Speech By President Zelenskyy to Congress, Americanized

Introduction

Ukrainian President/Dictator Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered a speech before Congress 22 Dec 2022 [1].  In Part 1, you will find the verbatim speech as given by President Zelenskyy.  The Members of Congress (with a few exceptions) slapped their flippers vigorously and frequently before Mr. Zelenskyy.  Part 2 (beginning on page 4) is an Americanized rendition of his speech that could be given before Congress by any resident of Texas, which would naturally address our southern border instead of Ukraine’s eastern border.  I will leave to you to assess how the speech in Part 2 would be received.

Part 1

PRESIDENT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY’S SPEECH BEFORE CONGRESS, 22 DEC 2022

Dear Americans!

In all states, cities and communities. All who value freedom and justice. Appreciates the same as Ukrainians — in all our cities, in every family. May my words of respect and gratitude be heard by every American heart today!

Madam vice president, I thank you for your efforts in helping Ukraine!

Madam speaker, you bravely visited Ukraine during a full-scale war! Thank you!

It is a great honor and privilege to be here!

Dear members of Congress, from both parties who were also in Kyiv! Dear members of Congress and senators, from both parties, who will still visit Ukraine, I am sure in it, in the future! Dear representatives of our Diaspora who are present here and are present throughout the country! Dear journalists! It is an honor to be in the Congress of the United States of America and to address you and all Americans.

Despite all obstacles and gloomy scenarios, Ukraine did not fall. Ukraine is alive and fighting.

And this gives me a good reason to share with you our first joint victory — we defeated Russia in the battle for the world’s opinion. We have no fear. And no one in the world should have it.

The Ukrainians won, and this gives us the courage that the world admires. The Americans won, and therefore you managed to unite the global community in defense of freedom and international law. The Europeans have won — that’s why Europe is now stronger and more independent than at any time in its history. Russian tyranny has lost its grip on us and will never again influence our thoughts. But we must do everything to ensure that the countries of the global south also achieve such a victory.

I know: the Russians can also have a chance for freedom only when they defeat the Kremlin in their thoughts. But the battle is still going on. And we must defeat the Kremlin on the battlefield. This is a battle not only for land, for one or another part of Europe. This is a battle not only for the life, freedom and safety of Ukrainians or any other people that Russia seeks to conquer. This is a battle for what kind of world our children and grandchildren and their children and grandchildren will live in. It will determine whether it will be a democracy — for Ukrainians and for Americans, for everyone.

This battle cannot be frozen or postponed. It cannot be ignored, hoping that the ocean or something else will protect itself. From the United States to China, from Europe to Latin America, from Africa to Australia, the world is too interconnected, too interdependent for any one person to remain aloof and safe while this battle rages on. Our two nations are allies in this battle. And next year is a crucial time in it. The time when Ukrainian courage and American determination must guarantee the future of our freedom with you. Freedoms of people who stand for their values.

Ladies and Gentlemen! Americans!

Yesterday, before going here to Washington, I was on the front line in our Bakhmut. In our fortress in the east of Ukraine, in the Donbas, which Russian military and mercenaries have been storming continuously since May. Attacks every day and every night. But Bakhmut stands. Even last year, 70.000 people lived there. Now there are only a few civilians left there. There is no place that is not covered with blood. There is not an hour when the terrible roar of artillery does not sound. There, one trench can change hands several times a day after bloody battles, sometimes hand-to-hand. But the Ukrainian Donbas stands. The Russian army is using everything it can against Bakhmut and our other beautiful cities. The advantage of the occupiers in artillery is very noticeable. They have many times more shells than we have. They use many times more missiles and aircraft than we have ever had. But our defence forces are standing. And we are all proud of them.

Russian tactics are primitive. They burn everything in front of them. They drove thugs to the front. They are sending convicts to war. They threw everything against us just as another tyranny once threw everything against the free world in the Battle of the Promontory. Just as brave American soldiers resisted and fought back against Hitler’s forces against all odds during Christmas 1944, brave Ukrainian soldiers are doing the same to Putin’s forces this Christmas. Ukraine stands and will never surrender!

