posted on Jul, 16 2014 @ 08:21 PM
Here is a link
to an article someone sent me couple of
days ago . It’s from 2005 and quite long but the message in it is clear - the influx of children across the border escaping from Central American
violence is the fault of the United States. Nothing new about that really. Countries like to blame the US for everything just like Obama blames Bush
Before I get to my take on this topic, here is one paragraph from the article which is the central theme:
In the past few years, as Washington has focused its attention on the Middle East, it has virtually ignored a dangerous phenomenon close to
home. Ultraviolent youth gangs, spawned in the ghettos of Los Angeles and other U.S. cities, have slowly migrated south to Central America, where they
have transformed themselves into powerful, cross-border crime networks. With the United States preoccupied elsewhere, the gangs have grown in power
and numbers; today, local officials estimate their size at 70,000-100,000 members. The marabuntas, or maras, as they are known (after a deadly species
of local ants), now pose the most serious challenge to peace in the region since the end of Central America's civil wars.
The article goes on with a lot of facts and as I was reading it for the first time, I thought, wow, even with the best intent, the USA really did
cause the ruthless violence that occurs in Central America. But after thinking about this for a while, its clear there’s more to it than just
What we have is American gangs who got their specialized skills in the ghettos of one of our largest cities. But where did those gang bangers come
from? I don’t have the statistics but the Latina population in California didn’t spring out of nowhere. It came about because we allowed people
to cross the border while our government turned a blind eye. Illegal aliens arriving in large numbers with no prospects of work wound up in some of
the worst conditions in our inner cities. That is where the gangs formed and those are the people that were later sent back to their origin countries
where they did the only thing they knew how to do - maim, kill, steal, threaten and generally cause chaos.
Did the USA cause the current problem of high crime in Honduras? If we say it is political blindness to the law and not defending borders, then yes.
If we say it’s because we don’t deal with poverty in this country properly, then yes. It confounds me to think that liberal policy is quick to
give a handout only to make people dependent on the government and not do anything to educate the generations and help them help themselves.
Decades of bad policy keep piling up. The latest problem of the children coming across the border is fodder for more of the same bad, short sighted,
political policies. If the criminals in Honduras got their training here, what’s that say for our future when we no longer can control who and what
comes over the border.
edit on 16-7-2014 by LogicalGraphitti because: (no reason given)