Trump Border Wall and the UN Hypocrisy

Just as there is not one Middle East country that will create a Palestinian state for the Palestinians, no Muslim country willing to greet them with open arms and a pot of gold, Australia has for years been trying to pawn off their illegals housed in concentration camps on the island of Papua New Guinea – and surprise – no one wants them!  Including Australia.

No one seems deterred by this hypocritical revelation, despite the fact that Australia is governed by a very Liberal government who simply don’t want the riff-raff responsibility.

Australia boasts that its net migration is roughly 178,000.  But the editing doesn’t reveal that the vast majority are highly skilled workers.  Even for skilled migrants the rules are stiff with an age cap of 50.   While Australia claims to have available upwards of 16,000 visa’s for refugees, their actual acceptance rate is about 6000 per year. Strict health and character assessments are in place to determine whether a person is eligible.

Still, despite these minimal queues, despite the concentration camps where refugees have been languishing for years, Australia has the audacity to promote an ad wherein Trump is slammed and ridiculed for his Build The Wall policy.   The ad was sponsored by a libertarian group based in the US with Chapters throughout the world, wearechange.org, and headed by Luke Rudkowski.

Libertarians believe that the way to curb immigration is through our welfare system, as in stop offering illegals benefits and they’ll stop coming here.   While it is true that illegals follow the money like everyone else, look at Socialist Germany and Sweden, walls do work, and history is a lesson. But I agree that working in conjunction is a necessary deterrent and the overall savings will be extensive.

The numbers are mixed. Despite Ron Paul claiming the Bush fence/wall in Texas was worthless, Federal data suggests it curbed illegal crossing by as much as 89% over the five year period during which it was built.  In addition, the Director for Research at the Center for Immigration Studies, has concluded that the savings isn’t a simple immediate welfare cost scenario, but includes the cost of illegal children obtaining US status and rights therein, including healthcare, food stamps and education.

Ron Paul proposes eliminating Federal Welfare entirely.  While that may sound like a plan on the surface, in reality it would never pass Congress and is therefore a useless solution.

Even Liberal Germany built a wall in Munich which surrounds a migrant encampment and was commissioned by locals to ‘protect’ those in the outlying neighborhood.

Why are walls so vilified?  They have been a part of our global structure since the beginning of time.

Deterrents claim there is a psychological price and a humanitarian duty to take care of everyone.  But what if instead of simply allowing unlimited immigration, contries pooled their funds and resources to make the corrupted, crime riddled countries safe?   Oh, that’s right, we already do – it’s called the UN.

“The duties of United Nations are numerous like providing cooperation in international law, international security, development of economy, social progress, human rights, and peace in the world”

How’s that working for ya?  Obviously, it’s not.  In fact, it has failed miserably on every front despite a transparent budgetof … oh, that’s right, it’s not transparent, nor does any country have the right to designate what their funds should be spent on, this is determined by the General Assembly.  All 193 members of the General Assembly have an equally weighted vote, without consideration of their funding.

According to the UN, El Salvador is clearly on its way in its sustainable development program which is characterized by its comprehensive and inclusive program.   The UN continues to implement and follow-up on El Salvador’s goals in its development program…

Honduras too has a UN Development Program in place which is monitored and guided by UN officials in collaboration with the government to increase food security, drinking water, education, modernization and development…

“Mexico has taken the decision to participate in U.N. peacekeeping missions, taking part in humanitarian tasks that benefit civil society”.

Given these are the three main countries that contribute to the illegal immigration to the US, it would appear that the UN missions are not reflective of the mass exodus.  The UN has stated that illegal immigrants from these countries should be designated as ‘refugees’, instead of illegal immigrants thus giving them protective status.  Gangs have taken over many of these countries, they have become the ruling drug lords, the mafia, and the over-lords.   The situation in these countries is worse than ever – despite UN peacekeeping, UN humanitarian efforts, UN aid, UN, social progress, UN security and UN law.

Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the UN is that they provide aid in the form of food – but it is delivered to the hands of the corrupt government to distribute, the same corrupt government that caused the crisis in the first place.

Even more topsy-turvy, El Salvador ‘sends peacekeepers’ to other countries, despite their internal chaos.  So while El Salvador is rated a refugee state by the UN, they send El Salvador peacekeepers to help in Mali and Haiti.   The logic is – well – illogical.

