I have a simple question.
Is Mexico responsible for anything?
Admittedly, it is difficult to lay complete blame for the drug violence on Mexico when we (the U.S. citizenry) are consuming the product of, and we (the U.S. government) are arming, the drug cartels. So let’s be generous and say “we” are responsible for 60% of the problem. Seem reasonable? So why do we only hear about our 60%? What about the other 40%?
(Update the below paragraph with “Caravans heading North”…)
Considering the lines outside emigration services yesterday it struck me that Mexico was doing nothing to help “legitimize” the status of the individuals in line. But to Mexico’s defense even if they had I’m not sure it would have been warmly received. In fact, several of the “on scene” interviews sounded more like asylum cases in that the individual would run down a list of how inhospitable and outright dangerous Mexico is. The idea of going back, to them, would be cruel and unusual punishment for crime they did not commit. While I personally enjoy Mexico and find it to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth… I do not necessarily disagree, but it lends to the larger issue.
Is Mexico responsible for anything? If so, what?
Let’s say Canadians were flooding across the border for reasons of escape… (which in some medically related scenarios is not so far-fetched) would we be so tolerant of the Canadian government as to continuously find ways to blame ourselves? And since we’re on that topic… blame ourselves for what? Is it our fault that we cling to the final visage of Free-Market Capitalism in the world and the prosperity it promulgates, thus creating a more desirable alternative than the place these folks are escaping from?
So why are we quiet in regard to Mexico?
Why exactly is it not Mexico’s responsibility to create that same atmosphere for their citizens? (The same applies to all Latin American countries given our current predicament.)
Why should Mexico be absolved of the international cry to improve their economy, create jobs and control crime repeatedly leveled at the U.S.? It’s certainly not a lack of natural resources, ports, or favorable climate… It’s clearly not the lack of population or strong work ethic. So why?
Partly it is a U.S. media predisposed to self loathe U.S. success and prosperity. It simply is not in vogue to appreciate the Capitalist system our country was founded on, assuming they know what that is, or the riches realized from it. The flip side of that is a programmed desire not to criticize Socialist countries, not because it might make the country look bad but because they would have to look in the mirror and re-evaluate their personal beliefs.
The final aspect is Political Correctness and the fear of being labeled racist should anyone step up and offer the truth. They know the first Journalist to speak out loud that ‘Mexico shares the blame for our border problems and must own their economic woes will be labeled a bigot who hates… I don’t even know anymore… Mexicans? Hispanics? Latinos? Mayans? Aztecs? Spaniards? I mean seriously. The world is cosmopolitan. Having a Spanish surname means little here in the U.S. but the census still counts you as Hispanic… Why? Because that’s how the money is handed out. Rest assured, someone would be offended somewhere, so you’d be a bigot somehow.
All I’m asking for is reasoned, rational, discussion.
What I’m saying simply is there must be a focus on other countries responsibility when it comes to their citizenry and internal economic problems.
Unfortunately it seems all too easy to blame the U.S. for all the ills in the world, especially by our own journalists. When I say “easy”, I mean both comfortably and safely. They are comfortable because they believe it, and they are safe because they know as long as they blame the U.S. First… there will be no punishment directed at them from the industry of the offended. The Antifa Fascists will be fine with it, so they know their houses will not be burnt down.
Think about the comments from the EU and how the problems they suffer are always the fault of United States. The starvation and disease in Africa is our fault. The illegal immigration problem right here in the U.S. is our fault… because, like every other country in the world including Mexico, we don’t openly accept just anyone who crosses the border. It’s stunning how the world expects us to bend in every way imaginable while they conduct themselves in a way of “business as usual”.
It’s also stunning that absolutely no attention is paid to how we became a country that could help those less fortunate on our borders… and around the world. But here’s a hint… it wasn’t by giving all of our stuff away.
I am a Capitalist. As such, this is not a cry to seal the borders and not let anyone in, or pull all of our Diplomats home. On the contrary, I like tall fences and wide gates. I expect to have access to the best products at the best prices for my self-determined needs. Having emissaries abroad is important to communicate the benefits of freedom and liberty of the individual as well as aid those who wish to embrace it for themselves in their own countries.
