Monday, January 30, 2017

Trump's Fall - American Spring

As the Women's March rocked America:

Start writing, calling, emailing and post-carding congress and state representatives.

Make your signs and get out and protest/march peacefully.  I hope they are listening.

Trump's Fall - American Spring


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bi-National US/Mexico Border March - "No To Trump's Wall Of Shame and Fear"

Inspired by the Women's March on Washington

The time has come for the hardworking, wonderful people of both the US and Mexico and the world to stand up to Washington's and Mexico's failed immigration  policies.

Nowhere is this more evident than in Trump's plan to build a multi-billion dollar border wall.

Billions of dollars that could be used to help solve the very poverty that drives illegal immigration.

More walls, more agents, more border deaths, more drug related murders, more murders in the US interior by undocumented criminals, more poverty, more hatred, more illegal immigration, more illegal drugs - and more of the two government's same failed narratives and policies.

MOST OF ALL - more profit for the bi-national, neo-liberal elite;  profit from bi-national corporate trade, cheap labor, the expansion of the US border enforcement/drug enforcement industrial complexes, more remittances and the continuation of Washington's 40 year long failed war on drugs.

Profit that does not trickle down to Mexico's or America's poor.  Profit that precludes any hopes of prosperity for the same.

Shutting down the border will make the bi-national 1% bleed green - the only color they can relate to;  the only color that will get their attention.

Profit that guarantees the continuation of poverty and illegal immigration.  Profit that guarantees the continued decline of the US middle and poor classes.

How many more people on both sides of the border will have to die before these two governments come to their senses? 

No.  No to Trump's Wall of Hate and Shame!

Please stand by for further details of this March TBA.

John Randolph is a retired US Border Patrol/ICE agent.



Trump Fails The Psych Test

Haiku 15-17

Trump Fails The Psych Test
God what we goin' to do?
American Spring


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Trump, Peña Nieto And Washington Play Both Countries And The World As Border Wall Fools

Remember the old saying "You can't get to there from here"?

Trump and his cronies are going to build a "beautiful" wall and hire more agents which he claims will finally stop illegal immigration and illegal drugs from Mexico.

Peña Nieto has to defend Mexico's honor.  The World looks on in horror.

Wow.   Where have I heard and seen that song and dance before. 

I guess the one that is already there isn't Trump beautiful or long enough. 

I am a retired US Border Patrol/ICE Agent who had twenty-six years of service.  It took me some eight years in retirement to "get my head around" our illegal immigration and drug war nightmares and Washington's never ending, insidious narratives of the same.

The causes of Mexican illegal immigration are primarily home country poverty and (to a lesser extent) the US drug war.

Of course the bi-national elite won't discuss the poverty that their own greed produces in both countries.  And neither government will really listen to its own citizens.

Tell me why Trump gets all puffed up about his border wall and how Mexico WILL pay for it instead of addressing and working with not only congress, but Mexico in order to solve the poverty that causes illegal immigration?

Someone once said we have to follow the money.  And in the case of illegal immigration and the drug war we have to do the same.      

The cause of poverty in Mexico (Central American etc.) and the resulting illegal immigration to the US is the continual growth in the disparity of wealth in all countries (oligarchies) involved. 

Think of the billions of dollars made from cheap labor, from remittances sent back home, from illegal drug profits, from all of the tax dollars poured into the drug, border and prison enforcement industries (which as you should note never quite get the job done) and the politicians who base their decade's long careers on fighting these never ending fights.  Oh - did I forget to mention the corporations and their trade programs such as NAFTA that actually exacerbate the very disparity in wealth and poverty that are the root cause of these problems?

In other words, the rich keep getting richer at the expense of the poor and middle classes in both countries.  The undocumented will keep coming and America's middle class will continue to suffer the costs and consequences as both the Mexican and American oligarchs rip of their own citizens. 

The poor will keep coming no matter how high the wall is or the number of agents on the line.

Again - it's all about profit.  Think about it.  Haven't both these problems continued and increased for at least the last four decades?

Think about how much money a typical Mexican worker makes working an eight hour day in Mexico.  Just shy of $4.00 a day - NOT AN HOUR.  And the prices of gas and food in Mexican border towns are equivalent or even higher than ours.

Think about the thousands of illegal workers here in the US who are hired by Americans and are paid under the table. 

Last of all - think about the last four decades;  the tens of thousands of drug war and poverty related deaths in Mexico;  the hundreds of criminal undocumented caused deaths here in the US;  the one trillion drug war tax dollars wasted and the our largest prison population on earth;  think of the Dreamers who Trump threatens and the suffering this causes.  All are the results of not only Trump's but Washington's insidious enforcement-for-profit mentality as the answer to US immigration, drug and border problems.

Trump's border wall is more of the same.  A charade that most Americans can't or won't see through.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Humpty Trumpty Built A Great Wall

Humpty Trumpty Built A Great Wall
Humpty Trumpty  caused his own fall
All the Czar's horses and all the Czar's men
Now tweet poor Trumpty in the looney bin!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald Trump Is Our Rock Bottom - Evolve Or Die

America is a like a hard core alcoholic or drug addict. Addicted to one party or the other, drinking wine or beer, shooting meth or heroin - our decline in prosperity, horrible suffering, insane blame and irresponsibility go on and on. 

Meanwhile the "mental and physical health" of our nation - as well as the world's - continue to worsen. 

As with all addicts the time will come when we must choose to wake up and live - or die from our addictions.

In other words we must hit rock bottom to really get it: we are destroying and hurting ourselves and may die in the process.  


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Protest Trump's Threats To Mexico And Deportations By Shutting Down A US Port Of Entry Or Two

I have been saying this for years. 

If you want to get the world's attention about illegal immigration, organize bi-national (US/Mexico) demonstrations and shut the southern border down at a couple of the larger ports of entry.

Or if you can, shut all the ports of entry down. 

Use your imaginations.  Have enough people to completely shut down traffic going north and south. 

Peacefully flood all the lanes with hundreds or thousands of people.  Sit down. Lie down.  Clog the machinery.  Get the world's attention.

Keep doing this until one or both of the governments come to their senses.

Money is the only thing either of these two corrupt governments understand.  So get their attention by stopping the flow of cars and trucks which means the flow of goods for sale/trade, and labor.

This may be the perfect time.  The unrest on both sides of the border.  The poverty on both sides.  The recent DAPL protests. 

The extreme dissatisfaction of citizens on both side of the border with the threats of Trump.  Oh and don't forget Pena Nieto.

Let me know.  I will come join in.



Monday, January 16, 2017

Americans Will Suffer - As Planned

Trump's opportunity to show one ounce of humility, compassion, integrity, morality, respectfulness, shame, sanity, introspection and/or his tax returns, is over. 

 And Americans will suffer - as planned.