Exhibit A: Mr. Border Explorer stands with left leg in the United States, right leg in Lomas del Poleo.
Yes, it is that close to:
- home razing
- barbed wire access to homes and homesteads
- "gated community"=someone else's goon decides who may visit you, who may not
- median wage=$.50/hr if you're lucky
- no health insurance, no IRA or retirement plan
- no home security
But, come to think of it, if the reasons for what the right leg suffers originate from where the left leg stands, just where is the humanity?
Further: what happens to the poor of the 3rd World may well befall us of the non-uber-rich (we who are not in the "have more" class) in the United States, as well. In fact, just inside the U.S. border wall of El Paso, the Segundo Barrio (or 2nd Ward) may be "urban developed" into non-recognition in a plan masterminded by the same real estate outfit (the Verde Group) that could be behind the scenes in the Lomas real estate dealing. [There's more info on Segundo Barrio at Paso del Sur.]
So below we have a video showing the Lomas folk and the Segundo folk joining forces in a joint protest in Juarez. Mr. B.E. and I could not attend it as we were already committed to sheltering undocumented immigrants that day. Now, watching the video and seeing my friends in it, my blood runs cold as I wonder if they will be next to fall under the assassin's bullets. The degrees of separation are tightening.