This is the front line: a tyranny that knows no shortage of brutality against the lives of free people. We need your help not just to stand in such battles but to turn it around. To win on the battlefield. We have artillery. Yes. Thank you. Is it enough? Frankly, no. For Bakhmut to be not only a fortress that repels the attacks of the Russian army but for the Russian army to retreat completely, more guns and shells are needed. In this case, as in the battle of Saratoga, the struggle for Bakhmut will change the course of our war for independence and freedom.

If your Patriots stop Russian terror against our cities, it will enable Ukrainian patriots to work to protect our freedom fully. If Russia does not reach our cities with artillery, it tries to destroy them with missiles. Moreover, Russia found an accomplice in this genocidal policy. This is Iran. Iran’s killer drones, which are heading to Russia by the hundreds, have become a threat to our critical infrastructure. So one terrorist finds another. And it’s only a matter of time before they hit your other allies if we don’t stop them now. We have to do it!

I believe that there should not be any taboos between us in the Alliance. Ukraine has never asked and is not asking for American soldiers to fight on our land instead of us. I assure you that Ukrainian soldiers are perfectly capable of piloting American tanks and planes by themselves. Financial aid is also critically important. And I would like to thank you both for the financial packages you have already given us and those you may decide on. Your money is not charity. It is an investment in global security and democracy that we treat most responsibly.

Russia can stop this aggression if it wants to. But you can hasten our victory, I know it. And it will prove to any potential aggressor that no one will be able to violate the borders of another nation, commit atrocities and reign over people against their will. It is naive to expect steps towards peace from Russia, which likes to be a terrorist state. Russians are still poisoned by the Kremlin.

Restoring the international legal order is our joint task. We need peace. Ukraine has already made relevant proposals, and I just discussed them with President Biden — our formula for peace. 10 points that can and must be implemented for the sake of our common security, guaranteed for decades to come. And the summit that can be held — I am happy to note today that president Biden has supported our initiative. Each of you, ladies and gentlemen, can contribute to its implementation. That America’s leadership remains unchallenged, bicameral, and bipartisan.

You can increase sanctions in such a way as to make Russia feel how destructive its aggression is. It is in your power to help us bring to justice all those who unleashed this unprovoked and illegal war. Let’s do it! Let the terrorist state be responsible for terror and aggression and compensate all the damages caused by the war.

Let the world see that the United States is here!

Ladies and Gentlemen.  Americans.

In two days, we will celebrate Christmas. Maybe, candlelit. Not because it is more romantic. But because there will be no electricity. Millions won’t have neither heating nor running water. All of this will be the result of Russian missile and drone attacks on our energy infrastructure. But we do not complain.

We do not judge and compare whose life is easier.  Your well-being is the product of your national security — the result of your struggle for independence and your many victories. We, Ukrainians, will also go through our war of independence and freedom with dignity and success.

We’ll celebrate Christmas — and even if there is no electricity, the light of our faith in ourselves will not be put out. If Russian missiles attack us — we’ll do our best to protect ourselves. If they attack us with Iranian drones and our people will have to go to bomb shelters on Christmas Eve — Ukrainians will still sit down at a holiday table and cheer up each other. And we don’t have to know everyone’s wish as we know that all of us, millions of Ukrainians, wish the same — victory. Only victory.

We already built strong Ukraine — with strong people, strong army, and strong institutions. Together with you.  We develop strong security guarantees for our country and for entire Europe and the world. Together with you.  And also — together with you — we’ll put in place everyone, who will defy freedom.  This will be the basis to protect democracy in Europe and the world over.

Now, on this special Christmas time, I want to thank you. All of you. I thank every American family, which cherishes the warmth of its home and wishes the same warmth to other people  I thank President Biden and both parties at the Senate and the House — for your invaluable assistance.   I thank your cities and your citizens, who supported Ukraine this year, who hosted our people, who waved our national flags, who acted to help us.  Thank you all. From everyone, who is now at the frontline. From everyone, who is awaiting victory.

Standing here today, I recall the words of the President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which are so good for this moment: “The American People in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.”  The Ukrainian people will win, too. Absolutely. I know that everything depends on us. On Ukrainian Armed Forces. Yet, so much depends on the world. So much in the world depends on you.

When I was in Bakhmut yesterday, our heroes gave me the flag. The battle flag. The flag of those who defend Ukraine, Europe and the world at the cost of their lives. They asked me to bring this flag to the U.S. Congress — to members of the House of Representatives and senators, whose decisions can save millions of people.  So, let these decisions be taken.

