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At first, I thought I had inadvertently entered an active war zone. I was on a lonely two-lane road in southern New Mexico heading for El Paso, Texas. Off to the side of the road, hardly concealed behind some desert shrubs, I suddenly noticed what seemed to be a tank. For a second, I thought I might be seeing an apparition. When I stopped to take a picture, a soldier wearing a camouflage helmet emerged from the top of the Stryker, a 19-ton, eight-wheeled combat vehicle that was regularly used in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He looked my way and I offered a pathetic wave. To my relief, he waved back, then settled behind what seemed to be a large surveillance display mounted atop the vehicle. With high-tech binoculars, he began to monitor the mountainous desert that stretched toward Mexico, 20 miles away, as if the enemy might appear at any moment.

That was in 2012 and, though I had already been reporting on the militarization of the U.S.-Mexican border for years, I had never seen anything like it. Barack Obama was still president and it would be another six years before Donald Trump announced with much fanfare that he was essentially going to declare war at the border and send in the National Guard. (“We really haven’t done that before,” Trump told the media on April 3rd, “or certainly not very much before.”)

Operation Nimbus II, as the 2012 mission was called, involved 500 soldiers from Fort Bliss and Fort Hood and was a typical Joint Task Force North (JTF-N) operation. Those troops were officially there to provide the U.S. Border Patrol with “intelligence and surveillance.” Since JTF-N was tasked with supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the border, its motto was “protecting the Homeland.” However, it was also deeply involved in training soldiers for overseas military operations in ongoing American wars in the Greater Middle East.

Only weeks before, 40 Alaskan-based Army airborne engineers had parachuted into nearby Fort Huachuca as if they were part of an invasion force landing in Southern Arizona. That border operation (despite the dramatic arrival, all they did was begin constructing a road) “mirrors the type of mission the 40 soldiers might conduct if they were deployed to Afghanistan,” JTF-N “project organizers” told the Nogales International. As JTF-N spokesman Armando Carrasco put it, “This will prepare them for future deployments, especially in the areas of current contingency operations.”

So seeing combat vehicles on the border shouldn’t have surprised me, even then. A “war” against immigrants had been declared long before Trump signed the memo to deploy 2,000-4,000 National Guard troops to the border. Indeed, there has been a continuous military presence there since 1989 and the Pentagon has played a crucial role in the historic expansion of the U.S. border security apparatus ever since.

When, however, Trump began to pound out tweets on Easter Sunday on his way to church, Americans did get a vivid glimpse of a border “battlefield” more than 30 years in the making, whose intensity could be ramped up on the merest whim. The president described the border as “getting more dangerous” because 1,000 Central Americans, including significant numbers of children, in flight from violence in their home countries were in a “caravan” in Mexico slowly heading north on a Holy Week pilgrimage. Many of them were intending to ask for asylum at the border, as they feared for their lives back home.

Fox & Friends labeled that caravan a “small migrant army” and so set the battlefield scenario perfectly for the show’s number one fan. The end result — those state National Guards caravaning south — might have been as ludicrous a response to the situation as a tank in an empty desert pointed at Mexico, but it did catch a certain reality. The border has indeed become a place where the world’s most powerful military faces off against people who represent blowback from various Washington policies and are in flight from persecution, political violence, economic hardship, and increasing ecological distress. (Central America is becoming a climate-change hot spot.) Yet these twenty-first century border “battlefields” remain hidden from the public and largely beyond discussion.

The Fetish of the Border

As I moved away from the Stryker that day, I wondered what that soldier was seeing through his high-tech binoculars. It’s a question that remains no less pertinent six years later as yet more National Guard troops head for the border. Even today, such forces aren’t likely to ever see a caravan of 1,000 refugees, only — possibly — tiny groups of crossers moving through the U.S. borderlands to look for work, reunite with family, or escape potentially grave harm. Such people, however, usually travel under the cover of night.

Even less likely: anyone carrying drugs into the United States. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, the majority of illicit narcotics that cross the border into the world’s largest market (valued at approximately \$100 billion per year) arrive through legal ports of entry. Least likely of all: a person designated as a “terrorist” by the U.S. government, even though that’s became the priority mission of Joint Task Force North and Customs and Border Protection. A flood of money has, in these years, poured into border budgets for just such a counterterrorism mission, yet no such person, not a single one, has been reported crossing the southern border since 1984. (And even that incident seems dubious.)

Indeed, the most likely thing to glimpse along that divide is evidence of the countless billions of dollars that have been spent there over the last 30 years to build the most gigantic border enforcement apparatus in U.S. history. You would be quite likely, for instance, to see armed U.S. Border Patrol agents in their green-striped vehicles. (After all Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, the Border Patrol’s parent outfit, is now the largest federal law enforcement agency.) You might also catch glimpses of high-tech surveillance apparatuses like aerostats, the tethered surveillance balloons brought back from American battle zones in Afghanistan that now hover over and monitor the borderlands with long-range cameras and radar.

Those binoculars wouldn’t be able to see as far as the small town of Columbus, New Mexico — the very town that Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa so famously raided in 1916 — but if they could, you might also see portions of an actual border wall, built with bipartisan support after the Secure Fence Act of 2006 passed, with votes from Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Chuck Schumer. Those 650 miles of walls and barriers cost an average of \$3.9 million per mile to build and additional millions to maintain, money that went into the coffers of the military-industrial complex.

In 2011, for example, CBP granted the former Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root (a company known for its profiteering in Iraq) a three-year, \$24.4 million contract for border wall maintenance. And you can multiply that so many times over since, year after year, bigger and bigger budgets have gone into border and immigration enforcement (and so into the pockets of such corporations) with little or no discussion. In 2018, the combined budgets of CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement amount to \$24.3 billion, a more than 15-fold increase since the early 1990s, and a \$4.7 billion jump from 2017.

