Another migrant caravan is on its way to the United States, and once again we’re told that it is not a political stunt.
Reuters reported that when the “caravan” left northern Honduras there were approximately 1,300 people. Since then it has more than tripled in size.
Now the size of the caravan is estimated at 4,000 or more. It is being said (again) that these migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and probably El Salvador are fleeing violence and poverty and that this march, like the last mass migration last April, is absolutely not a political statement.
It is repeatedly stated by these poor “marchers,” as well as everyone on the left, that they are just trying to escape the violence of their countries.
However, these facts make this a bit harder to believe.
According to a March 9, 2018, article:
The biggest success story is undoubtedly the central American nation of Honduras, whose sky-high murder rates last year saw both its second-largest city San Pedro Sula and capital Tegucigalpa make the top five, sitting at 3rd (112.09 [per 100,000]) and 4th (82.09) respectively.
This year, however, following what the Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security describes as “a commendable effort by the Honduran government to systematically eradicate criminal groups,” San Pedro Sula dropped 23 places to 26th (51.18) and Tegucigalpa fell all the way to 35th (48.00), meaning both cities have halved their murder rates in the past 12 months.
To put this into perspective, “Baltimore ranked number 21 and St. Louis was 13 on that list,” and “five of the top-10 cities on that list were in Mexico. …”
So it would seem the trek to the United States is more dangerous than just staying home.
It’s also said that these marches are not political, yet Reuters chronicled one such “marcher,” Andrea Fernandez, 24, who is traveling with her three children because Honduras has high crime and few jobs, saying: “We’re going to drop in on Donald Trump. He has to take us in.” But that’s not political.
If I’m unemployed, hungry and really fear for my life, the last thing I’m thinking of is making an antagonistic political statement to the president of the country I wish to enter. But that’s just me.
This begs the immediate question – who is organizing these “marchers”? They don’t just happen organically. Thirteen-hundred Hondurans don’t just simultaneously decide to leave their country one day – nor did the thousands who joined them later.
And who is coaching these marchers? Is it once again Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the George Soros funded group who bankrolled the April 2018 march to the border, or is it Honduran communist Bartolo Fuentes, looking to cause upheaval to regain power in his country?
Regardless of the source, this latest political stunt brings up more basic questions – logistical questions. Rush Limbaugh touched upon this earlier in the week on his radio show. We can’t be the only two asking, but I’ve yet to find an answer. I for one would like to know – if for no other reason out of curiosity.
There are now 4,000 plus people in this latest caravan. That’s the population of a town traveling at least 1,500 miles, assuming they’re not turned back. So who is feeding this multitude? Moses? There’s no way they can carry that amount of food. Where do they get fresh water? A gallon of water weighs over eight pounds, so they can’t be carrying that either.
They have to stop and effectively camp every night, I suppose. So how do you repeatedly set up camp for 4,000 people? Where do they all sleep – in the desert under the stars with the snakes and scorpions? Where do 4,000 people go to the bathroom? Do they just stop on the side of the road or trail and relieve themselves?
Also, what is the environmental impact of this? I would think substantial, yet I hear not a peep from the environmental-whacko crowd. Environmentalists wail and moan at the mere mention of the Trump border wall, how it will negatively impact native habitats, yet thousands of miles-long trails of human feces, urine and trash don’t seem to bother them – not to mention to the disruption to and destruction of indigenous plants and wildlife.
But none of this is political.