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What Lurks Below

by RightHandMan

“It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.” – C. W. Leadbeater

It’s funny how our perception can be deceiving. Around 2001 I was very interested in visiting Israel for a couple of weeks. A friend of mine was thinking of joining me, but chickened out because of how dangerous it is there. All you ever heard about in those days was terrorist attacks. We constantly saw videos of bombs blowing up and guns being fired in the streets. Of course, much of it turned out to be fake. Thanks to the people who made documentaries like “Pallywood”, and other media members who spoke up – we were let in on the dirty secret.

Meanwhile, Mexico has been passed off as a luxury resort area that Americans could and should visit during vacation season. Until recently, pictures of violence in Mexico were largely ignored – though they are our next door neighbors. The numbers, however, tell a different story than the one we’ve been fed for years. More Americans have been killed in Mexico than any nation outside of combat zones.

I’m going to focus on murder numbers alone for the sake of brevity, but violence, drugs, rape, etc. are available and follow the same trends that I am going to show you today.

• Iraq, between 2003 to 2009, has had a murder rate of 10.3 per 100,000 people.
• Israel has a murder rate of 1.87 per 100,000 people.
• The U.S. has a murder rate of 5.84 per 100,000 people.
• Canada has a murder rate of 1.83 per 100,000 people.
• Mexico has a murder rate of 14 people per 100,000 people.

How concerned would we be if we found out that we had an Iraq next door? Obviously there are elements that are beyond murder rates that would frighten Americans about having an Iraq next door. Of course, Mexico has so much more to offer as well like gang violence, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and corrupt government/police force. Now consider that they are our neighbors, our allies, and have a border separating us that’s about as secure as Speaker Pelosi’s job.

It isn’t just Mexico that should worry us though. 12 of the 14 highest murder rates by country come from those south of our border.

1. El Salvador – 71
2. Honduras – 67
3. Jamaica – 58
4. Guatemala -52
5. Venezuela – 49
6. South Africa – 37
7. Colombia – 35
8. Belize – 33.4
9. Brazil – 25.2
10. Dominican Republic – 23.6
11. Ecuador – 19
12. Puerto Rico -18.8
13. Russia – 14.9
14. Mexico – 14

I’ll let the left call me paranoid, unrealistic, racist, or whatever they want – but give me a solid border. I want my children to live in a land where they are somewhat closed off from the violence and mayhem that is playing out in South/Central America. I’m not keen on drug and human trafficking. I DO support an America that allows people of those nations to come in order to escape their circumstances. That, however, requires a border and a strict immigration policy…something that is just too radical for those who desire Hispanic votes.


Filed under: border, central america, Illegal Immigration, Mexico, murder, south america, violence

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  • Randy-g September 9, 2010 at 5:06 AM

    Chilling numbers. I am with you, secure the damn border!!

  • Matt September 9, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    That evidence is very damning for the left. You must realize that pointing this out makes you a racist.

  • Steve Dennis September 10, 2010 at 4:19 AM

    Those numbers certainly are enlightening! Any responsible government that was determined to protect her people would sevure the border.