When I lived in a Real Country

When you live in a real country, the government is a reflection of the people. It is also an extension of the people. Discussions about democracy and representative government are all fine and dandy, but they are worthless unless the government actually represents the people. On the one hand it must attack those who wish to harm the people and defend against those who attack the people. Otherwise, it is not a government. It is just a way to keep people occupied with busy work.

Consider Finland. In 1939, the Soviet Union attempted to invade Finland. The Finnish government organized a defense, despite being grossly outnumbered. The Finns faced both the 9th and 14th Soviet Armies, and at one point were fighting against as many as 12 divisions— about 160,000 soldiers. Also at one point in the same area, there were only 32 Finns fighting against over 4,000 Soviets. Imagine that.

The Finns were ferocious and brilliant fighters. The Soviets were not well organized and the soldiers spoke many different languages. That’s what you get when you are not a real country. The Finns, being greatly outnumbered, employed a strategy they called “Motti.” This was a form of guerrilla warfare, taking advantage of the weather and their knowledge of the local terrain. Simo Häyhä killed over 500 men in the winter campaign, the Soviets called him the “white death” for his prowess at killing Soviets in the snow.

Now, since this is Memorial Day weekend, consider Belleau Wood. This is a part of France made famous by the United States Marine Corp. On June 1, 1918 the Germans mounted an offensive against French and American lines in France. The French fled, as they had no reason to fight anymore. The Americans refused to flee. When ordered to retreat, Marine Captain Lloyd W. Williams of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines uttered the now-famous retort “Retreat? Hell, we just got here.”

Over the next two days, despite being outnumbered, the Marines held their ground, repelling the German advance. The next month proved to be one of the most ferocious battles fought by American soldiers since Appomattox. The Marines eventually pushed the Germans out of the forest, earning the nickname “Devil Dogs” for their ferocity and courage. The French, once they came out of hiding, renamed the wood “Bois de la Brigade de Marine” in honor of their defenders.

Real countries not only defend their borders, they have the will and energy to take the fight to the other guy. The Finns were outnumbered and out-armed. They fought heroically in defense of their lands. Those Marines at Belleau Wood, swelling with the pride that comes from being citizens of a great country, made the ground shake. Their French counterparts could barely be moved to defend their own lands, because they no long had a reason to cared who ruled the land.

Now, let’s look at something from today’s news.

Two frightening incidents of vandalism in El Paso near the Mexican border in Texas have been interpreted as warnings from drug cartels.

In both instances, a mannequin wearing a suit and tie was tied to a billboard with a noose and messages were scrawled over the placards.

Local station KHOU reports that one of the signs reads ‘Plata o Plombo’ which translates to ‘silver or lead’, a threat used commonly against police officers effectively warning that if they do not accept the cartel’s bribes then they will be shot.

‘This symbol has historically been used by Mexican drug cartels to threaten or intimidate Mexican citizens, business owners and government officials; however, we have never experienced this in El Paso,’ local police said in a press release about the vandalism.

Our ruling class has been working overtime to keep these problems from the American people, because they know their polices toward mexico are without support. The claim that this is something new is nonsense. Mexico has been exporting their problems to America for decades. They dump their excess people into America and with those people come all the problems. Those problems include drug cartels.

The fear now for many is that the ‘warnings’ shows that the drug cartels- which have not been identified by name- are willing to bring the violence from Mexican border towns into Texas.

‘Maybe the problems in Juarez are coming over here,’ El Paso resident Javier Padilla told KHOU.

Mr Padilla and his wife Maria Ramos know the terror of drug cartels on a personal level after two relatives were murdered in the area of Juarez in 2009.

The second instance of vandalism had a more obtuse warning, but the theme ran through since the message was written on an existing Drug Enforcement Agency billboard.

The message was different this time, as the paint read: ‘Dying for drugs’ was written over a wanted poster calling for the capture of drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero.

This second mannequin was dressed in jeans rather than the suit and tie from the other instance.

The mannequins were a particularly jarring image for many familiar with the drug war, as some of the most violent drug lords south of the border regularly hang offenders off highway overpasses.

While a warning from drug lords seems like one of the most likely prospects, KHOU reports that prosecutors have another theory that the vandalism also could have been caused by activist groups working against the war on drugs.

Let’s not consider the obvious. Instead, let’s launch a manhunt for elves and leprechauns. This is why America is no longer a real country. In the 1950’s, the government rounded up 170,000 illegals in one summer and shipped them back to their home country. They had nothing like the technology we have today. The government had to drive around and pick people up. Today, we can’t even throw one guy out after he went on TV and proclaimed he is here illegally