We’re Going to “Diversity” Ourselves Right Out of a Country
The day after an arrogant Muslim terrorist used a rented truck to kill eight people in Manhattan, President Donald Trump said it was time to pull the plug on the “diversity visa lottery” program that brought Sayfullo Saipov to this country in the first place. At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump said that political correctness led to programs such as these while preventing the U.S. from doing what was necessary to protect innocent lives.
“I am going to ask Congress to immediately initiate work to get rid of this program,” Trump said. “Diversity lottery. Sounds nice – it is not nice, it is not good. It hasn’t been good and we have been against it.”
On Twitter, the president expanded on his thoughts. “The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Charles Schumer beauty. I want merit based.”
It perhaps came as a surprise to many Americans that in these days of global Islamic terrorism, the State Department was still handing out green cards like candy to anyone lucky enough to have their number pulled out of a hat. For the last twenty years, the U.S. has been passing out visas based on the weakest of weak criteria: You’re from a country that doesn’t send a lot of immigrants our way. Because what our country is really hurting for right now is a bunch of Uzbek Muslims. Who is going to drive our Ubers if we don’t get more of those valuable citizens of the world to New York City, stat?
Trump is right, of course, when he blames political correctness for this nonsense. There is this idea right now in America – not just that ethnic and religious diversity is good, but that it is UNQUESTIONABLY good. Like, the only people who would argue otherwise are incurable white supremacists who want to run all black people back to Africa. The less “white” America is, the better, and that is simply a fact.
Well, is it? Can someone explain, in logical, precise terms how Sayfullo Saipov’s presence in the U.S. before Halloween night was benefiting our country? We’re not saying it was or it wasn’t, mind you. We’d just like to see the hard numbers. And if you can find them, how do they compare to the eight people he left strewn along that bike path? Okay, so diversity is good. What we’re saying is…how good? Eight people dead good? 3,000 people dead good? What’s the figure, exactly?
Frankly, we’re finding it harder and harder to believe that the kind of diversity that results in more Muslims coming to this country is “good” in any way, shape, form, or fashion. If it is painting with a too-broad brush to say that all Muslims are radical extremists, then surely it is painting with a too-broad brush to say that they are all wonderful people. And for every ten wonderful Muslims we let in through ridiculous refugee programs and outlandish “diversity lotteries,” how many terrorists are getting through the cracks? Maybe the answer is one, maybe it’s .0001. But we can tell you what it isn’t, and that’s zero. That means that this kind of diversity, for whatever benefit it is affording our country, is a risk.
We’d just like to know what the reward is.