Nation sans compass


THINGS GO FROM bad to badder in the Nation That’s Eating Itself, which is America, of course.

The photo is from a protest in California that was inspired by the state Republican convention and Donald Trump.

The violent (no surprise — multiculturalists!) protest was attended in large part by Latinos, many — perhaps most — of whom you can be assured were illegal aliens.

Were they all tossed in Paddy Wagons and hauled off to jail as good sense would suggest? Of course not. Not in today’s America and certainly not in left-wing California.

In Mexico, it is against the law for foreigners to get involved in politics. I don’t know what would happen to foreigners who do that because foreigners here are not that stupid.

I imagine deportation would take place even if the foreigner were in Mexico legally as, I wager, most are. Well, those from up north. Those from down south, likely not. They’re just passing through anyway, headed to where the easy cash is.

Make America Mexico Again. Don’t that beat all? And in many zones of the United States, it’s already taking place.

With the blessing of the Democrat Party.

33 thoughts on “Nation sans compass

  1. I live in a neighborhood that is almost all people without papers. If they were deported, this would be a ghost town. They live in dread of a Trump presidency.

    Some have been here for thirty years, others are relatively recent arrivals. Some get here, and they learn English fast, open businesses, have Anglo friends and family and do well.

    Others have been here the better part of their lives, and they still can’t speak English.

    This is a problem that needs to be solved, not an issue to be exploited.

    Flying the Mexican flag does not do their cause any good. It really turns the Anglo population off. If they want to fly the Mexican flag, they can do it happily a couple of hundred miles south of here. But, please don’t insult us with this in our own backyard.


  2. 2016 The Year of the Pendulum

    Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it swings past the center of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.

    Arthur Schopenhauer


    1. Andrés: Schopenhauer is only partly right. The pendulum remains at rest a very brief moment. Someone always kicks it to get it moving again, and the cycle continues. Another example of this is unionism.


  3. Sr. Trump has rightfully earned the anger of Mexicans on both sides of the border with his careless hateful rhetoric. As a permanent resident rather than a Mexican citizen, I have no business nor any desire to become involved in Mexican politics. I am a grateful guest in this beautiful country and the political shenanigans that go on down here are not really of any concern to me.

    Trump is a candidate for political office. He has not been elected president yet nor will he be elected. He has, however, managed to piss a lot of people off with his ill-chosen words. I don’t think you will find many immigrants (legal or otherwise) that would disrespect the person actually sitting in the oval office by participating in a political protest in the U.S.

    If the election goes as it appears to be headed, Hillary will mop the floor with this pompous ass in a debate, and it will make for some good entertainment if nothing else.


    1. Charles: Three things:

      1) Mexicans are indeed angry at Trump. But what they hear usually is incorrect. Trump’s (I am no fan of the man) vitriol has been aimed at both the U.S. government’s (both parties) abject failure to control the borders as they certainly should, and at Mexicans taking illegal advantage of that failure. Alas, on this side of the border all of it is heard simply as hate for Mexicans, quite lamentable. One hears what one wants to hear.

      2) You imply illegals are not participating in the often violent protests. Pardon my hearty chuckles. I almost fell off my chair. Anyway, it’s not Weepy Barry they are against, is it? He’s their supporter.

      3) Hillary will mop the floor with Trump if there’s a debate? I think it would be just the opposite. Whether he would beat her in the election is a toss-up in my opinion. I think he likely would. I, of course, support Cruz-Fiorina!


    2. And one more thing: Trump has said from the get-go that the wall should have a nice, big door to allow immigrants in who have permission, i.e. a valid visa. I have never heard this repeated in Mexico because it would harm their “poor, crucified us” attitude, but he did say it, and it’s a great idea.


  4. I have often said that the US would save a lot of money if it were to simply take the Mexican immigration laws, translate them into English, and enforce them like Mexico does.

    Libs would be outraged at this. Proof of income? Don’t get caught near political events? Mandatory liability insurance? No working unless a resident? Auto leaves with visa expiration. Etc.

    Mexico does it right, IMHO. I won’t mess with violating their laws.


    1. Steve: Why, that makes very good sense. Why have I never thought of it? You’re a genius. And while the Gringos are at it, they might consider copying our healthcare system.


        1. Steve: I’ve seen nothing about that, but it makes sense. I think all nations that have a problem with illegals should build walls. Mexico has no problem, of course, on its northern border, but it’s quite different on the southern end.


  5. He’ll no doubt have to spring for the big “legals only” door out of pocket. The Mexicans having to pay for the wall is more than adequate on their part. As far as enforcing legal immigration is concerned, when we went to NYC last year the inspector never even asked to see Fabian’s visa. Looked at his passport and waved him through. So much for border security.

