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Left-wing Media Fails to Notice the Arrival of the Caravan

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Left-wing Media Fails to Notice the Arrival of the Caravan

Left-wing Media Fails to Notice the Arrival of the Caravan
November 21
17:05 2018

If you are stuck on the liberal media, you may not be aware that thousand of those migrants travelling through Mexico are now arriving at our border. You may be surprised to learn that because the dominant personalities on CNN and MSNBC have been predicting — assuring America — that only a hand full would arrive at the border – and that none of them will pose a threat, criminal or health, to any Americans.

Based on the pre-election reports by the #NeverTrump media, the migrants – mostly women and children – are escaping the dangers of life in Honduras, Guatemala and other Central American nations. On television, they appear to be those “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” for whom Lady Liberty lifts her lamp “beside the golden door.”

Since the elitist press repeatedly peddled those benign stories, one cannot expect them to report what is now happening at the border. Not only are they not covering the news, but they use their own lack of coverage to say that no one is talking about the caravan anymore. It does not exist as a news story, they say.

Now … if you are not locked into the prosecutorial propaganda of the left-wing press — if you watched FOX, OAN or even Newsy occasionally — you would be much better informed. You would see reports that put the lie to all that political bs that the east coast media had been spewing for weeks upon weeks about the caravan.

You would see that thousands are now on the Mexican side of the border wanting to become part of the “catch and release” culture – wanting to claim asylum, but not want to be vetted to see if they deserve asylum. Once in America, the majority of them will just disappear – never showing up for that all-important hearing to be vetted. And those most likely to not show up in court are those who know they are the least likely to be given asylum.

You would also know that the number of women and children is precious few – and there is no guarantee that even some those mothers are not of unwelcomed character or maybe not even the birth mothers. More than 80 percent of the migrants are single military-age men. Given the far left’s view of masculinity as “genetically toxic” – their term – it is more than ironic that they are so eager to admit so many of them into the country – especially when Hispanic men are famed for being so … “macho.” But, that is a different issue.

If you occasionally turn away from the left-wing news, you will also know that so far at least 500 people in the caravan have been identified as serious criminals.

Ask a diehard liberal who proudly only watches MSNBC if they know what happened when thousands of migrants reached Tijuana. They will probably have no idea of what you speak. They will not know about the violence that broke out as the people of Tijuana protested against the migrants. They will not have seen the mini-riots that broke out. They will not know that our border crossing had to be shut down for a time because of fears that the migrants would violently breach the border.

It seems that the good folks of Tijuana are of like mind with President Trump. They have called the caravan and “invasion” of their country. They have already experienced crimes by migrants all along the trail, and they worry about health issues. They are unhappy that their government has allowed those souths of THEIR border to enter Mexico illegally. They are protesting against providing asylum that will require billions of pesos in welfare and aide – and consume jobs. They are telling the migrants to go back home. Many of the protest signs show a commonality with Trump – “IMMIGRANTS, SI – ILLEGALES, NO!”

America is the most tolerant and immigrant friendly nation in the world – maybe even in the history of the world. We should welcome new arrivals – especially those who bring value or are escaping dangerous oppression – because we need them to both create and fill the latest jobs in a growing economy.

In bragging onto ourselves, however, we should also remember that virtually every new immigrant class was met with opposition, prejudice and hostility. It was the case with the Irish, the Italians, the Poles, the Chinese, the Vietnamese, Africans, Jews, Arabs and, of course, Latinos. Thankfully, we are better at assimilating than welcoming.

In terms of the caravan, the left is basing its position on a huge straw man argument – that those concerned are motivated by racial prejudice and a white fear of what is now referred to collectively as “brown people” – a euphemism for all non-black and non-white. The left claims to be fighting against racism when what they are actually fighting for is to pack the population with people they believe will be politically sympathetic.

