7.31.2014

IMMIGRATION REFORM ADVOCATES ARE WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING

The sinister reality behind immigration reformers. 

By R. James Towe  james@sollicitus.us


Americans should be leery of those voices advocating immigration reform as a solution to the barrage of illegal migrants crossing our southern border. 

Two motives exist within the same camp. The first comprises of ethnocentric Latinos who are cheerleaders for illegal migration, not because they are humanitarian, but because of their own ethnic biases. These immigrant 'advocates' resent the Establishment and its stronghold on the nation's cultural and monetary apparatus. They believe the increased Latino population will result in more influence; eventually becoming demographically and politically dominant. 

Everyone is an American to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
The second group comprises of Leftists wanting to eliminate national borders and build a truly 'diverse' society. They may feel American imperialism is, at least in part, responsible for the plight of these unfortunate people looking for a better life.



LET'S BE REASONABLE, FOLKS!

Mr. 'Common Sense',  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) offers himself with a smile and a plan that, darn it, should make sense to clear thinking people. He campaigns the cause around the reality of crime, poverty and burden brought my mass migration. Mr. Gutierrez reinforces his arguments with peripheral matters, including cheap labor and breaking up families. Heartstrings 101.

The disingenuous nature of the immigration reform crowd is made transparent by its unwillingness to ensure border security before amnesty is discussed. Simply offering money and 'resources' for border enforcement within an amnesty bill is not convincing to the majority of Americans. Firstly, the public is insisting that the border be secured.

Americans are not aloof to the true intentions of Washington's power brokers. No amnesty bill can be considered without reclaiming our sovereignty and ignoring the special interests that threaten the health of America's future .

7.20.2014

AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY DISENGAGEMENT LEADS TO TRAGEDY

Years of bungling and retreat by the Obama administration's foreign policy team continues to increase pressure on international systems, resulting in the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

By R. James Towe  james@sollicitus.us


The Syria crisis, during the late summer of 2013, presented a disturbing window into the tumult and confusion of the U.S. foreign policy apparatus. President Obama's request for Congressional approval, as a delay tactic, to use force and an general unwillingness to respond as the Syrian regime fired chemical weapons in civilian areas confirmed that the president's words were empty and that consequences would not follow.

As hope for the Arab Spring disintegrated into mayhem, it became clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin that he was witnessing the reemergence of an American foreign policy not experienced since the presidency of Jimmy Carter. 

'SOFT' POLICY LEAVES MISDEEDS UNCHECKED 

Following the Russian invasion of Crimea, President Putin learned with each geopolitical inroad that Western Europe and the United States were not willing to apply meaningful pressure, beyond rhetorical threats and thus far, ineffective economic sanctions directed at individual Russians in Mr. Putin's inner circle.


The lack of meaningful pressure on countries violating global conventions increases entropy on international systems and order.  

America's 'old' foreign policy, that the Obama administration viewed as 'arrogant' and 'paternalistic', was in fact, the glue that kept relative order in a world very capable of unraveling.  

The 'unravel' begins on a micro level as regional players make a calculus to increase their own political or economic influence at the expense of weaker neighbors. 

During the 20th century and continuing following the Cold War, the U.S. accepted the responsibility of maintaining regional stability through democratic and autocratic means. This required supporting regimes of varying respectability, but it generally 'kept the peace', in less than stable parts of the planet.

America's new total disengagement policy leaves most of the world vulnerable to the wishes of a stronger neighbor, in this case, the Ukraine is being bullied by its Russian neighbor.

The loss of flight MH17 is a result of political disengagement by the United States during a time of economic strife and debate of what America's role should be in the world. As any predator, Russia senses a weakness from the West not seen in decades. The opportunity for Russia to rebuild some of its lost glory has been the irresistible impetus when presented with a pacifist American president.