Clamoring at the Southern Gates


Why are hordes of migrants clamoring at the southern border with nothing
but the clothes on their backs and a few belongings?

We’ve been coddling Right-wing dictators down in South America for years,
and we’ve engaged in our share of hanky-panky.
Remember the mining of Nicaragua City Harbor in 1984!
That of course was okay, since the government consisted of a bunch of commies.
Ditto for Salvador Allende!

As far as maiming, murder and rape were concerned, the Contras took the cake.
Their spokesmen gave gory accounts of how they dealt
with the peasants and villagers they came upon in their forays.[1]

Reagan’s assessment:
“The Contras are the moral equivalent of our Founding Fathers.”

Yeah, Ron, they are splendid fellows. Were those Fathers torturers, rapists, murderers and

Here’s Ron, the compassionate conservative:



“We were told four years ago that 17 million people
went to bed hungry every night.
Well, that was probably true.
They were all on a diet.” [2]

Smelser, assistant chancellor for educational development at the time Reagan ran for office, recalled that „Reagan took aim at the university for being irresponsible for failing to punish these dissident students. He said, ‚Get them out of there. Throw them out. They are spoiled and don’t deserve the education they are getting. „They don’t have a right to take advantage of our system of education.“


Child Sacrificed


A ten-year-old girl in Paraguay is pregnant after having been raped by her stepfather.
The child been denied an abortion by the conservative Catholic authorities
installed by Pope John Paul II. Pope Francis in Rome is silent.

The child is being sacrificed in order to confirm that life is “sacred” from conception on.

I call his action, or rather inaction, the epitome of cruelty.
In the future I want nothing whatsoever to do with an institution
that interprets the Deity’s wishes in this barbaric manner.

Pope Francis in the Holy City is mum
and he remained mum when he visited Paraguay.

In July, Pope Francis spent three days in Paraguay. He met with officials, toured a slum outside Asuncion and celebrated two Masses.
While activists had hoped to bring up the case of the pregnant girl, Francis did not speak about it or focus on abortion in any of his speeches.

This is a previous policy statement by Pope Francis:
“The moral problem of abortion is of a pre-religious nature because the genetic code is written in a person at the moment of conception.
A human being is there. I separate the topic of abortion from any specifically religious notions. It is a scientific problem.
Not to allow the further development of a being which already has all the genetic code of a human being is not ethical.
The right to life is the first among human rights. To abort a child is to kill someone who cannot defend himself.”[3]

Fox News reports: “According to health statistics, 680 Paraguayan girls between 10 and 14 years old gave birth in 2014.”

Bishop Romero’s Successors

In 1995, Pope John Paul II appointed Fernando Sáenz Lacalle, an Opus Dei member, archbishop for San Salvador.
Lacalle was instrumental in having harsh anti-abortion laws established. A woman who has had abortion can be sentenced to thirty years in prison.

If a woman is brought to a hospital, and she suspected of having undergone a botched abortion, she is tied to her bed,
and serves as an exhibit of the crime committed.[4]

Humanism on the March

Henry Kissinger on democracy: “I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people.
The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.” And here he is on mass murder in Cambodia after our “incursion”:
“Why should we flagellate ourselves for what the Cambodians did to each other?”

Nixon to Kissinger on civilian casualties in Vietnam: “You’re so goddamned concerned about the civilians, and I don’t give a damn.”

The migrants are trying to escape the locations that were certainly not improved by the leaders of the location they are attempting to enter.


– Herbert Kuhner


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[2] Ronald Reagan, TV speech, October 27, 1964.
[4] Sam Harris: Letter to a Christian Nation, Alfred Knopf, New York. 2006; Jack Hitt: “Pro-Life Nation,” New York Times, April 9, 2006.