Definitions from Merriam-Webster
Unwilling to recognize or acknowledge a problem or situation (the government’s usual head-in-the-sand response)
An unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which a decisive change is impending especially one with the distinct possibility of a highly undesirable outcome
A point of time, especially one made critical by a concurrence of circumstances
Once again, I apologize for using definitions, but it appears to me that our elected officials do not know the meaning of “crisis” or “juncture.” It appears to this outsider that they all have their “heads in the sand.”
The official Democrat talking points are that our failures to provide security, enforce existing immigration laws, stop human trafficking, and to prevent masses of immigrants without health screenings/documentation or violent gangs and deadly drugs from illegally entering our country are all crises made up by President Trump. They refuse to acknowledge families who have lost loved ones from the actions of illegal immigrant felons, or victims of MS-13 and opiate addiction. They scoff at the idea that we have arrived at a critical juncture. The Republicans purport to agree with the president’s description of the crisis, but judging by their actions, both Democrats and Republicans are blind to it. Either they do not care, or they seek advantage in the continuation of the tragedies that our inactions allow.
It appears to me that in Congress, we really have only one party affiliation, and we all voted for them. Call it, the “Head in the Sand Party.” The elected in California and New York are among the charter members.
The great intellectual and philosopher Forest Gump said it best when he first proclaimed their new motto: “Stultus Est Sicut Stultus Facit” (Stupid is as Stupid Does).
The Republicans and Democrats, in a rare case of bi-partisanship, universally voted for the motto while believing “Stupid is as Stupid Does” was only referring to the other party. Senator Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Senator Cory Booker are all vying for party leadership. The ex-Republicans all smugly declared they would support whoever got the most votes. AOC has already declared herself spokesperson.
I find the Democrats’ arguments against expanding border barriers incomprehensible. For example, they agree that the opiate problem is real and they do not deny that the drug supply is coming from our southern border. They assert that 80-90 percent of drugs being smuggled into the country are interdicted at ports of entry. Those drugs, captured on non-barricaded borders, represent a very small amount. How can they possibly know the amount that they did not catch? They assert that there is a real need to provide more drug detection technology at our ports of entry, and there is no need for barriers elsewhere.
Huh? Let me understand. You acknowledged that drugs are coming in from our southern borders is a problem, and we intercept tons of the vile stuff where we have big beautiful walls. Further, where we do not have walls or adequate patrols, we fail to intercept drugs and that is proof that walls do not work!
As Forest Gump might say, “I may not be a smart man, but I know what ‘bull pucky’ is. Have a nice day!”
Both parties, by passing the recent bill, failed to provide the infrastructure to deal with tens of thousands of people seeking to cross our borders. We will still be lacking the housing required to hold them, in addition to the personnel to process them. Our current policies are certainly not up to the magnitude of our current situation. People with evil intent will continue to cross at will at non-port of entry locations. People looking for work or a handout will continue to declare they are seeking asylum. We will continue to fail to address the humanitarian crisis. Democrats will continue to accuse those seeking to reject MS-13 gang members, drug cartels and human traffickers from entry into United States as, “hating all Hispanics.” Seems to me they are the ones being racked with prejudice.
Our elected men and women may be smart, but unlike Forest Gump, they do not know what love is. They have proven that they neither love the American people or the honest desperate people seeking entry into the land of opportunity. Their actions make one wonder if they instead love the criminals. The bill provides numerous incentives for immigration and illegal border crossings to expand. It is as if they are posting signs with the “Land of Opportunity” crossed out, and “Drug Cartels and those who wish to be taken care of, Welcome!” written below. Their heads are buried so deep in the sand that they have become disconnected from truth. “Stupid is as Stupid Does.”
Where is the female priestess from Pandora for Eywa, who will seek to educate the stupid and say “Then we will see if your insanity can be cured”?
It may just take a person who is not really loved by either party. Former President Jimmy Carter once spoke of his favorite President. He described him as a man who always got straight to the point and often with very blunt (crude) language. He frequently went against the common political wisdom. It turned out that usually, he was right. Prior to running for office, he only had experience in business and sometimes failed. He was a foe of Socialism and tyranny. When Congress failed to do its job, he always reminded himself “The Buck Stops Here.” He was, of course, President Harry Truman.
Perhaps I need to stop thinking of President Trump as channeling King David (see a previous article) and suggest that those who support liberty, capitalism, true equality and national sovereignty, begin chanting “Give them Hell, Donald!”
The consequences of his policies do not demonstrate hate, they demonstrate compassion. They attack the evils of socialism. Dear elected representatives, please put in expanded border controls, effective barriers and new immigration policies (check out mine from a previous article) into place, “Then we will see if your insanity can be cured.”
Breaking News! The Head in the Sand Party has just announced it’s presenting its first lifetime achievement “Stultus Est Sicut Stultus Facit” award to Boston College for giving a degree in economics and international relations to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The award will be presented by Boston College Alumni BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD at their weekly “Dumb and Dumber” film festival. Rep. AOC was heard saying, “I am sick and tired of the media talking about how stupid I am, when we should be talking about how stupid my policies are.” Have a Nice Day!