You would have to back in time to the moment before the ice axe found Leon Trotsky’s brain to find a time when Mexico had a more prominent communist. It seems that Mexico has elected the ultimate Leftist, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (a.k.a. AMLO).
A late-night official quick count from electoral authorities forecast that Mr Lopez Obrador would win with between 53 and 53.8 per cent of the vote, a remarkable margin not seen in the country for many years. His rivals, José Antonio Meade of the long-dominant centrist PRI party and Ricardo Anaya of the center-right PAN, both conceded the election shortly after polls closed. US President Donald Trump congratulated Lopez Obrador in a tweet late Sunday: ‘Congratulations to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on becoming the next President of Mexico. I look very much forward to working with him. There is much to be done that will benefit both the United States and Mexico!’
Considering that Mexico has been an ongoing, century-long Weimar Republic, it should shock noone that they turned to a radical. Donald Trump should be very happy with this result. AMLO hasn’t formed a Mexican version of The Golden Dawn. He’s an intermediate stage of collapse. The Mexicans are not crazy yet. They are just cynical and hungry. They’ll appreciate the hand that feeds them. It could wind up being President Trump.
This is where Mexican leaders, AMLO included, attempt a wee bit of slight-of-hand.
Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) declared mass immigration to the United States a “human right” for all North Americans during a speech Tuesday. “And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”
Socialism has a major problem. It runs out of other people’s money. AMLO is an experienced enough Leftist to know this. He is clever enough to want the US to run out of other people’s money importing his hungry people to cast illicit votes and perform cheap labor. This is The Mexico version of Turner’s Frontier Thesis. Rather than spreading out on abundant land, The Mexicans are thinning out an over-abundant population. Those not desired join La Migra. Strip La Migra of its romantic aspects, and this is just Mexico emptying their Basket of Deplorables.
So what then happens when the Welcome Mat gets rolled up, the wall gets built and AMLO gets told “We’re America, B!tch?”
The scare case involves guillotines and gauleiters in La Ciudad de Mexico. The Happy Mexico described by Baby Boomer retirees (“…and so diverse!”) is about to go bye-bye. The corrupt, cartel-plagued government cannot possibly serve the return of the people they have sent North. AMLO and the rest of them would very quickly get what they deserve. Narco-Trafficantes become Barracks Emperors. Mexico turns into Somalia on The Gulf.
AMLO doesn’t know this yet, but one way or another, he will wind up paying for the Donald Trump Wall. It’s up to him whether The Donald takes his predecessor up on the suggestion of including moats and alligators.