Who Started This Caravan?

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Who Started This Caravan?

by baldilocks

Pro­pa­ganda does not deceive peo­ple; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.

– Eric Hoffer

From Canada Free Press:

To see that the 5 to 7 thou­sand ‘migrants’ aren’t com­ing to Amer­ica for a bet­ter life only requires doing the math of the car­a­van, includ­ing its logis­tics and supplies.

It’s a long 1,845 miles from Guatemala to El Paso, Texas for exam­ple, where the migrants were seen over the week­end cross­ing the bor­der into Mexico.

The media wants you to believe that they are walk­ing, hav­ing to have their painfully blis­tered feet attended to, and not being driven.

Aver­ag­ing 20 miles a day (for the sake of the small chil­dren), they must arrive together, and if they want to arrive together then they have to go at the speed of the slow­est members.

Unless that is, they pile chil­dren, the elderly and the fee­ble into trucks and buses so they can be wait­ing to rejoin the march when the walk­ers arrive.

From the point of start off, trav­el­ling at 20 miles a day, it would take 92 days for them to reach the U.S. bor­der. To make it to the bor­der in time for the Elec­tion, they would have to travel roughly 131 miles a day.

Pic­tures of migrants being loaded onto trucks are now appear­ing online.

The piece con­tains sev­eral great ques­tions, includ­ing who’s pay­ing the bills and why is the car­a­van com­posed mostly of young males.

I only have one ques­tion: can we deter­mine the nature of any mass move­ment upon ini­tial obser­va­tion? Eric Hof­fer would prob­a­bly say no.

Like many, I await the expo­si­tion of its true nature. It won’t be long.

UPDATE: A clue.

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

Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.

— Eric Hoffer

From Canada Free Press:

To see that the 5 to 7 thousand ‘migrants’ aren’t coming to America for a better life only requires doing the math of the caravan,  including its logistics and supplies.

It’s a long 1,845 miles from Guatemala to El Paso, Texas for example,  where the migrants were seen over the weekend crossing the border into Mexico.

The media wants you to believe that they are walking, having to have their painfully blistered feet attended to, and not being driven.

Averaging 20 miles a day (for the sake of the small children),  they must arrive together,  and if they want to arrive together then they have to go at the speed of the slowest members.

Unless that is, they pile children, the elderly and the feeble into trucks and buses so they can be waiting to rejoin the march when the walkers arrive.

From the point of start off, travelling at 20 miles a day, it would take 92 days for them to reach the U.S.  border.  To make it to the border in time for the Election, they would have to travel roughly 131 miles a day.

Pictures of migrants being loaded onto trucks are now appearing online.

The piece contains several great questions, including who’s paying the bills and why is the caravan composed mostly of young males.

I only have one question: can we determine the nature of any mass movement upon initial observation? Eric Hoffer would probably say no.

Like many, I await the exposition of its true nature. It won’t be long.

UPDATE: A clue.

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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