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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Guatemala, Trump, and Illegal Immigrants

If you insult people too much you'll create the thing you fear most.

H ere's a scary thought: what if the government is holding off indicting Hillary until it's clear whether she is the front runner? If Sanders seems to have a chance they allow it to clear the way for Sanders. If not, they suppress it. The goal: help whichever candidate on their side is winning. Justice is a distant second if it matters at all. Out of political convenience they've forgotten their motto: no justice, no peace.

That's because they know conservatives are never going to run out into the streets rioting and stealing big-screen TVs. But there are other ways of rioting, and one way is by selecting someone like Donald Trump.

The more foreigners like those at Britain's Daily Telegraph, a paper so weak it makes Mitch McConnell look like Curtis LeMay, call Americans racist for supporting Trump, the more they rally around him.

The more Mexico's president Vincente Fox, who has only granted legal status to 15,000 out of the 500,000 illegal immigrants from Guatemala, calls Trump a racist for his wall, the more support it generates for The Wall. Mexico doesn't need no steenking wall with Guatemala—its border is 541 miles of dense jungle-like terrain, or as our EPA would call it, an endangered tropical forest.

As the New York Times put it, Guatemalans are just doing the jobs Mexicans won't do.

Maybe we should plant trees along the Rio Grande. An impassable tropical forest would satisfy both the greens and the conservatives. Add a few snail darters and the EPA would send tanks to defend the border.

For Trump, though, it's all just a game: promises now, deals later. Like Darth Vader talking to Lando he'll probably say to the conservatives: “I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further.” Ilya Somin, a constitutional law professor, liked to use that bit of dialogue to discuss the Contracts Clause in the Constitution. It expresses the difference between having to make deals and having the power to dictate the outcome. The folks over at NRO are afraid Trump will do what he promised. His fans are afraid he won't.

It's been suggested that the GOP knew that opposing Trump would help him, and they actually wanted Donald Trump to win. They knew their attempts to get rid of Trump would only make the Trumpsters dig in their heels.

Whether that's true or not, there's no doubt that if you insult people enough times they might do the opposite just to piss you off. That's why the left's strategy of calling everybody who disagrees with them a racist will ultimately backfire. Already it's become a joke. If they keep it up, the ones being falsely accused could adopt racism as a source of pride. The left will have created the very thing they claim to oppose.

The question would then be: was it plain old stupidity part of the libs, or were they deliberately trying to create the thing they claimed to fear?

Psychology is tricky, but when your adversary goes way over the top you don't have to be Sigmund Freud to wonder if they really want it to happen.

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