I’m seeing allot of hate online for Mr Donald Trump, who is leading the race to be the next President of the USA, and it has left me feeling somewhat confused.
Whilst I agree some of his opinions may be a little controversial, at least he has an opinion and at least he is prepared to put all his cards on the table whether people like it or not. Just like Nigel Farage in the Uk, outspoken party leaders are starting to grow in support as the general feeling is that we need tough politicians to make tough decisions for the greater good of the country.
The sad reality is that people who do stand up for the country, their culture and their freedoms are always in the minority to the liberal lefties, so whenever anyone like Mr Trump or Farage stand up against this view that we should “put others before ourselves” they are immediately shouted down and branded a “racist” or a “bigot” for stating the obvious.
What I have found equally surprising is that when it comes to actual violence on the streets of England, in a political scenario, it is always the left that are openly aggressive and cause the most problems, which is completely contradictory to much of what they stand for politically.
I admire Trump, not just for the fact that he managed to build a successful brand called “Trump”, but he is not trying to please everyone like most politicians, you know where you stand, as just like Obama and Cameron who are trying to please everyone, they will ultimately end up pleasing no-one.
So what exactly are Donald Trumps policies that everyone is kicking up a fuss about, lets take a look;
His policy on the proper U.S. Security response to the Paris attacks and subsequent threats from ISIS is as folows:
“We’re going to have to do things that we never did before. And some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule…And certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy. And so we’re going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago…We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.”
Now firstly, lets look at where extremism is stemming from, if we look at the killers of Lee Rigby and Jihadi John, they both attended the same mosque where the mosque’s imam, Shakeel Begg, was taped by a newspaper in 2006 apparently telling Kingston University students to “go to Palestine and fight, fight the terrorists, fight the Zionists”..
However you want to argue about it, where these murderers get the inspiration to commit these acts of terror does ultimately stem back to the place of worship. Tommy Robinson former leader of the EDL put forward a more plausible solution in suggesting that “all mosques should be regulated, just like schools have with OFSTED, as we don’t know who and what is being preached in these mosques, but clearly there is a connection to them and extremism”.
I certainly don’t advocate shutting down mosques providing they are being used correctly, but until we know what is being taught, it would be foolish to consider opening anymore of them.
On Trump’s plan to deport all Syrian refugees if he becomes President:
“They’re going to be gone. They will go back. … I’ve said it before, in fact, and everyone hears what I say, including them, believe it or not…But if they’re here, they have to go back, because we cannot take a chance. You look at the migration, it’s young, strong men. We cannot take a chance that the people coming over here are going to be ISIS-affiliated.”
Again, it’s hard to disagree, we have to take a tough stance on immigrants and make sure that they are genuine? Trump also made a perfectly reasonable suggestion that rather than these Syria “refugees” risk their lives travelling across Europe, we should use some of the billions of pounds/dollars that are being sent to Syria to create a “Safe Zone” that is protected from IS using our combined military.
This makes perfect sense as all a “refugee” wants is to be safe right? This would clearly solve that problem and prevents Islamic extremists using this as a way to infiltrate Europe and plan more terrosit attacks as we have seen in Paris. A no-brainer?
Trump on political correctness:
“It’s gotten out of control. It’s all gotten out of control. … First of all, you’re really tampering with freedom of speech when you do that. At the same time, it’s trying to be politically correct and that is so bad…I think it’s one of the reasons I’m leading by so much in the polls, because we don’t have time to be so politically correct in this country and we have much bigger problems, as you can see.”
Political correctness in the UK is now at such a ludicrous level that even when the Charie Hebdo staff were gunned down in cold blood, all major media publications refused to show the cartoon in question, completely contradicting the idea of “freedom of speech” that Charlie Hebdo stood for.
It seems that we are allowed to say anything we like, providing it doesn’t upset Islam, but the fact of the matter is people don’t want to offend Islam because of the fear of being killed, let’s not beat around the bush. There is a two-tier system when it comes to legislating freedom of speech (a contradiction in itself), and whilst preachers like Abu Hamza and Anjem Choudry are allowed to spit venom against our own country, The Labour party were planning to bring in new legislation that would make it a “hate crime” for anyone who is deemed to be an “Islamaphobe” or have an opinion about Islam that it is anything apart from a “peaceful religion”.
Whether you like him or not, the fact that Trump is a “marmite” politician is in itself a great thing and at least you know should he ever make it into power, with his experience in business you know he can make those tough decisions that drastically need to be made. He has my vote at least…