Donald Trumps “Ban” on Immigrants doesn’t have to be a terrible idea. If we were as thoughtful as we pretended to be, we would all realize one thing:
We Must Hold the Front Line of Civilization
The opportunistic terror regime within Syria and Iraq and many other countries thrive on two sources of propaganda. The first is very complicated, but it can be overcome with education and cultural understanding. Of course, I’m talking about the radicalization of people. (It’s happened before with the Catholics, so it isn’t a Muslim thing or an Islam tradition. Anyone with half a brain knows this.) However, the second source of propaganda fueling the current Middle Eastern terror movement is very simple. It’s the idea that The West (Christians and White People) hate the East (Muslims and Brown People.) This is obviously not the case. However, since Donald Trump banned immigration from countries seriously affected by extremism, it can made to seem the case.
But, how can turning the countries completely over to the radical extremists, help anyone. Anyone who is thinking must realize that removing the affected people from their cities and countries will only make it easier for the terrorists to more take land and resources. And we can be sure that ISIS is not the end of these persecution squads. There will be more in the wings waiting for their chance to make headlines.
We can not help by depopulating the affected areas by the thousands upon thousands, removing the mothers and children to other lands when they are needed on the front lines of civilization to spread the true teachings of faith and family, whether it be in the name of Allah, or God, or Christ, or Buddha. The families who read scripture in their living rooms and pray for their neighbors and enemies alike can not be removed. Otherwise, there will be only extremists.
If anything, America and Europe and Australia should be moving thousands upon thousands of their citizens to Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, and other places ravaged by hate, as a front line civilization settlement program to displace poverty and bring in support for the people standing against groups like ISIS.
We should create battle plans that run toward the battle not away from it. Retreating is only giving the enemy more land, resources, and leverage.
The world has plenty of organizations that it’s created to handle international law: NATO, the UN, the EU are all used by member countries to judiciously settle disputes and if needed allocate soldiers, resources, and deadly force to solve problems around the world. But this militaristic mechanism doesn’t work against terrorists. It feeds their lie.
The world is now faced with a major vacuum of power. But, the vacuum grows stronger with every decent family evacuated from inside it. The citizens, citizens of the world, must reverse the vacuum by filling the void, not with tanks and soldiers only, but with the families and businesses and entire settlements filled with charitable hearts that once made the Middle East the cradle of civilization.
As we argue over whose going to pay for the refugee resettlement programs, the terrorist are destroying artifacts that defined cultures and traditions for hundreds and thousands of years. By emptying the land of it’s families and citizens, the terrorist leaders and every small time criminal organization throughout Syria, Israel, Jordan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and places throughout Africa are given the exact tools they need to recruit because the people so many people are left behind are left with no one and no where to turn.
So, while everyone can’t leave Syria and allow the terrorist to hold the keys, the world can enrich the people, free the resources, and strengthen the local heart in these places by moving people to Syria.