Mexican nationalist socialist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has won the Mexican presidential election. His victory signals a new and dangerous chapter in U.S.-Mexico relations and dangers on the border.
Obrador is compared to Venezuela’s socialists Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro who have been extremely antagonistic toward the U.S., and who have wrecked the Venezuelan economy. The U.S. should be prepared for Obrador’s provocative and antagonistic behavior on its southern border.
He has said he will encourage Mexicans to swarm across the border into the U.S. because it’s a “human right”. This could mean greater, more organized efforts to overwhelm the border much in the same way Palestinians have tried to cross the Israeli border.
Obrador also might encourage Hispanics of Mexican descent to “rebel” against “American imperialism” in the name of global human rights. Many Chicano activists and professors already consider the southwestern U.S. “occupied Mexico, and Obrador could help to justify its “liberation”.
Yet another factor will be how the Spanish-language media, particularly Univision and Telemundo, cover Obrador’s relationship with the U.S. We have seen how Spanish-language media is mostly bias against and critical of President Trump’s border security efforts. Will they play the role of “5th Columnists” now?
Mexico has suffered from a national inferiority complex to America since 1820, which got worst as the U.S. grew and developed, and defeated Mexico in 1846. Since then, Mexico has not been a cooperative or an honest neighbor. With Obrador in charge, it will only get worse.
If there was ever a need for Texans and other U.S. citizens to be “America First”, now is the time. Democrats have declared their desire for lax and open borders, and their care more for illegal foreigners than the legal lawful American citizens…and that difference must be exposed so that local Democrats can’t hide.
Obrador’s election could signal the start of a “Mexican Manifest Destiny” that will impact on America politically, economically, and even socially.