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I’ll probably write about this in the future, but what do you think?

 
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  1. anonymous[840] • Disclaimer says:

    Good for Trump 2020.

  2. Because of his emigration and remittance plan, it’s a good chance for Trump to essentially close the border and stop considering asylum pleas.

    If he’s exceptionally vocal and aggressive about it, Trump should invade northern Mexico and take control of the border region. Depopulate towns that sit on the border and create a no-man’s land that extends into Mexican territory from the current US border.

    Then, with the border secured and northern Mexico under our temporary control, we can start ex-/re-patriating Central and South Americans by dumping them in northern Mexico.

    While obviously politically impossible, this is my dream, and in reality Trump should be able to get the political support to secure the border, including actions against employers on our side… if he’s serious about it.

  3. wren says:

    I’m hoping that he will be the Mexican Trump, and contrary to what he has said about flooding the US with Mexicans, he will end up making some wonderful deal with Trump and realize that good fences make good neighbors and the US and Mexico will be best buds and live happily ever after.

    That’s my hope anyway, and I don’t blame the Mexicans for wanting to throw the bums out.

    • LOL: Cloudbuster
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  4. Anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:

    ICYMI

    http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/elecciones-2018/amlo-urge-epn-detener-actos-racistas-e-inhumanas-de-eu-migrantes

    Google Translate:

    The Tabasco affirmed that, if he wins the presidency, he will become an advocate for migrants from the Americas and the world.

    “And soon, very soon, to the triumph of our movement we are going to defend the migrants of the entire American continent and all the migrants of the world who, by necessity, have to leave their villages to seek life in the United States, it is a human right that we are going to defend,” he said.

  5. Also, people should be looking for any connections between AMLO and the Democratic Party. Maybe we can send Stefan Halper down there…

    • Agree: Svigor
  6. Blubb says:

    I’m not American, North or south, but I’m wondering if this is the guy who asked people to leave the country for the US?

    I think that’s a very weird election strategy: “This country is a shithole! Vote for me, and it ain’t gonna get any better!” Uhm… OK?

  7. If we accept the rule of those who think they are the bosses and lords of Mexico, nothing will change for the people on the bottom.

    The blacks of LA couldn’t have put it better.

    Without economic growth and job creation in Mexico, we won’t be able to confront the migratory phenomenon.

    So if the economy tanks, people come north because there are no jobs. And if the economy takes off, they come north because their desires are stoked by and outgrow the home economy’s ability to slake them.

    The only way to stop the desire to head north is to ruin America to the point where the trip isn’t worth the bother.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @415 reasons
  8. A bit OT,but rapper Smoke Dawg is dead,a victim of gun violence.

    And no,this is not one of those posts where one pretends a solemnity he doesn’t feel, as if the death of a rapper,albeit one of the gangsta variety, is some kind of joke to be snickered at.

    No,this hurts. Goodbye…Smoke Dawg. May you find peace in that Hood in the Sky. Peace that eluded you—-oh enough already!

  9. I predict that, however things go in Mexico under AMLO, we won’t be seeing this:

    https://www.thelocal.no/20180627/woman-injured-in-oslo-mass-brawl-report

    “We received the first report at around five minutes before 1am of a so-called mass brawl. There was a large group of men described as men with African backgrounds reported to be fighting. A machete was mentioned but we have not found that so far. Most appear to have used iron rods, wooden planks and bottles,” police response leader Tor Jøkling told VG.

    For something completely different, I didn’t know Ali was into ventriloquism:

    • Replies: @Coburn
  10. Paul Rain says:

    I would imagine he’ll work to make new socialist voters, by bringing in more from even more rubbish countries, a-la Chavez in Venezuela.

    They’ll find somewhere to go.

  11. Daniel H says:

    >………but what do you think?

    The worse, the better.

  12. Aussie says:

    The once and future solution: Build that Wall!

  13. Tyrion 2 says: • Website

    Unfortunately, he will use the process of Mexican and Central American settlement of the US as a lever to get what he wants.

    Fortunately, that means he can be bargained with in exchange for something he actually cares about.

    If he’s really smart he will realise that Trump and him can provide a fun foil for each other, even while they go off an pursue what actually matters. Respectively, the reestablishment of a grounded American nation and poverty reduction.

    • Replies: @bartok
  14. Since AMLO has so ably articulated the principles inherent in the Zeroth Amendment and will no doubt act on it, it is time to carve his likeness on Mt. Rushmore and install him into the pantheon of our founding fathers as the man who made the dream of Mexican America possible.

    • Replies: @Russ
  15. @Reg Cæsar

    Either the US sends tribute to the lands of the invaders to keep the there, or, better still, we find some way to encourage our poor & unemployed to up sticks for opportunities south of the border.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  16. Tiny Duck says:

    The world seems to moving in the direction towards justice

    It’s funny seeing you tough guy cobsrvative fillibg your pants with fear

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    , @TomSchmidt
  17. Mexico City elects first-ever Jewish mayor, exit poll shows

    Scientist Claudia Sheinbaum, allied with left-wing presidential candidate, projected to take helm of largest city in North America, also becoming first woman elected to post

    She was one of many veterans of the movement to go into politics and help launch the PRD in 1989 — the main opposition party in what was then a one-party state.

    Almost all of Mexico’s 40,000 Jews live in Mexico City, according to the World Jewish Congress.

    She married fellow student activist Carlos Imaz in 1987.

    Imaz was among the most recognizable faces of the Mexican left, also governing the Tlalpan district, until in 2004, he was one of several top officials caught on camera accepting large sums of cash.

    When Lopez Obrador was elected Mexico City mayor in 2000, he named Sheinbaum his environment minister.

    She followed the fiery leader when he split with the PRD to found Morena, and is seen as a close ally, winning the party’s mayoral nomination in August over the man who was considered the favorite, veteran politician Ricardo Monreal.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/mexico-city-elects-first-ever-jewish-mayor-exit-poll-shows/

    Not directly related, but in other attractive Jewish Mexican female leftist politician news:

    Yeidckol Polevnsky Gurwitz (born 25 January 1958 in Mexico City as Citlali Ibáñez Camacho) is a Mexican businesswoman and politician. She succeeded AMLO as president of MORENA.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeidckol_Polevnsky_Gurwitz

  18. Leftist Candidate AMLO Wins Mexican Election

    Thank you for not saying “Mexico Election”. Everybody who’s anybody seems to have dropped the adjectival form of country names in the last few years. It’s always the pidgin English “Russia policy”, not the “Russian policy” or “policy on Russia”.

  19. Joe H says:

    I am currently in central Mexico and my wife is from here originally. Her family is mostly middle class and most of them voted for AMLO. They think he is less corrupt than the other candidates. One taxi driver was opposed to him out of fear that he will do to Mexico what leftists did to Venezuela. I doubt AMLO will go that far or be allowed by the opposition to go that far, but if he does, Mexicans have no excuses. They had the example of Venezuela and more recently of Nicaragua and still gave a landslide victory to a leftist.

    With the extreme rhetoric from AMLO on emigration, Trump has every reason to build the wall or high tech Israeli-style fence. We need to shut down legal immigration for a long time.

  20. Eighthman says:

    Are there any chances he might go with Portugal’s drug policy in view of the drift of Mexico into becoming a narco failed state?

  21. colm says:

    I wonder why he was allowed to win. He was NOT allowed to win back in 2006 even though he probably won.

    • Replies: @Anon
  22. Catdog says:

    Steve predicted this.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/06/30/bacow-promises-more-outward-looking-harvard/775WSyrNerKqGh8B06TM2O/story.html

    In a bid to win over middle America, Bacow is venturing into Trump country and plans to visit Pontiac, Mich., a once-thriving automobile city that has fallen on hard times. Bacow, who grew up in Pontiac, plans to announce that Harvard will collaborate with schools and other institutions in that community.

    • Replies: @hyperbola
  23. Leftist, centrist, center-right. Does it make a difference down there? Based on what I saw during a debate, everyone’s platform was:

    1) Attack Trump
    2) Defend Mexico’s honor
    3) Don’t mention the cartels!

  24. My view is that the media is overblowing his ‘revolutionary’ credentials as a way to sell him to the people, much like Macron was sold to the French public as a true break from the past. Of course, both candidates are knee-deep in their respective establishments. If you read up on AMLO’s background, he has been part of the establishment for decades. He only split up with the dominant party and set up his MORENA outlet to differentiate himself electorially.

    It’s sort of the Mexican version of what Macron did. Macron himself was a scion of the establishment but understood that the dominant socialist party was finished so he rebranded but essentially sold more of the same thing. AMLO of course operates in a Mexican environment, so he has to tailor his message to what will sell (more to everyone, whereas Macron is more of a neoliberal), but given his deep ties to the Mexican establishment there are probably huge amounts of people with dirt on him. That alone should keep him in check.

