by Bob Unruh
An organization of former Border Patrol agents Wednesday charged that the federal government, under the administration of President Obama, is deliberately arranging for a flood of immigrant children to arrive in America for political purposes.
“This is not a humanitarian crisis. It is a predictable, orchestrated and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders that knowingly puts minor illegal alien children at risk for purely political purposes,” said the statement released by the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers.
“Certainly, we are not gullible enough to believe that thousands of unaccompanied minor Central American children came to America without the encouragement, aid and assistance of the United States government,” the officers said.
“Anyone that has taken two six- to seven-year-old children to an amusement park can only imagine the problems associated with bringing thousands of unaccompanied children that age up through Mexico and into the United States.”
Allow me to interject at this point:
News stories have indicated that women, children and others have come up from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. That means one very specific thing: Mexico is allowing those persons through their country, in order to cross the northern border.
A federal judge even concluded the White House “has simply chosen not to enforce … border security laws.”
FoxNews.com reported this week Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer calls the situation a “creation” of the federal government, and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., assigned blame for the “calamity” to Obama.
Fox News reported it had obtained a memo from an official with Customs and Border Protection who said the current policies are serving as an incentive for illegal aliens to sneak into the U.S.
Vice President Joe Biden said this week at a manufacturer’s conference that the US needs a “constant, unrelenting stream” of new immigrants to buttress the national economy.
I would add: no, not quite. I would also add: let’s take care of our own people first, before we bring in others. Let’s take care of those individuals who were born here. Let’s educate them and train them.
Because the people who are flooding into the United States via our southern border are ill-educated, sometime ill in health, and the first to sign up for more federal and state Free Cheese — at the insistence of the federal government.
Specifically to the point:
The former Border Patrol agents said the campaign is a “political deception,” and the responsibility rests with the political leaders who support “a path to citizenship, regularization or any other form of amnesty for illegal aliens before providing for full protections for national security (jobs and economy) and public safety (the right of the people to be secure in their property and person).”
The officers argue that the non-enforcement of immigration laws is “the next step in becoming a failed state.”
And so, that is very true. A failed nation-state.
As one Guatemalan detainee told The Christian Science Monitor: “They’re saying that women and children are allowed to stay.”
The Obama administration certainly isn’t doing anything to dispel that notion.
It set up housing for detainees at a San Antonio Air Force base and a Ventura, Calif., Navy base. They can’t handle the sheer numbers, so a processing center has been set up in Nogales, Ariz., which also can’t handle the sheer numbers. The center already is running out of supplies. Another planeload of about 130 illegals was dumped in El Paso, Texas, for processing and care. Fort Sill, Okla., is being prepared for still more illegals.
And President Obama is asking Congress for $1.4 billion of your money to pay for all of that.
Even more outrageous: The administration said Friday that it was starting a program issuing $2 million in grants to fund about 100 lawyers and paralegals to represent immigrant children facing deportation.
The White House not only is refusing to turn these kids away, it’s fighting like mad to keep them here.
Read that very important series of paragraphs again, if you will. Digest it a bit. This is a very purposeful and man-made “crisis.”
We don’t need more low- or no-skilled workers with poor education. We need persons who are vocationally trained and highly educated. We don’t need more burger flippers and weed-pullers; we need those whose educated and clear brains can create the next generation of technological improvements.
The massive and current flood of children and women through our porous borders, gathered and then purposely-released by the USBP into border state population centers at the direction of federal management via DC and the Spite House — in the very dead of a blazing hot summer — is the Cloward-Pivening of our social fabric. It is designed to crash the system so that the system can be rebuilt under a more Socialist bent. As advocated by Richard Cloward, Frances Fox Piven, William Ayers, and Saul Alinsky.
This is purposeful, it is willful, it is artificially created, it is heinous, it is despicable, and it stems directly from the Oval Office of the Spite House.
It is a man-made disaster of huge proportions, pure and simple.
As Obama clearly knows, having been schooled at the feet of Alinsky, Ayers, Cloward and Piven: no nation can survive absent true sovereignty.
Millennials have been especially hard-hit by the downturn, which is probably why so many people in this generation (like myself) regard capitalism with a level of suspicion that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. But that egalitarian impulse isn’t often accompanied by concrete proposals about how to get out of this catastrophe. Here are a few things we might want to start fighting for, pronto, if we want to grow old in a just, fair society, rather than the economic hellhole our parents have handed us.
That’s odd. When I stepped into the work arena at the age of 14, I didn’t think of my work atmosphere as the “hellhole our parents have handed us.”
I simply thought it would be cool to throw papers from my bicycle early in the morning whilst it was dark. And make up to $50 a month which was, then, unheard-of.
I subsequently made an amazing discovery: I had to have a sturdy bicycle in the first place, and then I had to have a big bag suspended on my handlebars and, if I could support it, bags suspended off the rear tire if I had a rear rack. Which I did. I could carry a lot of papers.
Not only that, but I had to get up at the UnGodly Hour of 4 am in order to receive the papers at the end of my driveway. Unbanded. They got thumped down in a huge vertical stack and I had to fold them into thirds and then rubber band them. Each and every one of those things.
The faster I got my job done, the earlier I could go home. And the closer to the porch and the front door I threw them, the fewer complaints I received. Actually got a few tips.
