A “Marshall Plan For Mexico”—Sending Welfare To A Crack House

A really bad idea has been gaining currency among
America`s political class: a "Marshall Plan for
Mexico"
—a massive transfer of

U.S. taxpayer money to Mexico
in the guise of

foreign aid.
A

Google search
shows more than 200,000 references.
[VDARE.COM note:
Even Steve Sailer

suggested it
back in
2001—but only if explicitly tied to Mexico reducing
illegal emigration
.]

Don`t think that the scheme is just moldering on the
back benches.

Former Mexico Presidente
Fox, on his book
pander tour, suggested that exact policy just last week.

"Citing the evolution of the

European Union
from the U.S.-introduced

Marshall Plan
after World War II, Fox suggested a
similar project in North America."
[Mexican
leader speaks to chamber
, By Stepfanie Romine,
Cincinnati Enquirer,
November 8, 2007]

("North America" is Fox`s
favorite new term for

uniting the continent
in a way that pipelines
massive funds to Mexico
by ripping off the American
taxpayer. Fox also removed any hope that this proposed

North American Union
was a

delusion
of loony right-wing conspiracy theorists by

admitting to it openly
on CNN`s Larry King
Show—including his desire that a continental currency
replace the national currencies.)

And, incredibly, substantial foreign aid for Mexico
is being prepared right now by the

Democratic Congress
, in concert with

Mexichurian Candidate
Dubya`s White House. They want
to
send over a billion dollars in military aid
to fight
the increasingly powerful

drug cartels that run large areas
of Mexico. (See

Bush wants $1.4 billion for Mexico drug war
,
By Héctor Tobar, Los Angeles Times, October 23,
2007)


Council on Foreign Relations
Mexico expert Shannon
O`Neil

admitted
in a Nov. 6 CFR interview that the idea for
the

Merida Initiative
(as the funding package is called
at the globalist CFR) came from Mexico`s new
Presidente
, Felipe Calderon.

O`Neil further remarked that the proposal has been
kept unusually secret, not going through the usual
committee process, and guessed that  the
State Department
was busy "hammering out these
negotiations"
with the  Mexican Government, and
"trying to deal with the sensitivities of Mexico. "

The Washington Post called the deal a
"secretly negotiated aid package"
[Document
Details U.S. Aid Proposed For Mexico
, By Manuel
Roig-Franzia, October 27, 2007].

Nice that the Bush administration is more interested
in begging Mexico to

take our money
than informing the American people
how our funds are being spent!

Add this scheme to the

growing list
of Bush actions taken

against Americans, for Mexicans.

Any aid to Mexico is lunacy for several reasons. We
shouldn`t be further

indebting ourselves to one enemy (China)
to give
military equipment to another

enemy (Mexico)
, which happens to be very corrupt as
well as wealthy enough to finance its own internal
police operations.

Remember the national debt? Our shared credit card
recently clicked over another digit to hit

9 trillion dollars
. But Washington

keeps on spending money we don`t have
in ways that
make bad problems worse.

And aiding the Mexican drug-corrupted

military
is idiocy on steroids. There have been

231 documented incursions
from 1996 to 2006 by

Mexican soldiers
and

police
into

American territory
—often to escort drug shipments.
The dangerous Zeta cartel enforcers were originally

trained by US Special Forces
to battle the drug
gangs. Then the Zetas went over to the better-paying bad
guys.

Why can`t Washington stop making the same bonehead
mistakes? Already

overwhelmed
U.S. border

sheriffs
will be

even more outgunned
if this aid gets into the wrong
hands, as it likely will. A surveillance aircraft with a
stealth cartel member on board could easily report
US Border Patrol positions
back to the home office.

The question is unavoidable: why not spend that money

on our own border enforcement?

Isn`t the best way to combat

Mexican drug cartels
to

keep them out of America?

Sadly, this derangement is not a single instance of
misplaced generosity, but has a history. In 2004 for
example, the United States funneled nearly

$72 million in foreign aid to Mexico
.

And, contrary to popular opinion, Mexico is extremely
wealthy right now—and not just in terms of potential.
Mexico has

many poor people,
but overall it is rich. Its elites
are fabulously

wealthy
and live lives of

shameless opulence
. Presidente Calderon could easily
purchase any equipment he might want, just as the

Saudi king buys fighter aircraft
and other weapons.

Consider:

  • The ascension of

    Carlos Slim
    to pass Bill Gates as the richest man on
    earth should have been a wake-up call to the growing
    economic power of Mexico`s elites. On Forbes
    billionaires list for 2007, there were 10 Mexicans among
    36

    Latin Americans
    . Furthermore, Slim`s

    rocket to success
    starting as an undistinguished
    billionaire in the early 1990s has more to do with

    Mexican crony capitalism
    than any special business
    acumen. (Scroll down on this

    forum
    to read the March 9, 2007 LA Times
    article, $49 billion is Slim`s pickings in Mexico,
    which notes the "sweetheart deal" behind his
    juicy telecom holdings.)

  • Former Presidente Fox

    bragged
    on the Larry King show (October
    8, 2007
    ) that Mexico is the "seventh largest
    trading economy in the world. Mexico trades more

    products
    and

    services
    than all of Latin America together."

    Mexico benefits enormously from the misperception of
    poverty, so it`s unlikely Fox would purposely overstate
    his nation`s trade stats in such a major venue.

Get the picture? As a whole, Mexico is well off. Only
people who are smoking Mexico`s

best-known product
could think that country is
fixable any time soon. So it`s time for America to
quarantine Mexico and forget about

marrying
it. Forcing Mexico to solve its own
problems would actually be a kindness of the tough-love
variety.

Sending "foreign aid" of any amount or type to
Mexico is the proverbial

coal to Newcastle
. If we want to waste money more
productively, let`s unload a couple tons of
hundred-dollar bills in the middle of
Rockefeller Plaza
and set the pile on fire.

Washington is Uncle Sucker to continue to fall for
the poor-mouthing lies coming from Mexico City.

Whether foreign aid to Mexico is a massive Marshall
Plan or the medium-sized Merida Initiative, it amounts
to sending welfare to a crack house. Not what we should
be doing. At all.


Brenda
Walker (
email
her) lives in Northern California and publishes
two websites,



LimitsToGrowth.org

and



ImmigrationsHumanCost.org
.
She believes all foreign aid should terminated until the
national debt is paid off.