In recent time, as entirely expected by those who did not take the threat of this invasion lightly, the migrant caravan, or at least a number of them, have been storming the border to the United States and have been met by opposing forces from Border Patrol agents.
The media and the Left will be quick to point out that Border Patrol was using pepper spray and tear gas on the “immigrants” (I won’t call them immigrants. I AM an immigrant; they are invaders). But they will just as quickly ignore the fact that the invaders were unwilling to line up to apply for asylum and started throwing rocks and bottles at border agents, prompting the agents to defend themselves.
I don’t give a rat’s behind what anyone says, you cannot credibly say these people are asylum seekers anymore. Never mind the fact that, if they were just seeking asylum from their own countries, they would’ve stopped at other Latin American countries or Mexico and sought asylum there. But if the argument is that they are trying to seek asylum here in the U.S., then why would they storm the border instead of waiting in line to get it done?
Not a damn Leftist can possibly tell me now that these people are asylum seekers. If they were not invaders before they got to the border (which they were), they definitely are now.
But in any case, due to the appropriate-to-sane-people response from the borders, the Left is livid and absolutely bananas over it. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) tweeted (and later deleted the tweet) a comparison between using tear gas and chemical weapons. Then, he tweeted (and kept) the following: “Anyone uncomfortable with spraying tear gas on children is welcome to join the coalition of the moral and the sane. We can argue about other stuff when we’ve got our country back.”
Basically, he’s accusing border patrol, without proof, that they were specifically targeting children and families.
Qasim Rashid, a Muslim activist, tweeted a very dumb list of nations that have used gas on civilians that actually ties into the main point of this article.
Here’s what he writes: “Updated list of Nations that have used gas on civilians: Italy, Mussolini (1934), Japan, Hirohito (1937-39), Germany, Hitler (1940-45), USA, Nixon (1961-71), Egypt, Nasser (1963-67), Iraq, Hussain (1978-91), Syria, Assad (2012-13), USA, Trump (2018-??). This must stop.”
A couple of things. First, notice how he doesn’t specify what kind of gas is being used. He just says “gas”. The kind of gas Hitler, Saddam, and Assad used was chemical gas. The kind that kills people. Trump is using tear gas. The kind that doesn’t kill people. So he’s trying really hard here to draw comparisons between Trump and Hitler, or Trump and Assad, or Trump and Saddam, but to do that, he ignores the kind of gas being used by either and just leaves it at that. Talk about fake news.
Second, he mentions Nixon from 1961-71. Even that has a number of things to cover, such as the fact that Nixon was not President for 10 years, and he was not President until 1969. From 1961 to 1969 (before Nixon took office), the Presidents were John F. Kennedy (1961 to 1963) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969). So if he wants to say that the U.S. used “gas” against civilians in that time period, it largely falls on two Democrat Presidents.
Finally, he creates the illusion that the U.S. did not engage similarly with illegals from 1971 to 2018. And this is what ultimately ties into the main point of the article. Because on November of 2013, now a little over 5 years ago, roughly 100 people tried storming the border near “the San Ysidro port of entry” and they “threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents, who responded by using pepper spray and other means to force the crowd back into Mexico,” according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
It’s not explicitly stated whether or not the Border Patrol in the 2013 incident used tear gas, but they used other things as well to defend themselves and the border, other things that were obviously non-lethal, otherwise lethal action would’ve made the mainstream news.
According to Mary Beth Caston, a Border Patrol spokeswoman, Border Patrol back in the 2013 incident fired pepper balls and other “intermediate use-of-force devices.”
Obviously, such actions should be commended, not condemned, and the media definitely made sure not to condemn them back when Obama was President.
But this news story details an eerily similar situation in a gap of 5 years, and in similar areas. A large number of illegals storming the border, throwing rocks and bottles (which could lead to serious injury and/or death), being met by non-lethal force from Border Patrol. The only difference is that it’s okay when Obama does it, but it’s not okay when Trump does it.
It’s perfectly smart and reasonable to do it when Obama does it, but it’s inhumane and insane when Trump does it. I’m not saying this to attack Obama. The actions his Border Patrol did in 2013 were the right ones. And Obama, on the same day as this invasion, even went to a rally and talked about the need to secure our border (video below).
He talked about a measure in the Senate about immigration reform and urged House Republicans (who had the majority at the time) to pass the bill.
So it’s perfectly reasonable when Obama says we should secure our borders (and it is, though I know for certain he didn’t really want that), but it’s absolutely insane when Trump wants to secure our borders.
If Trump is inhumane and evil for doing this with the invaders, then Obama was just as inhumane and evil for doing something extremely similar.
Obviously, the actions that occurred earlier this week and 5 years ago by Border Patrol were the correct ones. You do what you can to protect yourself and do your job. However, pointing out the hypocrisy of the Left highlights exactly why I think they’re insane.
Again, when Obama does something, it’s good. I’m old enough to remember the Left was pretty much on board with Obama going to war against Syria. The same group of people who supposedly want peace were supporting Obama when there were talks of a possible war with Syria.
Need I remind you that Obama, according to ABC News, deported “more than the sum of all the presidents of the 20th century” that is, he deported more people than all the Presidents of the 20th century (1900-1999) combined. Of course, I suspect things were a bit different back then, but still.
Not to mention that, according to ABC News, Bush deported “just over two million during his time in office”. By comparison, Obama had deported 2.5 million from 2009-2015. The article I’m citing here came out on August 29th, 2016, so Obama had yet to leave office at the time. According to an article on the Washington Post, by the end of his presidency, Obama had deported more than 5 million illegals. Pro-immigration groups even dubbed him “Deporter-in-Chief”.
And yet, I do not remember the Left attacking Obama as though he was some sort of evil man. I don’t remember them idiotically quoting a poem about the Statue of Liberty to argue that he stop deporting illegals.
It was completely fine for him to do it, in their minds, but it’s full-on Armageddon when Trump does it. Although, with all their apocalyptic virtue-signaling, I wonder if there are any people left after the apocalypse brought on by the repeal of Net Neutrality or the apocalypse brought on by the GOP tax cuts, or the apocalypse brought on by Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, or the apocalypse brought on by Trump’s 2016 election victory.
Jokes aside, the hypocrisy of the Left is absolutely stunning. Trump gave these people a chance to enter the country legitimately. They chose to invade, just as I knew they would.
I won’t take any crap from any Leftist on this. These people are not asylum seekers, otherwise they wouldn’t have thrown away the opportunity to receive asylum. These people are not seeking a better life in the U.S., they are seeking to exploit our economic opportunities without offering to be part of the American way of life, without offering to assimilate, and contributing nothing to the country.
The Left is ridiculous in their insistence that these people want asylum. On contraire, they want to invade and their actions show that precise desire.
Apart from that, the Left is ridiculous in their insistence that Border Patrol is being inhumane under Trump’s orders. If they are inhumane under Trump, they were inhumane under Obama back in 2013.
1 Peter 5:8
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
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