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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