Said comic possum Pogo, in a parody of Admiral Perry’s quote about meeting the enemy and their being ours, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” That was 1970. Pogo creator Walt Kelly was spoofing history – about the pollution issue. Sometimes, we are the problem.
Two years ago, the Biden-Harris team pointed to endemic global poverty south of the border – and called it the “root cause” of America’s border crisis. Harris was “put in charge” to fix it.
Since then, she and Biden have done nothing, worse than nothing. Biden is on the border to pretend he is leading – he is not. They suspended laws that kept order, reduced crime, and held violence at bay. They waved in four million illegal aliens, many trafficking drugs, outlawed the very word “illegal aliens,” and watched illegal entry spike by 35 percent.
Now, in a madcap exercise in “equity” – sharing America with the world – they want to lift Title 42. This will, by all predictions, create a crisis on steroids. While delayed by the Supreme Court until early 2023, this specter is real.
Let’s be honest: Civil disorder, poverty, crime, human and drug trafficking, and violence against women and kids is “daily fare” around the world, especially south of the border. This warrants rethinking US foreign policy, seeking outcome-focused interventions, more training in law enforcement, rule of law, democracy, work ethic, education, and foreign investment.
It does not warrant opening the United States up to all those ills, imagining that by swinging our doors wide to humanity, putting America at risk and offering what we have built, we solve anything.
Biden, Harris, and all those who – for whatever conscience-based, political, or Machiavellian reasons – think that a de facto open border will solve the world’s problems, or deliver some relief without imperiling hundreds of millions of American citizens including our kids, are nuts.
What we are witnessing – and if Title 42, which allows deportation for communicable diseases, is lifted we will see in spades – is a wild rush by caravans of humans who think America is here for the taking.
And why do we see this? Why are the numbers getting worse, including young people – especially women and girls – being trafficked, beaten, raped, abused, and shattered by those who profit from crime?
Why are these human calamities – never in such staggering numbers or severity – tied to human trafficking, sex trafficking, and drug trafficking, now happening? Because the Biden-Harris border policies promote them. Truth is, these Biden-Harris and Democrat policies are inviting, facilitating, and dramatically increasing human rights abuses and drug and human trafficking. Far from being humane, these pro-trafficking, pro-caravan, pro-border bust policies are causing these human rights abuses – all the while making the traffickers rich.
This is criminal behavior – unforgivably shortsighted, wrongheaded, and needs to be stopped, the messages, caravans, and looking the other way stopped, the drug, human and sex traffickers stopped – the human abuse stopped.
What is being reported now at the border, and in towns and cities to which the Biden-Harris Administration is transporting these illegally crossing humans – is collateral damage caused by the Biden-Harris pro-trafficking policies. They explain mass pain, suffering, and overdoses.
What is being reported is new. Social workers, volunteers, and public health and safety experts are seeing thousands of illegals with trafficking-related “PTSD,” abuse of a kind not seen before or in these numbers, needing physical, emotional, and psychological support.
So, let us get back to basics. Why is this happening, and why is it occurring with unprecedented damage and in unprecedented numbers to those herded like cattle, treated worse than cattle? Because the Biden-Harris and Democrat “open door” policies are the engine, they encourage this.
Bottom line: Pogo was on to something. He was right about where and how many problems start and end. More often than not, a “root cause” – if anyone really cared – is not far but near. The reason we have this border crisis is not someone else’s fault, it is ours – the Biden-Harris Administration’s fault. Rather than deter crime, they invite it. To cite Pogo, or apply his wisdom to Biden, Harris, and modern Democrats, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Prepare for a coming border crisis … on steroids.
Robert Charles is a former Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, former Reagan and Bush 41 White House staffer, attorney, and naval intelligence officer (USNR). He wrote “Narcotics and Terrorism” (2003), “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and is National Spokesman for AMAC.
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Why isn’t anyone talking about the HUGE Chinese population in South America and Canada? They join everyone else who enters Mexico and other countries then hop on board into the US. No one seems to care that the government of China is building military bases right off our coasts and the Democrats are encouraging them. Just how crazy has the Democratic Party gotten?
What is the administration’s end game here? WHY are they allowing/encouraging this invasion of our southern border (and all the misery it brings) to continue? The only answer I can come up with is that they will make them all legal voters before the 2024 presidential and ensure their vote by giving them free housing, health care, legal advice, etc. This administration should be prosecuted for treason. I’m not a Trump fan but he might be the only one that can turn this ship around before it sinks into Socialism.
Oh, boy. I wish I had a shred of hope about this border crisis. You already saw it: When the tough gets going, Biden/Kamala hit the Caribbean. This is a hallmark of these so called ‘socialist’ governments around the world. How can we think there is away back from this aberration?
Harris should be impeached for doing nothing at the border and creating a crisis. Get rid of her 1st then Biden so she’ll never be president. She is the only reason I want to see Biden go full term. ( And I do mean the only reason.)
