Dr. Fauci grossly misrepresented the mortality rate of #COVID-19 to Congress in February. The mortality rate is the percentage of those infected that will die. Doctor Fauci said that the mortality rate in China was 3-4%, implying that percentage would die. It has also been estimated that 50-70% of the population would catch the disease. These numbers can vary with conditions from place to place and the calculation depends on actually knowing how many people have been infected, which they didn’t know, but Fauci didn’t explain that. He just let people believe that those could be relatively hard numbers. If you do the arithmetic, Fauci is implying here that about 5-7 million Americans would die. This put the public into a panic, where most would accept almost anything to avoid it.
Right now, most Americans are living under what amounts to a police state where the government dictates the most minor aspects of your life, while the nation is being bankrupted. They tell you that you have to sacrifice your basic rights for the good of others, whether it is logical or not, just do what you’re told. You’re not supposed to question it because people will die, if you do, they say. What a perfect tool for socialist propaganda and brainwashing this is.
The Asian flu pandemic killed about 100,000 Americans in 1957-1958. Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the COVID-19 pandemic may turn out to be, if not like a severe flu season, then like the relatively minor Asian flu pandemic in 1957 or the Hong Kong pandemic in 1968. The Asian flu was handled in that time without media fearing-mongering, panic and hysteria. There was no socialist distancing or economy-crushing, national shutdowns. The medical authorities, media and politicians tried to reassure the public, not bully them, put them under house arrest and panic them into blindly accepting the regimentation of the most minute details of their daily lives.
A vaccine for the Asian flu was developed in about 3 months, even before the virus had reached the United States. Now, with COVID-16 they are saying development of a vaccine will take at least 18 months, if it happens at all. This means the vaccine will be ready long after the virus has done most of its damage. At that time, there was a lot less bureaucratic red-tape involved in developing vaccines. Certainly, they could cut through the red tape now, if they felt that it was a serious crisis and really wanted to do so.
The problem is our politicians, medical authorities and media do not want to deal with this current pandemic in a practical manner. They would rather use it to advance various political, financial and social-engineering agendas. As corrupt politicians say, never let a crisis — or a pandemic — go to waste.
Las Playas is a beach neighborhood of Tijuana, which is on the border and a hot spot for open-borders political activity. This is where Enrique Morones, founder of the Border Angels, had his so-called refugee shelter, called the “Embajada Migrante shelter”. Morones is internationally know and was a frequent guest on national talk shows, such as Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News.
Enrique and the new management of the Border Angels had a public spat recently about plans o close his shelter on the beach in La Playas.
There was a dramatic mural of the Border Angel wings on the side of the building and a sign with their logo was above the door. This is the way it looked last Fall (of 2019).
In March of 2020, the wall has been repainted and all traces of the Border Angels removed as seen in this second photo.
The new management of Border Angels closed the shelter, saying that it’s not in livable condition. Morones was known for charging those “refugees” and illegal border crossers, who stayed there, daily rent.
It appears that he used the space mainly for propaganda purposes and for storage and probably charged a couple dollars rent per day to encourage fake refugees and illegal crossers not to move in and, if they did, not to stay too long.
Dr. Fauci and two co-authors published a letter on March 26, 2020 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In the article, linked below, he states that COVID-19 may turn out to be comparable in numbers of deaths to a seasonal flu or similar to two relatively minor flu pandemics in 1957 and 1968. The regular flu has killed up to 80,000 per year in the US and kills about 500,000 globally every year.
According to current projections, Covid-19 is expected to kill about one-third as many per million as these earlier flu pandemics, cited by Fauci. Such extreme measures, as today, were not taken in the US due to these two earlier pandemics, even though relatively speaking they were three times as fatal (per million population) as Covid-19 is projected to be.
This new estimate is much less than our hysterical media and subject-matter experts had earlier led us to believe. In the beginning of this historic, media-fueled panic, the numbers being cited implied that potentially millions would die in the US and tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, globally. Instead of a fatality rate of around 2% to 5%, as earlier, now Fauci is saying the death rate may be closer to only 0.1% of the number infected. (See excerpt of his paper below.)
Fauci explained this to his scientific colleagues that early estimates of the seriousness of the disease may have been grossly exaggerated, but he never explained this to the general American public. He just regurgitated to Congress the numbers from WHO, around 3-4%. He never provided his own opinion published in this paper. Of course, our lying, propagandist media has never reported and explained it to the public, either.
