Factor 1: Latin American aristocrats hold a virtual monopoly on agricultural, educational and business opportunities. They like it that way. When the darker-skinned servant classes grow restless in their poverty, the golfers bless them then encourage them to go North and send back money to bolster the non-opportunity economy, much as Egypt's pharoah urged troublesome Jews to hit the road when old-school genocide lost its appeal.
Factor 3: Chamber of Commerce conservatives hire illegal migrant workers, who can be employed at a global market wage rather than an artificially-inflated North American wage. Plus, they can be returned. When old or sick, they can be cared for back home by the children they never knew, without burdening their employers with pensions. Out of sight and out of mind. The fact that commuting through a minefield of sexual assault and violent extorsion constitutes unsafe working conditions escapes these "positive-thinking" Republican community pillars.
Thus, Obama went to Texas fundraisers this week, even though this opened up a journalistic firestorm for not detouring to the border for a symbolic glance at future liberals crying for their families, for government food rations, and for someone who speaks their language to explain their refugee camp situation. All too unpredictible for a good photo-op.
I hope you can forgive me for being a cranky prophet in the wilderness. Out here in the wilderness, there just aren't that many other career options. I've traveled too much and seen too much to find much peace in the world as we have made it, so I've returned to the Garden of Eden, not because I'm righteous but because I'm a coward. Climbing active volcanoes I can do, but watching kids suffer for our sins I must leave to stronger or colder men. My books subsidize my teaching efforts to give impoverished Latino youth access to the global economy without swimming a river, plus they offer a politically-uncorrected view of the world. Thus, I shamelessly beg you to read them.
Children are those pure unflawed diamonds that heaven sprinkles on the planet to give fallen men their best shot at realizing what they once were and what they should aspire to be. Perhaps, this exodus of biblical proportions will inspire America to find her soul, to stand up for liberty and justice for all whatever the economic or political consequences. Perhaps, it will only allow a hand-washing Creator to feel better in shelving the once-great American empire next to the Mayans and Romans. Whatever the case, the greatest prophet in the wilderness told us to pray: "Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."