Vol: 28 Issue: 28 Monday, November 28, 2016
According to a report on PBS, Mexican drug violence has claimed 22,700 lives since December 2006. That is more than the total deaths on both sides so far in the Afghan War. It is just under half that of US losses in Vietnam.
I did the math, rounding up to four years, and it was pretty scary. It works out to a murder every two hours! And that is an underestimate since it doesn’t include the murders that will occur between now and December.
A total of 18 people were killed and 15 wounded in a twelve-hour period in the northern Mexican states of Durango and Coahuila. Four of them had been decapitated. I found this gruesomely revealing line in the Latin American Herald report:
“The authorities said the heads had not been placed in refrigerators, as has occurred on other occasions.”
Mexico is a failed narco-state where the police are either in the pockets of the drug lords or they end up like Police Chief Martin Castro. Castro’s head was found in an ice chest together with the bodies of six of his men.
The bulk of the police force of the Mexican town of La Union resigned enmasse following a drug-cartel ambush that wounded two of their officers.
Residents on the outskirts of Mexico City, recognizing that they are on their own, are taking justice into their own hands. Two thugs mugged a young couple using a knife and a toy gun, robbing them of 200 pesos and a cell phone.
About 300 people pursued the two men, caught one and beat him so badly with sticks and fists that he died in an ambulance, officials said.
Human Rights Watch reported a jump in military abuses of civilians including charges of murder, rape and torture, which were ‘handled’ by secret military tribunal rather than open court.
Mexico is a horror show bigger than its borders can contain. From 2000 to 2008 the number of illegal aliens in Arizona skyrocketed by 70 percent.
Arizon’s a population of 6.6 million includes an estimated illegal alien population of 500,000 and a prison population that includes nearly 6,000 Mexican nationals (14 percent of the inmate population).
(In California, where many cities have ‘sanctuary’ laws, passed in defiance of federal immigration law, 36% of prison inmates are Latino).
Phoenix has earned a reputation as the kidnap-for-ransom capital, second only to that of Mexico City. There were 370 reported kidnappings in Phoenix in just the past year.
In March, an Arizona rancher named Robert Krentz was fatally shot on his own ranch by an illegal alien. Krentz had lived on the Arizona border all his life. But Google warns that if you try to read all about it from the Guadalajara Reporter, it might ‘harm your computer’.
Google does not warn people away from the sites that claim Krentz’ murder was really an American — there are about seven sites, all liberals, including the Huffington Post, making that claim.
How do they know he was an American? They don’t. They just made it up.
Krentz’ killer is still unknown.
No other nation on earth permits this kind of foreign disrespect for either its borders or its citizens. The estimated 12 to 30 million illegals living in America threaten to overwhelm the system.
One in seven children in public schools is a direct or indirect product of illegal immigration. The same number applies to hospital emergency room visits.
The federal government continues to drone on about ‘immigration reform’ with the word ‘reform’ used as a euphemism for ‘amnesty’ — while claiming the exact opposite.
The Congress authorized the construction of a border fence, but it was never completed. Despite the new Arizona law, illegal immigration is up by 6% according to the Border Patrol, (who doesn’t really know anyway).
They base it on how many they stop — not how many get by them.
The liberals argue amnesty on the grounds we can’t round up and deport every illegal. Walter Williams of George Mason University published this brilliant response that argument:
“That argument differs little from one that says since we can’t catch every burglar, we should grant burglars amnesty. Catching and imprisoning some burglars sends a message to would-be burglars that there might be a price to pay. Similarly, imprisoning some illegal immigrants and then deporting them after their sentences were served would send a signal to others who are here illegally or who are contemplating illegal entry that there’s a price to pay.”
Williams offers this ridiculously simple solution. Start strict enforcement of immigration law. Enforce border security and laws against hiring illegal aliens. More than 70% of Americans agree with Williams, according to a recent Rasmussen Poll.
But the Obama administration rolled out the red carpet for Mexico’s Felipe Calderon as if Calderon was an important ally of the United States, rather than an important ally of the Obama agenda, which I am now convinced is to bring about the collapse of Western civilization in order to replace it with something new.
Calderon’s government is facilitating an illegal, secret invasion — directly funding groups that aids migrants of any origin heading north to cross illegally. The first thing Calderon did when he arrived in Washington was to complain about the Arizona law mandating the enforcement of existing federal immigration law.
And the first thing Obama did in reply was apologize for Arizona’s action as if he were explaining away a hyperactive problem child.
