ELDER PATRIOT – The problem the mainstream media will soon be confronted with is that it has been built on distortions, misrepresentations, obfuscations, and when absolutely necessary outright lies and, now that Donald Trump is peeling back all of their untruths the ramifications for the political class the media is in place to protect is causing seismic shifting of the political tectonic plates.
This has left the Ruling Elite looking to Hillary Clinton as their firewall for maintaining their hold on crony capitalism and unfettered immigration. They comfort themselves with recent polls that find Mrs. Clinton holding a slight lead over Donald Trump. This will not last once Mrs. Clinton comes under attack by Mr. Trump and is forced to explain herself.
Mrs. Clinton has not been asked to defend herself against anything but her scandals to date and then only in the most precursory manner. She can promise universal healthcare, free college tuition, and raising private sector salaries (as she did today) without being asked to explain how such extravagances will be paid for or what the details of her plan look like.
No such accommodation has been made for Donald Trump’s reasoning behind his immigration stance or how he expects to get Mexico to pay for a wall. Instead the mainstream media has turned to ridiculing Mr. Trump as though he’s a clown.
In Mr. Trump’s case, the media has chosen to ignore the facts and strategies underpinning Mr. Trump’s reasoning and his methodology.
Mr. Trump is using the Left’s own reporting to form his stated opinion about many of those crossing our southern border. As reported by the Huffington Post: “According to a stunning Fusion investigation, 80 percent of women and girls crossing into the U.S. by way of Mexico are raped during their journey. That’s up from a previous estimate of 60 percent, according to an Amnesty International report.”
That Mr. Trump seeks to protect American women from a culture of rape by putting a stop to illegal immigration should be lauded by everyone interested in the safety of women.
As to Mr. Trump’s assertion that he would get Mexico to pay for the building of the wall, the mainstream media has scoffed at him and posed the question as to how he proposes to do that. Had they cared to read his campaign’s policy papers rather than attempting to ridicule Mr. Trump they would’ve been forced to acknowledge that he has a basis for his declaration that he will get Mexico to pay for the wall:
“Mexico must pay for the wall, and until they do, the United States will, among other things:
Impound all remittance payments derived from illegal wages;
Increase fees on all temporary visas issued to Mexican CEOs and diplomats (and if necessary cancel them);
Increase fees on all border crossing cards – of which we issue about 1 million to Mexican nationals each year (a major source of visa overstays);
Increase fees on all NAFTA worker visas from Mexico (another major source of overstays); and increase fees at ports of entry to the United States from Mexico
[Tariffs and foreign aid cuts are also options].
We will not be taken advantage of anymore.”
Donald Trump has answered how the wall he proposes will be paid for. Negotiating requires understanding where the leverage lies and Mr. Trump accurately recognizes that the leverage resides with the United States in their relationship with Mexico.
If the illegal Mexican immigrants disappeared tomorrow Americans would hardly notice any disruption except that our deficit would shrink and crime would be reduced. The same cannot be said of the added pressures to the Mexican economy that their expulsion from the U.S. and return to Mexico would cause.
The mainstream media has chosen ignore to these facts, perhaps so they won’t have to ask Mrs. Clinton how she plans to pay for her socialist excesses.
When Mr. Trump gets to question her he will be able to ask her about the Cloward-Piven strategy and if she is knowingly invoking it or if she is just a useful idiot.
Mrs. Clinton will be free to answer that question in any way she pleases.