But there needs to be rational and reasonable assessments when determining the foundation of problems lest no solutions can ever be arrived at.
Unless that’s the point.
For more on “the point”: La Gran Mentira
(A repost from 8/16/12, since illegal immigration is now being used to destroy the Constitution’s Separation of Powers. It’s dated, but brings up what I believe to be an important question. What are we saying about Mexico? Are we delaying a Revolution south of our Border? If so, to whose benefit? And if we are delaying a Revolution, is it serving to make Mexico, and Latin America as a whole, more Fragile?)
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(For David… regarding the idea that Socialism, referencing his question of my sanity on Trump’s China Tariffs, requires Capitalism to survive. While the current topic involves raw materials the concept is the same. Crappy Communist/Socialist countries require us, and our productivity, to exist. They are parasitic. This originally posted in Feb. 2012)
Given the latest comments by European Leaders at the G20 conference regarding their current difficulties having originated in the U.S. and President Obama’s granting amnesty to illegal aliens with accolades from the Mexican President (because it is a huge subsidy to Mexico through the flow of US Dollars south), I thought it was worth revisiting.
It has been fascinating to watch as Europe melts down.
It illustrates a theory I’ve had for many years which is that socialists survive at the mercy of capitalists in the name of stability. I started thinking about this in the early nineties, Clinton had just handed, yes handed, Mexico 5 billion dollars. That was back when 5 billion could buy you something nice. It was done under the auspices of fighting the war on drugs. But what it really did was prop up a socialist state. Who wants a revolution so close to home… right? I don’t mean to pick on Clinton because Reagan and Bush have done it too.
Reagan’s granting amnesty to 13 million illegal immigrants was another way of subsidizing Mexico as it kept the flow of U.S. Dollars heading south into their economy. (We could see this again…) George W. did it by making it illegal to purchase prescription medication from Canada. If that had been made legal it would have been tantamount to declaring war on Canada because it would have destroyed their health system by preventing them from dictating prices they would pay to the drug companies. To put it in the simplest terms, they get away with dictating prices because you pay more here and subsidize the cost for them. Feel good about that? We have seen this type of socialist subsidizing for years across every administration. It is primarily through our military… “You guys in trouble financially?”, “Let’s have joint maneuvers, or how about we move some more troops in for training exercises…”. All that means is U.S. Dollars going in to the their not-so-self-sufficient Socialist Paradise.
We have also seen this played out when military contracts are steered to foreign countries for no apparent benefit. The product isn’t better, but darn it they need the help. (Bare in mind, I am a capitalist… it is my duty to buy the best product for me at the lowest price. I have no issue with overseas manufacturing. Our lack of manufacturing says more about us than them. That’s for another time.) Well, now things have changed… we ain’t got no money.
Look at the panic and finger-pointing when the engine of Capitalism, slowly poisoned by Socialists, isn’t healthy enough to ride in and save the Socialist Dream.
If I sound merciless, it’s because I am. As far as I’m concerned Socialism has been living on borrowed time. (And it has been our own socialists lending it to them.) To steal a quote; “The chickenssss have come hoooome to roooost!” Now big daddy ain’t got no sugar…. and you’re on your own.
(An aside: When are we going to have emergency hearings on “home-grown Socialism”? Does Homeland Security know about this? Where’s the Socialist Watch List? The Socialist No-Fly roster? Can’t we profile these people? The destruction to this country and its citizens is profound. Someone should alert the press.)
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or… An Open Letter to Libertarians.
Dear Fellow Libertarians,
You are being played.
Judging by some of the discussions I’ve read as of late, it has become clear you fail to understand many of our ideas are not severable. Or some of you are intentionally misrepresenting yourselves… Ignorance or Evil will remain unknown.
The specific issue I’m tapping about is Open Borders.
It is true that Open Borders fit neatly into the Libertarian ideal of Free-Market Capitalism and Free Exchange between other countries of goods and labor.