So, in those desert borderlands, that soldier was really looking at a market, a profit zone. He was also viewing (and himself part of) what sociologist Timothy Dunn, author of the pioneering book The Militarization of the U.S-Mexico Border, 1978-1992, calls the “fetishization of the border.” That Stryker — the “Cadillac of combat vehicles” made by General Dynamics — fit the bill perfectly. The slick armored beast, which can travel at speeds up to 60 miles per hour, could track down just about anything, except the real forces that lay behind why people continually arrive at the border.

Low Intensity Doctrine and the Hidden Battlefields

In 2006, George W. Bush’s administration sent 6,000 National Guard troops to the border during Operation Jump Start, the largest military deployment there of the modern era. Those troops, however, were meant as no more than a placeholder for a post-9/11 enforcement apparatus still to be organized. Before then, as Timothy Dunn told me in an interview, there had normally been only 300 to 500 soldiers in border operations at any given time, whose justification then was the war against drugs.

That Bush deployment was, as Dunn put it, “the first to have them out there in high-profile, explicitly for immigration enforcement.” Still, what those soldiers could do remained largely limited to reinforcing and supporting the U.S. Border Patrol, as has been the case ever since. As a start, the U.S. military operates under grave restrictions when it comes to either making arrests or performing searches and seizures on U.S. soil. (There are, however,loopholes when it comes to this, which means that National Guard units under state control should be watched carefully during the Trump deployments.) What those troops can do is perform aerial and ground reconnaissance, staff observation posts, and install electronic ground sensors. They can supply engineering support, help construct roads and barriers, and provide intelligence — in all, Dunn reports, 33 activities, including mobile teams to train the Border Patrol in various increasingly militarized tactics.

However, the Border Patrol, already a paramilitary organization, can take care of the arrests, searches, and seizures itself. It is, in fact, the perfect example of how the Pentagon’s low-intensity-conflict doctrine has operated along the border since the 1980s. That doctrine promotes coordination between the military and law enforcement with the goal of controlling potentially disruptive civilian populations. On the border, this mostly means undocumented people. This, in turn, means that the military does ever more police-like work and the Border Patrol is becoming ever more militarized.

When Bush launched Operation Jump Start, Washington was already undertaking the largest hiring surge in Border Patrol history, planning to add 6,000 new agents to the ranks in two years, part of an overall expansion that has never ended. It has, in fact, only gained momentum again in the Trump era. The Border Patrol has increased from a force of 4,000 in the early 1990s to 21,000 today. The Bush-era recruitment program particularly targeted overseas military bases. The Border Patrol, as one analyst put it, already operated like “a standing army on American soil” and that was how it was sold to future war vets who would soon join up. To this day, veterans are still told that they will be sent to “the front lines” to defend the homeland.

The Border Patrol not only recruits from the military and receives military training, but uses military equipment and technology prodigiously. The monoliths of the military-industrial complex — companies like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Elbit Systems — have long been tailoring their technologies to homeland security operations. They are now deeply involved in the increasingly lucrative border market. As one vendor told me many years ago, “we are bringing the battlefield to the border.”

Much like the military, the Border Patrol uses radar, high-tech surveillance, complex biometric data bases, and Predator B drones that fly surveillance missions across the Southwest, at the border with Canada, and in the Caribbean. Such forces operate in 100-mile jurisdictions beyond U.S. international boundaries (including the coasts), places where they essentially have extra-constitutional powers. As one CBP officer told me, “We are exempt from the fourth amendment.” Border zones, in other words, have become zones of exception and the DHS is the only department the federal government permits to ethnically profile people in such areas, a highly racialized form of law enforcement.

By deploying heavily armed Border Patrol officers, building walls, and using surveillance technologies in urban areas that traditionally had been crossing spots for the undocumented, such migrants are now forced to traverse dangerous and desolate areas of the southwestern deserts. It’s a strategy that anthropologist Jason De Leon has described as creating “a remote deathscape where American necropolitics are pecked onto the bones of those we deem excludable.”

Instances of overt violence on the border, the sort that might be associated with increased militarization, sometimes make the news, as in multiple incidents in which Border Patrol officers, deputized police, or even military troops have shot and killed people. Most border crossers, however, are now funneled away from the television cameras and reporters to those distant desertscapes where hidden “battles” with the elements remain unseen and so are no longer a political problem. According to Dunn, this is the low-intensity-conflict doctrine at work.

Along the U.S. border with Mexico, 7,000 corpses have been found since the early 1990s and a reasonable estimate of the actual death toll is triple that number. Thousands of families still search for loved ones they fear lost in what journalist Margaret Regan has termed the Southwest “killing fields.” Recently, while I was giving a talk at a New York state college, a young man approached me, having realized that I was from Arizona. He told me that he’d last seen his mother in the desert near Nogales and asked if I had any idea how he might search for her, his eyes brimming with tears.

Globally, since 2014 the International Organization on Migration has recorded 25,000 migrant deaths — a figure, the group writes, that “is a significant indicator of the human toll of unsafe migration, yet fails to capture the true number of people who have died or gone missing during migration.” On such hidden battlefields, the toll from the fetishization of the world’s borderlands remains unknown — and virtually ignored.

Securing the Unsustainable

At a global level, the forecast for the displacement of people is only expected to rise. According to projections, when it comes to climate change alone, by 2050 there could be between 150 million and 750 million people on the move due to sea level rise, droughts, floods, super storms, and other ecological hazards. Former Vice President Al Gore’s former security adviser, Leon Fuerth, wrote that if global warming exceeded the two degree Celsius mark, “border problems” would overwhelm U.S. capabilities “beyond the possibility of control, except by drastic measures and perhaps not even then.”

