A Brief but Important Reality Check
Reading the news of late one would think that America is in imminent danger from Muslims and Syrian refugees.
DANGER! BE AFRAID!
You see, politicians love to scare us.
And while the world IS a dangerous place, I am wholly unconcerned about Muslims and refugees attacking America.
Because, since 9/11:
There were 45 deaths in America from jihadist terror.
There were 48 deaths in America perpetrated by (largely Christian) extremists or white racist groups.
There were 200,000 deaths in America caused by guns.
NOTE: The very same politicians which would have you believe that America is threatened by Muslims and refugees —DANGER! BE AFRAID! — are the same politicians which will tell you that America needs MORE guns.
NOTE: Fear is an excellent way to control people. And help with fundraising.
NOTE: I fear politicians FAR more than I fear being shot by a gun. Can we ban politicians?
NOTE: If Abdulfattah Jandali, born in Syria, had not been allowed to come to the United States, there would have been no Apple, no iTunes, no iPad, and no iPhone. Why? Because Abdulfattah Jandali was the biological father of Steve Jobs.
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