It is also true that I personally view Open Borders as a strong Ideal which would be a vast improvement over the cumbersome and expensive immigration policy we currently have.
Open Borders cannot exist as long as The Welfare State is in place. Nor can Open Borders Exist as long as the Possibility of The Welfare State Exists. The Libertarian Ideal of Open Borders and the Absence of The Welfare State are Non-Severable.
Indeed, the Free Travel of Individuals to and from this Exceptional Country is a fantastic idea. But taxpayers do not exist to take care of you. Quite the opposite, our obligation to you begins and ends with our not infringing upon your ability to work and by extension participate within the American Dream, which is to excel absent government interference as far as your skills and drive can take you at the expense of no other man. If an individual finds this type of Personal Freedom and Liberty combined with Personal Responsibility overwhelming and impossible to accept, then They also possess the Right to apply their Freedom and Liberty to return, or relocate, to whatever beautiful part of the Earth, Solar System or Universe they came from or will have them.
That is the Libertarian Tenet.
So please, Libertarians, please do yourself a favor and cease to be lured into discussing one and not the other.
If you have not thought about this in these terms, then please do yourself, and us, a favor by ceasing to talk about Open Borders completely until you either brush up on your supposed Libertarian governing theory… or openly abandoning Libertarianism as the basis for your political philosophy.
Remember, Ideals are just that… Ideals. We will not be removing the existence of, and subsequent possible reinstatement of, the Welfare State anytime soon. And it is exactly the Breadth and Width of Redistribution of Wealth the Progressive Left has achieved in this country which prevents us from even talking about Amnesty or even Modification of the Current Crappy Immigration System. Until Concrete steps, walls and barriers are made to Secure our Borders and Roll Back the Socialist Poison Pills occupying territory of Law in this Country, we are a long way from reaching many of our Ideals. It remains a battle worth fighting…
But we cannot support Open Borders anytime soon.
Cheers and I hope this letter finds you well,
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When has That ever happened?
This is the Run Around Screaming Hyperole being floated in an Effort to Save the Funding for the President’s illegal, unconstitutional and ill considered Amnesty (AKA – Save the Democrat Party) program being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security.
Oh… the answer is:
It has NEVER happened. There has never been an event where funding was temporarily held, cut, reduced etc. that government workers were not paid for their work.
Frankly we Need to permanently Shut Down at least 50% of the Federal Government. But those posts have done posted.
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There are number of measures important to Socialists languishing in Congress as I tap this out.
First being “Net Neutrality” regulation… AKA Control over the Internet Act.
Second being “Amnesty” funding… AKA Democrat Party Preservation Edict.
Third being “Obama Care” penalties… AKA We Need More Time plea.
A Major Crisis, in the words of Rahm Emmanuel, ‘should not go to waste’.
A singular attack by Those That Must Not Be Named would be put to use by this Administration to sail all the above efforts through Congress.
Could that be the reason there appears to be no coherent attempt to address the horror’s being committed by Those That Must Not Be Named?
Is it so difficult to believe that The Left is desirous of the same kind of National Temperament that brought us the one of the single most Liberty Destroying peices of Legislation in our Lifetimes known as The Patriot Act?
It’s not difficult if you employ History as your guide…
Sad. But Not Difficult.
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Apparently there is a call from the Left for President Obama to Fire Valerie Jarret.
When I heard this I laughed out loud.
The only way Jarrett will go anywhere is if She decides to go there.
The depth of knowledge Jarrett has regarding the activities and associates of the President, in addition to the fact President Obama wouldn’t be ‘President Obama’ without her, prohibits any dismissal.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking any such move would be made by this Chief Executive. Remember, this is the guy that kept Holder around for as long as he could. He hired Communist Van Jones and kept him for as long as he could. He attended the church of, and kept as an adviser, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. He Still refuses to see a smidgen of corruption at the IRS. He launched his campaign for Illinois Senate in the Living Room of a Weather Underground Terrorist… just to mention a few highlights.
And through all of that,
Jarret is his closest… closest… adviser.
She is going Nowhere.