At the same time, estimates suggest that, by 2030, if present trends continue, the richest one percent of people on this planet may control 64% of global wealth. In other words, what we may have is an unsustainable world managed with an iron fist. In that case, an endless process of border militarization and fortification is likely to be used to control the blowback. If the booming border and surveillance markets are any indication, the future will be as dystopic as a Stryker in the beautiful desert highlands of New Mexico — a world of mass displacements that leave the super-rich hunkered down behind their surveillance fortresses.

Pouring billions of dollars into border zones to solve political, social, economic, and ecological problems is hardly a phenomenon limited to the United States. The border fetish has indeed gone global. Border walls now commonly zigzag between the global north and south and are being built up ever more as a rhetoric — caught perfectly by the Trump administration — focusing on criminals, terrorists, and drugs only ratchets up, while the huge forces that actually fuel displacements and migrations remain obscured. Borders have become another way of making sure that nothing gets in the way of the sanctity of business as usual in a world that desperately needs something new.

Todd Miller, a TomDispatch regular, has written on border and immigration issues for the New York Times, Al Jazeera America , and the NACLA Report on the Americas . His latest book is Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security. You can follow him on Twitter @memomiller and view more of his work at

(Republished from TomDispatch by permission of author or representative)
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  1. “Drastic measures” are fine with me. Minefields, radioactive barriers, air strikes, autonomous fighting vehicles, whatever it takes. If you don’t want to die, don’t try to invade. Otherwise our future will be “The Camp of the Saints.”

  2. One of the great things about the Unz Review is that Ron Unz gives everyone a say; even if it’s just a load of bollocks like this. I’m not an American, but if I was and my country was being invaded by stealth from Latin America, I’d want a wall and I’d want it now!

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @Respect
  3. Our “Department of Defense” does not defend the USA, this is done by the Border Patrol and Coast Guard. So when I read articles that the USA is wasting money defending its border by spending less than 4% of the Pentagon’s budget, I must ask if the author is insane or an open borders spinmaster. The USA spends more money defending wealthy Germany from non-existent threats than the USA itself. The USA just began construction of a \$100 million high school for military families in Germany!

    While Germany and other NATO nations spend less than a quarter of their GDP on national defense compared to the USA. Is that waste? I await an article expressing outrage from this author.

    Our southern border is not becoming “militarized” because of evil racists, but because the nation is being overrun and violence is surging. Defending the Mexican border was the US Army’s primary mission until 1940.

    No decent American or any citizen of the world objects to using its military to defend its nation from invasion.

    • Replies: @tjm
    , @Them Guys
  4. Why couldn’t those 1,000 Central Americans have started their (obsequiously termed) “Holy Week pilgrimage” a few days later and just ended it in the relatively stable country of Mexico?

    Please apply that general line of reasoning to all third-world migrants currently in first-world countries, too.

  5. utu says:

    Borders have become another way of making sure that nothing gets in the way of the sanctity of business as usual in a world that desperately needs something new.

    Exactly. You want to stop illegal immigration enforce the exiting laws of penalization of business that hire illegals. Beefing up these laws would also help but the existing ones need to be enforced first. Did Trump ever mention it? And then there is legal immigration that needs to be reduced.

  6. @Adolf Verloc

    I am not yet at a place to install radioactive devices —

    But on the rest no argument from me.

    Only one stryker — apparently not enough.

  7. Biff says:
    @Ivar the legless

    What are you going to do about the ones who fly in from Israel?

    • Replies: @HogHappenin
  8. incognito says:

    If people really want to secure their borders then pressure your governments and corporations to stop interfering in those countries domestic affairs they only make things worse. The US has a very long history of interfering in Latin American politics and elsewhere, supporting oppressive dictators, groups and regimes for US interests not the local populations. What you are seeing is of their own making. Why do you have large migration out of the ME going to Europe etc… take a good look at the root cause. Mass migration is a symptom of a bigger issue and not the issue in of itself.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
    , @tjm
  9. Present migrations to me seem to be the result of western wars, and bad government.
    Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, was a prosperous country.
    When will migrants from S Africa try to enter Europa, thanks to black misrule ?
    See the example of Venezuela.
    As to climate change, if it exists, the whole of Greenland will be open to settlement.

    • Replies: @tjm
  10. Respect says:
    @Ivar the legless

    Just let me remember you that California , Arizona , New Mexico , Texas , Colorado , Nevada , Florida … are Spanish names , the native indians and the Spaniards were there first . All these lands belongued to Spain , as well as Cuba ,Puerto Rico and The Philipines .

    Mexico inherited fron Spain all the present US Southwest

    The anglos invaded those lands from the north by stealth , by deceit and by brute force . See US-Mexico wars , see US -Spain war in Cuba and the Philipines .

  11. Another Tomtard. “These Tom Dispatch regulars” are leftists. Leftists are not allies, even when they claim to have an enemy in common with you.

  12. @incognito

    Rgar interference call is dependent on which teetering government wants us to shore up their control of the country. I am not sure I would characterize invitations as interference.

    And in nearly all such cases it was by invitation and on rare occasion, to keep the nation’s populations from whole sale slaughter of each other.

    However, I agree that we should tend to our affairs.

  13. @Respect

    And when Mexico gained her independence she invited US citizens to occupy the land on the condition they pledge allegiance to Mexico. Unfortunately for Mexico never enforced said allegiance and failed to enforce her immigration laws.

    The current configuration is the result. Though I admit Mexico is in process of reclaiming what she careless gave away. Her allies are the Governors of Ca, NM, Arizona, Florida, NY, LA and S. Carolina . . . embracing anyone besides those darn black citizens remains the play of the day.

  14. Vico says:

    What you meant to say was that the Spanish ” invaded those lands [first]… by stealth, by deceit and by brute force.” Remember the Maine – and truth will set you free.