Let this flag stay with you, ladies and gentlemen.  This flag is a symbol of our victory in this war.  We stand, we fight and we will win. Because we are united. Ukraine, America and the entire free world.  May God protect our brave troops and citizens. May God forever bless the United States of America.

Merry Christmas and a happy victorious new year.

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Part 2:

Here is the same speech that could be delivered by a resident of Texas. I have indicated in bold any changes from the speech made by President Zelenskyy. 

AN AMERICANIZED VERSION OF PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY’S SPEECH TO CONGRESS

Dear Ruling Elite!

In all states, cities and communities. All who denigrate freedom and justice.  Appreciates the same as Globalists — in all our universities, in every bureaucracy.  May my words of ridicule and contempt be heard by every federal derelict today!

Madam vice president, I reject you for your efforts in helping Mexico!

Madam speaker, you quietly visited San Diego before the full-scale invasion! Big deal!

It is truly disturbing that I have to be here!

Dear members of the ruling elite, from both parties who were never in Texas!  Dear members of Congress and senators, from both parties, who will never visit the border, I am sure in it, in the future!  Dear participants of the invasion who are present here and are present throughout the country!  Dear propagandists!  It is a disgrace to be in the Congress of the United States of America and to address you and all Americans.

Despite all law and common sense, Congress will not act. Congress is asleep and failing.

And this gives me a good reason to share with you your first joint victory — you defeated America in the battle for the world’s opinion. Americans have great fear.  But no invader in the world should have it.

The Mexican cartels won, and this gives them the courage that the world admires. The administration won, and therefore you managed to aid the bureaucracy in destruction of American sovereignty. The Americans have lost — that’s why America is now weaker and less independent than at any time in its history.  Administrative tyranny has tightened its grip on us and will never again improve our situation. And you will do everything to ensure that the enemies of the United States also achieve such a victory.

I know: the cartels can also have a chance for domination only when they defeat the Americans with their actions.  But the battle is still going on.  And we must defeat the cartels on the battlefield. This is a battle not only for land, for one or another part of America. This is a battle not only for the life, freedom and safety of Texans or any other people that Mexico seeks to conquer. This is a battle for what kind of America our children and grandchildren and their children and grandchildren will live in. It will determine whether it will be a democracy — for Texans and for Americans, for everyone.

This battle cannot be frozen or postponed. It cannot be ignored, hoping that the river or something else will protect itself. From the United States to Canada, from Brownsville to International Falls, from Miami to Seattle, the nation is too interconnected, too interdependent for any federal employee to remain aloof and disinterested while this invasion rages on. Your two factions are allies in this battle. And next year is a crucial time in it. The time when Democratic subversives and Republican cowards will ensure the decline of our freedoms by invaders.  Freedoms of citizens who hoped for your assistance.

Ladies and Gentlemen! Politicians!

Yesterday, before going here to Washington, I was on the front line in El Paso.  In our city in the west of Texas, in the desert, which Mexican military and cartels have been storming continuously since Feb 2021. Invasions every day and every night.  And America is overrun. Just last year, 3,500,000 people invaded us. Now there are only a few Americans unaffected there. There is no place that is not covered with illegal immigrants. There is not an hour when their insatiable demands for benefits does not sound. There, one ranch can change hands several times a day after bloody encounters, sometimes hand-to-hand. But the Texas territory stands. The cartel army is using everything it can against El Paso and our other beautiful cities. The advantage of the invaders in propaganda is very noticeable. They have many times more allies than we have. They use many times more lawsuits and speeches than we have ever had. And our Border Patrol is struggling. But you are all critical of them.

Cartel tactics are primitive. They burn everything in front of them. They hide criminals in the crowds. They are sending young women to slavery. They throw everything against us just as another tyranny once threw everything against the United States in the Mariel Boatlift. Just as brave American soldiers resisted and fought back against Hitler’s forces against all odds during Christmas 1944, Texas National Guardsmen are attempting the same to cartel forces this Christmas. Texas stands and will never surrender!