    Why would the media hype him as such an outsider? Because that will give him cover to advance the establishment agenda with a few symbolic policies (such as lowering wages of politicians, which is pointless, since most of their income comes from bribes anwyay etc).

    A deeply corrupt and oligarchic society like Mexico doesn’t allow a true firebrand to come through. Something like 100-120 politicians have been killed in Mexico over the last year alone. If AMLO was a genuine radical he’d be dead a long time ago. People have tabs on him.

  25. The era of the mass Mexican immigration invasion of the United States is over.

    The era of the mass deportation of Mexicans is coming.

    The treasonous and corrupt scum in the GOP ruling class have used the mass immigration invasion of Mexicans and other foreigners as a weapon to keep wages low and to destroy the cultural cohesion of the United States.

    The patriotic European Christian ancestral core of the United States must destroy the evil and treasonous GOP ruling class.

    White Core America has two choices:

    1) Destroy the GOP ruling class first, or 2) simultaneously declare war on the ruling classes of both the GOP and the Democrat Party.

    I say destroy both at once, but start first with the GOP ruling class and then shift forces towards the evil scum in the Democrat Party ruling class.

    The Mexicans who have invaded the United States must be made ready to depart back to their own nation of Mexico.

    Trump Must Destroy NAFTA

    Trump Must Deport ALL Illegal Alien Invaders

    Trump Must Implement A Moratorium On All Legal Immigration

  26. OT, but are the Danes engaging in another dangerous experiment?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/01/world/europe/denmark-immigrant-ghettos.html

    Denmark’s government is introducing a new set of laws to regulate life in 25 low-income and heavily Muslim enclaves, saying that if families there do not willingly merge into the country’s mainstream, they should be compelled.

    “Ve haf vays to make you Danish!”

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    , @hyperbola
    , @El Dato
  27. Clyde says:

    Very iffy that this would happen but the ideal way to stiff arm this failed Narco-State would be to build The Wall. As in keep ‘em out. Keep their drug running out.
    Then ditch NAFTA so we no longer run a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with this sh-hole.
    Our largest #1 trade deficit is with China– 200-300 billion on up
    Japan is #2 at 70-80 billion dollars annually
    #3 is Mexico. Hard to believe but we are at 60 billion with these pissants

    UPDATE:
    The U.S. trade deficit with China was $375 billion in 2017. The trade deficit exists because U.S. exports to China were only $130 billion while imports from China were $506 billion.

    • Replies: @wren
    , @jill
  28. istevefan says:

    If this guy follows through on his beliefs that every Mexican has a human right to enter the USA, then I welcome his election. We need to bring the issue of immigration and borders to the forefront to redpill the majority of Americans once and for all. For too long Americans on the immigration issue have been the proverbial frog in the boiling pot, unaware of their eventual fate.

    The media of course will attempt to cherry-pick the coverage to push their preferred side of the debate. Expect more photos of kids and concentration camps. But an outright demand that every Mexican has the right to come here will be hard even for our media to camouflage. Coupled with the call of to abolish ICE, that has moved from the fringe of the democrat coalition to its mainstream, with Trump’s desire to make the November elections about immigration, and this has now become the moment when many who have been oblivious to this issue start to take note.

    Of course our biggest obstacle will be the cucks in the GOP establishment who are probably already drawing up the plans of surrender to meet the immigration demands of Mexico’s new president. This issue is a golden opportunity for the GOP. Thank God we have Trump at the helm. I bet he is licking his chops. In fact this could give Trump the political cover he needs to send in the military to secure the border. It definitely should give him more leverage for the wall.

  29. Of course our biggest obstacle will be the cucks in the GOP establishment who are probably already drawing up the plans of surrender to meet the immigration demands of Mexico’s new president. This issue is a golden opportunity for the GOP. Thank God we have Trump at the helm. I bet he is licking his chops. In fact this could give Trump the political cover he needs to send in the military to secure the border. It definitely should give him more leverage for the wall.

    The GOP ruling class has aided and abetted the Mexican Immigration Invasion of the United States.

    Ronald Reagan was a treasonous rodent who did everything he could to aid and abet the Mexican Immigration Invasion of the United States.

    Treasonous cuckservative rats in the GOP have used the Mexican Immigration Invasion as a demographic weapon to lower wages for workers and to destroy cultural cohesion in the United States.

    Baby boomer cuckservatives will rot and burn in hell for allowing the Mexican Immigration Invasion to destroy the United States.

    Go To Hell You GOP Baby Boomer Cuckservative Rats:

    • Replies: @Anonymous Jew
  30. bartok says:
    @Tyrion 2

    If he’s really smart he will realise that Trump and him can provide a fun foil for each other, even while they go off an pursue what actually matters. Respectively, the reestablishment of a grounded American nation and poverty reduction.

    Both have been described as nationalists, so AMLO may accept a wall as a way to reduce Mexican humiliation. As for thinking that what a leftist really wants is poverty reduction, 555-COME-ON-NOW.

  31. The Z Blog says: • Website

    Assuming he lives out his term, he will make a useful villain. The J-Left media will embrace him as the great antidote to Trump, but that will only open more eyes to what’s happening. AMLO is not a genius, but he is not stupid. He knows he is working with a limited inventory, so he will strike the nationalist tone, while implementing standard issue Latin socialism.

    Within the next year, putting the US Army on the border will be a topic of debate.

    http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=14280

  32. White Genocide Party leaders up here in the States are certainly feeling orgasmic today, because el Presidente essentially declared Manifest Destiny on white people’s wallets to the north.

    The fakestream media will aid and assist, as always, with sentimental portrayals of the invaders meant to pulverize the already squishy hearts of Nice White Lady voters.

    Still the Repubs pick up a handful of seats in the House and Senate this fall.

    Trump will rail against el Presidente on Twitter.

    Maybe Texas flips to permanent one-party WGP rule in time for the 2020 coronation of our new president for life: Mrs. Michael Robinson-Obama.

  33. Brimelow On Emoting, Mexico and Immigration Politics

    Brimelow Is Wrong On Emoting And Right On Beautiful Irish Women

    Limey Implicitly Suggests He Has Ice Water In His Veins When Accusing Others Of Emoting

    The Power Of Strong Appeals To The Gut And the Heart And The Brain Shouldn’t Be Discounted, Dammit!

    Brimelow Begrudged Buckley Pissing Out Door Of Car On New York City Highway — Brimelow Was Wrong To Do That, Buckley Was Croaking And It Is a Minor Thing

    GOP Patriots Must Go FULL BORE EMOTING On Immigration

    Howl At The Phucking Moon! Voters Will Love It!

    Use Emotional Gut Talk To Drive The Democrat Lunatics Over The Edge!

    Stop The Mexican Immigration Invasion Now!

    Deport Jebby Bush To Mexico! Deport George W Bush To Mexico

    Andrew Jackson Was A Scotch-Irish Guy Who Knew The Power Of Faking Emotion And Anger To Advance Political Goals.

  34. 1. Somehow “invade Mexico” has emerged as a right wing meme and/or talking point, hard to tell which.

    2. I read on Z man’s blog that AMLO campaigned on amnesty for the drug cartels (!)

    3. Now that the polling is pretty clear that the public in general is much closer to President Trump than to democrats, I think we’ll all somehow stop talking about immigration soon. And plus it’s been I think 2 weeks of immigration as The News, which possibly a record long for any topic during this presidency.

    4. I really look forward to this guy trying to act tough against President Trump. AMLO should be invited to the White House immediately “to discuss cooperation between our great countries”.

  35. wrd9 says:

    “AMLO has an economic plan where hundreds-of-thousands of his fellow Mexicans flood the Southern U.S. border region; overwhelm the system and essentially create an initial border economy; then, with the door and pathway created, begin a process of exfiltration of U.S. economic wealth directly into Mexico.

    Within the plan AMLO envisions the U.S. training, educating, employing and eventually paying for a growing standard-of-living for Mexico. It is a fast way for Mexico to gain wealth; as opposed to the long process of building out an entire societal system of education, investment, infrastructure and commerce.”

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/06/22/mexicos-next-president-tells-country-they-must-leave-their-towns-and-find-a-life-in-the-united-states/

  36. neutral says:
    @istevefan

    If this guy follows through on his beliefs that every Mexican has a human right to enter the USA

    It’s not just Mexico, he believes that the entire world has the right to enter the USA, I wonder if he holds the same belief for his own country though.

  37. @istevefan

    This is what I was thinking. The stuff this Obrador guy says will get the wall built faster than just about anything Trump could say.

    He doesn’t look all that Mexican to me. Maybe it’s just his white hair and old age. I notice that as different races age they all start to look the same. Ah, the wrinkles!

