SANITIZING THE GRIM REALITY
“After London Bridge, the world is sick of politicians downplaying terrorism,” writes Megan Oprea, a foreign policy contributor to TheFederalist.com. “Our political leaders are basically telling us that this kind of terrorism, random and deadly, is the price we have to pay for their policies of multiculturalism and political correctness.”
Unrealistic immigration policies are to blame, she says, along with political speeches that talk of national unity even as opposing political parties continue to fight.
Though she says President Trump does not get everything right all the time, Ms. Oprea praises his call after the London attack to address “the business of security for our people,” and acknowledge that the public is not prepared to accept violence as the status quo.
“Whenever political leaders do dare to talk candidly about some of these problems, there’s intense pushback and outrage,” she continues. “When Trump unveiled his travel ban earlier this year, America practically devoured itself with protests at airports, counter-protests, and a wave of lawsuits. The reaction robbed us of any real chance of having a conversation about the ways in which we might need to reconsider our immigration policies for the sake of national security.”