It’s a sad but true fact that traveling abroad is dangerous. While many Americans enjoy the experience of visiting new countries and participating in cultures unlike their own, there is an inherent danger in visiting parts of the world that many not be very secure, be it because of terrorism or crime targeted at naive tourists.
Countries will often issue warnings to travelers wherever they feel the threat of danger is high. The U.S. State Department regularly issues these warnings in order to keep traveling Americans out of harm’s way. This is sadly true about going to Europe right now, as major cities once hot spots for tourists are considered major targets for terrorist groups like ISIS. We’ve seen in the last year not only cultural centers, but airports and other travel hubs being hit.
How sad that the United States, once considered the safest place to visit, is now getting these warnings. Thanks to the irresponsible efforts of activist group Black Lives Matter, nations are advising their people not to come to the US. BLM’s violent, unethical, and disruptive demonstrations across the country are discouraging visitors from other nations.
These aren’t foreign terrorists, kidnappers, or robbers. These are so-called activists creating such a toxic environment in our nation, citizens from other nations can’t come as guests.
From Allen B West:
MSN reports, The U.S. embassy of Bahrain, a tiny Middle Eastern island nation, on Saturday urged citizens via twitter to “be cautious of protests or crowded areas occurring around the U.S.”
The United Arab Emirates urged its students and other citizens in the United States to also be careful, using similar language the U.S. State Department employs when warning Americans about countries that have fallen victim to attacks by extremists.
“Please be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places when possible,” the UAE embassy said in a statement that urged people to stay away from any U.S. demonstrations. “Exercise particular caution during large festivals or events, be alert and stay safe.”
The United States should be the one place where visitors should feel the safest. We have the most reliable forms of public transportation, helpful and highly-trained cops and civil servants, and citizens who are friendly and ready to help visitors. Yet because of the divisive nature of recent protests, tourists are being advise to stay away.
Is this no long the land of the free and home of the brave? Liberal groups like BLM don’t care about what impact their irresponsible rhetoric and protests are having on our culture and society. Instead of bringing black and white people together, they are tearing us apart. The rest of the world is watching and staying away.
So maybe these BLM extremists don’t care about tourists. Surely they don’t own any small businesses that can benefit from tourism money. But their reckless behavior continues to disrupt the lives of many Americans. When a black man takes up a gun to kill as many white people as he can, you have the leaders of BLM and similar groups to blame. That’s not a society anyone wants to live in, let alone visit.
Source: Allen B West