Building a wall, we only follow the security measures imposed by over 65 countries across the globe.  Is it a psychological ploy to compare a Mexican border wall with the Berlin Wall, as though no other walls have existed.   The Berlin Wall was done to encamp people and deny them freedom. There was no intent of ‘protection’, it was a jail.  End of comparison.

Humanitarian?   It means that immigrants will follow the rules of law and request permission to immigrate – just as they are required to do in most countries – especially in one of the strictest – Australia.  End of humanitarian guilt.

Obama – Unemployment Down – Spending Up

Obama says he has single handedly put the economy back on track and brought unemployment down to under 5%!! WOW!

Of course, that self lauding can be means tested easily enough through a simple look at Federal Spending on the government website:

2008 vs 2015

  1. Healthcare is the largest budget item on the board with the Federal share topping out at $1.0186 trillion. In 2008 before Obama took office, that number was $671.4 billion. An increase of 51.7%.
  2. Pensions, the second largest Federal budget item were $668.7 billion in 2008 and have grown to $959.1 billion in 2015 – an increase of 44.3%.
  3. The third largest expense is Defense spending. In 2008 $729.6 billion compared to 2015 $799.7 billion – an increase of just 9.6%. Within that figure the largest increase in spending was in ‘foreign aide’ which increased by 68%. Actual Defense spending was down and spending for Veterans was up.
  4. The fourth largest budget item is Welfare. And this is what makes Obama’s statement about everyone back to work a bit odd. Welfare spending is up. If in fact everyone was back to work, if in fact unemployment was slashed, wouldn’t Welfare handouts also decrease? They didn’t. For some odd reason Welfare benefits (not including healthcare) went up 17% during the same time that unemployment was ‘slashed’.
  5. If we compare Welfare to the 2007 Budget which Obama references as the height of the crisis, it is even more disturbing. Welfare is up 44%. Unemployment in 2007 was roughly the same as what Obama claims it is now – just under 5%, yet Welfare spending went from $254 billion to $366.5.
  6. One other Budgeted expense that should be noted. Payments for police services – went down between 2008 and 2015.
  7. In 2009 when Obama first took office, the unemployment rate was the same that he states it is now – just under 5%.

While 2016 is obviously still a budgeted item with no real numbers available, Healthcare Expenses are expected to continue to rise by about $100 billion, Pensions will rise by about $40 billion, spending on Education will drop, Foreign Aid will increase by 18%, and Welfare, a projection of employment vs unemployment, that’s expected to increase by another $30 billion or roughly 8%.

If we factor in the Welfare Benefits paid for Healthcare on a Federal, State and Local level with standard Welfare, the 2016 Budget Estimate is $1.0564 trillion. In 2008 the payments were $731.3, a rise of 44.45% despite the fact that unemployment is supposedly equal.

What that says?

It explains why Obama tooting his own horn at how better off everyone is now that he’s fixed everything, doesn’t add up mathematically. It shows that the actual cost of Healthcare continues to rise despite the notion that Obamacare will make it ‘more affordable’. It shows that there is either some monkeying around with the unemployment numbers, or being on Welfare is much more profitable that working. It shows that spending on Foreign Aid is another type of Welfare – just that it is for other countries. And that the budget might be well below actual Truth given it makes no reference to Syria, Yemen, Ukraine or Iraq where we are well aware that $$$$$$$$ will fly.

And it explains why we just no longer trust ANY politicians, they fudge the Truth to the point of absolute Betrayal.

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” JK Rowling.

Palestinians Shunned – a reason?

Why are Palestinians shunned?  It is not just Israel, it is everywhere in the Middle East, their brothers and sisters.  Palestinians were originally defined as people that lived along the coastline of the Mediterranean on the land that is now Israel.  They were Arab, Jewish and Christian.  Most of the Christians fled to South America.  As the Jewish people were pushed from their lands in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, etc… they fled to ‘Israel’.  Albeit the population grew because they had nowhere else to go.  But the Palestinians have nowhere else to go now either.  No one wants them.  They are refugees everywhere.

