It appears that our government is working hard for the citizens.
Unfortunately, they’re not the citizens of the United States.
Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports shocking allegations that a government-contracted security force is threatening to arrest medical personnel at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, if they reveal information about the rampant disease among the illegal migrants at the facility. Nonetheless, several of these workers have decided to come forward, fearing the contagion risk posed to Americans. Starnes has kept their identities secret, as they could be subject to persecution.
Starnes reports, “‘There were several of us who wanted to talk about the camps, but the agents made it clear we would be arrested,’ a psychiatric counselor told me. “We were under orders not to say anything.’” And what could be said?
The counselor reports that measles, chicken pox, strep throat, lice, and scabies are pandemic in the camp; moreover, she warns that many of the children and young people have severe psychological and emotional problems.
Yet it gets even worse. A former camp nurse told Starnes that the facility was being inundated with migrants to an extent where it was impossible to control the disease. The nurse “became especially alarmed because their files indicated the children had been transported to Lackland on domestic charter buses and airplanes,” writes Starnes. In other words, there likely were no measures taken to prevent infestation because the carriers didn’t know about the scabies bugs and lice the children were carrying. Consequently, Americans traveling on those buses and airplanes now may pick the parasites up — and spread them to others.
This is reminiscent of recent years’ bedbug outbreaks, which, many have theorized, also were at least partially caused by increased Third World migration.
Just as alarming, however, are the heavy-handed tactics at the Lackland camp. Orwell might have had Newspeak, but camp authorities enforce “Nospeak,” telling the medical personnel to not even utter the word “scabies,” reports the nurse. And when workers became concerned about contracting disease in their Petri-dish environment — where they would literally see lice climbing down children’s hair — their concerns were brushed off.
And there’s another shocking revelation relating to the camp security force, which was hired by the Department of Health and Human Services. While it’s provided by the “Baptist Family & Children’s Services” (BFCS), its personnel call themselves the “Brown Shirts.” This would seem to reference Adolf Hitler’s SA storm troopers, who served as Nazi muscle and were the original Brown Shirts. When asked, however, BFCS said that the security specialists were technically known as “incident management team personnel.”
The Hypocrites Oath: “First, tell no truth”?
This storm-trooper attitude created what the psychiatric counselor called a “very submissive atmosphere” in which camp workers were subject to “Brown Shirt laws.” One of these laws is that cellphones and other communication devices are strictly prohibited. And the penalty for violation?
This is status quo for the government’s handling of the recent migrant invasion via our southern border. For instance, authorities have done much to keep media eyes away from the camps, and, when reporters were finally allowed a peek, it was a state-controlled visit that left them “feeling like they didn’t get the whole story,” wrote Breitbart’s Sylvia Longmire last month. She continued, “Just like elected officials before them, journalists were not allowed to bring in cell phones or electronic recording devices. Photojournalist Nick Oza tweeted, ‘Lots of media but no access; only pen and paper is allowed.’”
Even more alarming than the migrants’ physical diseases is what caused the psychiatric counselor to resign her position. She said that some young people at the camp had serious psychological problems, but authorities wouldn’t provide treatment. She mentions, for instance, that while a certain boy at the camp “was reaching psychosis,” her request to have him placed in a psychiatric unit was refused. Instead, authorities sent him to live with an American family. This raises a question:
Has that family been told of his impending psychosis?
The counselor also kept a thorough journal recording what transpired during her time at Lackland. And as Starnes reported, “When people read that journal they are going to be astonished,” she said. ‘I don’t think they will believe what is going on in America.’ So it was not a great surprise ... when she received a call from federal agents demanding that she return to the military base and hand over her journal.”
The counselor refused to return to Lackland, a place in which she said “everyone was paranoid” and where the illegal migrants enjoyed more rights than the medical personnel. Neither did she return her journal.
The reality is that the current wave of illegal migration seems distressingly similar to the 1980 Mariel Boatlift, when 125,000 Cubans inundated the United States and it was later revealed that Marxist dictator Fidel Castro had included prisoners and mental patients among them. How many of the current migrants are gang members? How many may be street urchins who, owing to years of hard living, carry irremediable psychological scars? Whatever the case, the nurse was clear about the burden they represented. “They’re going to crush the system,” she told Starnes.
This consequence has given rise to suspicions about the government’s true reason for enabling the invasion. Former congressman John Linder, for instance, wrote last month in the Blaze that it is “an extension of the Cloward-Piven Strategy — the goal of which has been known for 50 years.” He explains:
In a 1966 article in Nation, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, sociology professors at Columbia University, wrote that capitalism should be collapsed by overloading the government with financial demands that could not be met.
The strategy is to collapse the financial system. The tactic is chaos. If a crisis does not exist, create one. The more chaos the better. The solution is always couched in empathetic words like “fair,” “equal,” “humane,” and “just.”
The suppression of the truth about illegal aliens and disease also isn’t new. Consider, for instance, the following story about talk-show host Michael Savage.
In 1994, Savage penned a work entitled Immigrants and Epidemics, which, as the name suggests, was about diseases spread by illegal aliens. Despite being the owner of a Ph.D. in epidemiology and nutritional ethno-medicine and having already written more than a dozen books on health and nutrition, however, Savage could not get the book published. The problem? The subject matter was too politically incorrect.
And, apparently, political correctness trumps medical correctness. As Dr. Madeline Cosman said in a 2005 Lou Dobbs Tonight report, “We have some enormous problems with horrendous diseases that are being brought into America by illegal aliens. Some of these diseases we had already vanquished, such as tuberculosis. And other diseases we have only rarely had here in America, such as Chagas Disease, leprosy, malaria.”
In light of this, critics may lament that we’d be far better off if the government worked as hard to stop the spread of disease as it does to stop the spread of information.