June 11, 2019
One of AP’s investigative fan-fiction journalists has written a piece explaining that the Hordes of Mordor won’t stop their march towards the the Land of Man despite Mexico’s border crackdown.
A near-death experience in the Arizona desert a year ago won’t deter Francisco Pérez from another attempt to migrate to the U.S., nor will an increased police presence in southern Mexico.
The 23-year-old Guatemalan teacher and auto mechanic hopes to set out again soon to repay the $7,000 he owes from his first trip, when he and two other young men got lost for a week in the desert before being rescued by the U.S. border patrol.
On the seventh day, facing severe dehydration, the group resorted to drinking their own urine.
“Each of us urinated in a bottle and then strained it with the corner of our pants,” said Pérez, rubbing his hands together as he recalled the day he thought would be his last.
Pérez spent two days in a U.S. hospital before being returned to Guatemala. During his short stay in Arizona, though, he caught a glimpse of houses with manicured lawns, orderly roads and fancy stores. Those images are like a siren’s song, calling him to what he believes would be a better life.
Before setting out for the U.S., he earned $100 a month as a teacher and had a girlfriend. Now she is with somebody else and he’s helping out in his father’s auto repair shop in his hometown of San Marcos, just a few miles from the border with Mexico.
“In the end I lost everything,” Pérez said.
Mexico has promised to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops to its southern border on Monday to deter Central Americans from trekking toward the American dream. About 1 percent of Guatemala’s population of some 16 million people have left the country this year, part of a wave of Central Americans fleeing poverty, violence and drought.
U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended 132,887 migrants in May, the highest monthly figure in more than a decade. Many Central American migrants in recent months have been requesting asylum. The United States has returned more than 10,000 U.S. asylum seekers to Mexico since January under a program that requires migrants to wait in that country while their cases wind through U.S. courts. Thousands of Central Americans have also applied for asylum to start new lives in Mexico.
The sights of beautiful neighborhoods and the smell of man-flesh are like “a siren’s song” for orcs, calling them to ruin and eat all of it.
“We are really in front of a humanitarian tragedy,” Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., Martha Bárcena, told CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday.
Most Central American migrants come from rural areas, Bárcena noted, suggesting that Mexico and the U.S. should work together to address the root causes of migration rather than just enforcement.
Consider the insanity wrapped in that statement.
If someone is trying to break into your house to literally grab your stuff, it doesn’t really matter if they offer to mow your lawn in return because that can’t ever repay the cost of the stuff they take from you.
But apparently politicians expect you to help the enemy (give stuff to the enemy) so the enemy doesn’t need to attack you (take stuff from you), which defeats the whole purpose of resisting The Great Giveaway of America in the first place.
“They want your stuff, so if you don’t want them to take your stuff, give them some stuff so they don’t want to take your stuff anymore.”
Two Honduran migrants told The Associated Press on Sunday that they were robbed by Mexican officials of the little cash they had while on a bridge between Guatemala and Mexico. The migrants jumped into the Suchiate River to flee from the officials, who they said confiscated their identification documents, beat them and asked them for bribes to pass into Mexico.
“There’s tremendous corruption here,” said one of the men, Jose Romero, fighting back tears. “It’s sad to see all the Central American countries, instead of being united and helping us, they take the little that we have.”
Romero said his hometown of San Pedro Sula has become too violent and that work there is scarce. He said he’d take asylum from Mexico or any other country willing to offer him refuge.
“We’re honest, clean people, determined to work,” Romero said.
Yeah but here’s the thing, Romero. You and the likes of you are what make your countries so nightmarish. You may not consciously choose to turn your countries into Hell’s embassies but that’s just what you objectively do.
You may really just want to come and work, Romero, and you probably would work hard. But you’re incapable of doing anything but mowing lawns, and no matter how hard you work to mow all these lawns, you’re just not worth it.
If we had a caste of lawn mowers that were banned from having opinions on everything but lawn mowing, you wouldn’t be so problematic because, despite your inability to create civilization, you’d be kept from ruining things.
But we don’t have castes.
We have democracy.
Democracy means that your voice would be considered equal to the voices of the people who are not only capable of engaging in civilization but also capable of creating it.
You’d be a force pushing civilization towards collapse and you wouldn’t even realize it, just like none of you realized you were making your countries Hell until the flames engulfed all of you.