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Why Is the World Becoming Such a Nasty Place?

July 27th, 2014 - 6:14 pm

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Border Disorders

Central American parents send their unescorted children northward in hopes of remittances and eventual anchor amnesty for themselves. Our friend Mexico facilitates the exodus through its own sovereign territory (hoping that no one stops along the transit, and happy that the border is further shredded). Central American governments seem happy too. More money will be sent back home. Fewer mouths will be left to feed. Possible dissidents will emigrate. A new generation of expatriates in the U.S. will grow fonder of and lobby for Central America the longer they don’t have to live there.

We utter “the children,” and discussion about proper culpability, cynical manipulation, and disinformation ends. In such a fantasy world, parents don’t manipulate “the children” as pawns; countries don’t try to export what they see as their surplus population; Mexico doesn’t stir the pot; and liberal activists don’t cynically calculate electoral advantage. There are children in need at the border — but there is a great deal more as well. When the president of the United States renders his nation’s immigration laws irrelevant, people notice. And when he establishes a radical expansion in entitlements, those abroad likewise notice. And when he offers a narrative that “they” are culpable and owe much to the exploited, people arrive.

What If?

Try a thought experiment of extending the logic of the current border disorder. Imagine a growing disequilibrium between Chicago and Canada. (On the other hand, why imagine it since it already exists?) Thousands of the children from the most violent areas of the inner city of Chicago — where shootings are approaching levels in Central America — decide to flee the misery for the chance of something better elsewhere. They head north. Some are preteens; some are teenagers; most are innocents; some gang members; some come with their parents; most do not. Most are poor and without resources and capital. They begin walking or getting on trains to Canada and soon mass there at the border in the thousands, as refugees from horrific conditions of the inner city of Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago. Some gang members have charged them transit fees. Imagine further that U.S. officials, with a wink and a nod, had encouraged them to leave, given the endemic violence, and the social costs of addressing it. Their parents likewise hope that they are adopted by the Canadians, given citizenship and that they soon become anchors for their own emigration out of war-torn Chicago. And imagine what might be the reaction if the children were not welcomed en masse by Canada. Would we then blast and damn Canada as nativist, racist, and uncaring for not openly bringing our “children” into their homes? Would the influx be a moral act on the part of the United States or American parents who willingly facilitated the transit, and would it be a fair charge against Canada for not immediately taking the arrivals in as likely future citizens?

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These days, "You are a racist!" actually means "You can think".
12 weeks ago
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A DYSTOPIAN FUTURE CAUSED BY A UTOPIAN PRESIDENT.
Of all the nastiness mentioned, I think the elimination of our southern border is the nastiest (so far):
1) We can't educate the children we have. This new wave of immigration will never be educated. Our schools, especially in urban centers, are already in failure. This will put them over the top; 2) This new wave of immigration will bring diseases that we thought were eradicated -- that doctors aren't looking for -- plus new diseases we've never known. It will overwhelm the healthcare system, welfare, our schools and our culture; 3) The dems are probably right -- this may tip the US to the left, forever; 4) Then, there's the real problem: Who else is coming across the border while our agents are babysitting other people's children? If I were doing the planning for Iran, I would pay the coyotes to take any and all children through Mexico, so I could smuggle terrorists and weapons across the border while no one's looking; 5) With a country filled illegal immigrants, leftys in power and a country as socialist as any in Europe, we would never be able to handle domestic terrorism caused by our open border. Yes, it's nasty now. But it's only going to get worse.
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I think the world is getting nasty because it's run by leftists. For all their talk of "the people's republic of..." they really resent the people. Jerry Moonbeam's first words after learning we had achieved drought status were "Now I can really put the screws to people!"

They hate us.
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Read our founders. They knew there is a nasty quality in human beings. That's why they made us a Republic and created the constitution. To try to protect us from ourselves. But they said our form of government could only survive if we remained virtuous. That's where the problems comes in. We can't, we didn't, we are human.
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good analogy about Canada vs. chicago.

you forgot to mention one of Israel's worstest enemies, amerikan jews. w/o their votes and $$ I doubt we would be feeling the consequences of the little golfing 'abomination that makes desolate'. Jewish joan is finally letting loose w/ some long overdue, suffocated truths about the 1st fraud family and the media. too little too late? Israel is in the unenviable position of needing the u.s. a$$istance controlled (partly) by what appears to be a 'jack' muslim, while trying to fight for its very survival. good thing amerikan jews have their backs, huh? //sarc off

in a 'who love Israel most contest' between American Christians vs. amerikan jews, looks like the Christians win, hands down. not even close. guess nobody is targeting a.j.'s w/ rockets, yet.

I'm w/ that '5' girly who says the less our golfing disaster does on the nation's stage the better. a golf nut who hates doing his job is only going to be useful in a limited number of scenarios, mostly along the back nine.

another vacation anyone? only if there a really great golf course there and a very expensive place to keep 5,000 close friends and staff, on 'the biggest chumps ever' dime of course?
11 weeks ago
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Why is the world become such a nasty place? Two words: Barack Obama.
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Because nasty people voted for Barack Obama.
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Becoming?

The world has always been a nasty place. Many people - particularly those on the left, but not limited to them - simply try to pretend it isn't.

Reality is simply reasserting itself.
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"Could not Israel lecture Mr. Ki-moon to be more tolerant of the next over flight of North Korea missiles, to worry less about Pyongyang’s bomb, and to please ask the U.S. to leave South Korean soil?"

Beautifully put. I wish they would. I would laugh and laugh and laugh.
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VDH's dog

When VDH's dog who I affectionally named George bit my leg last summer in Selma, CA I realized that he was what America needs more of to stop unescorted children. I plan on doing a book on the mind of George and what it is like to be Victor Hanson's dog and what it is like to be a dog in Mexifornia. Rick Perry is the best governor in America thus far. Sending the National Guard in Texas has stopped the problem. Jerry Brown Rot sadly doesn't get the message. After I spend time writing about George and asking dogs that know him why the world is becoming such a nasty place I will know more. If VDH was invited to the White House I think he and George should be given the Medal of Honor of citizenship. I agree the bible is right, but what was great about George was that he looked up at me and not down at me or even right at me like a "pig." I have noticed President Obama looks right at the teleprompter and the American people a great deal. George knows what it takes to stop unescorted kids and so do the Nazi Gestapo. VDH's dog George would make a better President than who we have in office. He even looked more Presidential in a photo shot that bored Victor and i next to him....God bless America....
"Agent Orange Dixoin Kills!" C.F.P. i "Combating the Socialist Regime"
jwc
12 weeks ago
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The world today is just as it always was, an evil world, run by human beings that are evil by nature. The Bible makes this clear, yet few people recognize this because they have ignored the words of God.... Only news to those folks, the rest of us understand it and are not surprised.
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When the most powerful nation(?) elects an incompetent community organizer to lead(?) them and who's legacy will be (Nero fiddled) that of fundraising while America (Rome burned) disintegrated under his carefully planned (careless lack thereof) leadership, exactly what did people expect?
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FYI, the world has always been "such a nasty place." Maybe todays' nastiness looks superficially different from yesterday's nastiness. Maybe it's happening to different people (you, for example). But it's always been there.
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"When the president of the United States renders his nation’s immigration laws irrelevant"

So does every American who hires an illegal.
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And does that somehow make obamas refusal to enforce our imigration somehow good. Typical obama supporter busk passing, never fix the problem, just find somebody else to blame.
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Typical ignoramus buck passing. Never blame the citizen for contributing to the problem, just the government
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