There is a Ton more Socialism to Institutionalize over the next two years.
He Needs Her.
He Owes Her.
He Fears Her.
She knows it.
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The Denial of Reality one must Embrace to be a Leftist.
What Liberal Media People are now Saying on air.
We have been told for the last 6 years that Republican’s MUST pass Amnesty or they will never win another Election.
On Nov. 4th, 2014, the American Public overwhelmingly voted for those Amnesty Opposing Republicans.
Yet we are still being told that if the very Amnesty Opposing Republicans continue to Oppose Amnesty they will never win another election.
We have been told for the last 6 years that the American Public want’s more Gun Control.
But those Candidates who ran on Gun Control Issues all failed in their bids for office.
We have been told that Bill and Hillary Clinton are ‘Loved and Adored’ by the American Public.
However, practically every Candidate the Campaigned for Lost.
We are also being told that this past Midterm Landslide was a vote against Incumbents. In other words… You just wanted to Vote Them ALL Out.
However, You only voted out Democrat Incumbents.
We are Now being told that the American Public overwhelmingly elected Republicans because the American Public wants to “get things done”.
If you, the American Public, wanted anything other than Stopping what is Being Done To You…
…you would have elected Democrats.
If you’re reading this, and you’re a Liberal, don’t worry. You’re not alone.
There are plenty of Establishment Republicans who are facing the same choice of Mental Gymnastics or flat-out Fear… since the only difference between you and them is the speed at which you want to Drive the United States over the Cliff of Socialism… and, of course, who’s at the wheel.
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We are hearing the Lament from the Main Stream Media that the President doesn’t seem to be listening…
When has he?
Socialism must be Forced upon the People…
They’re not going to want it.
Obama Care has never had the approval of a majority of the population in any poll. Never. Not once. Not now.
Socialized Medicine was Forced upon the American People without a single Republican Vote. Not one.
It was Forced Upon us.
Amnesty does not have the approval of a majority of the population. Not once. Not now. Not at all.
It will be Forced Upon us.
The President said today, in no uncertain terms, ‘what motivates him and his staff will not change’. Clearly, from his 2006 ‘The Blueprint for Change’ to the Present Day, it is Socialism that motivates this President and his Staff… as well as his Party.
So someone tell me what has changed?
The Position of Socialists is Your Stupid and Must be Forced to do the Right Thing as Socialists see it. And that’s what we have been subject to for the last six years. Why would anyone… anyone… think the next two years of President Obama Administration is going to be any different?
Six Years ago A very Famous person said “I Hope He Fails!”.
I too hoped that would be the case.
But, he hasn’t.
At least not from the point of view of a Progressive Socialist.
Marx must be proud.
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So the head of the RNC was out ‘Rallying the Base’ by shouting how the Republicans will “Stop the Un-American Amnesty” planned by President Obama.
I have to ask…
What about the Un-American Socialization of Healthcare?
What about the Un-American use of the IRS to target Political Enemies?
What about the Un-American and unconstitutional invasion of Privacy actively being committed by the NSA when they archive every bit of information you receive and produce?
What about the Un-American embrace of myriad Socialist policies?
What about the Un-American education being forced upon our Children?
What about the Un-American support of voter fraud?
What about the Un-American attack on the Electoral College?
What about the Un-American neglect of honoring the Constitution?
What about the Un-American undermining of our Allies Abroad?
What about the Un-American forfeiture of Moral Superiority by abandoning our role as Champion of Individual Freedom and Liberty Worldwide in trade for Democratic Collectivism?
Unless Reince has an answer to these questions…
I think returning to silence is recommended. It has worked for the Establishment so far. (Our fight will begin again during the next set of Primaries…)
I have a friend who would offer Mr. Priebus a Steaming Hot Cup of Shut The F*ck Up. I suggest the Head of the RNC try it.
Using a single issue to distract from a Much Larger Problem is an old tactic. And using it implies one’s belief that the Voters are Stupid.
When your Entire Car is falling apart you don’t focus all of your attention on a low tire…
It’s time for us to stop being stupid.
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