  38. California Baby Boomer Kaus Claims “They” Cooked Up “Invade the World/ Invite The World.”

    They, They, They, They, They They, They, They Call It Stormy Monday.

    Why is Kaus bringing up the killer of that Inman woman out in Berkeley?

    Mexican Immigration Invasion Must be Stopped!

    Kaus Still Uses LEFT when LEFT don’t mean shit no more.

    Hey Mickey, the new battle is this:

    GLOBALIZATION

    vs.

    PATRIOTISM

    John Brennan, the treasonous rat Central Intelligence Agency Leprechaun liar, fully supports and pushes GLOBALIZATION.

    That is why John Brennan used his power to attack the Trump campaign. John Brennan is an unassimilated Leprechaun who should be deported to the Congo or Uganda.

    Kaus Stuck In The Past:

  39. AndrewR says:

    Take it for what it’s worth, but this analysis by a former US ambassador to Mexico gives cause for cautious optimism. While AMLO, like probably literally all Mexican politicians, likely is happy to send an indefinite number of Mexico’s poor people to the US, Mexico could see real growth and corruption-cutting under his rule, and that would reduce the number of Mexicans wanting to come to and stay in the US.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinions/mexicos-new-president-is-a-nationalist-but-hes-not-anti-american/2018/07/02/73f4c468-7d35-11e8-b0ef-fffcabeff946_story.html&freshcontent=1

  40. Currahee says:

    Hey, Cochran’s review of Mother’s Laugh up at Quillette; hop to it Stevo!

  41. Thirdtwin says:
    @27 year old

    “Now that the polling is pretty clear that the public in general is much closer to President Trump than to democrats, I think we’ll all somehow stop talking about immigration soon. ”

    You’d think that would be the case, but instead, we’ll be treated to a hyphenated summit between Lopez-Obrador and our new socialist shadow President, Ocasio-Cortez. The Dems won’t be able to help themselves.

    • Replies: @Karl
  42. Rosie says:
    @istevefan

    If this guy follows through on his beliefs that every Mexican has a human right to enter the USA, then I welcome his election. We need to bring the issue of immigration and borders to the forefront to redpill the majority of Americans once and for all. For too long Americans on the immigration issue have been the proverbial frog in the boiling pot, unaware of their eventual fate.

    I very much agree. A head of state who asserts a right of settlement in a foreign country for his own citizens has explicitly declared war on the target nation, and an official declaration of war seems to be a requirement for a considerable portion of the American population to recognize immigration for what it really is: the hostile act of a conquering power.

    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    , @Corn
  43. I’d love for you – or someone at Unz – to do what the MSM won’t or can’t do. Which is:

    ACTUALLY SPELL OUT WHAT THIS GUY IS FOR AND AGAINST.

    No one want’s to talk about his specific policies! The guy has platform. What is it?

    Instead its all vague labels and speculation about his Presidency.

    • Replies: @Lars Porsena
  44. Jack D says:

    This is potentially bad news for the pressure on the border. Whenever Leftists take power, especially the Latin American variety, the economy in their country is prone to experience “bad luck” (in Heinlein’s formulation). Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina, etc. – they have all run into terrible bouts of “bad luck” after Leftists have taken power. The more serious the Leftist is about his Leftism, the worse the luck his country experiences.

    However, there are signs that AMLO is not all that serious about his Leftism – he is not talking about nationalizing industry (except maybe in the energy sector). It is more like American Democrat Leftism, where the government gives out lots of benefits to various groups – the poor, farmers, etc. He says that he is going to get the money to do this with the money that the government is going to save by wiping out corruption, which is nonsense. However if he doesn’t go too wild with the spending then maybe he can keep the resulting inflation under control.

    He seems to be aware that he cannot afford to spook international investors, who maintain the economy at a somewhat tolerable level (though far below US standards). If the multi-nationals pull out then the economy would really fall apart. The acid test will come later – he will start out with mild measures and when these inevitably fail to lift the poor of Mexico the temptation will be to “kick it up a notch” and double down on the stupidity – this is what leads to the death spiral. The patient gets sicker so the doctors bleed him some more and he gets even sicker which calls for even more bloodletting, etc.

  45. @Reg Cæsar

    Net in migration with open borders would not stop until we hit equilibrium with the least developed countries in the world

  46. Stick says:

    I always find it funny that a man who is dependent on $71B NAFTA Surplus with US and $31B Remittances for the US per year is going to do anything but say Yes Sir, to Trump. But I think Trump will have oodles of fun and leverage with this. Trump can make or break this guy. We will see how tough the hombre is fairly soon.

  47. @istevefan

    Excellent points. Everything has now been revealed. It has been the cucks in the GOP who have been the problems. Also, with the election of that Puerto Rican Cortez woman in New York, this has now shaken the Democratic party. The Democratic party is now the party of non-whites, homos, non-Christians. The few white gentile Democrats left will join the GOP. It is now a strictly racial paradigm in the USA. The GOP cucks can no longer run and hide.

    I’m still not too trustful of Trump though. He has cucked on the southern border. The only thing for him to do right now is BUILD THE WALL.

  48. A Mexican politician saying, “We should respect America’s borders and sovereignty,” would be like an American politician saying, “F*CK THE TROOPS.”

  49. I see none of the warning signs that I saw with Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Supposedly, the Mexico election was not focused on Trump and the US and immigration, like this crowd is. “Leftist” sounds bad, for good reason, but I really don’t know enough about Mexican politics to judge, and I suspect most of this crowd doesn’t either. The current President, Nieto sounded good on the surface, but I really don’t know.

  50. @Rosie

    Good comment! A declaration of war might be premature (for now) but Trump should respond by expelling most Mexican diplomats and closing all the Mexican consulates.

    Mexico would probably find some federal judge to declare that Trump has exceeded his constitutional powers!

  51. Better already change the country’s name to North Venezuela.

  52. “Leftist” sounds bad, for good reason, but I see none of the warning signs that I saw with Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.

    Supposedly, the Mexico election was not focused on US/Trump/immigration, like this crowd is. I really don’t know enough about Mexican politics to judge, and I suspect most of this crowd doesn’t either. If there is someone with particular knowledge on this, I’d like to read their view.

  53. Duplicate submission, apologies if still in moderation. When I hit the publish comment button on my first submission, the DDOS defense page intervened.

    Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true.

    The illegal status quo is best possible outcome for La Raza, who hail from a country deemed of “high human development” by the UN Development Program. 111 countries rank lower than #77 Mexico on the Human Development Index; for example, Indonesia – 113, Bangladesh – 139, Haiti – 163, Yemen- 168, Afghanistan – 179, and Central African Republic, ranked last at 188.

    Who would migrate under an open-borders regime? It’s not just the 33% of Mexico who say they would like to move to the US, or the 700 million globally who tell pollsters that they would like to move to one of the richer countries, the US the most frequently named destination. The passive preference to migrate would be much boosted by active measures of global advertising, outreach, recruitment, delivery, and enforcement, undertaken by hipster arbitrageurs in Silicon Valley.

    Not much immigration is spontaneous in origin. A friend’s European grandfather was enticed by steamship company advertising and its traveling sales agent, for example. The deep state, gangster traffickers, dubious NGOs, and labor contractors seed and feed the illegal and legal flows, and remaining family and friends trail after. Once open borders become legal or even quasi-legal, large VC-funded international labor contracting firms of the Uber ilk will connect the supply of labor from the pool of 3 billion in the least developed countries to the infinite demand for cheaper labor in the US, population 325 million (the first big ILC will name its app OneWorld, and will provide all requisite services and guarantees to each side of the transaction such that inside of three days a Yemeni peasant family would be transported and placed in bonded labor at a Texas slaughterhouse, or registered and delivered for bonded voting in a district with a close election in Vermont). I say “infinite demand” because a zero wage is not the floor; we know from internship abuse and from medieval serfdom that employers prefer the employee who will pay them the most for the privilege of being subordinated. There will be 5 to 10 applicants competing for each of the jobs held by Koch Brothers’ 120,000 current employees. There will probably also be a large expansion of the private security industry, for those who can afford it.

    La Raza will be the biggest loser from the open-borders regime because Indonesians will do the jobs that Mexicans won’t do. Without the Bangladeshis, crops will rot in the fields. If not for the Afghans, the price of fast food will rise by 3%. Job, welfare, and college applications from MLDCs (migrants from less-developed-countries), will become officially favored over the comparatively privileged La Raza who eventually will be shamed into the “white” category by activists from MLDC nonprofit justice activists funded by big business and its left and right foundations. Mexico itself will be inundated with migrants who are not the best of the American-born and even more by those from the 111 poorer countries, many of the latter trafficked to Mexico through the US by American hipster international labor contractors (to be profiled in the Economist as the social-justice billionaires).

