Sunday, August 24, 2014
Distractions and Illusions
The latest sleight of hand has redirected our attention to Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown, and all the subsequent riots, looting, and copycat protests, and another youth shot and killed by police. Of course, I'm not saying this or the others are insignificant events. Far from it. In fact, their significance may even be underplayed. America had been focused on the 60,000 or so children that are being abandoned on our doorstep, with more supposedly coming, in addition to the 12 million or so here illegally. These children, I should add, came from dirt poor peasants but "somehow" managed to scrap up $7000.00 dollars per child, and sent them not just through the length of their own country, but 1800 miles through Mexico, escorted only by smugglers who work for the drug cartels. Think of the logistics that would have entailed. And we're somehow expected to believe that through some strange alignment of the stars, this "migration" of kids from three different Central American countries just happened on its own. Baloney.
On top of that, these "children" were "escorted" across the US border by elements of the Mexican military just as our border patrol was being redirected elsewhere with renewed instructions not to engage, even defend their selves when those on the other side of the Rio Grande River are shooting at them. What about the fact that some claimed to have relatives living in the States (illegally I wonder?), and they "promise" to check in with immigration authorities when they arrive, but---surprise surprise---never do. And, what about the ones who are sick or infected? Where are they being siphoned off to in the dead of the night? Apparently no one, not even the border patrol seems to know. Then there's that other pesky little problem---the gangs who are crossing with them.
Some of these, like MS13, are as fearless as they are dangerous. These gangs have close links to some of largest and most powerful drug cartels in the world and are responsible for some of the most brutal crimes you can imagine. US prisons do not deter them. Most have already done time south of the border; prisons known to be absolutely brutal. An American prison is almost a vacation by comparison. If there's a pecking order, you can bet they are pretty near the top. They've become so powerful, they even control much of what goes on inside the prisons themselves, and to an extent, even outside the prisons as well. These are the same gangs which have eliminated other gangs, mainly black, wherever they go. And while they're cooling their heels in various immigration holding centers pending processing, they are busy recruiting new members. But what's even more chilling, is that these gangs are now believed to be helping smuggle in terrorists from the Middle East through our southern border while also helping them get established in towns and cities all across America. Meanwhile, Congress bickers and the President goes golfing.
There seems to be no lack of distractions to keep Americans from the border issue. I don't question that some, if not most or even
As for illegal immigration, corporations support amnesty, and since they control the levers of power, they mean to have it. Corporations need workers whose loyalty will be to the corporation; who are not conditioned to challenge the system. The increase in potential employees drives down the availability of jobs while the demand for jobs will remain high. Therefore, individuals will be willing to work longer and harder for less, and they will be less likely to make waves. They'll be happy to have a job. As for unions, they've been in a downward spiral since the early '60's, and with their loss of membership, has come their loss of clout. Many have made a "devil's bargain" of sorts with the business owners to keep the employees in line and off the picket line. New members will add more dues in their coffers, but don't expect any change in the current business arrangement. In the end, corporations will become even more powerful than they are now since with fewer jobs to go around, employees will be more apt to keep their heads down, their hands busy, and their mouths shut.