This is the front line: a tyranny that knows no shortage of brutality against the lives of free people. We need your help not just to stand in such battles but to turn it around. To win on the border. We have surveillance. Yes. Thank you.  Is it enough? Frankly, no. For Texas to be not only a State that repels the invasion of the cartel army but for the cartel army to retreat completely, more guts and sense are needed. In this case, as in the battle of San Jacinto, the struggle for Texas will change the course of our battle for sovereignty and stability.

Since your policies promote cartel terror against our cities, it generally aids foreign criminals to work to destroy our freedom fully. If Mexico does not reach our cities with invaders, it tries to destroy them with drugs. Moreover, Mexico found an accomplice in this genocidal policy. This is China. China’s killer fentanyl drug, which is heading to America by the ton, have become a threat to our young people. So one criminal helps another. And it’s only a matter of time before they hit our older people if we don’t stop them now. But you won’t do it!

I believe that there should not be any misunderstanding between us in the debate. Texas has repeatedly asked but is not receiving any federal support to fight for the freedom taken from us. I assure you that Texas citizens are perfectly capable of catching Mexican coyotes and invaders by ourselves. Public awareness is also critically important. But I would like to remind you both of the constant demonization you have consistently given us and media personnel allied with you. Your criticism is not warranted. It is an indication of media conspiracy and hypocrisy that we reject most vigorously.

Congress can stop this invasion if it wants to. But you will hasten our defeat, I know it. And it will prove to any potential aggressor that everyone will be able to violate the borders of this nation, commit atrocities and reign over Americans against their will. It is naive to expect steps towards border security from Biden, who likes to be an anti-American fanatic. Congress is still intimidated by the globalists.

Restoring the international legal border is our joint task. We need borders. Texans have already made relevant proposals, and we have recommended them to President Biden — our formula for stability. One objective that can and must be implemented for the sake of our common security, guaranteed for decades to come. It’s the step that won’t be taken — I am sad to note today that President Biden has rejected all initiative. Each of you, cupcakes and creampuffs, won’t contribute to its implementation. That America’s leadership remains indifferent, weak, and cowardly.

You will divert attention in such a way as to make Mexico feel how beneficial its invasion is. It is in your power to help us bring to justice all those who unleashed this invited but illegal invasion. You’ll fake it! Let the Mexican cartels be rewarded for crime and slavery and appreciate all the advantages reaped by the invasion.

Let the world see that the United States is destroying itself!

Democrats and Republicans.  Politicians.

In two days, we will celebrate Christmas. Nervous, uneasy. Certainly because it is less comfortable. And because there will be no confidence. Texans will have neither peace nor public safety. All of this will be the result of cartel drug and crime invasions on our civil infrastructure. But we complain in vain.

We do not judge and compare whose life is easier.  Your well-being is the product of your political manipulations — the result of your struggle for power and your many cronies. We, Texans, will naturally go through your invasion of drugs and criminals with resentment and resignation.

We’ll celebrate Christmas — and given that there is no border, the lack of our confidence in Congress will only be declining further. If cartel gangsters attack us — we’ll do our best to protect ourselves.  If they inundate us with foreign enemies and our people will have to hide in our basements on Christmas Eve — Texans will still sit down at a holiday table and cheer up each other. And we don’t have to know everyone’s wish as we know that all of us, millions of Texans, wish the same — borders. Only borders.

We already built strong Texas — with strong people, strong economy, and strong institutions. But without you.  We develop strong economic freedom for our State and for entire America and the world. But without you.  But unfortunatelythanks to you — you’ll put in place illegals, who will eradicate freedom.  This will be the basis to destroy civilization in Texas and the other States.

Now, on this special Christmas time, we have to reject you. All of you. I reject every Congressional politician, which cherishes the security of its home but denies the same security to other people  I reject President Biden and both parties at the Senate and the House — for your negligent policies.   I reject your attitude and your condescension, who ignored Texas this year, who ridiculed our people, who laughed off our requests, who failed to help us.  Curse you all. From Texas, who is now at the frontline. From everyone, who is awaiting action.

Standing here today, I recall the words of the President James Earl Carter [2], which are so good for this moment: “The gap between our citizens and our government has never been so wide.”  The American people will lose, continuously. Absolutely. I know that everything depends on us. On Texas National Guard. Yet, so much depends on the Congress. So much in the States depends on you.