    I tried a simpler version of this story on an unreflective immigration enthusiast: that just as gains for Mexico from NAFTA were snatched away from it by China’s accession to WTO, with an open-border regime the Bangladeshi and Indonesians would be imported at large scale and swiftly displace the Mexicans in the U.S. He was dumbfounded.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  54. Abe says: • Website
    @istevefan

    Of course our biggest obstacle will be the cucks in the GOP establishment who are probably already drawing up the plans of surrender to meet the immigration demands of Mexico’s new president. This issue is a golden opportunity for the GOP.

    If Mitt Romney were President now I’m sure his big, 140+ IQ brain would would have immediately grasped the horrible optics of the situation and come up with an effective, thorough, and ‘adult’ plan to make America the foster parent for every single Spanish-speaking minor south of the Rio Grande. Oh, and everyone in their familias as well. And eventually we’d find out that it all came in under budget ($3.4 trillion, not the originally-budgeted $3.5), just like the Salt Lake City Olympics!, garnering mucho strange new respect in the NEW YORK TIMES and WASHINGTON POST. Of course every Republican candidate for the next 100 years would have to deny he is any sort of borderist, and tearfully apologize for his party’s sad history of borderism, while implying Democrats are the real borderists now.

    Trump’s biggest strength is he fights. Trump’s biggest weakness is too many of his supporters are soft, comfortable suburban grill daddies who say things like- “Gre, I like Trump’s strong stand on the issues, but I really wish we had a leader equally strong who just didn’t have his personality problems- like doing something as unseemly as fight….”

  55. I don’t follow Mexican politics, but looks like Trump “suffered a glorious success” (to translate a Russian expression) yet again. Previous Mexican presidents invariably touted NAFTA as an achievement, pointing to near-border maquiladoras as a great success. Trump’s recent tariffs trampled on NAFTA, essentially making it meaningless.

  56. JimB says:
    @istevefan

    I don’t think images of fat amerindians dressed in the latest fashions from Target gains much sympathy from US voters. Even if they happen to be crying. The more time spent stuck in traffic jams with hoopty pickup trucks filled with rusted gardening implements or waiting in doctors offices crowded with Mexican families, the less sympathetic you are likely to be for this invasion of third world scroungers.

  57. JimB says:
    @istevefan

    I don’t think images of fat amerindians dressed in the latest fashions from Target gains much sympathy from US voters. Even if they happen to be crying. The more time spent stuck in traffic jams with hoopty pickup trucks filled with rusted gardening implements or waiting in doctors offices crowded with Mexican families, the less sympathetic you are likely to be for this invasion of third world scroungers.

  58. e says:

    The Donald should give a big speech touting the two natural resources of Mexico that should provide its citizens with jobs and security: oil and two, extraordinarily long, beautiful coastlines that should make Mexico the number one tourist destination for the world’s middle class and the affluent.

    Put the pressure on the oligarchs and this socialist to keep their own and provide for their own.

    Most Americans, including the stupid college kids, think Mexico has nothing but desert and that that’s why it remains backwards and poor.

    The Donald should give a spotlighted speech about what is available IN Mexico to Mexicans.

    Invite the progs to march on Mexico City, in other words.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  59. This is a blessing for Trump. The rocks his (our) domestic enemies hide under have been lifted. He will play Obrador like a drum, or a violin, whichever way works best.

  60. ChrisZ says:

    (Replying to [email protected])

    “Grill daddies” is a pretty funny—and effective—formulation. I’ve never seen it before, but know exactly what it means. Is it your own coinage, Abe?

  61. @27 year old

    3. Now that the polling is pretty clear that the public in general is much closer to President Trump than to democrats, I think we’ll all somehow stop talking about immigration soon. And plus it’s been I think 2 weeks of immigration as The News, which possibly a record long for any topic during this presidency.

    I don’t think they have the discipline to carry this out anymore. Twitter is the Id that will not permit the traditional Democrat cross-dressing stratagem where they all pretend to be concerned with the economic and cultural concerns of white middle Americans. And none have been able to resist Trump’s trolling thus far – I don’t know if this can change either.

  62. Russ says:
    @istevefan

    “I bet [Trump] is licking his chops. In fact this could give Trump the political cover he needs to send in the military to secure the border. It definitely should give him more leverage for the wall.”

    Bingo. Electing this “Hugo Chavez of Mexico” may be the greatest gift Mexico could have given to Trump and securing the southern border.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  63. Russ says:
    @The Alarmist

    Better to embed AMLO himself into Mt Rushmore … in due time.

  64. @Tiny Duck

    “cobsrvative fillibg”

    Lewis Carroll, is that you?

    “Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe”

    • LOL: MBlanc46
    • Replies: @Alfa158
  65. wren says:
    @Clyde

    It is my understanding that one reason NAFTA exists as it does is so that US companies can set up factories in Mexico to incorporate Chinese parts in products to be then sold in the US.

    Mexico is a way to avoid certain tariffs on Chinese components in, say, autos and is used a pass through.

    I think steel is also included in this scheme, but that might be Canada’s role.

  66. BenKenobi says:
    @Anonymous

    Looks like meat’s back on the menu, boys!

    • Replies: @Dr. Krieger
  67. @Honesthughgrant

    How would you even know before he does it?

    You aren’t actually advocating that what we listen to what politicians say and take it at face value are you?

  68. Luke Lea says:

    Interesting comment from a NYT reader occasioned by story on AMLO’s victory:

    P
    Purity of
    Essence45m ago:

    Too bad the left in America can’t bring themselves to support left-wing nationalism. Instead they continue to cling to bourgeois globalism, which isn’t a left-wing ideology at all, just another version of that darling of the transnational capitalist class, classical liberalism.

    If the American left gave up its crusade for immigrants and instead focused on wages, employment, healthcare, housing, education, trade, and a peaceful foreign policy they would obliterate the republicans, but that’s not in the interest of the rich liberals who benefit from the same kinds of policies that benefit the rich republicans. They have money in the stock market, too.

    Left-wing nationalism is the answer to Trump’s right-wing nationalism. Left-wing nationalism, however, means dropping this push for identity politics above all other concerns and actually trying to do something about poverty, unemployment, and low-wages. Globalism has no answer for those sorts of things, that’s why globalism is losing.

    Right now, on trade, on immigration, and on world peace Trump is to the left of the democrats. How did that happen?”

  69. istevefan says:
    @The Alarmist

    Or we use our $700 billion military to actually defend our borders!

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  70. istevefan says:
    @e

    The Donald should give a big speech touting the two natural resources of Mexico that should provide its citizens with jobs and security: oil and two, extraordinarily long, beautiful coastlines that should make Mexico the number one tourist destination for the world’s middle class and the affluent.

    If I am not mistaken Mexico is also the only nation in the world with a free-trade arrangement with both the USA and EU which is a prime reason why multi-nationals locate there. Anything made in Mexico can be exported to those two giant markets tariff-free. That is probably more valuable to Mexico than her oil reserves.

    It’s also a reason why Trump will have the advantage in any NAFTA renegotiations.

  71. J1234 says:

    The new president needs to do something to raise wages in Mexico. Mexicans come to the US illegally because they can make $18,000 a year as janitors…compared to $5000 a year for making BMW’s and Audis (along with several other makes) back home. Industry in Mexico has to inspire it’s workers to pursue careers in their own country. As of right now, it isn’t even coming close to doing that.

    Mexico needs to make it’s foreign manufacturers understand “Fordism” (in the original sense) – pay workers enough so that they can buy the products they make, or at least reasonable facsimiles. Right now, most BMW employees can’t even afford used cars.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-lt–mexico-low-wages-20170925-story.html

  72. “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • Replies: @Sgt. Joe Friday
  73. @istevefan

    Some genius has decided that using Department of Defense to defend the country is a violation of the Posse Comitatus act. I think we need to stop kidding ourselves and change the name back to Department of War.

  74. Arizona gonna get its coastline after the second Mexican American War.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  75. MEH 0910 says:

  76. @Abe

    You mean like Steve and his eeyore crew here?

  77. @Charles Pewitt

    To be fair, it was less of an issue when Reagan was president. Ethnic majorities aren’t threatened until their numbers dip bellow a certain threshold – let’s say 70% for the sake of even numbers. The demographic change in this country accelerated so rapidly that even voter sentiment seemed to lag a bit. Add to that the big business Republican establishment and a slow moving Presidential system, and we’ve been domed for decades. Logically, we should have reached our current level of outrage sometime in the 1980′s, but the vast majority of people don’t pay attention to policy, numbers etc.

    I read Huntington’s “Who are We?” when it first came out (2004) about 6 years after I was HBD red-pilled in college. So this has all been a slow moving train wreck from my perspective.

