Never Let a Self-Produced Horror Show Go to Waste

Ben Shapiro is a Senior Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. He is the author of the new book "The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration" (Threshold Editions).


20140706-immigration-rally-sl-1826_4555d0a6fd32061f04a5480101fa44bd“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, once infamously stated. He never bothered to spell out the unspoken corollary to that appalling statement: And if there is no serious crisis available, manufacture one.

The American left has followed that pattern for generations. The left destroyed the nuclear family by incentivizing women to give birth out of wedlock. When out-of-wedlock births exploded, they used that as an excuse to elevate federal spending, elevate taxes and disestablish marriage between a man and a woman as a moral standard. The left crafted a health care crisis by instituting price and wage controls that led to employer-sponsored insurance, and then undercut that insurance with excessive regulation and easy lawsuits. They used elevating costs as an excuse to push Obamacare and elevate taxes.

Now, the left, under Obama, has crafted the mother of all crises: an influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing America’s southern border. Some of these minors carry disease. Virtually all carry wounds, either physical or psychological, from their criminal coyote guides. That crisis is not Obama’s Hurricane Katrina, as some have speculated. Katrina was an act of God, and its botched handling the act of men. This entire situation is an act of Obama. And he couldn’t be happier as he watches frustrated Americans take to the streets in Murrieta, California, to protest his lawlessness.

Obama created this situation, and he certainly knows how to exploit it. Obama wants to campaign based on the suffering of these children. He wants to push for higher taxes based on their unequal economic status. He wants their eventual votes for the left. He wants the federal government to punish American citizens tired of watching their government abandon them.

It’s all part of the agenda.

Obama and the media maintain the absurd fiction that Obama was thunderstruck by this crisis.

Obama himself has assured the public that he wants all of the new arrivals sent home forthwith and that they were foolish to believe they could stay.
Foolish?

Four years ago, the Obama Justice Department sued the state of Arizona for daring to enforce federal immigration law, and sanctuary cities across the country remained unscathed. Two years ago, Obama declared that all illegal immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 who had not committed criminal felonies — the so-called Dreamers — would remain in the country. This week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Arizona would have to hand out driver’s licenses to the Dreamers, and the city of Los Angeles announced it would no longer cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in holding requested illegals for 48 hours after their jail terms expired.

Those desperate to come to America would be fools not to jump at the chance. And their dangerous decisions to send their own children across thousands of miles of desert in the company of likely drug cartel associates underscores their certainty: They’re willing to risk the lives of their children, knowing that so long as the children get to the border, Obama will legitimize them, and then, by extension, their entire families.

This, of course, is precisely what Obama wanted them to think. Now he has his crisis. And he’ll exploit it for everything it’s worth, no matter how much blood is spilled in the deserts of Mexico or the streets of Murrieta.

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  • johnlac

    The definition of insanity is the awarding of legal rights to illegals. The same logic would make bank robbers bank loan officers. I don’t know if Dem pols and law people see this, but of course it’s in their interest to get as many illegals in the country as possible.

    • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

      Democratic pols don’t care about ruining the country – they care about ruling it, and immigrants, with their lack of skills and education, are natural Democrats. They couldn’t be lower.

      • 1Indioviejo1

        And Republicans. Don’t forget the RINO’s.

        • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

          True. We must never forget the sins of the RINOs and the Establishment GOPers.

  • notme123

    What and why is the immigration system we have now, if enforced, broken? except for the fact that the borders are not maintained and illegals sent back immediately…It worked fine before (when my grandparents came via Ellis Island)all the illegals were granted amnesty, the first time. That didn’t work, it just made things worse.

  • http://tinatrent.com/ Tina Trent

    To say that the left created the healthcare crisis is a reach too far. It’s a creation of many hands across the political and economic spectrums, and a primary one being nobody, just the vast expansion of expensive and effective medical interventions over the last forty years. Even Obamacare is not just a leftist invention — all those insurance execs and other interested parties cry a good line about that briar patch they ended up in. Socialism is often imposed by the wealthy.

    • windywillows357

      Thanks for the laugh this morning.

    • sundance69

      Talk about people living in a bubble, yours is about to burst. The average American “low-information” voter has no idea how insurance rates are calculated. Each state has an insurance commissioner and those commissioners set the policy coverage’s for that state. They dictate what is to be covered and what is not and that sets the premium amounts. If an insurance company cannot make money according to those guidelines set by the commissioners then they have to elect not to do business in that state and that’s going under the assumption they were invited to bid on that states business in the first place. What business, any business is not in the business of making money. The Republicans want to put competition back on the plate by letting these companies compete across state lines for business and stop these set in stone guidelines. That’s why insurance rates vary so much from state to state, there is no competition for their business unless they are approved to do business in that particular state. This plus tort reform to stop these frivolous lawsuits would drive insurance rates down and doctors and hospitals can get back down to doing what they due best, taking care of patients instead having to CTA at every corner. Do you have any idea how many unnecessary tests and procedures are performed just to have their a–es covered in case they get sued. Do this and watch rates start to tumble. Competition plays a big part in business and healthcare is a business.

