All day, all night, every day, every night the masses trundle up with their children, or with a child, or sometimes the children arrive without the nariest sign of any adult or even adolescent sibling. It is a mass of humanity not seen since the disorders of the Mexican Revolution and the subsequent Cristeros War. That was a period of cultural upheaval that pulled Mexico apart at the seams from just before 1909 through the beginning of the Great Depression.
The Revolucion de 1910 - 1917 that never really ended, even when it ended was followed by anti-Roman Catholic disorders that mirrored the destruction of the Russian Orthodox Church at the same exact time. Through the 1920s there were anit-Catholic reprisals and repression 1,000 times worse than any Inquisition. It ended in another full-scale war, finishing in time to welcome the International Great Depression.
The number of mortal casualties during the two wars, when the population of Mexico never exceeded 15,000,000 people, exceeded 1,000,000. Perhaps a fourth to a third of those were civilians, and easily one per cent were foreigners. Most of the first third of the 20th century in Mexico was something similar to a continuous earthquake. That was followed by a complete World War, with Mexico being involve on the periphery...a very active and costly periphery that brought an odd order and stability.
No more playing footsie, diplomatically and commercially with the Huns, as they had during the latter stages of the Revolution of 1910. There was a draw-down on the playing of footsies with the Comintern, controlled directly out of Moscow that Mexico had practiced in some segments of their ''polite society'' before, during and after the Second World War.
We have been left since the Second War with a slowly, slightly improving situation through the remainder of the 20th Century, with certain episodes of significant setbacks. The greatest problems?
(1) A smuggling industry that traded off running international and Mexican liquors to the north and all nature of industrial items and domestic things like washing machines and electronics to the south. That industry morphed, starting in the late 1960s, with the "dawn" of self-realisation and the new decadence of drug usage, throughout American society. A more than willing group, with operators in the middle of Dixie, southernmost Texas, and California established the first organised criminal enterprises that thought in terms of millions of dollars per action instead of a few hundred dollars.
(2) A disastrous social welfare programme called The Great Society. This was put into place by Democrats, Big Labour, limp-wristed Republicans and Big Business as a vote buying scheme for the Democrats. Head Start, Free Food in various manifestations, and all nature of rewards for failure to defer gratification and for the practice of licentiousness. That was the first "Great Wave" since the Cristeros War in the 1920s. Perhaps 5,000,000 people came into the United States from Mexico on 72-hour border passes, and established themselves over Terra Sanctus Americanus. The delivery of one baby was quickly learned to be the "paso magico" to be allowed to stay in Gringolandia on the dime of the Gringos.
The more there were, and the more un-spoken for babies, the more money was poured into the support of those who had finally found a place stupid enough to defend those who would not defend themselves. Poverty kept being re-defined, ever upward, in order to keep the grocery stores full of people who obviously needed little malnutrition intervention, the rental properties heavily subsidised, and the schools full of digestive and future reproductive tracts.
(3) Since all the above worked so well, Democrats and limp-wristed Republicans who are completely uncaring about or unaware of the reality in these precincts are causing a new, hugely massive exodus from the south into the United States, chiefly at these moments, primarily through the South Texas and Lower Rio Grande Valley area.
How is this happening? Simply because from Tegulcigalpa to Chichicastenango to Puerto Barrios to Tikal and Copan...there is a movement of millions, Coming to America....not for opportunity, but rather for a certificate of preferential occupation and a free ride. Make no mistake. The Progressives know all the old saws than make peoples' heads nod in the affirmative. Those old saws do not apply in this case. They are not coming for opportunity. Eighty-five per cent are coming for the greedy-freeby fun-time machine. It used to be visa - versa. And even the "floods of people" of the days of yore, were miniscule trickles compared to the Noahnic flood facing us at this point.
To-day we are found, in the Magic Lower Rio Grande Valley, which is the southernmost four counties in Texas and we are surrounded by an inundation of people that cannot be handled by the Customs and Border Patrol, by the churches, by the Roman Catholic church that specialises in using "free federal dollars", various "Alleluia" churches, local public charities, food banks, and whatever, along with some mainline protestant and Episcopal churches, and a few social fraternities and sororities.