Someone Orchestrated the Border Crisis

Someone Orchestrated the Border Crisis. By Joshua Trevino.

Everyone knows about the mass crossing of mostly Haitians — and their riverside encampment of uncounted thousands — in … Del Rio, Texas. …

Todd Bensman of CIS did what virtually no member of the media has done … and crossed into Ciudad Acuña to talk to directly to the migrants on the Mexican side. What he found was surprising, and shocking.

The Haitians reported that they, longtime residents of Mexico, were abruptly released by Mexican authorities to proceed north and cross into the United States in mid-September. The reason given: a gift in celebration of Mexican Independence Day. So they did — by the thousands.

Someone orchestrated this.

Who? To what end? These are questions a press corps competent to its putative purpose might pursue. These are questions to which a government genuinely concerned with the welfare and sovereignty of the United States might demand answers—and accountability. Neither media nor the federal government will do anything like that. We are left to ask it ourselves, and we start with the understanding that if Bensman’s account is accurate, then the Haitian incursion and encampment, stupendous and alarming as it is, is not the real crisis. Don’t misunderstand me: it’s a crisis in full, but it’s a crisis covering for something else.

It’s a feint.

A feint for what? Here we must speculate.

Jared Bernstein, member of Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors:

One thing we learned in the 1990s was that a surefire way to reconnect the fortunes of working people at all skill levels, immigrant and native-born alike, to the growing economy is to let the job market tighten up. A tight job market pressures employers to boost wage offers to get and keep the workers they need.

One equally surefire way to short-circuit this useful dynamic is to turn on the immigrant spigot every time some group’s wages go up.

Texas Company Offers Truckers $14K A Week Amid Historic Driver Shortage. By Mason Hartwig.

Sisu Energy CEO Jim Grundy had to find a way to keep things moving. His solution was to offer experienced drivers in South Texas a rate of pay that was too good to pass up. This company has been paying drivers $14,000 each week, which equates to $60,000 a month, and over $650,000 a year. No matter what freight you’re hauling, it’s practically impossible to find another job that pays in the same realm as this.

With pay this high, there’s bound to be skeptics, but it’s been confirmed by both the CEO and others who have worked there as a driver. In fact, I happened to be listening to the radio the other day when one of the newer drivers for Sisu Energy called the station to tell them it was very much real. On top of that, he claimed he didn’t even need his own truck and trailer, but just some experience as a commercial driver.

They say that the inflation is only transitory. They say there is dangerous global warming ahead that will threaten our very existence. They say the US is a democracy run by its elected representatives. They say that men can have babies. They say …

via Ed Driscoll