Whenever I see words like ‘catastrophic’ in context of modern politics I almost unfurl a smile. For terms such as that are only deployed at the prospect of an encroaching irritant in an otherwise placid program. The catastrophe occasioned today being that which would occur in a bizzaro world of border enforcement. It’s right there in the headline.
Trump migrant proposals could be ‘catastrophic’ to both U.S., Mexico
Personally, I’m willing to risk it. Sure things could decline quickly under a waning tamale. Things like corporate campaign donations, democrat voter roles, and paws in the public fisc. Trump’s migrant proposals could even have a catastrophic effect on San Francisco pier shootings and tequila-lubricated collisions. Jaws-of-life manufacturers have to earn a living too, you understand. Though overall I suppose I’ve coarsened to the consistency of bark on these issues. I know republicans have calculated they can make up a 30% share of the mestizo vote with volume, but I simply don’t care. Foreign nationals weren’t invited here, aren’t owed a piss in a pot, and they and their squirming hatcheries can either declare war in good-faith, or leave.
Though that is not precisely the position of the ‘Mexican experts’ cited in the linked piece. I’ve meticulously summarized their counterpoints as follows:
Businesses serving Mexicans would suffer.
And that concludes the article’s list of catastrophic consequences. Though writers are paid a pittance for submissions that lean, and so it is marbled liberally with adjectives such as:
While we await that response, let’s review the most recent polling data. As discussed previously in these pages, Republicans and their pilot fish have been reassuring one another (with hardly veiled trepidation) that The Plutocratic Pout was all but finished. His campaign having suffered a catastrophic grounding on the red soil of Mt. Kelly. Well, catastrophes just aren’t quite so catastrophic these days.
It may just be that Bush’s love-based immigration platform is simply not going to find purchase in the wake of Donald’s swaggering Hate. Which is going to leave Republicans understandably flummoxed. They are so accustomed to prescribing placebos and palliatives, I doubt they yet comprehend the state of agitation within their previously docile flock. Many operatives are now scuttling about checking off the standard campaign flight-list.
💸 Bomb someone for freedom
💸 Defend borders…of Israel
💸 Placate corporate donors
💸 Loathe constituents
Goddamn it, we’ve done all these. What more do they want?
What they want is for the malignant status-quo to suffer a catastrophe. And Trump is peddling the explosives. I’m sure most of you are already advised of his recently released immigration policies. They are the most robust on offer by a leading major party candidate in living memory.
🚷 A wall across the border
🚷 A tripling of the mestizo border guard.
🚷 Nationwide mandatory e-verify
🚷 Immediate deportation of criminal aliens
🚷 End catch and release practice
🚷 End all federal funding to sanctuary cities
🚷 Enhanced penalties for overstaying a visa
🚷 Increased wage requirements on H1-Bs. [How about an increase in ending the program?]
🚷 End birthright citizenship
🚷 Pause legal immigration
The last two are paradigm defenistrators. Though they are hardly victories beyond the moral. There are levels and there are flows. And stanching the latter has little effect on the former. Even if ceased today, immigration from the past will grace us with a foreign majority in the future. Pat Buchanan recently said immigration is the issue of the century. Taken as euphemism, he is correct. But more specifically the issue of the century won’t be immigration, but rather its sedimentation. Now that Earth’s most incompatible human elements have been petri-dished exclusively in the West, a stable state will be sought. That is to say, a resolution. I’ll leave to your own intuition and grasp of human history what forms that resolution might take.
Tribal warfare didn’t end when liberals stopped recognizing it. Catastrophe will be the process of relearning.