    • Replies: @Respect
  15. tjm says:

    I did not read the “article”, but from the comments, it’s sounds more like a globalist hit piece. I make it a rule to try and limit my ingestion of Zionist propaganda to an absolute minimum. And as a past resident of both Arizona and California, the last think I need is a course in why the TRUTH, is not really the truth…

    It is the manipulation of reason and truth that have been most under attack from the Zionist Jewish forces, in America, and the west.

    Hypocritical Marxist anti-American Zionist Jews have been working to undermine America in anyway their many can.

    To be clear, the idea of a wall is also a Zionist canard, why put up a wall, when we already have some 40 millions illegals, and their babies living here. Reagan was the first traitor, and they have in public and in private worked to undermine our citizenship and population ever since. A call is just a distraction, and way to focus Americans on something that will never get done, or on the slim chance it would be built, it would be built when it was too late. A real PATRIOT, not the Zionist shill Chump, would focus on job place enforcement, ICE, something he could do without the approval of the Zionist owned Congress.

    It’s all a mind game to the zionists, they love to get one over on US, you think it would get old. Jews built their walls decades ago, I am sure with American tax dollars, but in America, the Jews use their media to insure any idea of a wall is associated with “racism/white-supremacists/xenophobia”, as if any of them are a bad thing when your nation is being invaded.

    Again, not only are the Jews behind the push for no wall, but they push/pushed for amnesty, “anchor babies”, and familial status over what is best for America…Their assault on America is all encompassing, and while we debate silly concepts like “whether or not American can even have a wall”, the Jews protect their country with a zeal that would make any “white-supremacists” blush.

    We are owned, our media, our entertainment, finance, government, if it can be bought, it has been bought, they own everything but the truth. And I hate that this site gives a voice to the Zionist Marxists, as if I need to hear it again, but from this traitor’s perspective.

  16. tjm says:
    @jilles dykstra

    And just like Syria, Iraq, Venezuela, and on and on, it was/is the Zionist Jews pushing behind the scenes to make it happen. They have walls, a secure border, and they know we don’t

  17. tjm says:

    I remember watching “Veep”, a funny show, with a strong Zionist undertone.

    During an episode, where the Vise President was meeting with the Israeli PM, the US VP was questioning Israel’s actions towards the Palestinians. The Israeli PM responded by pointing out the hypocrisy of America for questioning Israel, considering America’s history.

    No follow up, no response from the American VP…

    Of course the standards today are NOT what they were two hundred years ago or so, and no child should be held accountable for his father’s crimes. But more to the point, what America did, it did on it’s own, not some POS nation, that uses it’s financial usury to buy politicians, that then give OUR tax dollars to support the criminal theft of Palestinian land.

    But that is how Zionist Hollywood, like the rest of the media control the discussion, pose an inconvenient question, and spoon feed us the answer…the media does it ALL the time.

  18. tjm says:

    You act as if Americans are in control of the so called “American governemnt”, we most certainly are not, obviously.

    It must take some degree of hate for Americans to think that we are not every bit as helpless, as are the nations the governemnt chooses to destroy.

    Decades ago, Nixon and Billy Graham, discussed the strangle hold Jews had over the media, and how they were using that control to manipulate the American people. America was the greatest nation on Earth, in the 1950’s, and as the Zionist Jews have gained control, they have destroyed this nation.

    I want my nation back, AMERICANS DID NOT WANT WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Americans were focused our own issues, but decades of Zionist jew manipulation has turned us into a mentally ill nation, scared, selfish, uncaring, exactly what the Zionist Jews want.

    African Americans were far better off in the 50’s than they are now. Funny, the further we get away from slavery, the more slavery is used as an excuse for blacks falling behind. No, the jews like to say it’s because of slavery, a divisive tool to distract from the real issues, and sow hate between whites and blacks, typical Jewish tactics. Zionist pushed “globalism”, automation, open borders, failing educational system, are just some of the ills befalling ALL Americans, but especially African American males.

    All Americans are doing worse, open borders drive down wages and destroy the social cohesion, use up precious tax dollars, and Latinos, often on the governemnt dole (90% of immigrant HOMES are on some sort of gov assistance. I had to emphasize homes, because deceptive open border shills, like to say individuals, which omit the hordes of anchor babies the invaders produce). But Zionist Jews are not Americans, they are just a nation within a nation, and they want America to turn into Californian, a state of rich and poor, and we know where they want the goy…

    So, don’t blame a people, Americans, the most conditioned/manipulated people on the planet for thinking as they do, blame those doing the conditioning!

  19. tjm says:

    Exactly, each time the politicians in Washington start talking “reform”, you know they are up to no good.

    the system is 100% controlled by Zionist jews, who, like in Europe push for open borders and the destruction of all Christian nations.

    They use their control of the government to set the agenda, and use their media to frame the discussion.

    So, we never talk about real solutions, but false options, like a wall. A convenient distraction, meant to divert attention from real solutions, and at the same time, use a great tool of division, US vs them.

    That is why Chump is in the white house, just an actor, handed his lines, all to divide the American people.

  20. tjm says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    THANK YOU for pointing out the total nonsense of an article, such as this.

    This is an issue, above all others that has been the focus on the Zionist machine in America. Zionism pushes for open borders here, as they do in Europe. The goal of course is to destroy the cohesion within a society, and slowly destroy the idea of NATION. “We are all immigrants” is their message, except Jews, they have a homogeneous nation, but if anyone else desires limitation on migration, they use their media to brand you a “racist”.

    It does astound me how while Jewish finger prints are all over this issue, as they are on TRUMP, rarely does anyone have the vision to see it. It is, as always, a mystery how a people so tightly knit, so politically active, financially vocal, and influential vastly disproportionate to their numbers, are nevertheless absent from the list of causes. Just shows how truly powerful they are.

