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Constructive Use of Honduran Marchers

Much of this post will seem like an impractical 'thought experiment.' But I still think it can be worthwhile.

Let's imagine that the Honduran marchers actually make it all the way across Mexico in large numbers. That would be quite a feat, wouldn't it?! At the very least you have to admire their gumption. Where would you find 5000 Americans who could accomplish something like that, for any cause?

To me, a demographic invasion should be handled with the same seriousness as a military invasion. But before resorting to drastic methods like that, we need to ask a couple questions:

If invading somebody else's country is an act of war -- and it is! -- why hasn't America's meddling to our south been seen in that light? We have committed one crime after another down there since the days of Teddy Roosevelt. It was and is immoral and disgusting.

We have been invading other people's countries in the Mideast for 17 years. Most of those peoples had nothing to do with '911'. Nor are those countries capable of posing any threat to the USA.

Contrast that to the invasion from the south, including the Honduran marchers. We do have a right to defend ourselves. It is the only legitimate use of the massive military spending we have been suckered into.

What would be your prediction about the following hypothetical case: imagine that 5000 Honduran marchers somehow make it to the USA border, and our military was ordered to 'blow them away.'  Let's imagine it showed up in grisly videos and was splashed all over the internet.

Imagine the domestic and global shock and outrage! And yet, people accept permanent war in the Mideast against people who are not invading the USA or are even remotely capable of doing so. We are invading their countries -- they are not invading ours.


Sondra said…
Agreed. We do nothing to really help them...WHY can't we help them solve the problems of the violence and the reasons for the march in the first place. IS the USA trying any diplomatic approach? $10 Billion invested in the economy of our neighbors would make good neighbors, not good fences. We are supposed to be the richest, the mightiest, the best of the best...but if we can't help our own neighbors what good are we in the world as a whole?
Ed said…
The Camp of the Saints is a 1973 French novel by author and explorer Jean Raspail. The novel depicts the destruction of Western civilization through Third World mass immigration to France and the West. Almost forty years after its initial publication, the novel returned to the bestseller list in 2011.

Real life is imitating literary art. In the book the military was called in to stop the invasion but it failed. The immigrants take over and the government(s) become what the Leftist of today are championing.

The epilogue reveals that the story was written in the last holdout of the Western world, Switzerland, but international pressure from the new governments, isolating it as a rogue state for not opening its borders, and the internal pro-migrant elements, force it to capitulate as well. Mere hours from the border opening, the author dedicates the book to his grandchildren, in the hopes they will grow up in a world where they will not be ashamed of him for writing such a book.

Anonymous said…

Ed, I'm curious. In the book, why did the military fail to stop the invasion?

Thanks, George
Ed said…

Too massive of a group and many in the military were unwilling to kill the unarmed invaders. Ironically, after they came ashore they obtained weapons and proceeded to kill anyone that attempted to stop them from stealing whatever they wanted.

Anonymous said…
As long as politicians rule, they will continue to invade other sovereign countries. There have been very few wars in US history that could be validated as truly protecting the security of the US. Most were based on the desire to acquire territory, economic gain or because of a Red Scare. Making war and invading other nations is the opiate of politicians. They get reelected that way – you know, national security, America first, patriotism, etc. As for the carvanners, I suspect they will disperse before they get to our border. In the meantime, they provide political fodder for the Cheeto-Dusted Bloviator.