After decades of encouraging its lower classes to illegally pour into the United States, the Mexican government is now upset that President Trump wants to actually enforce our border.
I couldn’t help but be reminded of the time I was taking a canopy tour of the rain forest in Brunei. From our high vantage point, we could easily see into neighboring Malaysia.
I asked our guide what would happen if somebody decided to walk across the border from Brunei into Malaysia. His answer was swift and unequivocal: That person would be shot on sight.
It’s worth noting that there’s no difference between the people of Brunei and the people of Malaysia. They speak the same language (Malay), practice the same religion (Islam) and are of the same race. They’re indistinguishable. And yet, the consequence of violating this purely political border is death. As far as I know, people don’t question this. I’m not aware of any international outrage over this policy. It’s just the way things are – except in historically white countries, where border violators are fed, sheltered and showered with sympathy.
I think President Trump understands that any meaningful policies that impact American demographics must be swift and forceful. Otherwise, his presidency will be a one-term one, and the backlash afterwards will be even worse than the Obama years.