A couple of weeks ago, I read this posting over at Russ’ site. It troubled me, but I was reluctant to give it too much credence — I trust Russ, but it was too anecdotal to build much on if I didn’t know the people involved. But I kept it in the back of my mind, as I had a hunch I would find a use for it.
No one wants to admit it, but Mexico is engaged in a civil war. But not so much a civil war, war against a group that doesn’t so much want to replace the government, but keep the government from interfering with their business — and more than willing to kill anyone and everyone who might get in their way.
Kind of like the Taliban in Afghanistan, or Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Anyway, the fighting is a clear and present danger to the United States. It has already spilled over the border in quite a few cases, and should Mexico reach a tipping point, we could have a deluge of refugees fleeing the drug cartels and their chaos streaming into the US.
Something has to be done, and soon.
But the absolute last thing we should even think of doing is securing our border with Mexico. That would be racist and xenophobic and bigoted and hateful and racist, and we can’t have that.
At least, that seems to be the official policy of the Obama administration.