The more I learn about the conditions in Mexico, the more I wonder why anyone opposes Donald Trump.
It's clear that the mainstream media and liberals' obsession with opposing the President have little to do with facts and logic. It has everything to do with their ongoing butt-hurt over the election and their overall damaged ego.
When you drill down to the facts on almost every issue, you must agree with Trump's stances.
Sure, you might not like his personality, his boldness, or his politically incorrect style. But when it comes to the issues, liberals' arguments don't hold any water.
Most of what you see online from Trump haters is rarely rooted in facts. Whenever you confront them on issues, they are quick to deflect. Or pull up very tired arguments that are only built around name-calling and insults. Hardly an intelligent dialogue.
It appears that most people who oppose Trump in the public eye only do so because they're reading Huffington Post, CNN, or The New York Times. Garbage in, garbage out.
That's why they keep harping on nonsense like the Russian scandal. They have no other ammunition. But it's gotten to the point where I question their sanity. They've so deluded themselves, they actually believe that Trump and Putin worked together to hack the election. There's just one problem: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE.
It's not like there are pictures like this floating around with Trump:
Even after we learn Obama's people were monitoring Trump's campaign, nothing. The left still focuses on that as if it were a real story.
Real issues? They obscure the facts to make Trump look either racist or "xenophobic," a word I'm convinced they don't even understand. When it comes to protecting Americans from the possibility of terrorists flying in through our airports, the left claims he's being racist towards Muslims.
Racist. To Muslims. Let that sink in a bit. Ahem, Islam is not a race. Nor was he targeting Muslims or working to prevent them from entering America. He simply wanted to prevent people coming from countries with known links to terrorism. At least until better vetting systems are put into place.
Keep in mind the worst terror attack in U.S. history happened on airplanes. Taking extra measures to protect air travel makes sense.
But no, Trump's a god damn Muslim racist.
Then there's Mexico. Ah, Mexico. Liberals want you to think it's a veritable paradise. The birthplace of beautiful, hard working families that just want to come to America. It's criminal not to let them sneak under barbwire, climb over barriers, and invade people's backyards to come to our country illegally.
You have to stop and think about why so many Mexicans want to come to America in the first place. Sure, there is also a certain group of people- from any country- that would like to come to America. Throughout our history, that's been the case. But it's because the country they're coming from is terrible.
The Irish came in droves due to famine. The Italians came in droves thanks to the rise of fascism in their government. And Mexicans are coming because of rampant crime, corruption on all levels of government, and the growing rise of terrorism in their homeland.
The only difference between Mexican migrants and those from overseas is that they have the luxury of sneaking in illegally. People from Europe can't do that as easily.
You have to realize that Mexico is in a pretty bad state. And while many of the people fleeing it just want to live in peace, all that bloodshed and crime is spilling over into America. The United States has a sovereign right to protect itself. In fact, if our government didn't use every resource to defend its citizens, they'd be failing their people.
So you might say a wall is too extreme. A wall punishes the good with the bad (although we can argue whether or not people sneaking into a country, for any reason, are good at all).
But perhaps you don't realize how very bad it's gotten.
As Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan dominated the news agenda, Mexico's drug wars claimed 23,000 lives during 2016 -- second only to Syria, where 50,000 people died as a result of the civil war...
In comparison, there were 17,000 conflict deaths in Mexico in 2015 and 15,000 in 2014 according to the IISS. (CNN)
You know it's bad when the only country with more conflict death, is in a civil war. The report goes on to explain that most of the death is caused- you guess it- by the drug cartels. Their warring for territory has produced this shocking death toll.
"It is noteworthy that the largest rises in fatalities were registered in states that were key battlegrounds for control between competing, increasingly fragmented cartels," she said.
"The violence grew worse as the cartels expanded the territorial reach of their campaigns, seeking to 'cleanse' areas of rivals in their efforts to secure a monopoly on drug-trafficking routes and other criminal assets."