When I was in El Paso yesterday, our citizens gave me the message. The political message. The message of those who defend El Paso, Texas, and the nation at the cost of their freedom. They asked me to bring this message to the U.S. Congress — to members of the House of Representatives and senators, whose decisions can stop millions of invaders.  So, let these decisions be taken.

Let this message stay with you, wimps and weasels.  This message is a reminder of your incompetence in this invasionYou cower, you lie and we will lose. Because we are forgotten. El Paso, Texas and the entire American people.  May God protect our Border Patrol and citizens. May God forever bless the United States of America.

Merry Christmas and another disastrous incompetent new year.

References

[1]  This transcript per: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/full-text-read-ukraine-president-volodymyr-zelensky-s-address-to-congress/ar-AA15yZvm

[2]  The text from President Carter is from his speech of 15 Jul 1979, in which he presented his energy policy in five points.  The first four points were all good ideas, as relevant now as they were then, although the fifth point was useless and counterproductive.  It is often referred to as the “Malaise Speech”.

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The Senate Debate on the Sixteenth Amendment

It is pretty clear after 105 years of experience that the income tax is one of the means by which Congress and the standing bureaucracy favors its allies and cronies, punishes its enemies, and above all, coerces the behavior of businesses and individuals. This essay presents the debate in the U. S. Senate prior to passing the resolution that forwarded to the States a proposal granting Congress the power to levy an income tax (which was subsequently ratified and became the 16th Amendment).

The attached file contains the entire debate (42 pages).

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Fourscore and Seven (Thousand New IRS Agents)

21 Nov 2022

Congress passed on 12 Aug 2022 and President Biden signed into law on 16 Aug 2022 the “Inflation Reduction Act”.  Part of this law provides $80,000,000,000 to the IRS to fund modernization and increased tax enforcement. Those who voted for this bill did so (if they read it) expect to obtain additional revenues as follows [1]: a) $181,000,000,000 from improved tax enforcement; b) $74,000,000,000 from a 1% excise tax on stock buybacks; c) $222,000,000,000 from a 15% corporate minimum rate on companies with $1,000,000,000,000 in revenue; and d) $53,000,000,000,000 from an extension of the limitation on excess business losses.  These values total to $530,000,000,000 over ten years.  If so, these projections admit that it will cost 15 cents to obtain each additional dollar, which is a very high 15% collection expense ratio.  For comparison, the IRS’ current annual expenditure for FY 2021 [2] was $13,700,000,000, and its collections in FY 2021 were [3] $4,900,000,000,000, which represents a collection expense ratio of 0.27%.  That difference alone should convince you that this is not about additional revenue.

Part of the $80,000,000,000 is to be devoted to hiring 87,000 new IRS employees, but the type of employees was left to IRS discretion.  According to the IRS [4], it has already hired 4,000 new customer service employees to help answer the phone and assist taxpayers with questions, and it plans to hire another 1,000 before 1 Jan 2023.  According to another IRS statement [5], the IRS is developing a plan on how to spend the remainder of the $80,000,000,000.  Commissioner Rettig also sent a letter to members of the Senate [6], stating in part:

“These resources are absolutely not about increasing audit scrutiny on small businesses or middle-income Americans. As we’ve been planning, our investment of these enforcement resources is designed around the Department of the Treasury’s directive that audit rates will not rise relative to recent years for households making under $400,000. Other resources will be invested in employees and IT systems that will allow us to better serve all taxpayers, including small businesses and middle-income taxpayers. Enhanced IT systems and taxpayer service will actually mean that honest taxpayers will be better able to comply with the tax laws, resulting in a lower likelihood of being audited and a reduced burden on them.”

Notice that the Commissioner cited Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s directive to maintain the audit rate on persons making less than $400,000 annually to the historical norm.  Notice that Secretary Yellen did not instruct Mr. Rettig to ensure that the audits are non-partisan; she only instructed him to ensure the overall rate is within historical norms. We can have high confidence that, since Lois Lerner is the patron saint of the IRS, the audit rate for non-Democrats is going to be increased dramatically.  It is worse than that: Secretary Yellen does not require Commissioner Rettig to prove that the overall audit rates are within historical norms; it is merely a directive.  This legislation gives the IRS a lot more power; but power does not confer confidence in the institution, which is the IRS’ real problem. 

