Travel Warning is an ART ECONOMIC disaster.
It is a really scary time to be an American. We have fallen so far from who we were. It was not that long ago that people dreamed of coming here. They saw America as a country of HOPE. It represented Freedom and we preached that. We were adored for it. We were a voice of Democracy in a sea of oppression. Though I often wonder if we did not see ourselves with rose colored glasses, we still had a sense of right.
The Global Human Rights movement issued a travel warning for the UNITED STATES. Yes. We are now not a safe place for foreigners to visit. This is not good. Did you know that according to FORBES the United States in 2017 had tourist receipts totaling 210.7 billion dollars?
Artistic hope contains many articles on art events in Los Angeles. These events are not just for locals. I have met artists from other countries who came here to share their work, and I have met art lovers who are here to admire and potentially buy art. I have met actors and performers and musicians from all over the globe.
I implore the art Community to get the word out to people in Congress, in local government, because something needs to be done to stop gun violence. It is really sad to me that the death of children is not doing anything to change the laws. Well maybe when those in power realize this country could lose billions in tourism revenue the Senate will finally let something happen to take AK type rifles away from citizens who should not have them.
If the death of children does not do anything I hate to say this, but money talks in America.
POTUS has threatened retaliation against countries issuing a ban, but he does not seem to realize we need the tourism more than certain countries need to send their citizens here. The world is moving forward without us. Our legal system is also not based on an EYE for an EYE. I think POTUS got that idea from his Saudi friends who also killed an American reporter. We have a legal system based on rule of law and JUSTICE, not on getting even.
The International Labor Organization has made a new treaty to protect workers from harassment, and we are not even mentioned in the proceedings. How sad is that?
I do not think it is right for POTUS to be threatening other countries who are only concerned about the safety of their people while we do nothing to ensure legally that these shootings end. In fact if foreigners are killed here, I say they should have a right to seek legal damages for any injury caused by our gun control problem. We need to act reasonably and we are not.
According to a poll conducted by a paper in Santa Monica, the Argonaut, 56% of their poll said that they would be wary of attending public events because of fear of mass shootings. So we are going to force foreigners to be subjected to dangers that many Americans are equally afraid to face?
Do you know what I think? We need to change the laws so no one is terrified anymore or it wont just be more people who are hurt, but what our current POTUS loves the most, the economy of this country. If he wants to make AMERICA GREAT again, he needs to make it safe again for everyone, both citizen and visitor alike or bye bye 210.7 billion in tourist revenue.