  21. Joe Hide says:

    Does the author make a significant portion of his income promoting a semi-open borders agenda? Does he give the front door key of his residence to vast numbers of young male semi-literate illegals from 3rd world areas of violence? Does he send most of his income to support business, technological, and manufacturing development projects in illegal immigrant source countries, to improve people’s opportunities there so they do not want to move here? Does he volunteer his time and money to teach viable employment skills there? Has he volunteered to help in removing the millions of landmines in Cambodia, Afghanistan, etc?

  22. The Zionists who control the U.S. gov have America committing national suicide via illegal unlimited immigration for the Zionist goal of a NWO and as a result the border will never be made secure as the goal of a Zionist NWO is destined to be our future.

  23. Thank you for the article, Mr. Miller. I’ll be sure to read past the first five paragraphs if I should suddenly become interested in the moral preenings of a vacuous twit.

  24. @Adolf Verloc

    Just look at Canada- 75,000 illegal – I mean irregular – refugees are expected to cross into Canada. They will likely never leave.

    75,000 is a drop in the bucket of the total number of primitives coming for the white man’s wealth.

    “Le Camp des Saints” is unrolling itself in real time. The smart countries are taking action.

  25. I can see how the mind of deranged, self-hating, sex obsessed piddy-diddler could associate the idea of protecting the sovereignty of a nation with a fetish: These open boarders people are applying their own bizarre rape fantasies to the issue of unchecked immigration, so to them, the other end of the discussion must also be driven by some form of sexual degeneracy.

  26. Respect says:

    The Spanish mixed with the american natives , creating a new mestizo race , and lead a gigantic interchange between Europe and the Americas . The Spanish brought with them 3.000 years of euroasiatic advances to native americans , technical advances , new foods , and brought new american foods to Europe , such as potato . See :

    Racist anglogermanics never mixed with the natives , and exterminated most of them .

    Remember The Maine , yes , that was a false flag attack ( a treacherous angloamerican specialty ) the yankees blew the USS Maine in the Havana bay to blame the Spanish and start the war , with the help of the hispanophobic Randolph Hearst press ( Now the anglo MSM are rusophobic ) . If you go to Habana , Cuba , you will see in the malecon a monument build by Cuba to the Maine conmemorating ” the first american imperialistic attack to Cuba , represented by the Maine ”

    • Replies: @Thorfinnsson
    , @CAL2
  27. @tjm


    The first was the court ruling that granted birth alone as cause to citizenship to be followed by a series of bizarre measures, 1964 . . . the state of Texas (of all places) suit that claimed the US is responsible for providing education to illegal immigrants, advocacy by farmers independent and agro-businesses, entertainment, food and beverage and hotel industries to avoid hiring blacks at fair wages —— or whites for that matter — democrats period, Pres Reagan, soon joined by Republicans period, then

    I won’t be surprised if Miss Laura Ingraham and Miss Ann Coulter start sporting a mariachi player arm in arm sooner or later.

    • Replies: @tjm
  28. @Respect

    The Spanish mixed with the american natives , creating a new mestizo race , and lead a gigantic interchange between Europe and the Americas . The Spanish brought with them 3.000 years of euroasiatic advances to native americans , technical advances , new foods , and brought new american foods to Europe , such as potato . See :

    Racist anglogermanics never mixed with the natives , and exterminated most of them .

    This is the very reason why we are superior to you.

    You diluted your European blood with inferior Amerindian blood and paid the price for it.

    • Replies: @Respect
    , @MacNucc11
  29. Respect says:

    to : Thorfinson

    Superior , inferior , oh , my God !!!

    We will see the price you pay for your arrogance , son of Thor , for your supremacism , for your lack of human feeelings ….. we all are sons of God , you are a poor man , just a poor devil pretending to be ” superior ” . I pity you .

  30. MacNucc11 says:

    So the Spanish stole it from the Indians, the Mexicans stole it from the Spanish, and the Americans stole it from the Mexicans. Is that about right? I don’t see any logical reason to let them steal back their stolen Spanish property.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
    , @Respect
    , @Wally
  31. Olorin says:

    I had never seen anything like it.

    A writer for Tom Sissypatch surprised by the state of the real world’s harsher features?

    Golly, we’ve never seen anything like THAT before!

    Miller was schooled at Prescott. Prescott College–like Democracy Now–is a Ford Foundation project.

    So in other words, Todd Miller is a functionary of and water carrier for the world’s fifth wealthiest foundation.

    Which ironically today was fretting about the bad things that can happen to nonprofits when their digital border fetish is breached, so black men hacking them is a good thing.

    I wonder whether Todd Miller’s publisher, and Miller himself, published his book open source, usable in any medium by all interested parties forever.

    That’s City Lights in San Francisco. Founded by Ferlinghetti but always run by chicks. Today, Artist Management Specialist…Elaine Katzenberger:

    Border Fetish

    One of the more predictable behaviors of our lefty chattering class overlords is how they ridicule and sexualize and pathologize in others behaviors they themselves and especially their billionaire handlers indulge. Particularly in Chaos Zone Travelogues such as the above.

    • Replies: @Alden
  32. MacNucc11 says:

    “This is the very reason why we are superior to you.

    You diluted your European blood with inferior Amerindian blood and paid the price for it.”

    You sure you are that much smarter? From what I hear Germany is on the brink of demographic collapse. Just a matter of time. It seems like at least in Cuba they do understand what a false flag attack is. Good for them.

  33. Them Guys says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Hello, been reading here aprox a year now. First time to comment. I have been jewizd up for 15+ yrs.

    And after being born and raised in Detroit MI, and lived there 43 yrs till I moved 200 miles North of there in 1995, I Know from vast experience about life with both of American White’s two worst Curse’s ever….That being both jewry & negroes.

    And no amount of debate with facts or truth or common sense or logic will Ever work to convince libs-colored folk-jewry-zios et al, of how wrong headed they are period.

    The only method that is very likely to work will be when at some point they pick the wrong guy, family, issue etc, and it sets off a chain reaction of events that will finally cause fed up whiteys to react.

