Liberals love a good manufactured crisis. Yet, when faced with a real crisis that happens to run counter to their political views, they so often choose to ignore reality and continue to spread media-generated falsehoods.
Case in point—the number of deaths, assaults, and sex crimes, including human trafficking, taking place on America’s southern border dwarfs by many times over the number of deaths attributed to mass shootings. And yet it’s mass shootings that the media covers 24/7 and tens of thousands march against. Where is the coverage of the daily border violence that is so often targeting women and children? Why don’t brown lives matter to these same protestors?
Via Fox News:
Now, in the past two years alone, criminal aliens have been responsible for approximately — look at this number — 235,000 violations of the law, including 4,000 homicides, 30,000 sex crimes and — get this — over 100,000 violent assaults. In just 2018, 17,000 individuals with criminal records were apprehended at the border.
And the crisis goes much, much deeper. In towns and cities all across the country, we know about the opioid crisis, 300 Americans are killed every single week from heroin; 90 percent of that heroin is flooding across our southern border. That death toll, by the way, is equal to — think about this — the number of American troops killed every week in Vietnam during the year 1968. That was the war’s deadliest year.
For us and most Americans, this is not a political game. We are seeing this is as about life and death. This is about innocent, brave, law-abiding Americans and legal immigrants literally dying because our borders are not secure.
4000 homicides in just the last two years. Want to know how many mass shooting deaths there have been in the United States since 1966? 1135. That averages out to 22 deaths per year for mass shootings vs 2000 per year to violence at the southern border. And then there are all the deaths attributed to the drugs pouring in across that same border. In 2017 alone nearly 16,000 Americans died from a heroin overdose. 90% of all heroine enters the U.S. via Mexico.
So, in just one year, there are some 18,000 deaths attributed to the chaos at the southern border vs 1135 deaths to all mass shootings in America since 1966.
Which one does the Establishment Media spend so much time covering? School shootings are their particularly favorite in this grossly misleading endeavor and that coverage is particularly immoral given how many more school students die from drug overdoses vs gun violence. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, there were more than 4100 drug overdose deaths for people under that age of 24 in 2016. That means that for just that single year alone, drug deaths of young people in the U.S. were roughly 400% MORE than all mass shooting deaths of the last 52 years combined.
Where are CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, etc., reporting these facts to the American people? They choose instead to peddle in lies.
If they are as concerned about the well-being of the nation’s youth as they claim to be via their school shooting coverage, why are they not allocating far more time to overdose deaths which impact many-many more of those same youth? Is it ignorance? Neglect? Or could it be something more sinister?
The above facts (not the manufactured manipulations repeatedly spread by the Establishment Media) make clear there is (and has been for some time) a crisis on the southern border that is harming the lives of tens of thousands each and every year, from U.S. citizens, to migrants, to law enforcement officials, the cost of doing nothing is appallingly high.
President Trump is right to make this such a critical issue for our government. The well-being of so many depends upon the improved safety and security of our southern border. When human lives are at stake, including the lives of children, this is no time for divisive politics and do-nothing obstructionism on the part of Democrats and their media-cohorts.
We deserve better.