It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room. By which I DO NOT mean older son who self-identifies as an elephant.
So the “migrant” caravan.
There are a bunch of disjointed thoughts, disjointed partly because I didn’t sleep well. I have some weird symptoms, like I’m coming down with something, which makes me wonder if I forgot my thyroid yesterday afternoon (it often gives me symptoms like the flu is descending) so I slept in two hour increments, after turning into a pumpkin short of 9 pm. (Yes, I’m finishing the cover. Yes, I’ll be better at posting at instapundit.)
Partly they’re disjointed, because I have so much to say once you start talking about, oh, immigration and assimilation, and in this case, because that is the very big thing, leftist ideas there of.
I’m trying to assemble that into one or possibly three columns for PJ. But in general here are some thoughts:
- The internationalist left doesn’t get that it’s not just “white” countries (or western ones) that are nationalist. Their idea that the brownz people shall conquer the world ignores the fact of Spanish Supremacy (very much racial) that infects South America (and anything South of the US.) NO ONE who has come in contact with a Spanish-derived culture can ignore this. Most of us get what “La Raza” means. But the left has more blindspots on race than anything else, and one of them is on nationalism. They decided that nationalism was white supremacy was Naziism. This, mostly to ignore the fact that Nazis unpersoned people because they were socialists. Now it’s a subconscious belief and so they’ll never “get” how wrong this insanity is. I wonder if they even SEE or understand that the caravan is carrying Honduran flags.
- Race. Ooh, boy, RACE. Gramsci convinced these idiots that unlike the disappointing Western peasants other races were NATURALLY communist/socialist. So the left is fully invested in replacing every white person with someone who can tan, because then communism will automagically happen
This is at the back of their obsession with “demographic replacement” for countries like the US.
Being enormous racists they don’t even understand Latin cultures are not naturally communist or socialist. They only see what they want to see. Latin cultures are basically and still the outposts of Rome (and sometimes Rome’s bloody borders) with mostly hereditary families governing under the guise of being voted in. As far as power of the rich, they’re far, far worse than the US and more like feudal systems than capitalism. But that don’t make them socialist. Something only socialists can ignore.
And then wrap up in race.
This belief that melanin equals communitarian thought is why they keep claiming people like Thomas Sowell — or me, but you know, I’m not even worthy to be in the same sentence — are white or at least race traitors.
It’s so stupid, so imbecilic, so infantile only the indoctrinated could believe it. And they believe it because they don’t know the origins of the idea and never examined it. They just internalized it as part of their subconscious assumptions.
- How bad is this going to get? What are we going to have to do to defend the borders? What will we have to do to our neighbors to the South to stop this sh*t? Will the left ever “get” it?
But more importantly, and no one is covering this: Why don’t the journalists and leftists understand that this concocted crisis and concocted narrative makes no sense?
Do they think refugees just materialize out of nowhere, for no reason? What do they think these people are running from and why?
I know they keep interviewing people who say they’re running from “oppression” and “economic hardship” and “intolerable conditions” but are they out of their mind to believe this would spontaneously form a caravan?
We actually KNOW what causes caravans (more like columns) of migrants and refugees.
Sudden invasions. Total and SUDDEN economic collapse (and for this, Venezuela counts as sudden.) Real and sudden intolerable conditions. Natural disasters.
When it’s impossible to remain where you are — and consider how far it has to go to make people think it’s impossible. Think Venezuela — people grab essentials and families and GO.
Post World War Two, during (mostly) the Soviet “liberation”, people leaving Germany. During World War Two, refugees leaving places the Germans invaded. Jews leaving Germany (the reason my mom calls a 30s design of overcoat a “refugee coat.”) under the Nazis. People escaping the East when the wall fell.
Refugees form columns not on purpose, but because they’re all headed the same way, starting at about the same time because that’s when they couldn’t delay anymore. They carry the absolute minimum. They do not cover 100 miles in a day (which, yes, this “caravan” has done.) And they do not — repeat NOT, not even under the German invasion or while escaping Eastern Europe — carry the flag of the country they’re escaping, or burn the flag of the country towards which they’re traveling.
I don’t know if the left is confused by their own insistence on calling Muslim immigrants “refugees.” BUT caravans are not normal ways to run away from anything, and if you get help it’s usually a hunk of stale bread from a nearby person, not trucks to convey you during the night.
This bizarre sham is a leftist pilgrimage, complete with the hagiography of Marxist icons, like flags of third world countries and people spouting Marxism for the cameras, and Marxist rituals like burning the American flag.
Let’s call it what it is: a Marxist crusade. And let’s treat it accordingly. Your freedom of religion doesn’t give you the right to violate US laws.
Also, while at it, and I’m putting this here AND in PJ because I want my marker down ahead of time: if they get to the border and there’s ANY confrontation, a pregnant woman will get shot.
How do I know that? Aren’t there way more men than women, and aren’t only some women pregnant? Aren’t the odds staggeringly against it?
I know it because EVERY TIME there’s a big confrontation staged by communists (and the left are ultimately that) a pregnant woman gets shot. Since it’s so against the odds, I think that if needed the left shoots the pregnant woman themselves. But I learned this through countless incidents. EVERY TIME. And then there’s hagiography built around this woman and the left advances a bit more.
My advance condolences to the family of the woman who’ll get shot, and remember you read it here first and it’s not an accident and not anyone’s fault but the communists who need blood sacrifice to advance the sacred “cause.
Perhaps instead we should take their sacrifice of a symbol of the future for a measure of their true intentions for the world.