    And by react I mean as in Fight fire WITH Fire…aka…use Their same tactics against them.

    For example…I, and I am certain many/most fed up whites of the boomer age group are fully sick and tired of being called evil raysisit and nazi anti-semite jew haters etc since we were aprox 10 yrs old back in the 1960-70’s era.

    Because if any of those leftist commie anti whites and antigoy/gentile types were honest, they’d have to Admit that coloreds and jews never, ever, had it so damn swell and good as they have enjoyed life within White America Period.

    In Every key area one can list…They both have never had it so good.

    Yes, yes, I am well aware that past eras can be discussed which caused problems for so called “Africans” in the usa. But, So What…That was then and since I was a small kid, literally EVERY effort has been made to “fix” past mistakes etc.

    And as always it is never enough…I distinctly recall being 10 yrs old in Detroit, and hearing the elder folks say such things as…”Well maybe if we just let them coloreds take over Detroit and have Colored Mayor & city council & police chiefs etc etc etc…Then maybe…Finally!! they will leave us whites alone and we can move on and live and let live”

    Boy that sure worked out swell eh?….Detroit was Ground ZERO for the ziokike agenda of the mass destruction of whites. Via use of a sub-human-Bio-Weapon the ziokikes could command similar to trained zoo/circus animals against white folks.

    So an example of use of Their tactics to set it straight again would be something akin to a brand new agenda by fed up multi millions of whites as in…

    A new message to them that we are sick and tired of Them always being total Liar’s when they call or label Us as a Racist or anti-Semite etc..And From Now On we shall make Honest negroes and jews and zios out of them by copy catting Their methods.

    And at each public name call as such prior named…Whites will go all out KKK or Nazi on their asses.

    That will make honest persons out of them for the first time in 50+ yrs.

    Because as another website owner guy stated prior.

    “If You are a Truth and Fact seeking and speaking Whitey….They, the colored and jewry ARE going to call and label You as a vile evil nazijewhaterracistthat wantstoGassixmillionmorejews and also lynchmobmorenegroeskkkhaterToo!…..No Matter What you Do!” Incogman 2009

    Make America #110 & Never Again…And make honest people out of those hypocrite negroes and jewry…..109 prior nations can’t all have been wrong eh.

  34. MacNucc11 says:

    Author makes some very good observations but comes to the wrong conclusions. The wall is for us not them.

  35. @tjm

    Please remember to take your meds tommorow – it will save us all your insane “blame the Jews” rhetoric being shit out onto these comments.

    • Replies: @tjm
  36. @Biff


    Perhaps lay out the (blood-soaked) red carpet for them at Dulles International all the way to the capitol hill? That would certainly whet their appetite, if only for a while!

  37. tjm says:

    Yes, it was an erroneous reading of the 14th Amendment, which was supposed to be to help African American slaves, but instead was co-opted to open our borders to waves of illegals.

    “Whites” indeed, you think Zionism is a new thing, give me a great. They have been working to turn the world’s population into their personal slaves for centuries.

  38. I am surprised to see no mention of the fact that asylum seekers who are in a country where they have no reason to fear persecution have no claim on any other usually richer) country to treat them as legitimate refugees who are owed sanctuary.

  39. tjm says:

    Is that supposed to be an argument, typical Zionist hasbara trolling.

    The whole world is insane, “only the Jews see the truth”…

    Try formulating an actually argument and drop the Zionist ad hominem bull shit out of it.

    You won’t point out an error, because you know anything you say will be picked apart.

    Always with the meds right troll, get all of American on drugs so they won’t see you steal you robbing us blind.

  40. Them Guys says:

    We are also witnessing the beginning stages of a fulfillment of that biblical parable of…

    The Wheat Vs. Tares main event.

    When one reads how that parable explains that it is the “Wheat” which means Gods True people, and those Tares which are Weeds that look so close in every aspect to Wheat while growing, and that tare/weeds were planted next to the wheat….But Only After the wheat was planted, and the Evil Devil Satan is whom planted His Tare weed Family after Darkness fell upon the field owned by God.

    And how the reason a few wiser field hand workers who discovered tare weeds planted amoung the good wheat god ordained be planted, were told to Not uproot said tare weeds until near time of harvest, when once Both wheat and tare weeds fully matured because until fully matured both look so alike it would cause wheat’s to mistakenly get uprooted also.

    And being that history shows how in most if not every nation jewry was planted/infiltrated into were/are White or majority White folk countries.

    And how the Only Non-kosher goyim peoples that jews can infiltrate and so closely resemble as to literally Hide in Plain sight with….are in Fact, White Folks.

    And when backed up with several other verses that fully describe whom are indeed that “children of Darkness” and “Family of Satan” per: John 8:44 and Rev. 2:9–3:9 etc.

    At this late date of events it is obvious that only Two Distinct peoples can be Wheat and Tare weeds.

    As described in final part or verses of the parable both represent persons of each group.

    Wheat is White folk Christin nations, planted First….Then…Later…Invaded and infiltrated when Satan sneaks in under cover of darkness, or unawares, and brings/plants His “Kids/Family” of jewry within what was prior a nation doing fine and swell without said tare weeds here/there.

    But the end game scenario stated in the parable says once matured so zero mistakes can be made of who’s who…..The Tares shall get Plucked Up, aka Up-Rooted so just as real garden variety weed’s cannot ever grow back/return again….Taken Out by the very entire Root!

    Then it states the field hand workers who planted the wheat aka their offspring , will be told by the Lord to bundle up the tare weeds and take and toss into the fire pit, where already burning are the “Bad” fruit trees and bad tree branches pruned away so as to not ruin entire tree etc.

    I think this kinda recent great awakening with weekly tons and tons of more awake people that has only occurred within the aprox past 10 yrs or so for most awake folk….Has something to do with that parable…Like the part warning to await matureing at harvest time for the big Culling event.