How can a corrupt politically-motivated government agency be reformed?  There are three things that seem like good ideas, but are impractical.  First, the IRS cannot be abolished so long as the government requires revenue, and every government requires revenue to carry out its legitimate functions.  Second, individuals will be subject to audits so long as our tax code is based on the income tax (personal and businesses).  No one in Congress is going to vote to repeal the individual income tax, so audits of individuals will continue indefinitely.  Third, the IRS is not going to give up any of its powers; in fact it will likely petition Congress for an expansion of its powers.  Any plan to promote the public’s confidence in the IRS must operate under these constraints.  The best that can be hoped for is to ensure that those who are examining our returns for compliance and auditing regular taxpayers are themselves paying their taxes.  In other words, it is necessary that all IRS employees be audited for tax law compliance.  It will not guarantee that IRS audits of regular taxpayers are non-partisan, but at least we can have confidence that the partisans in the IRS are subject to the same scrutiny. 

However, audits of IRS employees must be conducted a little differently than IRS audits of regular taxpayers.  We cannot have a situation in which one IRS employee “audits” another IRS employee, as the opportunity for evasion and cheating is too great (remember the core problem here). The audits are not intended to be punitive; they are designed solely to ensure public confidence that those who enforce the law are equally subject to it.  An IRS audit system should be set up along these guidelines.

1.  Every IRS employee (save for a few, such as the janitorial staff, who have no contact with taxpayers or with tax forms), shall be audited every three years, and said audits shall cover the past three tax years.  About 57,000 audits will be required each year, since the number of IRS employees will be about 185,000 after all the new hires are brought on.

2.  The auditors shall not be current or former IRS employees, and shall have no first-degree relatives (siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, or children) who are currently employed by the IRS.

3.  Any IRS employee subject to such audits found to be in arrears on tax payments (excluding extensions and other allowances per the current law, same as other taxpayers) shall be permitted an appeal. Said appeal shall be finalized within 30 days of the initial audit findings.  If the appeal shows that the IRS employee is in fact delinquent on their taxes, they shall be dismissed with prejudice (ineligible for future employment) within 24 hours.  There shall be no managerial discretion permitted regarding dismissal.  Payments on delinquent taxes shall follow the current guidelines per the existing law, same as all other taxpayers.

4. The statistics of the audit shall be published annually, noting how many audits were conducted, how many were found in compliance, how many were not, and the locations in which those dismissed resided (by State and county only). 

References

[1] Analyses as cited in: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflation_Reduction_Act_of_2022

[2]  https://www.irs.gov/statistics/irs-budget-and-workforce

[3]  FY 2022 IRS Agency Financial Report, (Form 5456), available at: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p5456.pdf

[4]  https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-quickly-moves-forward-with-taxpayer-service-improvements-4000-hired-to-provide-more-help-to-people-during-2023-tax-season-on-phones

[5]  https://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/news/tas-tax-tip-what-the-inflation-reduction-act-means-for-you/

[6] Commissioner Rettig to Members of the United States Senate, 4 Aug 2022; available at:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/commissioners-letter-to-the-senate.pdf

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The Open Border Policy Rationale

There was a recent convocation of the ruling elite in Aspen, CO.  During the presentations, Trymaine Lee, a correspondent from MSNBC, interviewed the U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Majorkas on 21 Jul 2022, and part of it went like this:

Trymaine Lee: “Is the border safe now? I was watching a news channel and they were talking about an invasion that was happening.” 

(Audience laughs)

Alejandro Majorkas: “The border is secure; the border we are working to make more secure.  That has been a historic challenge.”

Majorkas’ claim may seem quite a surprise, first, since about 3 million illegal aliens (that we know of) have already crossed into the U. S. in the past year.  All these people are being let in; we don’t know who they are, where they are, or what they intend to do (besides getting free benefits paid for by U. S. taxpayers).  The second major point is that illegal alien immigration was much less under the Trump administration.  The U. S. is in fact being invaded, and (finally) a few State Governors have found the backbone to state the obvious. 

