewish refugees Spicer’s explanation is:

„Well it’s a question of making sure that – well in some of these countries they are the persecuted group and so it’s just a it’s a FACT that when they live in a majority country of another religion they are a minority being persecuted not able to practice their religion in some cases under threat and so it’s just a FACT that they are being persecuted in some of these countries and we need to make sure that we recognize them so that they can come to this country and be able to practice their religion in accordance with our laws and the constitution“

OK, now my head is spinning. He’s referring to some of THESE countries – is he confusing threat of terrorist attacs and persecuted christians? Two completely different issues? Hey you might want to put a ban on Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Nigeria and Turkey? But you know what? That Putin guy is not so bad, you should think about lifting the sanctions against Russia. Don’t worry about the Ukraine, they just don’t understand that Putin just wanted a nice view – Black Sea and all… and the Krim, I mean, it’s sooo small, no one takes notice.

Another day of worries about the political destabilization of the world we live in. I might want to start to ignore Trump from now on.  I should focus on local issues. If you want the machine to work you’ll have to be the best cog in a wheel you can be.

Like Michael Jackson said: I’m starting with the man in the mirror.

All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

Back again on the POTUS subject.
So today Mr. Trump signed an Executive Order (BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IMPROVEMENTS) and of course he stresses that

„Transnational criminal organizations operate sophisticated drug- and human-trafficking networks and smuggling operations on both sides of the southern border, contributing to a significant increase in violent crime and United States deaths from dangerous drugs.“

I had a bad feeling concerning the truthfulness of this statement and checked US statistics on crimes (superficially, I admit). The second I saw the figures I almost felt greatful for the political situation I live in just now here in Germany. Why? Because the last couple of years I learned not to trust „alternative truths“ and unveil fake news by doing a two or three click research.
If the source (http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm) is reliable, the rate for violent crimes in the US is almost unvarying. Comparing the years 2010 and 2015 it is DEcreasing. The total number of crimes is significantly decreasing from 3,35% to 2,87%.

It is absolutely necessary to secure borders. No doubt about that. But looking at these figures I’m tempted to believe that the situation has not changed very much these last years. Maybe I don’t see the big picture but I doubt that it is the right thing to do to sign an Executive Order containing false propaganda. Yeah, alright, who am I kidding.

By the way: drug abuse is not mentioned in the top ten death causes of the US. Maybe someone should check why heart disease is number 1 and why health care is way more important than spending money on this wall – oh wait, the Mexicans have to pay, I forgot.

Oh and concerning that wall: assuming it is supposed to control the flood of Latinos/Hispanics here’s another fun fact: about 21% of the white population in the US is Hispanic/Latino. That’s not what I’d call Aliens. That’s what I call part of culture.

Another part of the United States population are Asians. And in 2015 about 400.000 people from Asia immigrated (lawfully) to the US. Compared to 157.000 from Mexico. Let’s just build a wall across the Pacific. (https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Yearbook_Immigration_Statistics_2015.pdf).

Let me finish this rant with another part of the Executive Order, I will call it The Wall:

„Sec. 2.  Policy.  It is the policy of the executive branch to:

(a)  secure the southern border of the United States through the immediate construction of a physical wall on the southern border, monitored and supported by adequate personnel so as to prevent illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking, and acts of terrorism;“

Oh well, at least he has not been quoting Walter Ulbricht.