American Revolution 2.0 is coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Better be prepared; it will be a rough ride. This is the result after voting is rigged, illegals invade a nation, continual pleas for sanity are continually ignored, and laws are unenforced (unless you are part of the incorrect political party or race). ‘A true Patriot will defend his country from its government’ – Thomas Jefferson.
Like the true Patriot Commodore Oliver H. Perry who said “We Have met the enemy, and they are ours”. Battle of Lake Erie, Sept 10, 1813. During the war of 1812 against the British. Comm. Perry died before he made Admiral.
Biden graduated from law school 85th out of 110 students meaning there are 25 people out there stupider than our current President. I bet they all work in government too…
Maybe it a really bad law school with those 25 students becoming democrats.
Don’t disagree with you, but more than stupid, I am now convinced he is truly a malicisous person, and had to have seen this coming. He is just sitting back and enjoying how violence, drugs, utter corruption is eating away our society. He has nothing to lose, but lots of money to gain from Soros &Co.
Open borders are part of the plan to annihilate White America, and it is working as the number of White Americans is now declining in absolute numbers. In 2020, there were fewer White Americans than in 2010.
Now that they have passed the first bill in the house nixing the new 87,000 IRS agents I hope the Republicans have the backbone to tell the Senate that they will not be passing any other legislation until that bill is passed in the Senate and signed by Joe dimwit. Any thing else that the Senate sends over should be put in a small freezer sitting next to the speaker’s chair right out front where CSPAN can show the world.
Don’t hold your breath. The Democrats got almost everything they wanted last year with the assistance of Mitch McConnell and 17 or 18 other RINOs in the Senate. The funding for the 87,000 new IRS agents was part of the $1.7 trillion dollar omnibus bill McConnell and 17 other Senate RINOs helped the Democrats get passed in 2022. So that is a done deal.
The bills currently being passed in the House this year are ALL just “symbolic messaging” for the lead up to 2024. None of these bills will be passed by the Senate and McCarthy knows that. It’s theater to show the public that the GOP led House is “doing something”, even if that “something” is just for show. Same goes for the myriad of dog and pony show investigations that will start in the next few months. Lower your expectations of what will be accomplished by the GOP led House over the next 2 years. Everyone else on our side already has.
So the Dumbocrats should still be in control of the House?
Seems no limits on dereliction of duty in high places. The FED is not our friend. The world is not Biden’s constituent.
Kamala is doing exactly what she was put in place to do and you just don’t recognize how totally effective she is at her job. Poverty south of the border was deemed to be the cause of illegal immigration. You don’t seem to understand that Kamala’s and Joe’s solution is to implement poverty north of the border so that there is no longer any reason to move north to just sit here in the same dung heap conditions that they were sitting in before they loaded up and walked 1000 miles. Make conditions in the US bad enough for them and then you can cover Mexico closing the border and finishing the wall to keep them from coming back down there.
I thought to be a member of the UN a country had to have a secure border.
By not enforcing immigration law, Joe Biden is failing his oath of office to protect and defend these United States against threats domestic and foreign. He has created Clear and Present Danger to the Security of these United States and should be impeached for same!
Ive heard this many times before. When will impeachment start on both the president and the vice president? Seems to be a lot of chatter going no where.
Not enough votes in the Senate, that is why…
Like many millions of patriots in the USA, I am very concerned with the rapid decline in our national security and prosperity. I bought 2 flags that sum up how I feel right now. Here they are: “Pro America, Anti Biden” and “Stay Poor, Vote Democrat”. I have bumper stickers that state the following: “Socialism: Your Ticket To A Third World Country”. Unfortunately, many millions of people do not agree.
My bumper sticker is a bit more direct but we make the same point, ‘What part of what someone else worked to earn is your fair share exactly’.
So, Robert B. Charles, you have it that “illegal aliens” is a word.
Hmmm … maybe it is a term — but it is two words, not one word.
This situation causes me to remember the famous words of Barrack Obama:
“Never under estimate Joe Biden’s ability to F*<k things up.”
But this is not a F*<k up!!! This is being done deliberately!!! Another 2 more years of this hideous administration and we won’t have a decent country to live in!
It won’t take that long.
They put a dummy in charge of the border she did nothing Harris never did nothing just like what she has done all along. We need strong people in government time to clean our government up fire those that do nothing including the President and his VP its time we had a government that works for the voters and real citizens here.The border was never secure.
They say the only reason that Biden went to the border is that Hunter Biden is low on fentanyl Pills.
Stolen from the Gutfeld show.
The left is anti-God, anti-America and inhumane. “When the wicked rule, the people mourn”. The wicked are lawless. The godly obey and uphold the law. We must never tire of doing good!
Okay now this is funny our so-called fraudulent president is now concerned about all the immigrants that he let come into the country after Trump had it pretty much solved and or had the rains on it I’m thinking this is all fake just like how he is
Biden and his cohorts are evil, not ignorant or misinformed. Unless we take decisive and permanent action as border states to stop this war (and it IS a war) against our states, country and sovereignty, then we all will live in subject poverty and 3rd world conditions very soon.