So, as the holiday season came to a close, lo and behold, the first headline to greet our eyes this week was this.
"Three buses from Texas dropped off more than 100 migrants near Vice President Kamala Harris’s home in Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve, the latest in a series of transports this year from border states to Democrat-run cities to the north.The three buses with about 130 migrants traveled 36 hours from Texas to Washington, D.C. They were initially slated to travel to New York City, but were rerouted to the nation’s capital due to road closures and frigid temperatures...The buses stopped outside the Naval Observatory where temperatures in Washington, D.C., dipped into the teens Saturday, with single-digit wind chills. Some of the migrants were wearing shorts and T-shirts when they arrived, according to media reports."
To speak candidly here, I'm getting tired of stories like this. As far as I'm concerned at this point, Conservative and Christian leaders and commentators who don't start speaking out and condemning this kind of brutality and callousness have lost what little credibility they still have. These are not the actions of strong leaders; these are the behaviors of petty thugs.
To add hypocrisy to his inhumanity, Texas Governor Greg Abbott addressed the Biden/Harris Junta as follows: “Your inaction to secure the southern border is putting the lives of migrants at risk, particularly in the City of El Paso. With thousands of men, women, and children illegally crossing into Texas every day, and with the expectation that those numbers will only increase if Title 42 expulsions end, the state is overburdened as we respond to this disaster caused by you and your administration. Your policies will leave many people in the bitter, dangerous cold as a polar vortex moves into Texas.”
Does anybody seriously believe that this bastard cares about human life? If Texas is so 'overburdened' why doesn't Abbott ask for more resources to deal with it instead? The fact is---and as we've shown in many previous articles---crime and poverty rates along the Texas Border are lower than the rest of the State. Another fact is that none of these migrants being shipped out like cattle are actually here illegally. These are people who have been screened, vetted, and released from Immigrant Detention Centers and given permission to be in the United States.
Reading through the comments on various articles about this stunt, I've come to the unpleasant conclusion that the Red Pill/Alt-Right Cult has been as successful polluting the minds of the American Right as woke Liberalism and Political Correctness has done to the Left. One can pore through thousands of comments and not find one word of humanity or compassion towards the people being thus exploited---on Christmas Eve, no less. The mental picture this conjures in the mind: that of a self-righteous Churchian sitting down before a Christmas turkey with a tree and Nativity behind him; wearing a smug smile imagining human beings being dumped on the freezing cold sidewalks---while volunteers and real Churches are sacrificing their holiday celebrations and religious services to care for them is revolting to anyone with a moral sense. Or, more accurately, it should be revolting, because apparently the American Right has taken the Red Pill and dispensed with such quaint notions as empathy or human equality.
The whole problem with the 'based' Alt-Right---in fact, it's distinguishing feature---is that it has wholly internalized the ethos and tactics of Left. The Right has ceased to be better than the Left; instead, it's focused now on simply changing the Narrative and exchanging one 'New Normal' for another. It's a re-enactment of the same thing Europe experienced during the last century: being offered Naziism as the antidote to Communism and believing that's an improvement---or else.
This new wave of realistic Conservatism is not rooted in love, but in fear---with a heavy dose of amoral greed and selfishness thrown into the mix. It's adherents long ago lost (if they ever had) a vision of what they are fighting for; and have become fixated on what they are fighting against. When one loses that direction, and social policy becomes centered on defeating one side without offering positive change, then there are no rules binding either side. Political debate and public policy simply turns into open warfare. The danger lies in the difference: in literal warfare, armies have the objective of defeating the opposing force, but this is mitigated by the fact that governments on both sides have a post-war objective. When it turns into partisan warfare---like our Republic essentially has become---then there is no larger objective involved. In partisan warfare, a leader's power is based upon winning victories, not finding solutions.
It's that central attitude behind our political divisions---why both parties had a temporary truce to overthrow Trump (who was actually fixing things), and why basic things like maintaining infrastructure and ensuring Americans a decent standard of living are being ignored while peripheral issues are being waged with ruthless fanaticism---and with a complete disregard for anybody who gets in the way. If the American Right doesn't change course fairly soon, the results are not going to be good. We'll either end up with a massive---and equally brutal---reaction from the Left, or we'll see a Right-Wing thug installed who'll pride himself on not being squeamish about his conduct. If anyone is inclined to doubt that, just ask yourself if anyone who'd do human beings what Abbott has done would hesitate to do it to you if he felt it politically expedient to do so.