Washington Post is Racist Against Mexicans

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Washington Post is Racist Against Mexicans

by baldilocks

The New Rules In Effect

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air notices some inter­est­ing things about a Wash­ing­ton Post edi­to­r­ial.

In 2002, the United States and Canada secured [an] arrange­ment, known as a “safe third coun­try” agree­ment. It has worked because Canada is, in fact, a safe third coun­try: Migrants who apply for asy­lum there are secure, and their cases are fairly adjudicated.

By con­trast, Mex­ico is patently unsuit­able as a place of refuge for most migrants, espe­cially those from Cen­tral Amer­ica, who suf­fer exploita­tion, vio­lence and sex­ual assault almost rou­tinely as they make their way north. In a recent report, Doc­tors With­out Bor­ders noted that two-​thirds of Guatemalan, Sal­vado­ran and Hon­duran migrants in Mex­ico have reported being vic­tims of vio­lence; almost a third of migrant women there had been sex­u­ally assaulted. Twelve of the world’s 50 most vio­lent cities are in Mex­ico. Forc­ing refugees to seek sanc­tu­ary in Mex­ico would thrust tens of thou­sands of them into a coun­try with weak law enforce­ment, a flimsy judi­cial sys­tem, an ane­mic asy­lum process and preda­tory crim­i­nal gangs.

(Empha­sis belongs to Jazz.)

I think we are all Old Enough To Remem­ber When shouts of RACIST issued forth from the per­pet­ual out­rage when it was alleged by U.S. Sen­a­tor Dick Durbin (D-​IL) that Pres­i­dent Trump referred to African coun­tries — many of which suf­fer from the same mal­adies as Mex­ico — as sh*tholes.

That epi­thet per­fectly describes these coun­tries … and Mexico.

But we know, of course, that it’s okay to list the var­i­ous forms of law­less­ness — rape, mur­der, cor­rup­tion, etc. — that reign in these coun­tries and even okay to call them sh*tholes as long as you are not a Repub­li­can and, espe­cially, are not named Don­ald Trump.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_108080” align=“alignright” width=“150”] Think­ing about old tag lines that could not be used in 2018.[/caption]

Mean­while The Run for the Bor­derTM wages on. Because who wants to live in Hell when Heaven is so close? You’ll even go through a worse Hell to get there.

Some­one, how­ever, ought to tell the refugees and ille­gal aliens about how we Amer­i­cans reached our present point in his­tory so that, maybe, some might con­sider mak­ing changes in their own lands. Lot of guns are involved, though.

Mean­while, Wall, please.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

The New Rules In Effect

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air notices some interesting things about a Washington Post editorial.

In 2002, the United States and Canada secured [an] arrangement, known as a “safe third country” agreement. It has worked because Canada is, in fact, a safe third country: Migrants who apply for asylum there are secure, and their cases are fairly adjudicated.

By contrast, Mexico is patently unsuitable as a place of refuge for most migrants, especially those from Central America, who suffer exploitation, violence and sexual assault almost routinely as they make their way north. In a recent report, Doctors Without Borders noted that two-thirds of Guatemalan, Salvadoran and Honduran migrants in Mexico have reported being victims of violence; almost a third of migrant women there had been sexually assaulted. Twelve of the world’s 50 most violent cities are in Mexico. Forcing refugees to seek sanctuary in Mexico would thrust tens of thousands of them into a country with weak law enforcement, a flimsy judicial system, an anemic asylum process and predatory criminal gangs.

(Emphasis belongs to Jazz.)

I think we are all Old Enough To Remember When shouts of RACIST issued forth from the perpetual outrage when it was alleged by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) that President Trump referred to African countries — many of which suffer from the same maladies as Mexico — as sh*tholes.

That epithet perfectly describes these countries … and Mexico.

But we know, of course, that it’s okay to list the various forms of lawlessness — rape, murder, corruption, etc. — that reign in these countries and even okay to call them sh*tholes as long as you are not a Republican and, especially, are not named Donald Trump.

Thinking about old tag lines that could not be used in 2018.

Meanwhile The Run for the BorderTM wages on. Because who wants to live in Hell when Heaven is so close? You’ll even go through a worse Hell to get there.

Someone, however, ought to tell the refugees and illegal aliens about how we Americans reached our present point in history so that, maybe, some might consider making changes in their own lands. Lot of guns are involved, though.

Meanwhile, Wall, please.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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