If there is one thing that I despise, it is blatant, ideological, and duplicitous hypocrisy. Sadly, we consistently are given witness to this by the progressive socialist left. They demand tolerance but are the most intolerant. They admonish fascism, yet they restrict speech and thought. They say they care for the poor but prefer keeping them as such. They accuse everyone of incessant phobias, yet they fear and loathe anything, or anyone, not accepting their ideology. They say climate change is all about science, yet an unborn child with a beating heart is just a clump of cells. Then again, black lives are supposed to matter, except when it comes to an organization founded by a white supremacist and racist, such as Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood.
That’s why I find the latest selective, faux, and ideological outrage emanating from the progressive socialist left as utterly despicable. I am so tired of the left picking and choosing what lives matter to them, and when they matter. No one should ever want to see a child, born or unborn, die . . . Consider the late-term murder procedure of dismemberment of a child in the womb. That is perfectly fine with the progressive socialist left. As a matter of fact, they believe killing an unborn child is a human right.
As reported by Fox News:
“An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died Tuesday while in U.S. custody, immigration officials announced, becoming the second child to die in such circumstances this month.
In a statement, Customs and Border Protection said the boy — identified by the Guatemalan consul in Phoenix as Felipe Gomez Alonzo — died shortly after midnight at the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, N.M. The cause of death is unknown; he had received treatment at the hospital starting on Christmas Eve.
Immigration officials say an agent first “noticed that the child showed signs of potential illness” Monday and brought the boy and his father to the medical center, where the boy was diagnosed with a “common cold.” Prior to leaving the hospital, though, staff found a fever. They discharged the boy in the mid-afternoon with prescriptions for amoxicillin and Ibuprofen. But later in the evening, the child “exhibited nausea and vomiting and was transferred back” to the facility for evaluation and treatment, CBP said, before dying around midnight.
Officials say the death is under investigation.
“DHS has continued to see a dramatic increase in unaccompanied children and family units arriving at our borders illegally or without authorization,” CBP added in a statement.
“Consistent with existing law, these individuals are held at federal facilities pending their removal or release into the interior of the United States with a notice to appear at a court hearing.”
Of course, the leftist media has seized upon the moment, living up to Rahm Emanuel’s maxim of “never let a good crisis go to waste,” even if it is not a crisis in the first place. It is sad that this 8-year old boy died, and, yes, there was recently a little girl who also died.
However, ask yourselves: how do our medical professionals know what medical history could be for these little children? As well, who is really to blame here, if there is to be blame levied? One would think that parents are exposing their children to these harsh and brutal elements that are draining on their tiny bodies, along with a lack of food and water. Perhaps there is blame with the country of birth of these children whose “leaders” have so abysmally failed them. I’m quite sure the children of the elites in these countries do not want for anything. These are the same Central American leaders who take millions of dollars of US foreign aid, yet continue to deprive their own children of basics. Maybe that is where the blame should be, and not our US Customs and Border Patrol agents.
But, you see, that’s not part of the ideological agenda of the left who want open borders. Let’s ask a very simple question: in the past, oh, let’s say 10 years, how many children have entered the United States of America, illegally? Now, out of that number, how many have died from causes other than a health failure, as these two children have? Honestly, ask yourselves, is this a true crisis, or something the left can use to advance their own agenda? As stated earlier, I wonder if these two children were killed in the womb, would the progressive socialists, and their media accomplices, have even cared?
On the contrary, go up to someone with a “Beto” sign, and ask them who Kate Steinle was, or Mollie Tibbetts? Ask them about any of the many Americans who have been killed by criminal illegal immigrants, and see what their response will be. Chances are they have no idea who these Americans are. And why? Because the news media outlets, from whom they are so duly misinformed, do not mention these names, as their lives have no meaning when it comes to the left’s ideological agenda. Kate Steinle’s murderer walked free, not even charged with felony gun possession! Heck, even the left paraded the picture of Dzokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of the Rolling Stone!
We shared with you the story of the US Marine Corps veteran, retired Colonel, who took his own life at the VA Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Where was the 24/7 outrage from the leftist media talking heads about that? Yes, I know, crickets, because they want government-run health care, like the VA, for us all. That is what a single-payer system is all about. One would think that the progressive socialist left would be up in arms about 20-22 of our brave veterans, on average, per day, taking their own lives . . . Nah, they are up in arms about children who are being exposed to harsh conditions by their family members, who are here illegally.
Yes, I am a very compassionate man. I wish the best for others in other countries. That is why I deployed to some really crappy places to secure liberty and opportunities for future generations. But, I want people to respect our national sovereignty, and work to make their own country a better place. There is a legal, right, proper way to enter into the United States of America, and we should all promote that means, as others have done.
What unnerves me the most is the insidious hypocrisy of the left when they feign to care about someone only for their ideological purposes. The lives of all children, unborn and born, matter. The lives of American children, victims of illegal immigration matter. The lives of our veterans matter. I demand that the let stop cherry picking whose life matters, their ultimate hypocrisy.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.