Congress now piously debates an amnesty bill, U.S. cities brace for more marches promoted by Spanish-language radio stations, and Marxists and anarchists wish to see more and more illegals have a claim on your family assets.
It’s chilling to remember that it was our ancestors’ embrace of amnesty that served to bring down the Western Roman Empire. On August 24, 410 A.D., the Roman general, Alaric, and his collection of German tribesman, Herulians, Rugians, and Gepidae, sacked Rome for the first time in 800 years. The event shocked the civilized world. These very same Goths had previously destroyed a whole legion, killing the Emperor Valens at Adrianople but were given amnesty, were hired and armed as Roman mercenaries, their families given lands inside the empire, and their general/king awarded Rome’s highest citizen status, patrician.
As did the Roman emperors of the 5th century A.D., our current invasion has been encouraged by both our political parties. Estimates range from 11 million to 20 million illegals are now here residing inside our borders. And like the Roman world’s reaction to Alaric’s sack of Rome, we too are shocked to find not all illegals are here to cut grass or make beds.
Heather MacDonald reports that In Los Angeles alone, 95% of the 1,300 outstanding warrants for homicides and two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (17,000) are for illegal aliens. In 1980, U.S. federal and state prisons housed fewer than 9,000 criminal aliens. By the end of 1999, these same prisons housed over 68,000 criminal aliens. Nationwide, criminal aliens account for more than 29% of prisoners in Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities—and the numbers are vastly higher now.
Edward Gibbon believed that the primal cause for Rome’s fall in the West was its “loss of martial spirit,” which in turn forced it to import vast numbers of unassimilated German tribesmen to fight its wars. Today the Mexican military has become more and more emboldened with 216 documented armed incursions into U.S. territory since 1996. Our Border Patrol agents, forced to back off, are being trained to “hide, escape, and avoid counter ambush.” Rick Glancey of the El Paso sheriff’s office stated that 10 heavily armed uniformed Mexican soldiers squared off against two lightly-armed American deputies. The Mexicans were escorting the smugglers of 3 tons of marijuana. Mike Doyal, one of the cowed deputies stated, “When you’re up against mounted machine guns, what can we do? Who wants to pull the trigger first? Certainly not us.”
As was the case in the 5th century Roman provinces, the current invasion of the U.S. is also draining Western States treasuries. The Federation of American Reform, FAIR, has determined the total cost to native Californians for services provided to illegals is $10.5 billion or $1,183 per household. Our infrastructure in the West is collapsing. New roads and bridges are deferred; scores of hospitals and public schools are closing due to the costs of serving non-paying illegals; (15% of California’s K-12 public school students are children of illegals) and worst of all, Southwest border areas are becoming lawless no-man lands where American are vacating.
It requires a very dangerous naivety to believe in open borders and that all of our Hispanic illegals are just innocently seeking the American dream. All too many are either the witting or unwitting agents of hostile foreign powers. One of those hostile powers is Mexico. To understand how Mexico, an insignificant military power can become hostile to the U.S, allowing rogue military units to attack us, it’s essential to understand how that nation and its illegal migrants are afflicted with more than it’s share of collective neurosis.
The protestors have marched beneath a sea of Mexican flags, which is the banner of radicalized American Latinos who disavow loyalty to the U.S. and refer to the American Southwest as Aztlan, Mexico’s former Northern provinces ceded to the U.S. in 1848 after the Mexican-American War. It can only be seen as highly neurotic for Latinos to believe that the American lands where they live now are lands they wish repatriated back to the country from which they fled. But this aspiration for the “reconquista” (reconquest) of the Southwest is openly espoused by prominent Mexican and even Latino American politicians. Moreover, it is endemic, from the radicalized Chicano studies professor, to the unassimilated illegal dishwasher, and even extends to the elite intelligencia inside Mexico.
