Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The Border Is A Temporary Problem. The Budget Is Not.

As Trump continues with his hateful Trumpisms, my Trumpertarian friends defend their hideous leader with the rallying cry, "We must protect our border!"

Very soon, the border isn't going to matter at all.

Mexican immigration ebbs and flows. When their economy is doing well, they go home. When it's doing poorly, they come here. If you're concerned that America might become Hispanic, don't be. It's too late for that. America will end up Hispanic no matter what happens in November. There are lots of them and they have babies. Personally, I like it. I'm groovy with Hispanics. When you go to a Hispanic Catholic Mass, the energy level is about 10 times higher than at a mostly-white Mass. It's all good. Also, Spanish is an easy language to learn.

The budget deficit and debt, on the other hand, aren't going away, they're getting worse. Trump has no plan for that and Hillary is horrific on it. Your only choice is Gary Johnson if the long-term health of the Republic matters to you. He's the only one who even talks about the debt.

If you still think the border is more important than the debt, consider this: Does anyone think that Venezuela is worried about immigration right now?


tim eisele said...

No kidding. That is, I think, where the Tea Party movement failed. They started out with a perfectly reasonable concern about controlling runaway spending, but then allowed themselves to be subsumed into the Republican party. Which then distracted them with the normal shiny objects (Border Control! Defense! Terrorism! The Decay of Western Civilization!) that they have always used to steer the populace away from things that the Republicans really don't want to address.

I do have some hope that the Trump fiasco may finally peel the people who are concerned with the budget out of the Republican party, and make it so that they can support the few fiscally-sound candidates out there, regardless of party.

Ilíon said...

There is no such thing as "regardless of party".

Ilíon said...

"The Border Is A Temporary Problem. The Budget Is Not."

The intentionally open border is one of the primary drivers/excuses for constantly running up the debt. And, if the cross-border invasion isn't halted and turned back, there won't even *be* a USA for us to concern ourselves whether its budget is in the black.

K T Cat said...

I'm sure this is no surprise, but I would argue that the decay of Western Civilization is the driver of all of this. We're intellectually and morally exhausted and are giving in to cultural rot because it's easy. Open borders and budget deficits are the same, an unwillingness or an inability to stand up and say, "No!" to anyone.

Ilíon said...

True. And driving that civilizational decay is the civilization-wide rejection of God; which is to say, the rejection of Life itself.