Border Violence Spilling Into America?

If the reports of  all the border town violence between Mexico and the United States are making you hesitate about making a trip to South Padre Island, here are pictures of what is REALLY going on.  I decided to go and find out for myself how dangerous the streets have become in the closest border town called Brownsville, Texas. I must report that the situation is worse than you could ever imagine. The news media hasn’t even gotten to the real story. This is what I saw in Brownsville, TX. – RIGHT ON THE BORDER BETWEEN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES!

 

It is worse than you could have EVER imagined. The people in the downtown business district are terrified and only speak in muffled tones of the dangers that lurk in the streets. Notice the terrified lady in red protecting her head and face from the border violence happening in Brownsville, TX.

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People travel in groups now because they are terrified.

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Very few little old ladies cross the street anymore without aid. I caught this brave soul going it alone. I asked her name… she ran… well hobbled, but she tried to run.

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The town has been rendered immobile, helpless and no one comes outside anymore because of these… packs of  little baby hoodlums. Look at the threatening pose these guys take as they intimidate the city and cause people to cower and run at the sight of them.

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If the store owners don’t pay the “insurance due” to the little baby hoodlums, they know what will happen. They’ll be needing some new kneecaps soon, or ankles, looking at the height of this little guy.

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Suicide seems like the only option to some. These characters chose to just end it rather than face living with the terror of the little baby hoodlums.

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Only one thing can stop these little baby hoodlums from taking over the streets of America’s border towns…. Our brave soldiers in green… the United States Border Patrol. This is the border they are protecting. The Rio Grande River IS the Texas/Mexico border.

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This is the international bridge where “hundreds of people cross back and forth on a daily basis”. There were about 5 crossing when I was there.

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This is the border patrol before Obama… with its nice air-conditioned SUV’s running all the time on gas paid for with taxpayer-paid credit cards.

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 They just cruised all day long in those air-conditioned cruisers.

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This is the border patrol AFTER Obama.

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This is one of the beautiful downtown streets in Brownsville, TX.

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Brownsville has a rich history and you can find historical gems as you are doing some shopping downtown. The history is impressive here.

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Brownsville’s downtown has some really nice buildings.

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Sometimes, just what they sell makes them aesthetically appealing.

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The over two hundred year old cathedral was being painted today. This is purely Gothic architecture.

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One of my favorite trees is the purple tree at the cathedral.

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Aside from the beautiful architecture, the city abounds in beautiful flora. 

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This is a picture of a real neighborhood in Brownsville. It is really quiet and filled with families whose kids go to school. Most Hispanics down here see education as the only ticket to success. Family and religion are very important here as well. Downtown was really bustling with business, people were friendly and greeted each other with smiles and “Buenas tardes” (Good Afternoon), and it made for a really great day. There really was no excitement other than the beautiful things we saw like a purple tree and the palm-tree lined street right in the middle of downtown. The violence IN PARTS OF Mexico is real and real scary but I am giving you pictures taken today, 4/20/09, on this side of the border,  and as you just saw, I would have to make things up to get a scandalous story. I am sure parts of New York, Los Angeles and Houston are a bit dangerous as well. If it were not scandalous you wouldn’t see it in the news because people equate peace with the mundane. When I was younger, I thought life was supposed to be all about excitement and fun and that a peaceful life was boring and monotonous.  Now I know how many people would treasure a litte peace in their lives. Please, treat yourself to a trip to South Padre Island. If you are worried about the violence in Mexico, don’t travel to Mexico but there was NOTHING going on in the border town called Brownsville except for the great food, great people and the Gladys Porter Zoo, one of the best zoos in the nation, soon to be featured here.

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~ by islandprincess15 on April 20, 2009.

8 Responses to “Border Violence Spilling Into America?”

  1. Love this blog I’ll be back when I have more time.

  2. I went to Nuevo Progreso last Friday. There were not as many people crossing the boarder to go shopping as their usually is this time of year. I will say this, they are all willing to haggle more so than usual. Even before haggling, much of it has been marked down. There are great deals to be had. Yes, there was Mexican military standing inside the city with machine guns in hand. For some reason, it did not bother me as much as it had in the past.

  3. I love this blog!

  4. Hi, interesting post. I have been thinking about this issue,so thanks for sharing. I will definitely be coming back to your blog.

  5. Hi, nice post. I have been pondering this issue,so thanks for writing. I’ll probably be coming back to your blog. Keep up the good posts

  6. I used to live in South Padre in the early 80’s as a child and we used to go to Matamoros all the time for dinner and to buy beer and pottery. It looks more beautiful in Brownsville than I ever remember it being and am glad that you had a safe experience when you went for yourself, but this is a little misleading to people who think it is ok now to head that way and either vacation or just visit for whatever reason. I have family still there and a ranch about 60 miles from Laredo and even there you will find border related incidents that are only going to get worse! It has been over a year since this post, how would you say it is going now? Great blog and I will keep reading more…

  7. Despite current claims by the Obama Administration to the contrary, the border is NOT more secure and resourced than it has ever been. Most Americans know nothing of the Punitive Expedition or the Mexican Border Campaign which occurred 94 years ago and involved more than 100,000 National Guard and Regular Army troops. This was the opening act for American involvement in the Great War and acted as the catalyst to transform our military into a modern force.

    Here is a link to letters written by a National Guardsman on the Border exactly 94 years ago. Too bad our politicians are more interested in being politically correct than robustly defending the sovereignty of the United States.

    http://worldwar1letters.wordpress.com/2008/06/29/rio-grande-el-paso-southwestern-rr-tunnel-7281916/

  8. I would not go there now. I went a few months ago and people FREAKED. Apparently there had been a shootout the day before in the area I ventured to. I do NOT condone anyone going over there for ANY reason now.

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