Between Brexit, the Migrant Crisis, and the Trump phenomenon, one of the most annoying things to see as of late, has been the huge amount of celebrities, coming down from their ivory towers to lecture all of us dumb little people about how terrible we are for having the audacity to have sociopolitical opinions that they personally disagree with.
For example, remember when that unhygienic walking bio-hazard, Bob Geldof, took time out of his busy schedule of avoiding the shower, to instead give the finger to a bunch of poor English fisherman for supporting the leave option in the Brexit Referendum?
How about George Clooney, constantly virtue signalling about how more needs to be done, to help those millions of young, military aged, African men, who are coming from various Sub-Saharan African countries to Europe, allegedly to escape the brutal Syrian civil war? Well, when a migrant camp is set up close to his Italian mansion, we don’t hear a peep out of him volunteering to open his own door to them. You see, it’s only us little people who have to actually do more to help, and it’s only us little people who have to suffer the consequences of making such stupid decisions. Big time celebrities like George Clooney just have to appear in public and talk down to rest of us, without actually paying the price.
One of the vocal celebrities discussing political matters as of late, has been former Star Trek actor George Takei, a guy who once used his social media presence to just post funny memes, but has in the past year or so, used it to lash out at Trump non-stop. Now look, I’m not saying he has no right to express his opinion on the new President-Elect. Nobody, including Trump, is above criticism or scrutiny. As much as I joke around with the whole “Glorious Leader” shtick, I am in actuality well aware of the fact that Trump is far from perfect and indeed, has character flaws of his own. I’ve just always felt that the alternatives to Trump were a whole lot worse, as well as genuinely agreeing with him on many issues. However, the kind of hysteria being directed against him at times is just ridiculous and quite frankly, stupid. So stupid in fact, that it’s no surprise that the Huffington Post of all publications, has decided to give it a platform.
Anyway, so lets take a look at what Takei had to say.
They interned Japanese-Americans during World War 2, because they were at war with Japan at the time, and they feared the possibility of spies and saboteurs, loyal to their homeland, working against their war effort from the inside. They did the same thing to German-Americans and Italian-Americans too, because they were also at war with these countries at the same time. You can debate the morality behind this action if you wish, but it wasn’t done just for the sake of it. They were genuinely concerned about a possible threat to national security and to the country’s survival, and did what they thought was in their best interests at the time.
If anything, I think this just reinforces the point that multiculturalism is a ridiculous, flawed idea. If having a multicultural society results in such a scenario were people of differing cultural backgrounds, living within the same borders, under the same government, mistrust each other that much, that a single crises causes one group to round up and intern others, out of the fear that they could be enemy collaborators, then how could it possibly be considered a good thing? As the old saying goes, “United we stand, divided we fall”. That’s why I believe that diversity is not a strength. Unity is, and there are plenty of scientific studies that back this up.
The idea of a database that tracks Muslims, promoted by Trump early on the campaign trail, was seconded by Carl Higbie Wednesday. In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Higby, who served as spokesman for a pro-Trump super PAC, said the proposal would “pass Constitutional muster.”
“There is precedent for it,” he said.
Yep, I mentioned it 9 months ago in my post about “Why I support Trump”. It’s a perfectly legal action to take. The only dilemma is the ethical concerns surrounding it. However, what is worse? Without allowing your own population a vote on the matter, importing millions of followers of an ideology, which for the past 1400 years, has proven itself completely incompatible with Western liberal values and democracy, is still proving so to this day       , and allowing them to run amok in your society? Or, taking whatever steps are necessary to prevent the deaths of your own people, at the hands of the followers of that ideology?
I’m not one to get into scaremongering and witch hunts, but at the same time, I think we need to be vigilant and to look out for our own wellbeing first and foremost. Western civilisation was not built by the followers of Islam. Indeed, for most of our history, we have been fighting to keep Islam out of our lands. They have absolutely no moral claim to share in the benefits of the societies that our own ancestors created for us. In the last 70 years or so, we’ve relaxed our immigration policies towards them, and this has been a disaster for us.
Ideally, I would prefer to see a sane immigration policy brought in again, in which we still allow the immigration of qualified professionals (Doctors, IT specialists, engineers etc), regardless of their racial, religious, or national background, but don’t allow unskilled workers in anymore. We have no need for them, and we have no moral obligation to take them in. I think this would be the best solution. However, I can’t see that changing any time soon, so at least having a way to monitor those coming in would be a nice start. If they don’t like it, then they’re quite free to just not come. Our safety in our own countries is more important than making sure that they’re not offended in countries that they are CHOOSING to come to.
None of the above videos are in any way comparable to a “Muslim database” obviously, but the point I’m trying to make by posting them is that it’s nothing unusual for them to show up and get offended by things in their host nations, even though they willingly chose to come to them.
But Takei, who was interned with his family in wartime, shot back with articulate fury Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”
“It is not a precedent,” Takei said in the MSNBC exchange. “It is the most disgraceful chapter of American history.”
Really? I thought slavery was. Or possibly the eugenic program. Or perhaps those pointless wars in the Middle East which were based on lies. Or maybe it was the conquest of the American landmass in the first place. The “most disgraceful” chapter tends to change, depending on the narrative being pushed at the time.
“Registration of any group of people, and certainly registration of Muslims, is a prelude to internment,” he said later. “This is something that we cannot have happen again. It is dangerous and it is a moral bankruptcy. We’ve got to stand up and resist this, and I would urge all good Americans to write to your congressional representatives and the president-elect and tell them that this is not what we stand for as a nation.”
Very touching George. Your concern for Muslims is most impressive, especially seeing as you yourself are an openly gay man. Lets take a look at these two maps.
The first is a map of Muslim majority countries in the world.
Next, we have a map of countries in which being gay is illegal.
Notice the amount of overlap between the two maps? And with the huge number of Muslims who seem to agree with these laws, even in the West, I can’t help but wonder, would they be as concerned about his well-being as he is about theirs?