Skip to comments.Hope Dwindles for Hondurans Living in Peril (NY Slimes Propaganda Piece)
Posted on 08/03/2014 4:47:15 AM PDT by SkyPilot
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras The pastor came one afternoon to survey his church, or what was left of it: remnants of a welcome sign and a strip of Christmas garland still tacked to the wall.
The gang took the chairs. They took the light fixtures. They took the doors. They had given his family 24 hours to get out and so they did, abandoning their home and the small evangelical church he led.
There was no other way, Pastor Jorge Rivas said the other day, on the porch of a house in another part of this violent city, where the family has taken refuge. We would die there.
When he moved there 20 years ago, Mr. Rivas commanded respect, even among the gang members. The neighborhood, Chamelecón, was not yet the most dangerous in one of the most dangerous cities in the hemisphere.
He would fish the calm, cooling waters of the Río Chamelecón, long before bullet-pocked bodies turned up along the shore and the sugar cane fields abutting it. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage
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His six children would kick soccer balls along Chamelecóns dusty streets and dash to the neighborhood bodega for ice cream, long before stray bullets shot down a neighbor in front of the store across the street.
He watched Chamelecón decay, mirroring the deterioration of Honduras as a whole over the past two decades.
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I have been saying the same thing about Obama utilizing Alinsky and the Cloward-Piven strategy for years, back as far as his first election. This is exactly what’s happening under Obama and so many people are ignorant of this and never heard of Cloward-Piven before. I heard blowhard O’Reilly dismiss it out of hand one night on his program when a guest tried to explain it to him. He said there was no evidence of it (like he always says) except the evidence is all over the place. In not enforcing the laws, like immigration, healthcare, giving taxpayer monies away for freebies to so much of the population.
This is all a strategy laid out by Obama and his gang of thugs to overwhelm our system and then coming riding in on the white horse to save the day by remaking the system into his own vision of radical utopia. In the process, he is destroying what we and the world know as America. And don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. Obama hates America and that is why he is doing this. One would have to be blind, ignorant or just plain stupid not to see what Obama is doing right before our eyes. We should have expected nothing less from a South Chicago community organizer, whose hero was Saul Alinsky, the father of community organizing, and whose bible is Rules For Radicals.
And unfortunately even the opposition party isn’t opposing it, except for a handful.
"We moved our base camp last night and were now positioned literally
within feet of the river. Have been sitting here watching the border
patrol patrolling in their riverboats all night and all morning..."
After the Cold War, Honduras strongly embraced capitalism, investing heavily in the manufacturing for export industry commonly known as maquiladoras and San Pedro Sulas industrial base boomed, stitching underwear, T-shirts, jeans and other low-cost products for consumption in the United States and other countries.
It emerged as a city of stark inequality, with large malls seemingly teleported from Miami and gated communities climbing the hills for the doctors, lawyers and engineers catering to the moneyed class
. But the 2009 coup, coupled with the worldwide recession, took a toll, and the economic shock wave was keenly felt in Chamelecón, residents said.
A crappy culture is not a reason for refugee status.