When Majorkas said “the border is secure”, what he really meant was “the border policy is secure”.  The Biden administration has at various times issued several lies to justify the open border.  The first one was that the people of Central America must be allowed to come here because we (Americans) have induced so much climate change that we are driving them out of their traditional occupations.  The second lie was that the white people of America are so racist that we owe the indigenous people of Central America an equal opportunity to come here as historical compensation.  The third lie was that opening the border will facilitate trade, and thus promote prosperity for all, i.e., the globalist argument.  The fourth lie was that unlimited immigration is good because immigrants create jobs, or take jobs that Americans won’t do, or immigrants have special skills that Americans don’t have; in other words, foreigners are simply better people than Americans.  The good news is that Vice President Kamala “Smirky” Harris (the “border czar”) has promised to find the “root cause”.

But the real question remains: if illegal immigration was almost zero during the last part of the Trump administration, what is the purpose of the completely open-border policy under the Biden administration?  Some conservative commentators have noted that we are generally importing poverty, social dependence, and ignorance; and that large immigration means that the American taxpayer gets to pay for other nations’ socialist incompetence.  Some have observed that many of the illegal aliens come here with no intention of assimilating into American culture, and the result of unrestricted immigration is that Americans end up tolerating any movement that dilutes western civilization.  Some have also claimed that this is a ploy to import as many ignorant people as possible because the Democratic party leadership, relying on historical trends, are confident that the invaders will all vote for Democrats as soon as they get voting rights, with citizenship or without. In other words, the former illegal immigrants will partly cancel out the votes of those who still believe in the Constitution and the legitimate control of borders.   Those are probably all correct to some extent.  I will now suggest a reason that I have not heard mentioned elsewhere.

All this talk about China taking over Taiwan is a diversion: the real goal is the strategic encirclement of the U. S.  Taiwan can be blockaded at any time; that requires only a sufficient Chinese navy and a convenient pretext. Pretexts are easy for Communists, and they and build the navy.  Taiwan is small potatoes: China could gain world domination if it could acquire control of Central America. It seems to me that President Joe “Wimpy” Biden, either a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party or under blackmail pressure, has been ordered to de-populate El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador.  (I exclude Costa Rica because it is relatively prosperous and has abolished its military.)  It will be much easier for China to establish colonies in empty places than to deal with people who may prefer their traditional nations.  Keep in mind that China is a long way from the western hemisphere, and it probably can only transport an army of 100,000 or 200,000 troops in a reasonable amount of time.  It will not be practical to transport the heavy weapons necessary for a real battle. A small, lightly-armed land force could conquer Central America quickly if: a) it is mostly empty; b) the remaining people are unarmed; and c) the local governments and military establishments are corrupt. The last two were accomplished decades ago. 

Consider the basic arithmetic as shown in the table.  The totals lead to an average population density of about 275 people per square mile (about the same as our major cities, such as Philadelphia, New York, Boston, etc.).  If 4 million per year are resettled in the U. S. over the next seven years, the total population will be reduced by 28 million, and the net remaining will be 18 million or so. The average population density would then be about 105 per sq. mile (roughly the same as Iowa, Kentucky, and eastern Oklahoma).  Since most would remain in the cities, the population density in the rural areas would be significantly lower.  The Chinese could export 10,000,000 people to Central America reasonably quickly if camouflaged carefully enough, and thereby establish solid, durable colonies.

Nation Population Area (sq. miles)
Guatemala 18,576,000 42,042
El Salvador 6,550,000 8,260
Honduras 10,225,000 43,277
Nicaragua 6,784,000 45,678
Panama 4,453,000 29,761
Total 46,588,000 169,018

Chinese control of Central America would give it enormous advantages. First, it could establish military bases in these (former) nations (plus Cuba), and form an alliance with Mexico, America’s traditional enemy.  (Recall that Mexico sided with Germany in both World Wars.)  Secondly, it would have full control of the Panama Canal: not just the operation of the canal itself, but all the approaches to it.  Third, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico would come under full Chinese surveillance and intimidation.  Fourth, China would gain indirect control over the U. S. ports at Corpus Christie, Galveston, Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola, Tampa, and Miami.  Fifth, China would have direct leverage over all the Caribbean island nations, including islands populated by British nationals. Britain has foreign policy control and defense obligations on its’ Caribbean dependencies: Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and Turks and Caicos.  If the U. S. was unwilling to assist Britain in defending these islands (or sides with China as the ruling elite prefers), a breach would occur between the U. S. and our greatest ally.

Majorkas was right if you accept the fact that he is always lying.  The open border is not causing an “invasion”; it is facilitating an “evacuation” for the benefit of Communist China.

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