Speaking of redemography, there is an official website for the repatriation movement, La Voz de Aztlan, (www.aztlan.com) which contains stories that refer to anyone involved in immigration reform such as Rep. Tom Tancredo, as “nativists” and “anti-Latino bigots.” It aligns strongly with the Palestinians who are, of course, very much involved in armed terrorist operations aimed at the reconquest of Israel and the repatriating those lands back to Arab rule. The site is also filled with an unabashed, Nazi-like, anti-Semitic hash. The message to Latino readers is plain—rip off the Zionist Yanqui while setting up a foreign, hostile Latino state inside the lands stolen from Mexico.
I spoke also to Tancredo, the Republican from Colorado, the leading congressional advocate for immigration reform, and rumor has it, the leading congressional recipient of death threats, and asked him, “So what does Vicente Fox want: War, a repatriation of the American southwest to Mexico, or does he just intend to sack Phoenix or L.A.? What’s his endgame?”
“I’ve spoken to President Fox and believe that he would like to see the drug trafficking ended,” Tancredo replied. “However, I do not believe he is control of his own military. The level of corruption in Mexico is so great that, if they are controlled by anybody, it’s the drug cartel. … I told President Fox that, when you have the lowest cop on the beat all the way to the highest public officials corrupted, it is impossible to create a viable economy. Everybody is on the take…”
“Are the incursions conducted by Mexican military or American gangsters disguised as Mexicans?” I asked him.
“I spoke to INS officials who told me that it is common knowledge that there are Mexican generals, people who have responsibility for whole sectors of the border regions, who are considered to be dirty. So it’s not just rogue platoons on the border, it’s coming from the top…There was a Mexican police chief in Nuevo Laredo, just across the river from Laredo, Texas, who vowed to clean up the drug trafficking into the U.S. and he was dead an hour and a half after taking office,” Congressman Tancredo said.
This modern invasion of the U.S. has also created a potential conduit for an American-wide sack perpetrated by WMD armed terrorists. The Washington Times reported that last September, Adnan El Shukrijumah, a top al Qaeda aide with a $5million bounty on his head, was spotted in Honduras meeting with key figures of the massive Central American crime syndicate, MS-13, which “controls alien-smuggling routes through Mexico and into the U.S.”
Time magazine reported late last year that U.S. intelligence officials are admitting that, based on intercepted communiqués, Zarqawi has been directed by bin Laden to begin plans for hitting “soft targets” in the United States. Intelligence officials tell the magazine that the interrogation of a top aide to the al-Zarqawi organization, taken into U.S. custody last year, indicates that al-Zarqawi has given ample consideration to assaults on the American homeland. A restricted bulletin that circulated among U.S. security agencies noted that al-Zarqawi apparently believes that “if an individual has enough money, he can bribe his way into the U.S.,” specifically by obtaining a “visa to Honduras” and then traveling across Mexico and the southern U.S. border.”
And for those who can’t believe that Mexico is repatriating territory from the U.S. right now, they need to visit the border area around southeastern Arizona to witness it first hand.
Chris Simcox is the editor in chief of the Tombstone Tumbleweed newspaper and the organizer of the Minuteman Project, where volunteers aid and assist the Border Patrol and points out, “People who have owned property in the region for generations are leaving because they can’t get protection from the local or federal government. They’re basically being run off their land. They’re property is almost of no value except for some Mexican citizens. And now these abandoned properties are being bought up by Mexican nationals. This leads you to believe that there are much greater implications to what is going on here. … What we are facing is not a crisis due to intrinsic American racism. … Arizonans of Hispanic descent who own property are as adamantly against the illegal invasion as are any other residents of the area.”
If it is true that there are upwards of 20 million illegal aliens here now, (no one knows how many are here) that represents 1 out of 14 persons in the U.S. While our obsequious Nero-like Congress openly debates the merits of amnesty programs, they dramatically amplify the invasion, undermine the prevailing American culture, and threaten American security and sovereignty.
NOTE: Publication: Human Events