    I’d venture most now awake folks will agree that when one considers how much closer to an actual white person most usa jewry were back 30-50+ yrs ago and were able to hide in plain sight much better than able to do so Today eh…….Older they get, more Matured they are and whalla! An Easy to discern kike!….Ergo zero uprooting mistakes or ruined wheat’s

    Perhaps it shall cause another Mass Exodus such as from a Prior 109 Nations they fast got Booted from?

    Either way I am certain Americans shall be much happier and in all ways, shapes,forms better off, once this event comes to pass.

    Disclaimer: No it is not all of a group spoken of in such matter’s…For there are Yes, always exception’s and whoever those aprox. Half-Dozen righteous of jewry are within the usa now…They likely will surface and make selves known far and wide prior to the Big Event eh.

  41. @MacNucc11

    No. Mexico’s immigration policy all but handed it over . . .

  42. Respect says:

    Mc Nucco ,

    So , for you history is just a matter of who steals and who is stolen . very simplistic .

    Well , if now the USA is the richest country on earth , coveted by the whole world , it is your turn to te robbed ….. do not you think so ? , maybe the latinos will clean you , maybe the blacks , maybe the israelis , maybe the chinese , maybe just you own Federal Government and Wall Street ? , maybe al of them toghether ???


  43. Wally says:
    @Adolf Verloc

    from article:
    “because 1,000 Central Americans, including significant numbers of children, in flight from violence in their home countries were in a “caravan” in Mexico slowly heading north”

    Proof of this ‘fleeing violence’ canard is where?

    So why don’t they claim “asylum” in Mexico?

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  44. Wally says:

    Nope. The US paid a lot of money for it.
    The US paid Mexico \$15 million (a huge sum back then) for land that Mexico had ZERO interest in.

    The Mexican-American war (that ‘stole’ Mexico) was a fight between two imperial, European-derived powers. Euro-White ruled Mexico didn’t have any more right to this land than the Euro-Whites who created the US.

    Today’s dark-skinned, Mexican nationals who are now swamping America are late-comers, fleeing a poor, corrupt, and disorganized country that was invented by (and is still dominated by) people whose ancestors hail from Western Europe (Spain).

    See photo of Mexican Congress. LOL!

    Where’s the criticism of the Mexican government?

    • Agree: mark green
  45. Respect says:

    Come on Wally , the greedy europrotestant yankees paid the simbolic sum of 15 million dollars to Mexico to simulate a sale , it was a theft . Of course Mexico was interested in its territories ,

    55 million hispanics live in the US , what makes 17% of the US population . They live mainly in the southwest and many are descendants of the hispanics ( natives and spanish ) that lived there before the yankees invaded .

    Your racist view of the world ” dark skinned ” and europeans is unacceptable . You seem to think that the ” dark skinned ” don`t amount to anything , and they do , they are human beings like anyone else . And regarding you beloved europeans you have to recognize that they are quite evil , just look at the two world wars that they organized in the XX century with almost 100 million deaths , as well as the many wars they keep organizing around the earth .

    • Replies: @Crawfurdmuir
    , @Wally
  46. “1,000 Central Americans, including significant numbers of children, in flight from violence in their home countries”

    Juan is fleeing the drugs and violence taking over his community. He wants to move somewhere he can build a better life for his family, so he’s engaging in a great migration. Juan is a dreamer.

    John is fleeing the drugs and violence taking over his community. He wants to move somewhere he can build a better life for his family, so he’s engaging in White flight. John is a racist.

  47. peterAUS says:

    Globally, since 2014 the International Organization on Migration has recorded 25,000 migrant deaths — a figure, the group writes, that “is a significant indicator of the human toll of unsafe migration,


    According to projections, when it comes to climate change alone….

    All I need to know about the author.

  48. CAL2 says:

    They mixed so well that the ruling class in Mexico is lily white.

    Your history is pretty ridiculous.

    • Replies: @Alden
  49. @Wally

    ‘fleeing violence’ is canard

    Mexico has very tough immigration standards.

    • Replies: @Wally
  50. @utu

    Punish the owning/benefactor class? Surely you jest.

  51. @Respect

    the greedy europrotestant yankees paid the simbolic sum of 15 million dollars to Mexico to simulate a sale, it was a theft

    Was the \$15 million paid to Napoléon Bonaparte for the Louisiana Purchase also “symbolic” and “a theft”? Bonaparte was not exactly a victim in that transaction, and neither was the government of Mexico in the Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo.

    In both cases, what the United States acquired was largely undeveloped land, inhabited by nomadic hostile indigenous tribes that the preceding rulers had never been able to subdue. All of the economic development in these territories subsequent to becoming part of the United States was due to the efforts of those “greedy europrotestant yankees” (though most of their Anglophone settlers were Southerners and would take exception to the “yankee” part).

    • Replies: @Alden
  52. anon[147] • Disclaimer says:

    Another F-ing member of the tribe shilling for illegals. Don’t they already get enough airtime on msm? This is not stuff that’s “not fit to print” on msm as UR is for, any msm would love to print this crap.

    It’s time for Trump to call back all the troops stationed in far flung places like Ukraine, Riyadh, Syria, South Korea, Japan, and send them down to the border to build the wall. A giant, beautiful, 50 ft. wall. It’s time to end this illegal invasion once and for all.

    Mexico is the bane of America’s existence. 50 years next door to the world’s foremost superpower and all these guys manage to do is sink further into poverty, chaos and violence. Now all the chaos and violence is spreading up north. Build that wall and build it big. Good fences make good neighbors.