  78. @BenKenobi

    At first I thought this might be a quote from one of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies. LOTR Fellowship Orc quote. Close I suppose.

  79. St. Ronald Reagan 1989:

    I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still

    ALMO 2018:

    Soon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants all over the American continent and the migrants of the world who, by necessity, must abandon their towns to find life in the United States; it’s a human right we will defend.

    The Cold War struggle pozzed the US with a fatal dose of universalism. The US started out as a radical experiment in white universalism — the idea the the disparate people of Europe could come together as a people and form a nation. This idea was a resounding success and fueled the astounding rise in American power up to their post WW2 zenith. But the neccessity brought on by the struggle with the USSR led the US to appeal to the global masses and directly resulted in such atrocities as the 1965 Immigration Act all made possible of the idea of human universalism — the mistaken idea that the disparate people of any race could come together as a people.

    Irony of irony is that while the US is suffering through universtalist death throes of its Pyrrhic Cold War victory, the Warsaw Bloc is experiencing a blossoming of healthy nationalistic particularism brought on by the defeat of Communism.

    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
  80. @Low Voltage

    You mean like the total lack of immigration and border enforcement after the 1986 illegal alien amnesty?

    • Replies: @Low Voltage
  81. @Anonymous

    This guy is the institutional version of these leftist wackos losing their minds; that is, couldn’t be better for framing Trump as a reasonable guy.

  82. Svigor says:

    OT: I’ve been looking into Trump’s supposed short list for SCotUS appointments, and at least three of them seem bad. Barrett is a cuckette – 2 of her 7 kids are adopted Haitians. Plus she’s Catholic, which I would overlook in an otherwise satisfactory candidate, but since she isn’t, I see no need to further Catholic over-representation on the Court. Hardiman’s Wiki page shows he’s an immigration cuck married to a woman from a prominent Democrat political family, and he volunteered with “Ayuda” immigration legal aid office representing immigrants; waaay too cucked. Kavanaugh’s Wiki page isn’t as detailed but word is he’s an immigration cuck, too. Plus he looks like a cuck, so I’m inclined to believe the rumors.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Thomas
    , @Anon
  83. Alfa158 says:
    @Luke Lea

    Never going to happen. “Left wing nationalism” translates as “National Socialism”. Our Masters will never voluntarily allow that.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  84. @Chrisnonymous

    The megaphone has been in perpetual freakout since the election. With new “worst thing EVER!” Kennedy retirement the wolf crying can’t get any worse. Trump wins by flooding the zone so hard the Chutzpah media can’t keep up. I like your plan!

  85. Alfa158 says:
    @Cloudbuster

    No, his typing went to hell as he was crapping himself. That must be very distracting. Happens in almost every post of his which is not a copy and paste from someone who has an above room temperature IQ.

    • Replies: @Anthony Wayne
  86. Coburn says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Stevie wonder? I need new glasses. I thought that was Top Gigio- the little italian mouse.

  87. @Father O'Hara

    15 Reasons the Smoke Dawg Shooting is Really Trump Supporters Fault

  88. Rosie says:
    @Luke Lea

    Right now, on trade, on immigration, and on world peace Trump is to the left of the democrats. How did that happen?”

    Hmmm. I don’t know, but it has nothing to do with this, …

    https://m.jpost.com/US-Elections/US-Jews-contribute-half-of-all-donations-to-the-Democratic-party-468774

    which is just a coincidence, I’m sure.

    Left-wing nationalism is the answer to Trump’s right-wing nationalism. Left-wing nationalism, however, means dropping this push for identity politics above all other concerns and actually trying to do something about poverty, unemployment, and low-wages. Globalism has no answer for those sorts of things, that’s why globalism is losing.

    No way is this a viable strategy. You’re not going to get people to unite against a globalist plutocracy to protect their wages. You need something more compelling than that. I suppose it might be different if we were all destitute, but then if and when that happens, all bets are off.

    Benthamite policy debates are so last century. Coming to an agreement about the greatest good for the greatest number presumes a fellowship and solidarity that diverse nations don’t have. As a secure and dominant majority, Whites were willing to don the Veil of Ignorance and set aside their group interests for the sake of the common good. Others were not, so here we are.

  89. Rob McX says:
    @Peripatetic commenter

    The delusion of “assimilation”.

  90. hyperbola says:
    @Catdog

    So Harvard appoints another zionist jew as president – nothing new there. The sect has created an enormous stench of racist-supremacist corruption at Harvard. NO other educational institution should have anything to do with Harvard.

    “President Bacow has consulted widely for government and industry. He has served as an advisor to the Ministry of the Environment for the State of Israel and to the Cross Israel Highway Commission…… He is a director of the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly and a trustee of Wheaton College and Hebrew College.” [1]….

    • Replies: @anonymous
  91. hyperbola says:
    @Peripatetic commenter

    Denmark has been at the forefront of anglo-zionist-globalist, one-world practice for some time now. That was how a “Socialist” Prime Minister could sell off electric power provision to a Goldman Sachs monopoly. The “regulation of life” proposals will be coming to all the rest of the groups and countries that fall prey to the anglo-zionist-globalists – including the USA (we are well along the path already).

  92. @Alfa158

    Those of us in the three digits recognize TD as satire…

    • Replies: @Svigor
  93. Meanwhile in South America…

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/19/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-presidential-candidate-trump-parallels

    Alongside an image of an assault rifle, an English-language message to Brazilian voters was stamped onto the back of his shirt: “Instead of gun control how about terrorist control,” it said. “Defend freedom, defend America, defend yourself!”

    M(S)AGA.

  94. @Father O'Hara

    …. rapper Smoke Dawg is dead… some kind of joke to be snickered at.

    Father, I have sinned. I’m tryin’ to stop snickering, but it’d be easier if I’d ever even heard of this guy. Is it like the hiccups? Someone on here write some comment to scare the hell out of me, before this becomes permanent. Oh, how about a golf or bicycle post by Mr. Sailer? Nah … on 2nd thought, that’d prolly make it worse.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  95. @Abe

    Nah, I like to see the guy fight back as much as anything he does. Being civil in American politics is becoming a thing of the past, or just a time-warp in a Pat Buchanan* column. Trump just can’t do the fighting with his mouth alone. It’s not enough. Additionally, time management ought to be a given for him, so he needs to stop the damn tweeting about personal sleights, like whether Joe Biden could or could not kick his ass.

    Trump’s personality problems don’t have to do with his verbal abilities. I’ve got a problem with his wasting time on stupid shit.

    * Not that I don’t appreciate the guy.

  96. @Hippopotamusdrome

    Heh! It may yet come to that.

    BTW, I haven’t read all the comments yet, so please forgive me if this has been said. What the hell is this “AMLO” crap? Can’t this guy reel off his whole family tree with the rolling “r”s in about 10 seconds like a girl I used to know? (It was sexy when she did that, but, I don’t know …)

    What I mean is that this is not only a major cultural appropriation of the American star/starlet/couple terminology like JLo and Brangelina, and Ardith (Archie and Edith Bunker), but it sounds more like an operating system than a corrupt Mexican leader.

  97. Pepe says:

    Many in the western media are profoundly mistaken in their view of AMLO, particularly conservatives.

    AMLO, unlike the current ruling class is Mexico, is against Mexicans leaving for the US for better wages. The quote about “have to go” to the US was grossly misunderstood. He was simply commenting that many in the past did go out of need.

    One of his main proposals is to increase the internal market and demand within Mexico, so that Mexico doesn’t need to rely so much on trade to the US and won’t continue to send Mexicans north.

    Like Trump, he’s very skeptical of NAFTA, and, like Trump, he wants to include provisions in NAFTA forcing multinationals to increase wages in Mexico – again, so Mexicans won’t feel the need to leave for the US.

    During the campaign, AMLO was the most friendly to Trump. The nos. 2 and 3 candidates, who combined for only 37% of the vote, made anti-Trumpism a big part of their campaigns.

    He will also try to cut down on the corruption in Mexico that wastes so much of the country’s limited resources.

    You wouldn’t know it from reading MSM, but he’s against raising taxes in Mexico, a position I think is stupid, since Mexico has a tiny wealthy class at the top that pays no taxes, and the country overall collects only about 15-17% of GDP in taxes. The rest of his domestic agenda is common sense investments in education and infrastructure, something very needed in Mexico.

    Finally, the guy is a social conservative, anti-abortion and anti gay rights. He doesn’t talk about it a lot, because he correctly sees there are more important issues out there. He has an alliance with a right wing Evangelical party that, after last night, has more seats in both houses of Congress than the current ruling PRI party. AMLO and his alliance will have a majority in both houses.