      • CowboyUp

        Tort reform won’t happen until we have single payer, if the dp has their way. Then it will happen so fast it’ll make your head spin. Ambulance chasers are one of the dp’s biggest and most consistent donors.

        I really don’t see how the federal government can use the interstate commerce clause to regulate health insurance, when they outright prohibit it from being sold interstate, but they do. Like the illegal immigration crisis, the health care crisis is an intentional man made disaster.

  • wildjew

    Ben, I mean not disrespect. Has it occurred to you, God could be judging this nation? Obama is the instrument of God’s judgment?

    • doindoubleduty

      Obama isn’t worthy of being God’s instrumentation. More likely the devil.

      • wildjew

        If you read the Bible, God used evil peoples and nations to judge His people. God brought ruthless, evil men upon His own people when they fell into sin. There are no doubt God-fearing people here in the United States. Israel is God’s people. Is the United States God’s people?

    • timpottorff

      You are right. God was never taken by surprise by Obama’s election.

  • Doc

    There Demonic only one driven by evil can they want control to destroy look at there personal lives God haters one and all

  • antisharia

    Banana republic, here we come.

    • ca1

      weez here……

  • DontMessWithAmerica

    If ever there were politicians deserving of the gallows anywhere in the world, Obama and company need to be first up.

    • timpottorff

      I’ve had that same thought many times. I am amazed that we as a society have sunk this low. The average voter is so unaware and maybe even apathetic about the choices they have incrementally made. We are going the way of Europe and losing our freedoms on a daily basis. The universities are full of leftist thinking from the sixties and our college students soak up all of this leftist dogma as ‘progressive’,’enlightened’ thinking. Then there is the elitist media that protects anything on the Left.
      Obama should be impeached but with a complicit media and a Democrat Senate and Eric Holder….it will never get very far.

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    • ron44

      same thought here..treason. sedition, corruption. They have lost or had billions misplaced or stolen right out of the federal reserve i think. To much money to count..Bet their trips to Europe had contacts in Switzerland/

  • nimbii

    It is something the next senate and the next president president cannot reverse.
    It is permanent and destructive. And Dems don’t care as long as they win.

  • carpe diem 36

    “They used elevating costs as an excuse to push Obamacare and elevate taxes.”
    this is not how I remember it. Obama kept saying that 30 million Americans go without health insurance and that is why he rammed Obamacare down the country’s throat. Now that there are probably more than 30 million without health insurance we see the disaster, but he is still on his Thrown.

  • dennis x

    Let me type slow so you teabaggers may understand. If an unaccompanied minor from anywhere in South America except Mexico crosses into the US that minor must be processed and an attempt made to place that child with relatives. That is per the law established by bush in 2002. Now you cry that the President doesn’t follow the law and you cry when he does. There’s a pattern here, stop playing the victim.

    • donqpublic

      Well, let me type slow so you gonad suckers can appreciate: that change in the law was done in 2008, not 2002, by a democratic congress (elected in 2006) and signed by Gorge Bush, a congress who apparently couldn’t find the time between 2008 and 2010 to pass the “Dream Act” (code for amnesty) for Barack the Magnificent. Damn, there’s a sucker born every second. Why pass a law when you can change it by default or not enforce it while being the clown in the White House? Of course, being black and Barack has an advantage over Jimmy Carter who had to smile all the time to hide the stretch marks.

      • dennis x

        Signed by? End of story.

    • fistdeyuma

      It did not take long for some foolish Liberal to come here yelling his myths and blaming Bush now did it?

      • ca1

        yep! and i’ve HAD IT!…

    • Roscoe

      I believe it was Clinton who originally signed the law. It’s a Bill Clinton law that’s titled The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000.

      It was intended to offer protection to illegal aliens in the US
      who’ve been the victims of human trafficking. The bill has been renewed
      four times since 2000, and that is the legislation actually being used,
      actually being cited as the authority for allowing these unaccompanied
      children to stay. In 2008, Joe Biden sponsored a renewal that was
      rammed through Congress during December. It was actually Christmas of
      2008.

    • Gislef

      Who is crying when Obama follows that law?

