Death rides a white horse

Tom Camfield
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Posted 5/15/19

GLOBAL WARMING, COUPLED WITH RACISM, in my mind, is paving the way for these horsemen. The apocalypse, whether inspired by the judgment of a god or by Mother Nature, is real and it’s coming our …

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Death rides a white horse

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GLOBAL WARMING, COUPLED WITH RACISM, in my mind, is paving the way for these horsemen. The apocalypse, whether inspired by the judgment of a god or by Mother Nature, is real and it’s coming our way—not just as a non-immediate species extinction thing, but also as a close-up geographic reality.

And it’s not only the criminal conquest of their home countries but also the drought (and famine that’s sure to follow) brought on by climate change that is driving refugees from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to join into caravans to trek thousands of miles to our southern U.S. border seeking humanitarian aid—citizenship or asylum . . . refuge, and perhaps a bit of brotherly/sisterly love. Ironically, Donald recently cut off all finances budgeted to these countries as humanitarian aid under an Obama program. That program reportedly had been showing some success in improving living conditions there. But Donald apparently would prefer to direct such funding into his military-industrial complex one way or another.

These caravaners are met at the Rio Grande by the forces of our definitely snow-white president, himself supported by his legion of xenophobes and racists, who is engaged in an all-out war of sorts against the world’s not-quite-white population.

This grandson of Euro-white immigrants has demonized present-day Hispanic immigrants to the south as murderers, rapists, drug smugglers and sex traffickers—out of an imagined reality that suits his racist prejudices—when their numbers actually are more inclusive of mothers fleeing violence and children threatened with same, plus fathers driven by a need to provide for their families. A great many of them are not only poverty-stricken but are also half-starved. They live on and come to us mainly as survivors—contrary to th antics of wayward brains in high places that portray them otherwise.

It might not be an actual all-out, old-fashioned, blood-letting war, but so far Donald’s managed to forcibly separate numerous children from their mothers and send them off to camps, used a little tear gas, emboldened white-supremacist armed militias . . .

In frustration he also has undertaken an ethnic cleansing of the country through searching out and deporting Hispanic illegal aliens, no matter if some may have spent up to 20 years as productive and law-abiding citizens. Show me some Caucasians who have been approached by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials in this regard and I might allow that there’s not actually a lot of all-out racial programming involved.

Contributing to this racial and environmental apocalypse is the fact that no matter how much most of us want to provide deal empathetically with the world’s burgeoning over-population, we eventually will be hard pressed to do so in a truly humanitarian way as arable land and living space shrink away. Pestilence surely will be an apocalyptic result. It already has been developing and getting the better of medical technology on occasion. We’ll probably also wind up clawing and scratching at one another over a dwindling fresh-water supply.

MORE CLIMATE CHANGE—May 11: “Rain, flooding and hail again pummeled the Houston region Friday. . .” Serious flooding was affecting not only Texas but also parts of the southern plains, the South and Great Lakes. Excessive rains through the country came just as the National Atmospheric and Atmospheric Administration (which often frustrates Donald with facts opposing his lies) released data showing “the past 12 months have been the wettest in history for the Lower 48 states.”

ADDENDA—Drought has plagued Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in recent years. More than half a million were affected in 1914, the Red Cross reported. The level of chronic malnutrition in Honduras at that time was 22.6% [of roughly 8.5 million people], and 42.5% of Hondurans lived in extreme poverty. Jumping ahead to October 2018, with drought having continued annually, CNN reported that migrants had a choice of starving or leaving home. Crops were failing and farmers were becoming “climate refugees.” A November 2018 story noted: “Because of the year-round warmth in Honduras, farmers have traditionally planted crops twice a year – once in May and a second time beginning in August, a planting period known as the “postrera.” This year was different. In 2018, both rounds of crops were hit by extreme weather.

Donald Trump chooses to describe this multitude of struggling small-plot farmers as likely rapists and possible terrorists . . . as he also continues to deny the existence of climate change and continues to pander to polluting industry. Have I wandered too far afield from the the subject of an apocalypse? I don’t think so. I merely have viewed it more as a prolonged whimper than some sort of a sudden bang.

“. . . And power was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death . . . “ (from Revelation 6:8)

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Justin Hale

As I said Tom, follow the money.

"In 2012, 51 percent of households headed by an immigrant (legal or illegal) reported that they used at least one welfare program during the year, compared to 30 percent of native households. Welfare in this study includes Medicaid and cash, food, and housing programs.

Welfare use is high for both new arrivals and well-established immigrants. Of households headed by immigrants who have been in the country for more than two decades, 48 percent access welfare."

(https://cis.org/Report/Welfare-Use-Immigrant-and-Native-Households)

These migrants are coming to America because that is where they can get free food, money and health care, all supported by the US taxpayer.

Once again, no surprise, the Trump hating spin. Fact is that there are criminals that sneak across our southern border. Trump never said that all the immigrants/refugees coming across our border were murderers, rapists, sex traffikers, drug smugglers. There are two ways for these refugees to enter our country, the legal way and the illegal way. Those who present themselves at our border and follow our laws probably have a lower percentage of the criminals among them. Those who sneak across our border illegally is where you'll find the criminals. Why do you encourage illegals Tom?