  98. El Dato says:
    @Peripatetic commenter

    1) Make them Danish
    2) Heavily weaponize them with Best Gear of NATO
    3) Send them back to set up settler villages

  99. El Dato says:
    @Father O'Hara

    Guns don’t kill people. Guns kill Smoke Dawg.

  100. Lot says:

    Ron Paul retweets a happy merchant cartoon, takes it down 2 hours later.

    I’m not offended, we all make mistakes!

  101. JohnnyD says:

    We could potentially have a Valenzuela on our southern border…

  102. Lot says:
    @Lot

    Speaking of memes to trigger the SJWs:

    Trump gets Two (judicial) Scoops!

    • LOL: Anonymous Jew
  103. istevefan says:
    @Luke Lea

    Right now, on trade, on immigration, and on world peace Trump is to the left of the democrats. How did that happen?”

    But you could also say Trump is to the right of GOP on these issues too, at least the establishment types. Trump’s views are more in line with the hard right like Pat Buchanan’s.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @FX Enderby
  104. Abe says: • Website

    As a general question to our host,

    Mr Unz/Ron,

    Have you felt some of the archaeological discoveries of recent years have changed your epistemological perspective? I was a classics enthusiast once upon a time, and remember that in the 80’s/90’s the scholarship seemed to be from a decidedly dry, debunking perspective. Now hard physical evidence has shown that many of the more lurid tales out of antiquity were true. Male DNA ‘bottlenecks’ prove that Conan the Barbarian stories basically got it right. Nero did build a golden house with a rotating floor. And Carthaginians really did perform child sacrifice. Etc., etc.

    • Replies: @Abe
  105. istevefan says:
    @Lot

    The picture he tweeted will end up getting headlines, but if you read the text he posted about this topic on facebook, he was pretty correct in his assessment. Too bad the picture is going to prevent people from reading it.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  106. Flippant comment behind me, for now, I agree with those that say this election result is a good thing for America. The talk out of this guy will wake up people that normally need a damn 2 x 4 to come out of their comfortable slumbering. None of the candidates spoke of anything close to a foreign strategy with America that would be of any benefit to us. There is no concept of fairness in any of them and nothing but hypocrisy regarding immigration policy.

    I’d read a couple of articles by Mr. Allan Wall on VDare about this election, before the result. Mr. Wall is up on Mexican politics more than anyone on the unz blog, knowing Spanish and having lived in Mexico with his family for a decade or so. He has an article on the results, but my old browser can’t view VDare, as of today (had to type in that url above from another source).

    His sending a serious number of American troops down to the border would ensure the re-election of President Trump and anyone else who is known to support a move like that, in massive landslides.

  107. Well, today, all I can say is “SUCK IT, Mexico!!” Today, we are all Brazilians…

    On a more sobering note, isn’t Brazil actually having competent center defence a sign of the impending Apocalypse … ?

  108. After the money is all counted up, put in the canvas lock bag and dropped in the night deposit vault, AMLO is just another in a long line of Hu-White Mexican presidentes in a country that is only 11% white. Imagine if the US had 10 or 12 Negro presidents in succession and one day low IQ Hu-Whites finally got a little woke to that.

    Judging by voter boycotts and self barricading of entire towns to election workers in southern Mexico by Indios who’ve finally figured out that Mexican “democracy” and voting is a “rigged system”, I can only conclude that the worst is yet to come.

  109. Clyde says:
    @Svigor

    Good research. Trump needs to put in a Justice who is as good as Neil Gorsuch or better. We need someone who will not flake out like Justice Roberts, with Souter being the worst. The three you have mentioned and exposed show serious flake out tendencies.

  110. @istevefan

    “Too bad the picture is going to prevent people from reading it.”

    He’ll get over it. Just an accidental dose of red pills he’s been needing for a while anyway.

  111. @Tiny Duck

    Ok, that was brilliant. I’ve got my laugh for the day.

  112. El Dato says:
    @Lot

    I don’t see why the Happy Merchant is a problem. It’s not worse than the other stereotypically stereotypical faces in that cartoon.

    And everybody knows and likes Happy Merchant, who often is behind posts.

  113. Clyde says:
    @istevefan

    But you could also say Trump is to the right of GOP on these issues too, at least the establishment types. Trump’s views are more in line with the hard right like Pat Buchanan’s.

    Of course Donald is Pat minus anti-abortion. And hard right, you are correct. If only Trump with his charisma would have run and won in 1992. American would be a lot different place.

    *** for you neophytes. Pat’s best year running against the GOP establishment was 1992. No one talked about the deep state.

  114. @Russ

    Electing this “Hugo Chavez of Mexico” may be the greatest gift Mexico could have given to Trump and securing the southern border.

    This could pay off hugely:

    1. Recognize the invasion as an act of war and a violation of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
    2. Pull the troops out of Europe and Japan to the Mexican border.
    3. Simultaneously, intern and deport all persons whom Mexico considers citizens (including anchor babies).
    4. Clear an area of Mexico stretching from south of Brownsville to around Hermosillo of all Mexicans, grabbing all the maquiladoras.  Take the Baja peninsula too.  We can call these the “south Texas territory” and “south California territory”.
    5. Establish a DMZ wide enough to prevent smuggling; a few miles of heavily-mined no-man’s land should do.
    6. Bring in house trailers to house American workers to bring the maquiladoras back on-line.

    Voila, a pile of jobs for Americans, a lot fewer welfare cases, a huge blow to drug and human smuggling, and a near-instant end to “Press 1 for English.”

    (note, list tags are supported in preview but are deleted from posts. found out the hard way.)

  115. Hubbub says:

    Need to keep in mind that Socialists like AMLO (Chavez, Maduro, etc) got to have a foreign power to implicate in the local folks distress and direct their anger outward. USA serves that purpose of Mexican politicos.

  116. @Chrisnonymous

    Trump should invade northern Mexico and take control of the border region. Depopulate towns that sit on the border and create a no-man’s land that extends into Mexican territory from the current US border.

    Whoever commands this punitive expedition, if he succeeds, will be another Zachary Taylor – next in line for the White House.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  117. @JohnnyD

    We could potentially have a Valenzuela on our southern border…

    Don’t cry for me Fernando…

  118. Sorry OT, but, today in Buffalo, at about 12:30am, a 54 year old grandmother and her 17 month old grandchild ( no gender specified) were shot and killed at a family gathering. Please let me know if you see any coverage of this outrage where you live. Dead babies in the Mediterranean Sea are worldwide news, because somehow that is Trump’s fault or the fault of alt rights. Murdered babies in Buffalo, Cleveland or Chicago is life as usual, nothing to see here.

  119. @JohnnyD

    We could potentially have a Valenzuela on our southern border…

    That’d be better for the music scene … so there’s that … this time let’s make sure he doesn’t ride in any planes with pilots that don’t know instrument flying.

  120. @New Dealer

    That is a scary scenario indeed, Mr. Dealer, and you lay it out very well. I assume this line:

    Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true.

    was not meant for iSteve readers, right?

    .
    .

    Hey, what’s the chances of that? I hadn’t had the DDOS-checker today at all, and I got it upon hitting “Publish Comment” a minute ago. Has the program got it’s eye on you?

  121. Pepe says:

    I told ‘ya:

    Mexico City (AFP) – Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he had spoken with President Donald Trump on the phone and offered to reduce US-bound migration in exchange for American assistance.

    “I received a phone call from Donald Trump and we spoke for half an hour,” the fiery leftist wrote on Twitter, in one of his first messages after winning a landslide victory Sunday.

    “I proposed exploring a universal deal (involving) development projects that would create jobs in Mexico and, by doing so, reduce migration and improve security,” he added.

    “The tone was respectful and our teams will be holding talks.”

    Trump also mentioned the phone call in an Oval Office briefing.

    “I just spoke with the president-elect of Mexico,” he told reporters.

    “I think the relationship is going to be a very good one. We had a great talk.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/mexicos-amlo-offers-migration-cuts-trump-call-192528451.html

  122. @Achmed E. Newman

    how about a golf or bicycle post by Mr. Sailer?

    Some say that Steve can be found in an Iranian LA karaoke bar attempting the Farrokh Bulsara high notes every Thursday..

    And some say he’s fluent in Avestan…

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  123. MBlanc46 says:
    @istevefan

    There can never be a golden moment for the GOP that is a golden moment for America. As you say, the GOP is the biggest obstacle to dealing with the migrant crisis. It’s not just the “establishment”, it’s almost every Repub officeholder. Repub voters are often nationalists (where else can they go), but the Repub pols are amost all globalists. Their paymasters are globalists. Once in a while a Repub candidate will make nationalist noises, but once in office will vote globalist. There is no future in the GOP for nationalists. Only the destruction of the GOP will open a space for nationalists in US politics.