    As far as the Clinton/Trump debates are concerned, the man has a 20-word vocabulary if that, but then again I guess that is about equal to most of his supporters. No comment on your Cruz/Fiorina pick … sin palabras.


    1. Charles: You know perfectly well that the business about forcing Mexico to pay for the wall is pure bluster, impossible to do, but it sounds great to his sometimes-less-than-bright supporters.

      Interesting that Fabian was not asked for his visa. That’s a lovely example of the broken immigration system that has Trump supporters and lots of others up in arms.


        1. Clete: The U.S. visa is printed in the Mexican passport? I don’t get that. My wife has a U.S. visa too, and it sure was not printed into her Mexican passport, and every time we’ve gone to the U.S., they asked to see both.


            1. Clete: Yeah, I considered that. We haven’t been in the U.S. in seven years. Still, I renewed my Mexican passport less than a year ago, and nowhere in the process was anything about adding a U.S. visa to it somehow. Maybe it must be requested by the passport holder.


              1. In the first place, why would the SRE have anything to do with a visa issued by the U.S. State Department?

                Secondly,you being a U.S. citizen ,have no need of a visa.

                When a Mexican applies at the U.S. Embassy or a Consulate,those that are issued a visa must leave their Mexican passports at the Consulate and after the visa is printed it is delivered via DHL to the recipient. Might be another delivery service but I believe it is DHL.

                It is easy to spot rejected applicants outside the Consulate. If they have their passport in hand you know they were denied.


                1. Clete: Exactly, why would the SRE have anything to do with a U.S. visa?

                  No, I have no need of a visa, true, but my being a U.S. citizen played no role in my recent renewal of my Mexican passport. It was handled just as any other Mexican’s passport would be handled. There is nothing in the Mexican passport that has to do with the U.S. visa.

                  I don’t recall specifics of the initial U.S. visa my wife obtained at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City almost 12 years ago, but when she renewed it after 10 years, it was a piece of cake. In and out in 15 minutes with the renewal visa in hand from an office in the Zona Rosa. Did not have to leave her Mexican passport.

                  So, her Mexican passport still has nothing connecting it with a U.S. visitor visa, and I remain perplexed at your thinking it does.


  6. This election was perfectly cast for satirists. Satire cannot work without exaggeration. But how can you exaggerate the economics of Bernie Sanders or the stream-of-consciousness that flows from Trump’s lips? Even Hillary with her Nixonian smile seems to be hired from political campaign in the 1970s.

    And now “Make America Mexico Again”? Even I could not make this stuff up. Every day I read stuff like this, I am happy to be here. Barco thinks humans are nuts. He may be partly correct.


      1. The Bushes and Clintons weakened America economically, militarily and globally. Obama went in for the kill like the Grim Reaper concentrating on weakening and destroying the culture. No one deserves the mess they have left.


  7. Felipe, I also hold a Mexican passport so you don’t need to school me on that. My wife held resident alien status in the US from 1978 until 2014 (she never actually lived there). She renounced her resident alien status in October 2014 and applied for a visa to enter the US as a tourist. It was done exactly as I posted. If and when your wife’s visa expires she will go through the same process.

    “Todos los pasaportes con visas y tarjetas de cruce fronterizo (BCCs por su siglas en Inglés) serán regresadas a los solicitantes vía mensajería. El servicio es proporcionado por DHL sin costo adicional para usted.

    Si su visa ha sido aprobada, usted la recibirá vía DHL sin costo adicional.Al momento de agendar su entrevista, usted selecciona una ubicación de DHL a donde recibir su visa. Es en un plazo de 2 a 3 semanas para visa láser y de 4 a 6 días para un pasaporte estampado.”


    1. Clete: As I said, she renewed her visa less than two years ago. Done in 15 minutes in Mexico City. There was no connection between her Mexican passport and the U.S. visa. She left after the 15 minutes with her new visa in hand. It will last until I’m pushing 80, so I doubt we’ll be renewing it at that time. I doubt we’ll ever use again the one she has right now.


  8. We are where we are. Now the question is did Obama convince the Saudis to not dump their U.S. securities? They are mad as a wet hen about the deal, no deal with the Iranians. It puts them in dire danger.

    What gives the U.S. dollar value is the fact that the U.S. government convinced the Arabs to sell oil in dollars. That may change, and the U.S. dollar may no longer be the reserve currency.

    Earlier this week, the Chinese launched their gold-backed currency with their Shanghai Gold operation. This currency will not be convertible to the U.S. dollar.

    If this currency becomes the new reserve currency, all of those dollars outside the U.S. will come home in one way or another.

    I fear we may see a horrible inflation.


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