Trump has for all intents and purposes failed on immigration, foreign policy, the culture wars, and on national defense (the wall), so it’s definitely concerning to see him face something straight out of the Late Roman Empire – a barbarian horde marching at a slow and all-consuming pace.
Actually, let me rephrase that – the overwhelming majority of barbarian tribes during Roman times were White Europeans.
This is something out of The Walking Dead – coming straight at a Presidency that has become George W. Bush with Twitter.
Taking a drag from her cigarette, a Mexican immigration agent looked out toward a caravan of migrants that grew larger with each step they took on the two-lane highway.
When the agent, who’d covered her uniform with an orange and white shawl, learned that the Central American migrants heading her way numbered more than 1,000, she took off for the restaurant across the street.
“I’m going to have a relaxing Coke,” she told BuzzFeed News.
For five days now hundreds of Central Americans — children, women, and men, most of them from Honduras — have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the United States. Despite their being in Mexico without authorization, no one has made any effort to stop them.
Organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, the caravan is intended to help migrants safely reach the United States, bypassing not only authorities who would seek to deport them, but gangs and cartels who are known to assault vulnerable migrants.
This is a concentrated and organized group – my guess is that the cartels are going to infiltrate, and the Mexican government will use the opportunity to dump some of their worst criminals into the mix.
Organizers like Rodrigo Abeja hope that the sheer size of the crowd will give immigration authorities and criminals pause before trying to stop them.
“If we all protect each other we’ll get through this together,” Abeja yelled through a loudspeaker on the morning they left Tapachula, on Mexico’s border with Guatemala, for the nearly monthlong trek.
When they get to the US, they hope American authorities will grant them asylum or, for some, be absent when they attempt to cross the border illegally. More likely is that it will set up an enormous challenge to the Trump administration’s immigration policies and its ability to deal with an organized group of migrants numbering in the hundreds.
By the time this herd reaches our border, it’s going to number in the thousands, and will attempt to do exactly as they’re doing in Mexico – pour through, challenge the authorities to strike, and mock the concept of national sovereignty as soon as they succeed.
The number of people who showed up to travel with the caravan caught organizers by surprise, and has overwhelmed the various towns they’ve stopped in to spend the night. Pueblos Sin Fronteras counted about 1,200 people on the first day.
About 80% of them are from Honduras. Many said they are fleeing poverty, but also political unrest and violence that followed the swearing in of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández after a highly contested election last year. The group often breaks into chants of “out with JOH.” They also chant “we aren’t immigrants, we’re international workers” and “the people united will never be defeated.”
Open and unabashed Communism.
These aren’t illiterate Mayan peasants trying to find work picking apples in California – this is a mob intent on disrupting geopolitics and dealing a blow that will echo for decades.
Richard Spencer is calling this the “ultimate shit-test” for Donald Trump, and I tend to agree, although I’m going to go further and state that this is going to prove to be one of the final tests for the #MAGA agenda, the GOP, and the United States itself.
Because what we’re looking at is the macro version of a troop of Black bucks entering a heavily-armed White man’s house, announcing their intent to take the man’s wife and teen daughter for their pleasure, and daring that he do something in defense of what is his.
So for now, I don’t want anybody to take it upon themselves to make a trip down to our southern border – this would muddy the waters and confuse things for those who need the cold hard truth beaten into their heads.
Instead, make your pleas and your calls for the National Guard to gun these savages down like wild feral animals – I mean, that is your right as a citizen beholden to an elected government.
But again, don’t get in the way of the American government and whatever they have planned for this invasion force – I have a gut feeling of what is going to happen, and it’s not very optimistic.