For John, BLUF: We are talking economic migrants, and a sprinkling of MS-13 thugs and Islamic fundamentalists. What should we do about this? Just absorb them and thin them out by our much larger population? Stop this set as a deterrent to others who may wish to follow? Nothing to see here; just move along.
Out in the Punditry, and the News—is there a difference—and in the Democratic Party, there is a lot of criticism of President Trumps characterization of the thousands marching toward the US Southern Border. As long as migrants are coming in penny packets there will likely not be a big uproar in this country. However, let there be violence associated or larger groups start coming out of the failed states of Central America and then there will be an uproar.
From PJ Media, by Mr Michael Walsh, 22 October 2018.
Here is the lede plus three:
Three years ago, a horde of "migrants" from the Islamic ummah arrived suddenly in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, marching right through a sovereign nation without a care in the world. They were on their way to the promised lands of old Christendom, and the glittering, helpless welfare societies that tried to offer cradle-to-grave security but too late realized that it forgot the cradle part, and only had the grave to look forward to. Shortly thereafter, the Hungarians sealed their borders, built a fence, and enlisted other similarly minded countries in central Europe to join them in an adamant refusal to admit "migrants" masquerading as "refugees."I think Mr Walsh may be a bit over the top in his reporting, he is touching on a very real political nerve.
The Muslim army was raised and funded by unknown players, but it was welcomed by Angela Merkel, the worst German chancellor since you-know-who. With no personal stake in the future of her country, the childless Merkel was suddenly hailed as Mutti Merkel by her new charges, who then promptly went on a orgy of cultural enrichment that will end with the total collapse of Merkel's government and, hopefully, Merkelism itself. In retrospect, it's clear that the "migrant" horde should have been stopped at the Serbian or Hungarian borders and turned back by any means necessary; Europe is still facing the enormous consequences of Merkel's hideous error.
Now it's America's turn. Thousands of economic migrants -- they make no bones about it -- are heading our way, insouciantly traversing the basket-case failed state of Mexico on their trek to El Norte and boasting that there's no stopping them. The media, speaking for the Democrat party, acts as if this is some sort of natural phenomenon, like an earthquake or a hurricane, and the only "humane" thing to do is to accommodate them in America, no questions asked.
Luckily, President Trump is made of sterner stuff that either Merkel or the media. He's announced he's cutting back on aid to the three worst, most dysfunctional and violent countries in Central America (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador), has demanded that our friends the Mexicans stop them before they reach Texas and Arizona, and has even threatened to use the U.S. military to prevent the migrants from crossing into American territory.
While folks saying that they are hundreds to thousands of miles away seems to suggest that they aren't really a threat, at some point in time they will arrive at the border.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff