Facebook, Mexico, Rondo discussed on KIRO Nights


Facebook live the Michael thanks for that. Don, Shaw radio turn Rondo on. What are we talking about here? Are we talking about who we talking about? Are we talking about here? All right. So let's talk about the wall. Again, why doesn't the story just go away because a little over forty percent of Americans. Now support the idea while it's tempting to go into all the obvious flaws in this plan, including how Mexico was going to pay for it. And the fact that much of the land in question is privately owned. Let's step back and consider the concept for a moment. Clearly, the idea the physical wall along the southern border of the United States is resonating with a lot of people. But why there seems to be several factors driving? This thing. The drive to feel safe I desire to keep criminals out of the country and a fear of losing jobs to legals to me the common flaw in all of these arguments is that human beings are really bad at understanding large numbers when a crime committed by illegal alien. Many people immediately put themselves into that narrative. What if that crime happened to me or someone I loved that'd be horrible? We can't have it. Same thing for when you hear a story about someone losing their job or their property getting stolen when you frame it up in terms of a bad thing that you want to avoid making the leap to a wall starts to make sense. I don't want this bad thing to happen. If we just keep out the people who do these bad things, then the threat is gone. No, more bad things. So build the wall only that's not really how the world works. It negative. Things are not created only by one group of people that happened to speak Spanish that one crime. Or that one job is not the only crime, and it's not the only job it's really hard to conceptualize what three hundred and twenty five million Americans. Look like unless you're a criminologist. You really don't know how many crimes are happening on a day to day basis. Well, it's a lot are there crimes being committed by people that came over the southern border. Of course, there are the which group do you think commits more crimes? The twelve to fifteen million estimated illegals or the three hundred and twenty five million legal residents. It's not natural or easy for most people think about an incident as a percentage of the whole then be able to understand if it's significant or not to the whole country would spending billions of dollars to build a wall on the southern border solve a national emergency. Probably not, especially if you believe like, the majority of Americans that said emergency doesn't actually exist. Would it make some people feel safer? Maybe is it worth the money spent I guess only you can answer that for yourself for me. The clear answer is no..

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