“On the basis of a case definition requiring a diagnosis of pneumonia, the currently reported case fatality rate is approximately 2%. In another article in the Journal, Guan et al. report mortality of 1.4% among 1099 patients with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19; these patients had a wide spectrum of disease severity. If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.“
The U.S. has experienced a number of minor pandemics before that people do not remember very well, such as those mentioned above by Fauci, as well as, the Swine Flu and others even more forgettable. Who remembers the Sika pandemic, which I believe is still on-going? Most pandemics have not turned out to be apocalyptic events as people made this one out to be early on. The pandemic we all remember is the Spanish flu of 1918, but this is not the Spanish flu. The Spanish flu killed about 30 times as many Americans per million, as Covid now is projected to kill.
The real “uncharted waters” that we are navigating is the idea of shutting down much of our entire national economy for months at a time and living on borrowed money that we cannot afford in response to a relatively minor pandemic. Though there have been pandemics in the past, we have never done some of these things before in the U.S. and it could well lead to an economic disaster, from which it will be difficult to recover.
An economic collapse can cause many more deaths in a number of ways than a minor pandemic. Just as one prime example, suppose our enemies are tempted by our weakness and we have to fight a major war, but we are not economically prepared to do that? Fauci and other medical experts are not infallible little gods, as they are being held up to be, that we should have to follow unconditionally, without question or consideration of other factors, such as the huge impact nationwide restrictions could have on the economy and the general health and well-being of Americans.
Yet, Covid-19 can be more traumatic than the seasonal flu in some specific areas, because the larger numbers of deaths caused by the pandemic occur in very large, densely-populated cities in a short period of time, such as the tragedy currently playing out in New York or the one earlier in Milan, Italy, not to mention Wuhan. This is apparently because conditions are optimal in mega-cities for the rapid spread of the virus and there is thought to be no immunity yet to this new mutation of the Corona virus. Even though it may not be significantly more fatal than the flu, it can produce an inordinate number of deaths in one place, overwhelming the hospitals.
On the other hand, deaths due to the seasonal flu are generally more dispersed and distributed around the entire country, because the population has built up some immunity to common flu strains. So, these common flu strains do not make such a dramatic impact in certain places, locally. The seasonal flu is less likely to overwhelm the hospitals — though it does occur — and also does not make such sensational, scary news stories.
One-size-fits-all is not a rational strategy in this case. The same restrictive policies necessary in New York or Milan are probably not necessary in areas such as the much less densely populated Wyoming and South Dakota and may not be necessary in California or especially in the less urban parts of California, either. Conditions vary state-by-state and county-by-county within states. Some of the more draconian policies such as quarantining healthy people are just wrong-headed, probably anywhere.
Some countries and other local political entities are developing ways to deal with the Wuhan corona pandemic, without government-dictated formal lockdowns causing so much economic disruption and trampling on peoples rights as individuals. At the bottom of these posts are some links. I will try to keep this post updated regarding status and new developments for non-lockdown developments. Please send me or post in the comments any other relevant links.
There should not be, but there is a political aspect to this. Leftists and anti-Americans may not have a problem with the prospect of the economy collapsing and more government control, while American patriots want to see the economy remain strong and our individuals rights upheld at the same time.
The argument for total lockdown is that the health care system could become overwhelmed and collapse if COVID-19 spreads to quickly.
Those against lockdowns, say only the high-risk persons should isolate themselves and those at low risk should go about their daily business, pretty much as usual. In that way group immunity, aka “herd immunity”, would build up faster.
The pandemic will not stop until about 50-60% of the people have been infected and have immunity, achieving group immunity. An outbreak is like a fire and group immunity means that there is not enough fuel (people without immunity) to sustain the fire and it will die out. It will not be totally eliminated, but will become more like a seasonal flu.
The health care system and insurance companies, themselves, depend on the economy. If the economy collapses insurance companies and hospitals will go bankrupt, too, and that can also contribute to collapse of the healthcare system. The $2 trillion dollar bailout, which we already cannot afford, could be the first of many required. We have to borrow the money and even our national credit has limits.
