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There’s a tale that Rasty’s been telling for the past week or so, about a time some ten years ago that he stopped at a border-town restaurant, where the border patrol troops tended also tended to show up. While he ate lunch he overheard a group of them bragging about the illegal border-crossers they’d arrested in the past few days. They got into one case in particular, and he realized they were talking about having gang-raped a 12-year-old Mexican girl. They seemed to think that this was one of the perks of the job. He got out of there soon, and never afterward would trust an ICE-man.
What’s particularly interesting about this is a tale that I heard at nearly the same time. ‘Twas about ten or twelve years ago, when I was in southern
for a large Sci-Fi convention (I think
it was a LosCon, but don’t quote me).
One of the filk-fans took me out for dinner at what he called “an
authentic Mexican restaurant; you can
tell by the amount of sea-food”. We got
seats, ordered some authentic Mexican sea-food, and had settled into eating it
when we noticed a bunch of authentic Mexicans seated at a table in the corner
near us, who were having a lively conversation over dinner and pitchers of
Sangria and beer. My dinner companion
was listening, and his expression was growing grim. Finally he leaned over the table and quietly
asked me: “How fast can you finish?” I
replied, “As soon as we can get a doggy-bag”.
He signaled for the waitress, we got the doggy-bag and packed up, he
paid, and we quietly got out of there.
Once we were several yards from the door, I asked him what that was all
about, and he explained that despite his Anglo looks, he spoke and understood
fluent Spanish, and he’d overheard what those jolly fellows were talking about. Cal
It seems they were successful Coyotes, who were celebrating having escorted a couple of large convoys across the border, for considerable money. The one whom the others were admiring was bragging about his favorite technique; he’d bought a 12-year-old girl in Guadalajara, “cleaned her up”, bought her some sexy clothes, trained her carefully – and when he got her to the border, he’d handed her over to “maybe half a dozen” ICE-men to keep them distracted while he sneaked the rest of the convoy past them. He simply dumped the girl, left her with the border troops, when his convoy was safely past. As he finished his tale, his fellow Coyotes began talking about the price of children of different ages in particular Mexican towns. At that point my dinner companion decided to get the hell out of that restaurant. On hearing that tale, I decided that Coyotes were the scum of the Earth.
Another tale I heard from an old friend who’s been dead for some half a dozen years now. He’d been living with the Tohono O’Odam tribesfolk down near the Arizona-Mexico border, and they’d asked him to help them with their tribal border-watch problem. It seems that the border of the tribal lands extends a few miles into
proper, and the Coyotes had taken it into their heads that this would be an
easier place to cross than further west, at the federal border. As they scampered across the Indian lands,
the Coyotes would also help themselves to whatever they found on the way:
houses and their contents, livestock, unlucky women they encountered, and the
occasional tribal policemen. The Mexico US border patrol couldn’t legally work this far
south of the
border, but the tribal militia could.
Therefore a rotating crew of tribal ranchers went out and patrolled the
tribal border themselves, on horseback, with dogs and CB radios. US
They caught illegal crossers every week, at least. Among them were a disturbing number of men who didn’t speak Spanish, had very long beards, and carried pages from the Koran in their pockets. When stopped, the “migrants” seemed oddly fearful of the tribesmen, as if they’d never met real Indians before. Those who threatened to fight were shot, usually in the leg, unless they tried to fight further. Those who tried to run had the dogs set on them until they stopped running. The rest were cuffed with zip-ties and then marched across the Tohono O’odam lands to the
border, where the patrol would call the local ICE office and then wait for the
troops to come pick up the illegals.
This tended to be frustrating, since the ICE-men would usually keep the
migrants for a few days and then let them loose – on the Mexican side of the
border, from which they would soon enough come back again. Just what the Indians did with their
frustration my friend never said, but I did note a few years later that the
majority of “migrant” convoys – and drug-smugglers – had stopped trying to
cross through the Tohono O’odam lands. US
Nonetheless, an average of half a million “migrants” have been coming across our border every year, for the past 20 years and more.
For the past year, I’ve been hearing different tales from all along the border – usually second-hand, via the Internet, and contradictory. What you can find from the Internet is that a group called Pueblos Sin Fronteras organized, funded, guided and supported the “migrant caravan” starting in
Guatemala, marching and driving through Honduras, El
Salvador, and finally Mexico,
intending to push into the
on the “asylum” excuse. A bit more
searching shows that Pueblos Sin Fronteras gets its considerable funding from
rich Democrats, particularly George Soros, all of whom support the Globalist
policy. It’s obvious that the purpose of
this campaign is to flood the US US
border patrol, overwhelm the immigration system, and eventually get open
borders all through North America. The migrants in the first caravan were
offered jobs and housing in ,
but didn’t take the offer. They made it
clear that their purpose was not to get away from drug-cartels but to get into
Goody-land and make money – bigger money than they could get in Mexico . So they got up to the Mexico border,
started their “asylum” claims, and also stole across the border every chance
they could get. Of course it did
overwhelm the immigration system, which meant the processing of migrants slowed
to a crawl. US
Part of the problem was that the “migrants” had brought a lot of children with them, and existing law forbids putting children in adult jails, with adult prisoners. So, where were the kids supposed to go? They’re sent to Department of Health and Human Services centers, and from there to the state Child Protective Services, which don’t have anywhere near the resources to care for thousands of kids. As for handing the children back to their relatives, the problem there is finding the relatives – and making certain that they really are relatives. Once turned away, a lot of those adult migrants tend to disappear. Where do they go? A few of them have decided, on second thought, to take
offer – without the children. Still
others sneak across the Mexico
border, likewise without the children.