    • ca1

      wow, way to speak like an adult, x…. you lost me at “tea baggers”… what intelligent, thinking person says that to an audience to introduce his point? x, you’re a foolish troll who says nothing worth reading… go back to your huffpo board…… waddadope…..

    • donS2

      That was actually written by our Communist Senator Chucky Schumer I believe. If not by him some Leftist who probably was itching for the chance to use it to finish destroying this Country.

  • BS77

    SHUT THE BORDER. DEPORT ILLEGALS.

  • bug in AZ

    We have abondoned our God…..read the Bible and see what happened to Israel when they turned their hearts from God…..sound familiar????

  • Roscoe

    “A nation can survive its fools,and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the galleys, heard in the very hall of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor—he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and their garment, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation—he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city—he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.”

    ~Marcus Tullius Cicero, Born January 6, 106 BC, Murdered December 7, 42 B.C.

    • faithandhonor

      Love Cicero. Oh, for a Cicero today. Of course, he was offed by the PTB in his time as well.

  • tickletik

    Ben Shapiro does have a sense of how the left destroyed the nuclear family, but he does not understand all the tactics at work. This is because Mr. Shapiro, like most conservatives including nearly everyone here has adopted much of the feminist mindset without realizing it.

    I suggest people read up on http://dalrock.wordpress.com, especially Christian conservatives. There is so much to be said on this subject but no one says it better.

    And to understand just a little of what I am driving at, I invite everyone to read this article here http://alphagameplan.blogspot.co.il/2014/07/female-education-is-dysgenic.html

    The science is in. There are real consequences to what we have done with women in our country. Those consequences are so severe and absolute, that even if we do not choose to correct it, I guarantee that the problem will “self correct” in a generation or two.

    And by “self correct” I mean that those societies that choose to continue burying their heads in the sand regarding these issues, will find themselves with weaker, less intelligent offspring, and far fewer of the same, with a collapsed economy and a horde of hungry upstarts waiting to throw them out.

  • cheechakos

    “The left destroyed the nuclear family by incentivizing women to give birth out of wedlock. When out-of-wedlock births exploded, they used that as an excuse to elevate federal spending, elevate taxes and disestablish marriage between a man and a woman as a moral standard.”

    And to promote and expand PP and abortion mills

  • Ellman48

    Let’s hope that “Remember Murrieta” becomes the same kind of battle cry that “Remember the Alamo” once was. There are only 2 ways to stop the Master of Disaster: (1) impeach him, or (2) have a grassroots rebellion. The Congress, the courts, the MSM, the pundits will not make ANY difference!

  • Ginger Li

    There’s a common MO here. The left hobbles an economic sector incrementally to the point where it needs a major solution. This is the opportunity the lib-fascists take, with the media’s hysterical assistance, to gin up the need for a major ‘solution’ which sometimes takes the form of a gov’t take over, taxpayer bailout with massive new regs and gov’t interference and/or some other major wreckage to follow.

    The examples are innumerable: Savings and loans, mortgage, healthcare, health insurance, education, legal immigration, trade, private sector industry, energy production, etc. the list is endless. Wrecking our financial system according to Cloward/Piven is their immediate goal.

    They don’t ever get tagged for the mess they purposely created since their
    ‘intentions’, as perceived by the witless, were so good. In fact, they are
    looters, pillagers and brigands – and ultimately, tyrants. They ultimately want
    to seize this nation’s vast natural resource wealth which they forbid us from
    developing.

    This country is already a semi-fascist state, ruled by the elites for their
    exclusive interests. If they are not stopped, this country will be just another
    t*rd world nation, ruled by the elites and owned by foreign interests.

  • Ginger Li

    There’s a common MO here. The left hobbles an economic sector incrementally to the point where it needs a major solution. This is the opportunity the lib-fascists take, with the media’s hysterical assistance, to gin up the need for a major ‘solution’ which sometimes takes the form of a gov’t take over, taxpayer bailout with massive new regs and gov’t interference and/or some other major wreckage to follow.

    The examples are innumerable: Savings and loans, mortgage, healthcare, health insurance, education, legal immigration, trade, private sector industry, energy production, etc. the list is endless. Wrecking our financial system according to Cloward/Piven is their immediate goal.

    They don’t ever get tagged for the mess they purposely created since their
    ‘intentions’, as perceived by the witless, were so good. In fact, they are
    looters, pillagers and brigands – and ultimately, tyrants. They ultimately want
    to seize this nation’s vast natural resource wealth which they forbid us from
    developing.

    This country is already a semi-fascist state, ruled by the elites for their
    exclusive interests. If they are not stopped, this country will be just another
    t*rd world nation, ruled by the elites and owned by foreign interests.