So, why does the media concentrate only on Palestinians within Israel? There are approximately 1.3 million Palestinians in Israel, 3.3 million in Jordan, 500,000 in Chile, 430,000 in Syria, 400,000 in Lebanon, 330,000 in Saudi Arabia, 225,000 in North and South America, 44,000 in Egypt, 40,000 in Kuwait, 310,000 in ‘other Arab states, and 308,000 in ‘other countries’.

Exactly how do they fair when in their Arab brother countries?

In Jordan and Syria, most Palestinian refugees have been integrated into society; however, in Jordan, only Palestinian refugees displaced by the 1948 War have Jordanian citizenship and enjoy largely favorable treatment on par with Jordanian nationals. Refugees from the Gaza Strip who did not hold Jordanian passports at the time of their flight in 1967 have been denied citizenship and are mostly confined to the “Jerash” camp. In Syria, Palestinian refugees have not been granted citizenship but have been accorded equal treatment with Syrian nationals in almost all respects. Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have fared considerably worse; sectarian tensions and the activities of the PLO have prevented their integration into Lebanese society. The majority of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon live in UNRWA refugee camps or other unofficial camps and shelters, often in conditions of abject poverty. They face restrictions on their right to work, access to education and healthcare, and ownership of property. Only those displaced in 1948 have residency rights in Lebanon whereas all other Palestinian refugees are deemed illegal immigrants.

Outside of the Operation Areas, Palestinian refugees face even more of a precarious existence.

In Egypt, Palestinian refugees are treated as foreigners and face significant restrictions on their ability to access education, government services, and employment. Renewal of residency permits is difficult and there are reports of frequent detention of Palestinian refugees by the authorities in Egypt. Iraq, once a refuge for Palestinian refugees, has now become a country of persecution; many Palestinians were targeted in, and fled from, Iraq following the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime.

In the Gulf States, particularly Kuwait, Palestinians are treated as foreign migrant workers with no permanent residency rights.

Approximately 59% of the population reside in refugee camps:

In Gaza there are approximately 1.2 million ‘registered’ refugees.

West Bank – 740,000

Syria – 500,000

Lebanon – 450,000

Jordan – 2 million

The discrepancy in populations verses registered refugees is huge. But foreign aid is based on refugee count, not population. Which opens another topic – how much money is funnelled to the Palestinians annually? By whom? And where is it spent? Have they built schools and hospitals and industry? Have they built roads and water systems and farmed crops? Do they make clothes and build homes and temples?  Or are they a welfare state wherein they do – nothing?

We constantly talk of their ‘plight’, their losses, their poverty, their poor conditions, but what has changed since they became refugees?  Those that lived in Palestine lost their homes in 1948, they were evicted by the UK.  Nearly 60 years of ‘aid’ has absolutely nothing to show for it.  Once again, welfare produces nothing.  It doesn’t ‘lift’ people out of poverty, instead it creates even greater poverty.   There is one notable exception to Palestinian refugees.  Those that fled to Chile worked the fields, made goods, sold products – and prospered.   It was hard, damn hard, but they had no choice and so they lifted themselves up.  These Palestinians were all Christian. They took no handouts, no UNRWA funding, no governmental aid. They didn’t live in refugee camps, they are well educated and have risen above their plight.

In 1950 when aid began pouring in to the Middle East, it supported about 750,000 ‘refugees’. Today the number is 5 million and growing without restriction. All children, grandchildren down the line of eternity – are grandfathered in. It is a shambles. The one example of UNRWA schools and medical facilities for the Palestinians is in a town outside of Damascus. But we obliterated Damascus, it lies in rubble. So much for that. Syrian refugees from Palestine became refugees once again after the country was bombed and Al Nusra and ISIS took over. Most fled to Jordan where they idle in camps in dire need of attention.

No one in the camps work. They are not required to and have little to no supportive education to enable them to work. It is the supreme example of pouring money down the drain of entitlement without creating a self sufficiency of production. Sixty years worth of nothing.

But why do the Arabs hate them so much? One theory is that the Palestinians have a knack for ingratiating themselves in their host country. Perhaps out of boredom, perhaps out of a need to feel a cause, or a purpose, whatever it is, Palestinians typically find themselves on the losing side of a civil uprising whether in Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait or wherever.

Lesson: no one likes an ingratiating bully…