The law in question mirrors federal law, but evidently, nobody in federal government read it before pronouncing it discriminatory or racist.
The reason they don’t have to read it to know it is a bad, racist law is because Arizona police are apparently so corrupt and racist that they will harrass people taking their kids out for an ice cream cone.
Actually, the law prohibits police from questioning someone’s immigration status unless they are already under arrest for some other crime. But President Obama thinks that Arizona police will routinely violate that provision of the law.
But Obama did everything but declare Arizona police to be as corrupt as he declared Cambridge police “stupid” last year.
“I think a fair reading of the language in the statute indicates that it gives the possibility of individuals who are deemed suspicious of being illegal immigrants being harassed or arrested,” he said.
There is that possiblity with ANY law. But only if the police charged with law enforcement are corrupt.
For his part, Calderon had nothing but praise for Obama for distrusting his own police as much as Calderon distrusts his.
Mexico will “continue being respectful of the internal policies of the United States,” Calderon said, but he rejected the idea that “people that work and provide things to this nation will be treated as criminals.”
One thing Obama said during the press conference I found particularly striking.
“I have confidence I can get the majority of Democrats — both in the House and Senate — to support a piece of legislation. . . But I don’t have 60 votes in the Senate. I’ve got to have the support of Republicans.”
What I found striking wasn’t what he said so much as the way he said it. In every major piece of legislation so far in his administration, the only thing bi-partisan has been the opposition. It’s as if he lives in an alternate reality.
A reality where corrupt police eagerly await a chance to show they have as much contempt for human rights as Obama has for those charged with protecting them. Where anyone who disagrees with his views is racist, ignorant, misinformed, deliberately dishonest or just downright hateful.
Obama’s “reform” means amnesty for those already here, after they jump through a series of bureaucratic hoops that they bypassed or they wouldn’t be in the country illegally in the first place.
If they didn’t do it then, what makes Obama think they will now?
This is really a deliberate recipe for further fiscal catastrophe, since they would then be eligible for low-income wage-earner benefits calculated to cost taxpayers some $19,900 per immigrant worker. It isn’t popular with the public. It isn’t popular in either House of Congress.
AND this is an election year in which he is likely to lose both — yet he continues to ignore public opinion as if the November elections will be irrelevant to his agenda.
The pattern continues without deviation. Whenever there are two possible choices, one which favors the United States and one which does not, Obama consistently chooses the latter.
Economy collapsing? Spend more money. Unemployment too high? Grant amnesty to 30 million illegal workers. Losing the war in Afghanistan? Tell the Taliban what date we’ll pull out.
During the Tribulation, the Bible identifies four spheres of global power by compass point; revived Rome to the West, the Kings of the South, the Kings of the East and Gog-Magog to the north.
There is no fifth, separate power resembling the United States to be found anywhere in Scripture except for one. The Apostle Paul warned of perilous times in the last days.
But Paul isn’t speaking of the Tribulation, he is addressing the Church during the Laodicean era just before the Rapture.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
That he is addressing Christians is evident from his warning to them to ‘turn away’. That he is addressing the US as the visible representative of the Laodicean Church is something I believe to be self evident.
“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
Until the turn of the 20th century, the Bible was the most commonly used textbook in America. America’s reputation as the world’s most ‘Christian’ country dates to its founding. The following passage is rather lengthy, but necessary to my point.
It was written by Alexis de Tocqueville, a French researcher and historian who was explaining the United States to his European countryment in the 1830’s.
Religion in America.. .must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country; for if it does not impart a taste for freedom, it facilitates the use of it. Indeed, it is in this same point of view that the inhabitants of the United States themselves look upon religious belief. I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion-for who can search the human heart?-But I am certain that they hold it to be indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.
The sects that exist in the United States are innumerable. They all differ in respect to the worship which is due to the Creator; but they all agree in respect to the duties which are due from man to man. Each sect adores the Deity in its own peculiar manner, but all sects preach the same moral law in the name of God…. Moreover, all the sects of the United States are comprised within the great unity of Christianity, and Christian morality is everywhere the same.
In the United States the sovereign authority is religious,… there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.
In the United States, if a political character attacks a sect [denomination], this may not prevent even the partisans of that very sect, from supporting him; but if he attacks all the sects together [Christianity], every one abandons him and he remains alone.
De Tocqueville was describing America in her early days. Paul’s letter to Timothy is a letter-perfect description of American politics in these days.
The Apostle Paul called them “the last days” — and the times are as perilous as one can imagine.
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