Trump's America is all about American First, about shutting off illegal immigrants and about terrorists arriving in America to turn America into turmoil. The initial impression of Trump is that he is the 'Just do it' man, the man that fixed things. And the banning of 7 Arab Muslim countries is just the right thing to do, the right solution to protect and save America and American lives.
The commentators in mysingaporenews have rightly pointed out that Trump
is missing the target by a mile and looking a bit silly, or did not know
what he is doing. This is a very fundamental problem, to identify the
problem, I mean the real problem, not wishy washy fabricated or self
deluded problems like setting up your own strawman for target practice.
If one does not want to look at the real problems, if one is silly not
to know the real problem, and identify fake problems, then the solutions
would be farcical and laughable to be kind. Can apply this to the CFE
context. Ok, what are the real issues on terrorists attacking America?
The guys here have rightly pointed out that the real terrorists or at
least proven during the 911 bombing of WTO towers did not come from the 7
countries or at least the majority were confirmed to be from Saudi
Arabia or Egypt. And the immigrants from these two countries were not
banned! What is happening? Is Trump dumb, wayanging and not really
wanting to solve the terrorist problem? Why the 7 countries and not
those countries that are producing the terrorists? Not knowing the real
problem means not knowing the real solution.
Then there is this US$21.6 billion wall to be built along the borders of
Mexico. Can the wall really keep the illegals out? Can they come in by
air or by sea? How deep is the wall to prevent them from tunnelling
along the 2000 mile border? The relatively short border around Israel is
already a huge hole to plug. Would Trump be building a Trump shield
over the air and a marine net in the seas and hardening the grounds to
prevent tunnelling? And the very open and big holes in the immigration
check points, how to plaster them? The consolation is that building the
wall is another way of creating jobs for the Americans.
Another big issue raised is the real ruler of the US. Who is running the
country, the elected President Trump with executive authority or the
judges in the judiciary? It is looking like the judges are running the
country or at least ruling over Trump the President. Yes, should not the
judges be dealing with legal and constitutional issues, on whether what
Trump did were legal or constitutional and not about morally right or
wrong. These are beyond the courts of law.
Trump was elected by the majority of the Americans just to do what he
promised to do. That is democracy, the will of the people, but the
judges are saying no to the American people. This is a strange
development in democratic America. The judges are acting against the
wishes of the people vested upon the president they elected. And it was
rightly pointed out that the judges are not going to be responsible or
to answer should terrorists blow up America. Trump will be held
responsible. What an irony!
Another strange contradiction raised in the discussion is that the
Americans voted for a President that wanted to champion American First.
In Singapore, the people voted out a politician that wanted to champion
Singaporean First. A logical conclusion is that a politician that
contested on a platform calling for Foreigners First would likely to
have a higher chance of winning an election in Singapore than one
calling for Singaporean First.
This is turning into a mad mad world, or mad America and mad Singapore.