Elder Patriot – MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has signed an agreement with his counterparts from three Central American countries to establish a development plan to stem the flow of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.
According to Reuters, during Lopez Obrador’s inaugural speech, the new Mexican president sounded like another populist who won the presidency of his northern neighbor two years prior, Donald Trump.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Veteran leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office as Mexican president on Saturday, vowing to see off a “rapacious” elite in a country struggling with corruption, chronic poverty and gang violence on the doorstep of the United States.
Lopez Obrador understands that no matter what economic system he pursues – capitalism, socialism, or a mix of both – the people of his country will be competing for limited resources and an additional illegal migrant population reduces each Mexican’s share of those resources.
Now listen to what President Trump said on January 20, 2017, during his inaugural address:
For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. (prompt video to 2:43)
Hmm. It has been two days since Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivered his comments and he has not yet been accused of being xenophobic, racist, or perish the thought, a nationalist.
Lopez Obrador also agrees with President Trump that the elites who are organizing and funding the mass migrations have made themselves the enemies of indigenous populations.
And, he’s not the only Mexican official who appears to be a populist:
Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum calls for the arrest of the organizers of the migrant caravans: “Let’s take care of them in a legal way.” pic.twitter.com/c4QLJR9yO7
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) December 1, 2018
The elites and their propaganda mercenaries (credit to Neon Revolt) derisively refer to Trumpian politicians as populists. But populism is the essence of a democratic republic – leaders doing what the people elected them to do.
Otherwise, we should save the expense and hullabaloo surrounding elections and sign our rights directly over to those who have already appointed themselves our betters.
They can attempt to shame us by calling us racists but that argument falls flat after listening to Elvia Villegas:
Tijuana residents are upset they’re being invaded by foreigners and are proud that Trump is standing his ground? Wow, it’s almost as if the whole idea of us defending our borders as being “racist” was just one giant false narrative perpetuated by the Left or something…. pic.twitter.com/YXwAjGwiUn
— Mindy Robinson ?? (@iheartmindy) November 23, 2018
Patriots, something beautiful is happening. The people of the world have awakened and we have Donald Trump to thank for it.