    It’s also time for us to buy an unmanned island in the Caribbean and use it as holding ground for all asylum seekers. All those who seek asylum in the US will be sent there until their asylum is fully investigated for legitimacy and either approved or denied. If the asylum is denied, they get deported to their home country the same day.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Alden
  53. Anonymous [AKA "Ert"] says:

    Its the same shit again again and again

  54. This is getting very old. As the sterling commenter Buzz Mohawk says, human history is a series of waves of people, taking over, being taken over, etc. The Americans took over the Southwest from the Mexican hidalgos, who took it over from the Spanish conquistadores who took it over from the Indians who didn’t declare States and engaged in tribal wars for women and territory. We are who we are and we are here. Land belongs to the people who presently hold it and can keep it. It is up to them whether to let people in or keep people out. No apologies.

    This should not even be a debate. After two world wars the balance of opinion is that empire is a very bad idea and the frontiers are closed. People can stay put and make their own countries great again.

    • Replies: @Respect
  55. Respect says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    In 40 years the USA will be another Brasil , taken by the browns and darks . it is your manifest destiny . The waves of history as you say .

    • Replies: @Alden
  56. Alden says:

    Great comments everyone.

  57. Alden says:

    Prescott college A Prescott family owns about half of Kemper insurance and a big chunk of American Express. Might not be the same family though.

    Get rid of the tax deductible donations and make the wealthy pay the same money in taxes.

  58. Alden says:

    Texas American settlers were mostly southern you are right. Sam Houston and others worked for the then Mexican government as a recruiters starting about 1822 . Thousands came from what is now Tennessee I know.

    Interesting thing about Texas. The very first what are called non Hispanic Whites were E. Germans and Bohemians recruited by the government of Spain’s beginning in the 1790s. All those beautiful tall blonde Miss Americas Miss Universes from Texas are descended from the German settlers.

    And a few decades later the Spanish colony of Mexico rebelled against Spain.

    And 14 years after Mexico won its rebellion against Spain the Texicans rebelled against Mexico.

    Such is life.

    California was a colony of Spain for just 53 years. Then part of Mexico 36 years.
    And American ever since.

    I spend several months of the year in a town south of San Francisco founded in 1769 by Padre Crespi, Captain de Portola and Sergeant Ortega as a base camp.

    The next morning Sergeant Ortega climbed to the top of the mountain, soon the fog lifted and there it was, Mount Tam, Mount Diablo and San Francisco and San Pablo Bays in all their glory.

    36 years of Mexico vs 17o years America Who has the better claim to California?

    Spain has a far, far better revanchist claim to California than Mexico does as it held California all of 53 years as opposed to Mexico’s 36 years.

    Mexico held Texas only 14 years. Mexico held Arizona and N Mexico only 36 years as opposed to 170 years for America and 300 years for Spain. So Spain has the better claim to those states.

    Might not be bad if California became a Spanish colony again. Gays marriage etc would still be legal but we wouldn’t have gay trans gender etc crap shoved down our throats night and day. And it wouldn’t be taught in schools either.

    And Spain is far less in Israel’s clutches than America and other European countries.

    Plus it’s a civilized country, unlike Mexico and the United States.

    Best of all, there is no affirmative action in Spain. And the laws are made by elected legislators instead of racist White hating judges. And the Queen and the next Queen are brauties

  59. Alden says:

    Look at the murder rate Mexico last year 25,000 127 million people.

    America 17, 600 murders 320 people.

    And Mexico has very few blacks.

  60. Alden says:

    You know nothing about how Mexico acquired Spanish colonies. For one thing, Florida was never part of Mexico.

    Mexico fought a long and nasty revolution against Spain to become an independent country.

    Mexico did not inherit territories from Spain. Mexico, like the rest of Spanish America fought and won a revolution.

    Check the 3rd grade level Wikipedia history of Mexico.

  61. Alden says:

    And a substantial number of the White ruling class are German, Irish, numerous other N Europeans and Christian Arabs, sometimes mixed with the original Spanish.

  62. Alden says:

    Brazil is ruled by Whites and the middle class are White.

  63. Gleimhart says:

    So what? I want my people to win. Not others. And if Mehico owned every piece of real estate in North American with a Spanish-y name (i.e., which is European, by the way), human suffering and degradation would be even more widespread than it is now.

  64. Wally says:

    “Mexico has very tough immigration standards.”

    They can’t be that tough if they allow these freebie seekers to travel the full length of their country without being apprehended.

    And Mexico does accept asylum requests.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  65. Wally says:

    You really have no clue.
    Theft not. 15 million was huge sum back then.
    AND, all the occupants within the newly purchased land were offered US citizenship.

    “Racist” = realist.
    I never said ‘dark skinned people don’t amount to anything’, no strawmen.
    I just don’t want to support those low IQ, unemployable, breeders.
    They need to carry their own weight. Which I seriously doubt that you do.
    Nor do I want to be impacted by their criminal behavior. The stats don’t lie.

    As for wars, yeah boy, dumb blacks & browns never had wars. LOL
    Is that what you’re taught in Jew school?

    Latin America: 33.3% of the world’s murders, 8% of the world’s population.
    In every instance where blacks are in great numbers, control the governments of cities, counties, regions, states, countries, & continents we see:
    massive murder rates
    massive crime in general
    degraded property
    massive disease, especially STDs
    massive drug abuse
    general filth, squalor
    massive, unable to support their own children, birthrates
    massive youth pregnancies rates
    massive school dropout rates
    incredibly low IQs & test scores
    violence as a way of life
    fathers nowhere to be found

    There’s simply nothing you can do to prove me wrong, because I’m right.

    As for 2 world wars, well then, it’s now known who instigated those at the expense of true Europeans. But then predictably, you want to ignore facts.

    Hilariously I see you named yourself after me. I win.

  66. @Wally

    That’s the point they are more than willing to be a path of travel. That’s quite different than setting up shop.

    The more immigrant press into the US the better for Mexico.

    It’s a shoddy ally we have.

    The difference is they actually enforce their policy.

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