Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Why Would Washington's Recent Lies About Iraq, Failed Health Care, Or The Great Recession of 2008 Be Any Different Than Those About Immigration Reform?

In response:

Call it fate, bad luck, or divine intervention:  Washington's 2013 attempts at immigration reform isn't going to happen.

Rightfully so - many people are going to be deeply saddened.  Not just the undocumented, their families, and their supporters but many Americans who know that something is insidiously wrong with Washington's inability to fix or stop illegal immigration.  You know many of these Americans are very sympathetic and  empathetic about Mexican poverty.  They too hate the fact that human beings die in the process of crossing our southern border looking for a better life.  

Americans also have very conflicting feelings about overcrowded emergency rooms and losses of jobs to the undocumented.  Many Americans who regretfully see their hometown demographics change in a way that is not fair to them. 

Then of course there are many Americans who are very angry and hatefully blame the undocumented.

I don't know what it will take to wake all of these groups of American taxpayers up and the (for example) the Mexican undocumented too.  How to you wake people up to the rapes of all groups?  And in the case of Mexico - the rape of all groups specifically committed by the US and Mexican governments? 

Just because you do not often hear this argument does not mean it is not the truth.

I say as someone who retired after 26 years as a US Border Patrol/INS/ICE agent, and spent another 8 years studying Mexican illegal immigration and the Mexican Drug War - we all are being raped and it is by the design of the bi-national elite who run both governments.

Behind all of the volatile emotions, tragedies, political pandering,  and propaganda - Mexican illegal immigration (62% of our undocumented) is strictly profit-driven. 

Tell me who profits from the billions of dollars in remittances that the Mexican undocumented send back to Mexico annually?  Tell me who profits from the billions of US tax dollars annually paid to Washington's crony border security industrial complex which continuously fails to effectively stop illegal immigration?  

Tell me - are Washington politicians really invested in seeing your tax dollars being stopped from fattening the pockets of their crones' immigration prison corporations or border security technology industries? 

Tell me - are Washington politicians really invested in seeing anything upset the 1.25 billion dollars a day in cross border trade that the bi-national elite benefit from?  How about Mexico oil which is their Washington's second largest source of oil for the US?

Tell me - would the Mexican undocumented come or stay in the US if they could receive similar prosperity safely working and living at home with their families?

The entire cycle of poverty, illegal immigration, immigration reform (legalization), border surges, and political chicanery is profit driven and designed to rip off the good people of both nations. 

Tell me - why would their lies about illegal immigration be any different than their lies about Iraq, failed health care or the Great Recession of 2008?

 Do you remember the US Drug War that has been dragging on for over 40 years?  Can you see any similarities with illegal immigration dragging on for decades?  How about our continuous military wars - any similarities there? 

Do you not find it outrageous that 62% of our undocumented and 90% of our illegal drugs come from Mexico, yet we seldom if ever hear US politicians criticize the notoriously corrupt Mexican government for anything? 

Do you not find it outrageous that ex-Mexican President Felipe Calderon's 2006 War on Drugs has slaughtered some 120,000 people (the majority of which were innocently and collaterally slaughtered)?

Do you not find it outrageous that in late 2012 Harvard University has awarded this same retiring Mexican Drug War President Felipe Calderon their First Angelopoulos Global Leader Award and fellowship despite his blood stained, corrupt legacy in Mexico?

Has it ever occurred to you that the bi-national elite could care less about slaughtered Mexican citizens, the Mexican undocumented, or US taxpayers as long as their legal and illegal enterprises keep the billons of dollars and pesos coming in?

Washington does not deserve the benefit of our doubts anymore.  Those days are long gone.  


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