  124. OT:
    Steve,
    Democrats KKKrazyGlue dissolving in real time:
    Whites Schumer and Pelosi break with black Waters over African-vs-European styles of politics. Black Waters condemns white politicians for opposition to mob violence.

    Next up:
    “Congressional Black Caucus starts handing out machetes; claims limbs of cabinet have magical medicinal properties when consumed…”

  125. MBlanc46 says:
    @Luke Lea

    The Left are now defined by identity grievance. They are marinated in it (pace Oprah). Their entire worldview is constructed around it. There’s no going back for them.

  126. @Crawfurdmuir

    Whoever commands this punitive expedition

    This is my fantasy…

    Trump himself rides at head of column on his yuuuuge white charger–largest horse ever–named “Trump” and hot-branded with 10-inch-tall TRUMP on its rump. Dispatches enemies with brass revolvers with pink marble handles. Returns with treasure chest full of rare anejo tequilla and declares, “see, I told you Mexico would pay!”

    • Replies: @Crawfurdmuir
  127. Abe says: • Website
    @Abe

    Sorry, that comment was meant for the latest AMERICAN PRAVDA article. I’d ask Steve to delete, but he is too nice to do that!

  128. What usually I hear happening in Mexico, every few years, is that a little village somewhere will get sit of all the narco gang crime, and usually the first thing they do when they take up arms is throw out all the police. Then they throw out all the narcos. Then crime drops but then the Federal government comes and forces them to disarm and let the police back in. Then the narcos come back.

    On some level I kind of doubt our own deep state isn’t in deep with theirs.

    This one is a little different though:

    http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-cheran-20170710-htmlstory.html

    They say at the end the model doesn’t work in other places it was tried, but they maybe betray the reason at the end too without spelling it out that the Federal government is the reason:

    The model has relatively little application elsewhere in Mexico, where the vast majority of the population is of mestizo, or mixed-race, origins. Self-rule laws for indigenous communities do not apply.

    Apparently this worked for them because they are a tiny mountain community of 20,000 indians who were only being exploited for lumber anyway, so they just declared them a self governing indigenous community.

    • Replies: @Pepe
  129. @wren

    That’s my hope anyway, and I don’t blame the Mexicans for wanting to throw the bums out.

    Mexico’s throwing her bums out was a major issue in Trump’s campaign– remember “They’re sending us their rapists!”?

    • Replies: @wren
  130. Bubba says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    That is also my dream! I often crossed the U.S. border into Mexico (legally, of course) and I thought it was a very simple solution to the alternative of illegal alien hordes (from The Camp of Saints) pouring into the United States. Trump better build a real wall soon or else he’ll lose in 2020. And instead of a another revolution in Mexico (where it should have taken place 25 years ago), it will be here.

  131. @Father O'Hara

    And no,this is not one of those posts where one pretends a solemnity he doesn’t feel, as if the death of a rapper,albeit one of the gangsta variety, is some kind of joke to be snickered at.

    I was genuinely sad to see the Notorious B.I.G. go down, because whatever his faults, he was a model of sartorial reform.

    Many years later, the much older Notorious RBG is still on the Court.

  132. Bubba says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    That is also my dream! I often crossed the U.S. border into Mexico (legally, of course) and I thought it was a very simple solution to the alternative of illegal alien hordes (from The Camp of Saints) pouring into the United States. Trump better build a real wall soon or else he’ll lose in 2020. And instead of a another revolution in Mexico (where it should have taken place 25 years ago), it will be here.

  133. wren says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Oh that’s right!

    I was thinking corrupt politicians, but they, like in America, probably end up cashing in with all the corrupt companies and narcos they helped out, so losing their jobs is no loss for them.

    Maybe what Mexico needs is a presidente Duterte to clean house.

  134. @istevefan

    In 1996, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen called Buchanan the only Democrat in the presidential race (Clinton was GOP-lite in 96). Buchanan has been smeared as “hard-right” because he disagrees with the insane globalist project of the establishment.

  135. Pepe says:
    @Lars Porsena

    I live about an hour and half from Cherán, Michoacán.

    There are self-defense forces in indigenous communities in many states in Mexico, mostly in Guerrero and Michoacán, but also in Puebla, Tamaulipas, and Chiapas. The Mexican Constitution allows this for these types of communities.

    The problem develops when, as in Michoacán in 2013-2104, crime gets so out of control that non-indigenous communities take up arms and attempt to expel the narcos and the politicians associated with them.

    In Michoacán, the mestizo self defense forces were on a roll and began taking large population centers and setting up local citizen councils. It was beautiful thing that couldn’t last. The federal government sent in a non-elected official who essentially ruled the state like a czar. He put down the self-defense forces at a time when they were attempting to march on a critical Pacific port location.

    The federal government succeeded in disarming the majority of the forces during the crisis, but in many “mestizo” (non-indigenous) areas of the state they still operate.

    In this current election cycle several prominent self-defense leaders were put forward as candidates by AMLO’s Morena party. Another reason conservatives in the US should support AMLO.

  136. @Sgt. Joe Friday

    It all started after the MIC killed JFK, and the Empire went into full beast-mode with the Vietnam War and the Hart–Celler Act. It’s been nothing but whistling past the graveyard ever since.

    • Replies: @FX Enderby
  137. @Pepe

    sounds good to me. We’ll see, I guess.

  138. @MikeatMikedotMike

    I’m sorry, but what on earth is this going to accomplish? Absolutely nothing. Liberals just love to ban stuff.

  139. Corn says:
    @Rosie

    How long until the 9th Circuit Court cedes California and Texas back to Mexico?

  140. AMLO, sweet chariot, comin’ for to carry me home…

  141. CCZ says:
    @Father O'Hara

    As is XXXTentacion, the rapper who “hung a white boy” in his music video. “Shot Dead at 20″ but given a quiet send-off and a somber wake.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6577785/xxxtentacion-dead-fans-jump-roof-concert-tributes/

    But, the “good news” is that Snoop Dogg will be the highlight of the Jersey City, NJ, 4th of July extravaganza celebration:

    “I think the Jersey City side of Hudson River is going to be the place that people want to be for the 4th of July this year. Period,” Jersey City Mayor Fulop said in a statement. “Between Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Grucci, and Snoop, we are raising the bar.”

    Diversity, definitely “raising the bar.”

  142. @Low Voltage

    JFK was an early proponent of Hart-Celler, which was pushed through the Senate after his death by RFK and Teddy, so I call BS. JFK was no hero.

    • Replies: @Low Voltage
  143. Svigor says:
    @Anthony Wayne

    People a bit up from you recognize him as a freak with a diseased mind. Who “plays” a freak with a diseased mind, staying in character 24/7?

    A freak with a diseased mind. You say he’s a double agent, I say he’s a triple agent.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Anthony Wayne
  144. @Shine a Light

    The US started out as a radical experiment in white universalism — the idea the the disparate people of Europe could come together as a people and form a nation. This idea was a resounding success . . .

    There was that Civil War that piled up 620,000 dead in a nation of 32 million.

    The Founders always thought of the United States as basically Anglo-Dutch, with some admixture of German and Scandinavian. There was significant resistance to Irish and German Catholic immigration and I think a fair reading of their influence might have to come down on the side of deleterious influence (big city political machines and the misguided idealism of the 48ers). Later immigration from eastern and southern Europe was probably even more detrimental to the bases of the Republic. Immigration in the 19th Century led to the reforms of 1925, which basically restricted immigration to Western Europe. By 1960 the U.S. might have been on the way to the resounding success you claim; it would have taken two or three generations to see. But, at least partially as a result of the Cold War, American society had to open itself to Negro participation and to immigration from Third World countries. (Remember where the term “Third World” came from!) I wonder if the present American conundrum might be described as Kruschev’s revenge?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Corvinus
  145. Mr. Anon says:

    AMLO’s statements about everyones’ right to emigrate to the U.S. amount to a declaration of war on the United States. We should declare war on Mexico and close the border, and then do nothing to win the war, ever. Unlike John McCains’ plan for a hundred-years war, that’s a hundred-years war I can get behind.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  146. @Stan d Mute

    … and to think, Stan, that in all those bicycle posts and comments, I neglected* to post this near-to-favorite of mine from Queen. Of course, if Fat-Bottomed Girls, with a better melody and more rock sound DOES NOT COME NEXT, there is something wrong with the whole world!

    OK, here we go:

    That guitarist, Brian May, had to decide between continuing his graduate Astronomy studies (or work) vs. continuing on with the band. I think he made a good decision, how ’bout y’all?

    * I remember thinking of it about a day later.

    • Agree: Rosie
  147. Svigor says:
    @Anonymous

    The Tabasco affirmed that, if he wins the presidency, he will become an advocate for migrants from the Americas and the world.

