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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mexico would have died...without the option to send its rural poor - fully one-fifth of its population - to the United States-Spengler, June 2013

Why Mexico exists today:

Mexico would have died...without the option to send its rural poor - fully one-fifth of its population - to the United States." ...

June 2013 article:

6/17/2013, "Syria and Egypt can't be fixed," Asia Times, by Spengler

Mexico would have died as well, without the option to send its rural poor - fully one-fifth of its population - to the United States. ... 

Sometimes countries dig themselves into a hole from which they cannot extricate themselves. Third World dictators typically keep their rural population poor, isolated and illiterate, the better to maintain control. That was the policy of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party from the 1930s, which warehoused the rural poor in Stalin-modeled collective farms called ejidos occupying most of the national territory. That was also the intent of the Arab nationalist dictatorships in Egypt and Syria. The policy worked until it didn't. In Mexico, it stopped working during the debt crisis of the early 1980s, and Mexico's poor became America's problem. In Egypt and Syria, it stopped working in 2011. There is nowhere for Egyptians and Syrians to go....
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Egypt remains a pre-modern society, with nearly 50% illiteracy, a 30% rate of consanguineal marriage, a 90% rate of female genital mutilation, and an un- or underemployment rate over 40%."...



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