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September 26, 2019

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So what do you expect when 1000's of people travel 1000's of miles without shelter, food and sanitation? You get lice, disease, infection (not to mention 50% of migrant women being raped). It's not the border patrol's fault when they arrive diseased en masse overwhelming personnel and facilities (which is the plan of march organizers so more can slip through and vote for democrats that promise them the world free of charge paid for by despicable privileged rich white corporate racists, right?).

Thanks to Trump's deal with the Mexican government Mexico is now picking up the ball and helping to stop the flow of "asylum seekers". Apprehensions are down and overcrowding at detention facilities is diminished. Head lice is down. Antibiotics are being distributed appropriately. Thirst is being quenched.

The BEST thing for migrants is the Wall and strict border enforcement. Instead of desperate illegal attempts resulting in hardship more migrants will have to use legal channels to get into the country and as a result will have someplace to go, a job and the basic necessities of life. This is not racist or xenophobic. It is humane, practical and in the best interest of everyone on both sides of the border.

Let's just pretend for a moment that Warren Binford's portrayal of the situation at the border is accurate. What is the most humane response?
ANSWER: Fund massive, multi-media press releases in Guatemala, El Salvador and other countries showing them EXACTLY what they will face when they make the trip to Disneyland.
If conditions are THAT bad, those choosing to make the trip should be fully informed before take one single step.
Remember; they're being fed a COMPLETE different story by the profiteers assisting them on their way.
NOT OUR FAULT!!!

“Not our fault . . ?”

For many decades now, the US has been overthrowing democratically elected governments throughout central and south America, and replacing them with bloodthirsty dictators. Guatemala and Honduras in particular have come under the de facto control of criminal gangs as a result of US interference in those countries' internal affairs, and the accession to power of criminal national leaderships backed by the US and by local oligarchies. Gangs, protected by the criminal national leadership, continually threaten the people of poor neighborhoods with death, and carry out those threats if their demands are not meant. As result of these conditions, brought into being by brutal US interferences, thousands of victims are now fleeing for their lives, and flocking to the US border where, they believe, they can be safe from criminal rulers and criminal gangs.

In contrast there is Venezuela, now under vicious attack from the US government. where the system of Constituent Assemblies* and municipal-level “collectivos” constructed under the leadership of Hugo Chavez, actually makes Venezuela far, far more democratic than the US is or ever has been.

*US government leadership, along with the US BigLie media, have convinced many in the US that Venezuela's constituent assemblies are illegal, that they are unconstitutional, and that therefor any elections conducted after such assemblies must be overturned.

Those and a host of other claims about conditions in Venezuela are blatant, outright lies.

Don't believe it? Take a look at this:

The National Constituent Assembly was clearly defined in the country’s 1999 Constitution, and was ratified by 71.8 percent of the country through a democratic vote.

Article 347 of the Venezuelan constitution says:
“The original constituent power rests with the people of Venezuela. This power may be exercised by calling a National Constituent Assembly for the purpose of transforming the State, creating a new juridical order and drawing up a new Constitution.”

Article 348 of the constitution spells out the various ways that a National Constituent Assembly can be called:
“The initiative for calling a National Constituent Assembly may emanate from the President of the Republic sitting with the Cabinet of Ministers; from the National Assembly by a two-thirds vote of its members; from the Municipal Councils in open session, by a two-thirds vote of their members; and from 15% of the voters registered with the Civil and Electoral Registry.” 

Article 349 prohibits the government from interfering in the process or the results of the Constituent Assemblies:
“The President of the Republic shall not have the power to object to the new Constitution. The existing constituted authorities shall not be permitted to obstruct the Constituent Assembly in any way. For purposes of the promulgation of the new Constitution, the same shall be published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Venezuela or in the Gazette of the Constituent Assembly.” 

These provisions, as stated above, make Venezuela a vastly more democratic country than the United States. The people of Venezuela have far more control over their government than do the people of the US.

But you did not know that, did you? Unfortunately the US population has been deliberately kept ignorant of such facts, they believe the lies that are fed to them 24 hours of every day, and the people of central and south America continue to suffer terribly as a result of US aggression against them.

That's why they come north.

These marches were instigated by opportunists, exploiters and activists who want to break the system by creating chaos at the border. Fortunately Trump got AMLO's attention and the situation has improved.

Inspired by the information above, I'm packing my bags for Venezuela. Obviously a shining example of democracy at work and a great place to live.

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