This leaves the kids stuck in whatever housing the overwhelmed HHS or
local CPS can find for them. As of June
15, there were roughly 12,000 kids spread among 100 HHS detention centers in 14
states, and there’s no available record of how many have been placed through
CPS offices with sponsors or foster-families.
The kids go first through the central processing center in US ,
where they can stay for no more than three days before being sent to another
federal detention center or to a state holding center. McAllen, Texas
Democrat Congresscritters looking for dirt on Trump went first to the
center, which was built during the Obama administration as cheaply as possible.
The Associated Press first labeled the chain-link cells as “cages”, and Democrat “investigators” have embellished the term. The cells do indeed have concrete floors, and the furniture is minimal: foam mattress-pads for beds, cheap sleeping-bags or plastic thermal blankets for bedding, cheap folding tables and chairs. The children usually get only one or two showers and clothes-launderings per stay, because they’re legally moved to another center within 72 hours. These are facts well known – and published – by the DHHS. https://www.factcheck.org/2018/06/qa-on-border-detention-of-children/
It’s when politicians and media “activists” get into the act that facts get muddled and stories get contradictory. Various members of Congress, most noisily Alexandria Occasional-Cortex, made visits to the federal detention centers in
Florida, Texas and , made several
exciting claims of abuse, had some photos made of herself, yelled curses at the
detention officials, and held a press conference denouncing Trump. A group of Hispanic pastors, questioning her
statements, went to the detention center themselves and came up with some
different stories. https://www.unitedamericanews.com/articles/hispanic-pastors-visit-the-border-tell-a-very-different-story-than-aoc/ Arizona
Most recently, Trump promised a round-up of illegal residents in the
and about a dozen mayors and governors promised to obstruct any such efforts,
which will be an interesting sight to see.
Trump’s easiest response would be to cut off all federal funds earmarked
for those cities and states, which the federal-executive bureaucracy could
easily do. Also, the various federal
police certainly know, already, with no help from the local police, where the
particular illegals they want to pick up are located. His actually doing that would be a show of
muscle to the Democrats. But in any
case, the current state of immigration can’t go on. The US USA
now has the third largest population in
the world – behind China
but ahead of everyone else – including some 20
million “non citizens”. Our physical, social and economic resources are
straining at the seams, and we simply can’t take in any more population,
especially ‘migrants” with no loyalty to our laws or culture or the people here
already. Despite the insistence of the
Progressive-wing Democrats, unlimited immigration is not a blessing; just ask any
– heh! – Native American. We have to
close the border, declare a ten-year moratorium on all immigration, re-route those “asylum” seekers to India Argentina, or , which are willing to take
them in, and start seriously deporting the “undocumented” migrants here
already. It’s either that or face social
and economic collapse, and the Progressive/Liberal Democrats will never accept
What worries me most is the lengths the
’s political Left will go to in
order to support their policy, their agenda, and their vision of what the
country is really like. In my years’
experience working for a labor union newspaper, I learned a bit about
Photographic Analysis. I also saw plenty
of examples of “Reichstag”, “False Flag” and “Potemkin village” political
campaigns, and I’ve been seeing a lot more of them in the media lately. US
For example, consider these photos: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1AVNG_enUS658US658&q=migrant+father+and+daughter+drowned+photo&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiPhIDm2K7jAhW8Ap0JHTiMBUYQsAR6BAgGEAE&biw=1014&bih=600
Look carefully at all of them, including on the previous and following pages. Note the details.
Also remember two facts about the
it flows from west to east, and for most of its slow and narrow and
meandering length it’s no more than three feet deep. West of Texas, migrants
don’t swim or raft across the river, but wade. Since the border patrol is stretched thin,
illegal migrants have a very good chance of getting into the Rio Grande without
being noticed – and processed, and registered, at all. Why cross at US , then? Because that’s the quickest way to the
central processing center at Texas McAllen and a good
chance of acceptance into the . The drawback is the 50% possibility of being
rejected and sent back to US . For videos of Mexico Texas
crossings, Google “video crossing the ”. rio
According to CNN, the family tried to cross at
because they were tired of waiting in
to be processed. Had they bothered to go
a hundred miles west, they could have walked
safely across the river. Mexico
Note the details in the pictures. The tops of the heads of the man and child are at the same level, but the child’s feet are down by the man’s hip; is that really a 23-month-old child, or closer to thee or even four years old? Note the angle of the sunlight and the angle of the shadows on the water and estimate the time of day that those pictures were taken. Note the height of the reeds and branches sticking out of the water, and calculate just how deep the water is. Note the thickness of the reeds and the solidity of the riverbank where the migrants’ heads are pointed; that’s solid ground, as confirmed by the number of beer-cans lying in the reeds. Look at pictures taken from different angles and compare them. Note the size and direction of the wavelets on the surface of the water and calculate how strong the current of the water is. Is that current strong enough to sweep a grown man off his feet? Note the blue “floaty-noodle” and the wooden branch under the bodies, that were used as a small raft to float them. Notice the small rowboat nearby, visible only at a particular angle. Note that in two of the pictures the boat and the nearby reeds have changed position. Especially note the one photo which shows the heads of the pair turned so that their right ears are visible. That means that, in that photo at least, their faces are not in the water.
Judging from what we see in the photos we have to ask, are those bodies really dead? If so, did they die where we see them lying or were they moved into that spot? Could they possibly have been floated there by the current, or did someone tow them into position and arrange the bodies for maximum effect? What was that small boat doing there? Note which of those photos was chosen by the media (CNN first) to be sent around the Internet to rake in pity and even win a comment from the Pope? Well, it didn’t show right ears or the boat.
What, do I think that respectable news companies or compassionate political activists would actually lie about the drowning of a poor father and child, or stage photos, or manipulate bodies for dramatic effect?
Well, it’s not as if we haven’t seen this sort of thing done before, is it?