Then there were “collections.” I would have to knock on the door of the neighborhood alcoholic, the neighborhood recluse, the neighborhood wife, and say “Collecting for The Bee.” Sometimes they paid, sometimes they put me off. It was a continual struggle. But if I wanted to get paid, I had to persevere.
And that’s when I learned about the “Work-to-Success” ratio.
If I applied myself, I could kick out collections in a few days. There were some people who didn’t want to pay and were deadbeats. McClatchy went after them in other ways that I didn’t understand then. I can remember, for whatever reason, the first time I was called “sonny.” As in: “Sonny, I don’t have your cash.” Oddly enough, the more papers I accepted, and the more papers I took on my bike, the more money I made. That became pretty clear. That’s how I learned to work. That’s how I learned to make money. That’s how I learned to have any kind of work ethic whatsoever.
That said, what are your “economic reforms,” Mr Myerson?
1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody
Unemployment blows. The easiest and most direct solution is for the government to guarantee that everyone who wants to contribute productively to society is able to earn a decent living in the public sector. There are millions of people who want to work, and there’s tons of work that needs doing – it’s a no-brainer. And this idea isn’t as radical as it might sound: It’s similar to what the federal Works Progress Administration made possible during Roosevelt’s New Deal, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. vocally supported a public-sector job guarantee in the 1960s.
What the American Media Maggots haven’t covered, from Australia’s News.com (zounds, another non-American media source):
A TEENAGER who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire with a shotgun at a Colorado high school, wounding two students before killing himself.
Quick-thinking students alerted the targeted teacher, who quickly left the building.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson identified the shooter on Friday night as 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson.
The shooter entered Arapahoe High School armed with a shotgun and looking for a teacher he identified by name, Sheriff Robinson said.
“(The teacher) knew he was the target and he left that school in an effort to try to encourage the shooter to also leave the school,” the sheriff said. “That was a very wise tactical decision.”
Yes, the debate team leader.
Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist.
A “very opinionated Socialist.” I suppose so.
“He was exuberant I guess,” Conrad told The Denver Post.
“A lot of people picked on him, but it didn’t seem to bother him.”
Carl Schmidt and Brendon Mendelson, both seniors at Arapahoe High, said he had political views that were “outside the mainstream”.
Schmidt said the shooter “was an outspoken kid about what he believed and a good political thinker.”
In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith who through his invisible hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.”
“…I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn’t the market correcting itself?” he wrote. “If the invisible hand is so strong, shouldn’t it be able to overpower regulations?”
Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”
A loving little Socialist — clearly, quite intelligent — who defeated his own views by embracing the very guns Socialists eschew and aimed for a teacher whose beliefs departed from his.
And that’s the Understanding Socialist Way, is it not?
Or was he a young man destined to perish due to, I posit, a corruptive culture rife with video games, gangsta rap, raised by a single mother, unfamiliar with mortality and who believed the RESET button was just a push away, pillowed with a continuous flow of hot and warm running Esteem, as well as — perchance — a few shots of Ritalin, Lithium, Prozac and others?
Bottom line: I am glad the young girl he shot has not perished, and I am very glad that his cerebellum was splayed with great velocity upon the indifferent walls and cold tiled floor of his school.
Final questions: what is it with Colorado, a rather liberal state, regarding Columbine, the Aurora movie theater and now Arapahoe High School — killers with Leftist bents?
And why is it that the bank of actual or wish-to-be mass shooters are those with Leftist bents — including Norwegian Anders Brevik?
Jubilant French Socialists elected Hollande in May of 2012. Something changed.
Germany, ‘Veggie Day,’ and Michelle Obama
BERLIN—The elections set to take place here in Germany Sunday are expected to turn largely on the country’s solid economy, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the European debt crisis and social issues like women’s role in the work force. But add to that plate one more thing: Germans don’t want the government telling them what to eat.
In what could be a cautionary tale for First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to tweak Americans’ diets, Germans look set to punish the Green Party for urging that public cafeterias go meat-free on a designated “Veggie Day” each week in order to help the environment and reduce cruelty to animals. Borrowing colorfully from English, German newspaper Bild described public reaction to the idea as a “shitstorm.”
Imagine that: “Germans don’t want the government telling them what to eat.”
Top that with this, from an older post of mine:
Germany’s Angela Merkel has the temerity and courage to state the obvious. Germany has “had it.” A pull quote: German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “lmmigrants should learn to speak German.” Read the article here.
The article I referred to in October of 2010 is entitled: “Merkel says German multicultural society has failed.” How heinous, how overbearing, how insensitive of her to insist on a national language being embraced by immigrants!
Germany clearly has had it.
The French say multiculturalism is a flop as well, from my February 12th, 2011 post entitled: “Even The French Admit: “Multi-Kulti” = FAILURE.”
So the Germans did the proper thing and re-elected a person who has made them stronger in the face of weakness, more determined in the face of waffling, and more fiscally solvent in the face of budgetary EU failure and bankruptcy.
You won’t see that happening here because this country possesses what I term “Historical Alzheimers.” We learn nothing from history. Leftists are obviously historically ignorant. Obama Socialist? Indeed.
Everyone seems to think they can “do” Socialism better than the prior guy. Including Obama. He just doesn’t have the courage to say what he really means or wants.
But tell me, as one fellow reader at work said to me a day ago: “Show me successful liberalism.”
Key word: successful.
Chicago? Detroit? Even DC?