    “And soon, very soon, to the triumph of our movement we are going to defend the migrants of the entire American continent and all the migrants of the world who, by necessity, have to leave their villages to seek life in the United States, it is a human right that we are going to defend,” he said.

    Messkins and their waterboys are a hoot. “You have a right to rob that rich fellow. We’ll help you do it.”

  148. Svigor says:
    @Mr. Anon

    We should declare war on Mexico and close the border, and then do nothing to win the war, ever.

    That is bloody brilliant. The 10,000 Year War.

  149. @Abe

    You left out the best part: since Hispanics are natural conservatives, we will be turning the country redder and redder!

  150. anonymous[271] • Disclaimer says:
    @hyperbola

    Wheaton College in Illinois? That’s Billy Graham territory.

    Must be that “other Wheaton” somewhere in the secular Northeast!

  151. @Lot

    I don’t find the truth offensive, but it can be pretty funny.

  152. Anon[250] • Disclaimer says:
    @colm

    He negotiated with Peña? I guess he figured, if you can’t beat the mafia in power, join ‘em.

  153. Karl says:
    @Thirdtwin

    43 Thirdtwin > we’ll be treated to a hyphenated summit between Lopez-Obrador and our new socialist shadow President, Ocasio-Cortez

    she doesn’t now want to be anyone’s sidekick – she FINISHED that stage at Bernie’s knees. She wants the spotlight on HERSELF. She needs momentum, lest she get pushed aside by some dot-indian chick from Seattle or Berkeley

    there’s only so many column-inches in the NY times. The more they write about him, the less they will write about her

    You can tell when a politician’s momentum has started to slow down – it’s when they seek a demonstration at which to get arrested

  154. Thomas says:
    @Svigor

    The Beltway Right seems to be throwing its weight behind Coney Barrett, for typical Stupid Party reasons. Namely: she’s a woman and so ticks off a box, mean ol’ Dianne Feinstein made her a martyr for her faith at her confirmation hearing to the Seventh Circuit, and her being religious and a mother generally irritates liberals on visceral levels. The fact that her judicial career on any court spans a grand total of seven months and counting, and the absence of her having any recorded positions on issues like immigration or the Second Amendment is worrisome. I see a potential Souter in a skirt, and am halfway wondering if she’ll refer to the life experience a “wise handmaiden” will bring to the Court.

    Pity we don’t know what Ivanka or Jared might be saying.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/02/justice-barrett-amy-coney-feinstein-692199

    https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2018/07/02/justice-barrett-amy-coney-feinstein-692199

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/amy-coney-barrett-under-progressives-religiou-ignorance-bigotry-attack/

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/amy-coney-barrett-would-make-a-politically-shrewd-replacement-for-anthony-kennedy

  155. Wide spread electrification in America makes possible a cheap and practical electric fence to fry any new Alien Invaders. Remember, The Kaiser in 1915 set up a 2KV electric fence to keep out civilians that was many miles long and quite effective. The Hun used dedicated power plants for this. Commercial electric power allows the set up of such fences using step-down transformers. We can do this to save America.

  156. Anonymous[261] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    What do you mean, “Again”?

    • Replies: @Anon
  157. Anon[261] • Disclaimer says:
    @Svigor

    Would any of them have the intestinal fortitude to follow the Constitution on birthright citizenship?

  158. Anon[261] • Disclaimer says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    The Founders always thought of the United States as basically Anglo-Dutch, with some admixture of German and Scandinavian.

    What about Scottish people?

  159. If everyone has the right to live wherever they want, AMLO, I think I have a solution for the homeless people in America. It gets pretty cold during the winter in most of America, which is really rough on the homeless. So I propose that we gather up our homeless folks, escort them to the border with Mexico, and help them to enter that tropical paradise. I am sure that AMLO will greet them with open arms, He will gladly feed, clothe and shelter them. After all, they have a right to be there. What goes around comes around.

  160. Svigor says:

    I CTRL-Fed for “assassin” and got zero hits from the comments. I was listening to NPR the other day, and I could swear that they said that none of the candidates in the Mexican election campaigned about the political assassinations recently. Unfortunately, I was distracted at the time, so I can’t be sure of precisely what was said. A g**gle search yesterday wasn’t helpful.

    If it’s true, it means that the drug cartels are running the country, and no one is going to clean Mexico up* for the foreseeable future. Because if the entire political class is too afraid to talk about the issue, then they sure as Hell aren’t able to do anything about the situation.

    Again, if true, this would seem more salient than this new Presidente’s agenda.

    * I use the phrase loosely. Not “clean up” in any real sense, but in the sense of cleaning up to the point that the ostensible gov’t of Mexico is the actual gov’t of Mexico.

  161. AMaLO (“remember the AMaLO!” – thanks to whomever I purloined that from here) is just following the script from The Mouse That Roared isn’t he?

    There isn’t a more profitable undertaking for any country than to declare war on the United States and to be defeated

    http://www.jornada.com.mx/ultimas/2018/06/27/amlo-fest/03_amlofest_270618.jpeg/image

  162. @Chrisnonymous

    bored identity sneaked peaked into the very same Magic 8-Orb that the Orangutan from Queens was hugging with his royal camel piss chuggers from KSA…

    As a result, bored identity has come with a qatartic conclusion that The Beautiful Wall will no more satisfies his gargantuan America First needs.

    Mr.President, build expand the Rio Grande Moat,and put Wally Gator in charge of ICE:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df_Y9fhVQAAbiOS.png:small

    https://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/saudi-arabia-moves-ahead-with-salwa-canal-plan-1.2238965

    http://www.newsweek.com/saudi-arabia-wants-dump-nuclear-waste-qatari-border-make-enemy-island-879072

  163. @FX Enderby

    Good catch! I didn’t know JFK supported Hart-Celler. However, I hope you can see the link between the colonial wars and third world immigration.

  164. @Chrisnonymous

    I am acquainted with numerous members of the Aztec Club of 1847, an organization originally founded by U.S. Army officers who fought in the Mexican War. Like the Society of the Cincinnati, its membership included an hereditary component, which enables it to continue existing into the present.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aztec_Club_of_1847

    Upon occupying Mexico City, the founders set up an officer’s club in a local mansion. When U.S. forces returned home they brought with them large quantities of Mexican silver, which were melted down and made by Tiffany & Co. into a massive centerpiece called the Teocalli, resembling an Aztec pyramid. It is exhibited at every annual dinner of the club.

    Let the second Teocalli be made of gold and encrusted with diamonds, extracted from the corrupt Mexican government and the cartels. This one could be a model of the Trump Wall.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  165. CJ says:
    @Anonymous

    Actually, bloviating that Central and South Americans should have the right to move to the USA (but not to Mexico) is pretty much a traditional Mexican position. As is facilitating the movement of Mexican peasants to the USA.

    AMLO isn’t going to be any worse than what there is now.

  166. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    NYers and their bogus self-criticism and self-pity.

  167. jill says:
    @Clyde

    I don’t view China as a country. It is a thing. An empty vessel inhabited by slaves ruled by a financial elite.

    But we are constantly being told they are an economic power that will surpass the United States.

    This is a stunning, up close, video of a recently built “high end” Chinese city that goes on as far as the eye can see. It is 3 years old and deteriorating with roofs and balconies collapsing, concrete turning to powder, card board facades, razor wire everywhere.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XopSDJq6w8E&feature=youtu.be

  168. Corvinus says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    “The Founders always thought of the United States as basically Anglo-Dutch, with some admixture of German and Scandinavian.”

    No, the Founders believed our nation was originally settled by different peoples from Europe.

    “There was significant resistance to Irish and German Catholic immigration and I think a fair reading of their influence might have to come down on the side of deleterious influence (big city political machines and the misguided idealism of the 48ers).”

    Nativist WASPs who were fearful of having their culture and political power diluted.

    “Later immigration from eastern and southern Europe was probably even more detrimental to the bases of the Republic.”

    According to who? Are not these groups of people white? Are they not future Alt Right allies?

    “But, at least partially as a result of the Cold War, American society had to open itself to Negro participation…”

    Actually, citizens demanded that Constitutional rights be truly respected for all Americans.

  169. @Pepe

    Thanks Pepe. Good info. And sounds like a good program for Mexico. (I leave that for Mexicans to decide.)

  170. I’m skipping the comments thread today, because I’ve already had my fill of Boomers who thought Bush/Cheney did an awesome job, explaining how AMLO is the Mexican Hugo Chavez. Not every leftist is a Bolshevist nudnik. And I say that as someone who generally despises most manifestations of leftism.

  171. @Crawfurdmuir

    Trump has a trophy collection in his office in Trump Tower (no joke: that’s where his Shaq championship shoes are), so he can put it there!

  172. @Svigor

    Sorry chief but you’re not up from me. No hard feelings.

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