Thursday, May 16
Tom Camfield

Ha! You jumped the gun a bit here, Justin. At this writing the blog is only half posted. The illustration, along with opening, qualifying text somehow lost in transit. So readers should take another look later go get the whole picture. The Leader's editor has taken the malfunction in hand.

Thursday, May 16
Tom Camfield

I believe you, Jason, are among those who wrongly assume, for convenient affirmation of pre-conceptions, that the bulk of these refugees are trekking thousands of miles just to get free handouts. I prefer to liken these people as seekin work that will enable them to raise families in relative comfort and free from fear.

To me, in a way, they are more like the Joad family in the "Grapes of Wrath," who were among the many fleeing the Oklahoma "dust bowl, heading for California, driven by drought and related hardships during the Great Depression. Thousands of starving "Okies" in a continuous caravan to California. The most typical were small tenant farmers, impoverished and jobless—seeking work and new lives.

Thursday, May 16
Justin Hale

Tom, I'm not assuming anything, I'm citing (https://cis.org/Report/Welfare-Use-Immigrant-and-Native-Households) , accept it or not, our welfare/social services systems are a magnet for poor, under educated, low skilled migrants who will compete with our local, under educated, low skilled workers. Haven't you seen the laborers in the Home Depot parking lot?.

Jason?

Thursday, May 16
Tom Camfield

Thank goodness my earliest American ancestors emigrated to what is presently these United States in the early 1600s—seeking the opportunity for a better life. Among those accompanying them obviously were a certain number of murderers, as native American "Indians" soon found out. However, my forbears and the vast majority of those with whom they kept company just set about working to establish themselves and turning to raising their families. Of course, times have changed. But as they say, "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

Somehow my concern remains with such things as reported today (May 17, AP): Four children from Guatemala —which is ravaged by violence, poverty and drought—have died in the past six months after having been taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Friday, May 17
Justin Hale

Yes, our ancestors came to America for a better life, they did it Legally and didn't go on the government dole.

Sad when any child dies, sad that there parents who will put their children's health at risk. You know what else is sad Tom, four people killed by an illegal from El Salvador. (https://www.foxnews.com/us/illegal-immigrant-charged-in-4-murders-told-police-he-killed-because-he-needed-money-for-meth)

Saturday, May 18
Tom Camfield

What's really sad is the much greater number of people who are shot to death by good old white home-grown Americans, a great many of them members or at least disciples of the National Rifle Association. (They gotta change that name to somehow include handguns.). Old Inconsistent Donald rants about Mexican murderers in a manner that's all out of proportion but is happy to be a keynote speaker at an N'RA convention.

Saturday, May 18
Justin Hale

There's not much we can do to prevent indigenous murderers, but we can and should enforce a strong border and immigration policy which might weed out some of these foreign criminals from entering our country, don't you agree?

Saturday, May 18
Tom Camfield

I don't know about trying to weed out who is a possible future murderer among a multitude of immigrants. We're not doing too good a job even now in screening everyone on the streets of Seattle, Baltimore, Chicago .

And our home-grown, meanwhile, are per capita-wise still committing more violent crimes that illegal immigrants. So perhaps from a crime standpoint we should deport a home-grown for every immigrant we ket in.

And there IS something we can do about our indigenous murderers. Quit selling them guns. We could start by somehow getting the president to quit sucking up the NRA, and getting some decent gun-control laws through Congress.

Sunday, May 19
Justin Hale

Checking the record of immigrants presenting themselves at a border crossing for criminal activity should not be that difficult, I'm sure there are records in their home country. What do we do about the millions that are in this country Illegally and un-vetted?

" there IS something we can do about our indigenous murderers. Quit selling them guns. "..... I don't think felons can legally purchase a firearm. President Trump supports the Second Amendment as do I and millions of Americans, you are free to disarm yourself if you choose to.

Sunday, May 19
Tom Camfield

The Second Amendment is a cop-out. It's used as a free pass. There's nothing much that will prevent a felon in this country from buying a bootleg gun. No more difficult than finding an illicit drug dealer. Or just going to a gun show.

I also doubt that guys with dozens of guns and thousands of rounds stashed around their houses have proper registration for some of them. The law also could stamp down hard on some fool whose kid takes the family guns to school and begins killing people. It should even be at least manslaughter for a guy who leaves a gun lying about that a kid uses for suicide.

Monday, May 20
Justin Hale

The First Amendment is a cop-out. It's used as a free pass by the biased MSM. You use the free press as cover for your non-stop Trump hating blogs, the MSM, especially NPR, although not as nasty as your blogs does the same thing.

Should we also charge a parent with manslaughter whos child takes the family car and kills someone?

Tuesday, May 21
Tom Camfield

Deranged Donald takes advantage of the First Amendment's Freedom of Speech to spout outright lies endlessly via his non-stop pep rallies, Twitter, etc. His lies are documented with the truth by the press, which he then accuses of "fake" news.

The picture is pretty plain. One major difference in it all is that Disturbed Donald shouts and raves and waves his arms. The press speaks in reasonable tones, not needing bells and whistles.

Tuesday, May 21