Sunday, April 26, 2009

Feel LIke Vacationing in Cancun?

I do not believe that I would be associating with anyone who has been to Mexico in recent days. Countries across the world are starting to report that swine flu may be showing up in students, who recently returned from that country. They are also beginning to ban meats from Mexico and other American countries.

We have an abundance of Mexican citizens, who are passing back and forth across the border. There are also the vacationers, who find that country's beaches attractive. Then, of course, we have the drug dealers, who are bringing large volumes of drugs across the borders and with them, probably, swine flu viruses. We import vegetables and other perishables from Mexico, as well.

At this point the government has done nothing to stem the flow of goods, services, and people from Mexico. I understand that there is a need to be concerned about panic, but suddenly, this potential pandemic has reared its head. It has already shown up in this country and is starting to spread around the world. Now is the time to take action.

The border should be closed to all but essential traffic. No casual visitors to and from that country. That means strict border control, regardless of the repercussions. The daily flow of Mexican illegals should be stopped by whatever force is necessary to close the border. The lives of thousands of American citizens, Mexican citizens in this country and illegals in this country are at stake.

It may already be too late as Mexican visitors and illegals are probably already spreading the virus among their friends and neighbors in this country, who in turn are spreading it beyond their communities. This may very well be the pandemic that the WHO has been dreading. Whether this country is prepared for it or not remains to be seen. Many local governments and hospitals are seriously hampered by budget issues and it may be very difficult for them to effectively rise to the occasion.

Let us hope and pray that this thing does not spread as badly as it appears that it may. For the first time in modern history this country may come to understand the days of the cholera, smallpox, and typhoid epidemics that once swept across its expanse. It could not come at a worse time, as we are already weakened economically and we face so many other difficult issues.

Yet, maybe we should not worry. The end timers have said that with the coming of the anti-christ Obama, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the depression, the end is near. Now with the possibilty of a world wide epidemic added to the mix, they must be gleefully rubbing their hands together in anticipation of saying, "I told you so."

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