Here’s a hot take on El Paso:
1.) The Democrats have unleashed anarchy on the Mexican border and over 1 million illegal aliens are expected to cross the border this year and be released into the interior. It’s true that Texas is being invaded. Everyone knows that the border has collapsed.
2.) The Republicans are owned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and for 40 years have milked the issue of illegal immigration for political gain while doing absolutely nothing to solve the problem which is now worse than ever under Blompf. Public anger about it is also at an all time high.
3.) Condemned by the Democrats. Exploited by the Republicans. Some people who are confronting the collapse of the most basic function of the federal government – defending the states from invasion – are snapping and turning to violence. Their government has failed them.
4.) The political class of the United States has decided to nullify the Constitution and federal immigration laws without the consent of the people. The inevitable result of this plunge into anarchy is going to be violence. It is our elites who have steered the state into these waters.
5.) Pushing the gas on the anarchy at the border while using the power of the federal government to crack down on the disaffected (taking away their guns and free speech) won’t stop these violent accelerationists. Instead, it will further discredit the government and our political leadership.
6.) Once upon a time, there was an elite consensus that we were a sovereign nation with immigration laws and those laws should be enforced. The American political class rejected that consensus as racist and inhumane. Now, frustrated and disaffected people who our elected leaders have broken faith with are rejecting it too and no longer feel bound by our “woke” social contract either.
7.) If our woke political class does not reverse course on nullifying our borders, immigration laws and national sovereignty, I will just say find a good book about the 1850s because we know how this story ends. Look what happened last time the doctrine of the Higher Law was proclaimed.
8.) The fanaticism on both sides is being conjured into existence and stirred up for partisan advantage from above. It is worth reflecting on how far we have come from the stable, relatively homogeneous and optimistic society that we were in the 1950s. It only took a single generation to guide us from there to here and we are not better off for it. We’ve traded places with China.
9.) Speaking of China, why doesn’t it have this problem? Why aren’t the Chinese dissolving their borders, inviting the world to overrun China and declaring war on their own resentful population? It seems highly unlikely that a country so misled by such an incompetent elite at war with its own people will be able to compete with China in the long run.
10.) As usual, the world looks at this country and wonders what the hell has gone wrong with it. Increasingly, foreigners want to more like China and less like the United States. Who can blame them?