The basic issue, however, is illegal immigration. There has been no objection to people entering the United States through the legal process by which they can be vetted. This includes those applying for one of the various forms of visas and those seeking asylum. That should be a universal desire, but the left sees no reason to not bypass that process by allowing anyone to slip across the border or to apply for asylum and then blowing off the obligatory follow-up court date. They place political advantage over the rule-of-law and the safety and security of the American people.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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7 Comments

  1. Colonel
    Colonel November 22, 20:18

    A mod arrives at your legal blunder—whether you’re a Country, gated Community, or home—waving a foreign flag and attempting to literally break into your property, and you feel threatened and fear for your and the lives of your family and friends, shots will be fired. From one side or the other, this will turn into an invasion by a determined illegal force.
    Of course it will be the fault of The Republican Party and Donald Trump.
    What if this mod IS armed? What would you do to protect your life and property? What is the flag were Iranian or Turkish? Or China or Russia?
    How many of these immigrants are invited to live with Pelosi, Schumer, Rachel Madow?
    Maybe this is inevitable. Maybe this is how democracy ends in this great Country?
    “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition “!

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  2. Mash
    Mash November 22, 21:20

    Here in Australia we no longer call ldiots wankers we call them democrats

    Reply to this comment
  3. NOT A MORON
    NOT A MORON November 23, 16:11

    You republicans are idiots. You follow a racist, unstable, bigot who will be impeached. You spew HATRED, LIES, FEAR & VIOLENCE like Hitler & his Nazis. The majority of U.S. prisoners are WHITE…yet right-wing morons yell, “OH NO, THE CARAVAN IS OF HISPANIC CRIMINALS, DRUG DEALERS & MURDERERS!”

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  4. Dennis
    Dennis November 24, 15:57

    A lack of evidence, mixed with a lot of hyperbole and misreporting, a truth but concluding with a lie.
    Let’s just go to you ending. You started correctly, “The basic issue, however, is illegal immigration. There has been no objection to people entering the United States through the legal process by which they can be vetted. That should be a universal desire”
    That IS the position of Democrats and stated on MSNBC.
    Then your lie “the left sees no reason to not bypass that process by allowing anyone to slip across the border or to apply for asylum and then blowing off the obligatory follow-up court date. They place political advantage over the rule-of-law and the safety and security of the American people.”
    Absolutely not true. And for you to say this to your readers is totally wrong. The Democrats have ever been for an open border without vigorous vetting of each case according to the immigration laws.

    There are approximately 1,400 people crossing the boarders each day 365 days a year. So it is easy to say thousands of people crossed the board. It legally happens every day. A very, very small number illegally. Let’s deal with it legally, like Americans!

    Reply to this comment
  5. Dennis
    Dennis November 24, 16:01

    A lack of evidence, mixed with a lot of hyperbole and misreporting, a truth but concluding with a lie.
    Let’s just go to you ending. You started correctly, “The basic issue, however, is illegal immigration. There has been no objection to people entering the United States through the legal process by which they can be vetted. That should be a universal desire”
    That IS the position of Democrats and stated on MSNBC.
    Then your lie “the left sees no reason to not bypass that process by allowing anyone to slip across the border or to apply for asylum and then blowing off the obligatory follow-up court date. They place political advantage over the rule-of-law and the safety and security of the American people.”
    Absolutely not true. And for you to say this to your readers is totally wrong. The Democrats have ever been for an open border without vigorous vetting of each case according to the immigration laws.

    There are approximately 1,400 people crossing the boarders each day 365 days a year. So it is easy to say thousands of people crossed the board. It legally happens every day. A very, very small number illegally. Let’s deal with it legally, like Americans!

    Reply to this comment
  6. Dennis
    Dennis November 24, 18:39

    A lack of evidence, mixed with a lot of hyperbole and misreporting, a truth but concluding with a lie.
    Let’s just go to you ending. You started correctly, “The basic issue, however, is illegal immigration. There has been no objection to people entering the United States through the legal process by which they can be vetted. That should be a universal desire”
    That IS the position of Democrats and stated on MSNBC.
    Then your lie “the left sees no reason to not bypass that process by allowing anyone to slip across the border or to apply for asylum and then blowing off the obligatory follow-up court date. They place political advantage over the rule-of-law and the safety and security of the American people.”
    Absolutely not true. And for you to say this to your readers is totally wrong. The Democrats have never been for an open border without vigorous vetting of each case according to the immigration laws. To say and imply anything different is a lie!

    There are approximately 1,400 people crossing the boarders each day 365 days a year. So it is easy to say thousands of people crossed the board. It legally happens every day. A very, very small number illegally. Let’s deal with it legally, like Americans!

    Reply to this comment
  7. real
    real November 24, 20:02

    our dotard said they were an invading force

    Reply to this comment

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