This is more than just your local gang-bangers, hitting the streets with drive-bys. That is bad enough, in of itself. But the level of weaponry and tactics used by Mexico's criminal class is nearing military grade. IISS described Mexico's criminals as "transnational drug-trafficking cartels, with military-grade weapons and vast financial resources." Scary stuff.
People who try to stand up to Mexico's criminal base have historically faced swift and severe retribution. The local media is all but silenced. Anyone that tries to sound the alarm is killed and disposed of.
The Mexican Los Zetas cartel used a network of oven facilities to cover-up the systematic mass extermination of innocent people during the 2011-2013 period when the cartel had complete governmental control over most of the Mexican state of Coahuila... Los Zetas had complete control of every aspect of governmental process and of the lives of Mexican citizens–including news media. (Breitbart)
Coahuila, by the way, is right on the Texas border. Hmm, wonder why the cartels took over that region?
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize the threat this poses to the U.S. Continued criminal activity in Mexico will lead to increased criminal activity in the United States. These drug cartels routinely cross the unguarded border, in attempts to unload their drugs.
And all those innocent illegal immigrants? They hire drug runners to smuggle them into the country. How do you think they come here in such large numbers?
It's a booming business. They're so good at it, they build sophisticated tunnels to sneak into places like San Diego.
Authorities discovered 224 border tunnels originating in Mexico from 1990 to March 2016, including 185 that entered the United States, according to the latest U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration annual survey. Many are shallow holes, but some are elaborately constructed with hydraulic lifts, water pumps and rail cars. (ABC News)
And those civilians that are helped by the drug cartels to enter America? They're forever indebted to those murderers and criminals.
While all this is going on, the situation is being exploited by even worse forces.
The rampant criminal presence in Mexico has led to corruption on every government level. It stands to reason that for such a vast network of cartels to thrive, law enforcement and officials have to be turning a blind eye. Bribes and threats go a long way.
This creates a unique opportunity for outside forces to gain a foothold in the country. Much like when outside nations take advantage of a country divided by a civil war, agencies around the world are looking to Mexico as a prime center for their operations.
Makes sense. Mexico is in upheaval. Criminal cartels are controlling the government. For the right price, they would gladly work with anybody. Add that to its close proximity to the United States and many Latin American nations- any enterprising international criminal network would thrive.
A network like... ISIS?
There has been an influx of Middle Easterners into Mexico. They have caught Middle Easterners with Mexican names at the border. They change their names, they marry Mexican nationals. They grow roots in Mexico, and help the cartels acquire weapons they couldn’t otherwise get. These individuals are using it as a country to develop and spread the word for terrorism. (IJR)
Yeah, you didn't think it would go this way. But why wouldn't radical, Islamic terrorists look for inroads in Mexico? The country is corrupt. Drug cartels like money (and thrive on chaos). Plus the southern border is known to be weak and porous. Even now there are dumbasses in D.C. fighting the border wall, ensuring that the border will forever be open.
Why wouldn't ISIS and others seek to transform Mexico into the next Islamic State?
That's already happening. Middle Eastern terrorists have been laying roots in Mexico. They change their names, marry natives, and are raising families. They are making good with the cartels by helping them acquire those military-grade weapons.
In a generation or two, there will be an entire Mexican populace of radicalized Muslims, ready to wage war on the U.S. and the world.
Sound crazy? It's already happening.
If people knew what was happening inside of Mexico, they would have called for a border wall and big gate long before now. (IJR)
But what does our liberal media- and the politicians that pull their strings- want us to focus on? Trump is a racist. Building a wall will hurt innocent people. All the while cartels are working with terrorists to gain more territory and kill more people.
You might have been thinking that a border wall was rash. Maybe it sounded like an extreme solution to an almost non-existent problem. But there is a problem, a very real, serious problem. Crime and corruption are rampant in Mexico; we may not even know what the country will look like in ten years.
There may come a time when the biggest state sponsor of radical, Islamic terrorism isn't far away in the Middle East. It might be right on our doorstep.
Doesn't that warrant the most deliberate steps at security?
No, probably not. The liberals are right. Let's keep the door open. We all like Sharia law, right?