Roger Simon, that eeeevil rayciss, thinks we should Let Central America Sink.
For as long as any of us can remember, those Central American nations have been failed states teetering on the brink of civil war (or over it) or awash in corruption and gangsterism, their peoples impoverished.
Foreign aid, of which they have had plenty, hasn’t helped. After all this time, it is likely that in these instances the reverse has been true. Foreign aid has hurt the development of these countries, creating a dependency that impeded progress. It also — inadvertently, one hopes and assumes — encouraged conditions that allowed the corruption and drug dealing to flourish.
The best hope for Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and even Mexico is that they learn to fend for themselves. In most of the cases, it could take a long time with considerable pain, but it is the only path that will succeed. Further aid, with exceptions for emergencies, physical and medical, will only make matters worse.
Most of all, it will continue to support and deepen a dependency culture that is terrible psychologically for the recipients The aid is not loving. It’s self-interested on the part of the donors in a variety of ways for a variety of goals, few of them beneficial.
Now… where have I heard a similar sentiment before?
Oh, and by the way, Roger old buddy: ixnay on the mergency-ay. All the (good) drugs sent to Africa haven’t done diddly in terms of fixing anything; I very much doubt that Central America would have a different outcome.
So it looks like the U.S. is about to be invaded by thousands of unwelcome foreigners:
Central American migrants advancing toward the U.S. border in Mexico has swelled to 7,000 people
Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants rose at dawn on Sunday and continued their trek northward
They walked towards the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile
Police in riot gear were deployed at highway junctions and a military helicopter circled overhead
Mexican immigration authorities only allowed some 640 migrants through the border crossing Saturday
The slow process prompted several thousand to cross the river illegally by rafts or even swimming
President Donald Trump has threatened to halt aid to Honduras and Guatemala, and potentially close down the U.S. border with Mexico if the march is not stopped
I wish he would, and I wish he would send the U.S. Army (and not just the Guard) to seal off our southern border.
Also, I wish he would carry out his threat to impose some kind of sanctions against Mexico for just allowing this rabble to pass more or less unhindered through their country en route to El Norte; and frankly, if he were also to suspend foreign aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, I’d be just fine with that too. There should be consequences for this nonsense, and considering that one of the primary functions of the federal government is to preserve our territorial integrity, and our nation from unwelcome incursions, it’s about time Washington fucking D.C. woke up to this duty.
Apparently, the Democrat Party leadership and their sponsored mobs are in full support of these illegal immigrants — of course they would be: this invading mass consists of mostly future Democrat voters, both legal and illegal — and it provides current U.S. voters yet another reason to vote Republican in the upcoming mid-term election.
Let’s just hope that Trump follows through with his rhetoric — which, considering all his bluster about walls and protecting American workers, he bloody well should — and stops this bullshit in its tracks.