In the absence of a vaccine there is no simple and easy solution, but all the possibilities should be considered. Millions of people around the world will die, before a vaccine is ready, if one even becomes available. Different approaches may be more suitable for different areas of the country and the world. As faster and easier testing becomes more available, it may be easier to lift lockdowns and avoid future lockdowns. Coming increased production of ventilators will also help avoid lockdowns.
South Korea “flattened the curve” without any lockdown by developing their own quick testing method. They did contact tracing and widely tested and then quarantined those who tested positive for COVID-19. Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong are also taking or attempting to take a no lockdown approach.
The response to COVID-19 will probably go down in history as one of the greatest mass panics and hysterias of all time. It’s a hysteria like the Y2K panic, but with much worse consequences than Y2K had. Government officials are forcing everyone to stay at home to avoid the virus, but they risk creating another Great Depression, if not worse.
People also die when they don’t have a job and can’t afford to feed and take care of their families. (Starvation has a 100% fatality rate.) National, state and city governments should stop the insanity of lock-downs and allow people to go back to work, unless they belong to one of the categories that are at high risk of dying from the disease. Those at high risk should just isolate themselves at home for a few weeks. The spread of the disease will be over in a few weeks, when the population develops a herd immunity. That would be when about 50% of the population has been exposed to the disease. Then the high-risk people can come out of isolation again and we can all go back to a normal life.
If you remember, people thought the world was going to stop when the new millennium rolled over on New Year’s Eve 1999, because all the computers in the world would go haywire, due to the date change, they claimed. All of our defense systems were thought to be at risk of going down and leaving us vulnerable to a nuclear attack. In the end virtually, nothing happened. Our leadership was virtually all wrong.
The corona virus as a cold virus. COVID-19 is producing more deaths than a standard flu season, because it is somewhat more contagious than the flu, though not nearly as contagious as some other much worse diseases, like smallpox. Humanity did survive smallpox for centuries, without shutting the world down.
The impact of COVID-19 is being much overestimated, because no one knows how many people contract the disease, but never go to a doctor, because they have only slight symptoms or no symptoms at all. If a person reports that he has the disease he will be quarantined for several weeks and that is a big incentive for many people not to report that they have the disease.
The fatality rate is often said to be about 2%, but that would be 2% of the number of cases that have been reported to doctors. Probably the real fatality rate will be much less than 1%, because most people with the disease do not go to a doctor, but just recover on their own, as most do when they catch the flu. That would mean it would not be so much worse than a normal flu season.
They talk about not collapsing the health care system, but the system will not collapse, if the most vulnerable people shelter at home for a few weeks. Everyone does not have to be forced to stay home and the economy does not have to be put in a depression.
This cannot go on for long. Citizens need to rise and stop this insanity as quickly as possible. This means by voicing your opinion, not anything physical. All of these politicians who are currently strangling our economy due to irrational fear, should be turned out of office and their political careers ended.
Hanlon’s razor states, “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” Whatever their motivations, if the economy collapses, it may bring on a much more authoritarian system in the U.S. and globally. We know that some of or our political elite would like to emulate the Chinese dictatorship.
The Trump administration is already reportedly requesting that they should be allowed to detain persons in national emergencies — such as we have now — indefinitely without due process.
The new corona virus, COVID-19 does not appear to be stoppable at this point. It has escaped control around the world. Estimates are that a vaccine cannot be expected for 14 months or longer. There is no guarantee that a vaccine will be available even in 14 months. Even if a vaccine is developed in 14 months, it will take much more time to mass produce it and vaccinate the population.
The proposal is for people at low-risk to voluntarily expose themselves intentionally to the virus and isolate themselves in order to develop a so-called “herd immunity”. Many healthy individuals have slight symptoms or no symptoms at all when they contract the COVID-19 virus. For others, it’s no worse than they average flu.
Some cities are already in a Chinese-police-state-like lockdown and the economy is probably headed for depression. They are talking about locking down the whole nation. In 14 months, if we do nothing, the panic will build, we will have a collapsed economy, massive unemployment and there will likely be bloody rioting in the streets, if not outright revolution.
About 3-12 million people can be expected to die in the United States, unless we spend 14 months in a Chinese-style lock-down and a vaccine is developed sometime next year. The higher number would be if the health system collapses, which is very possible.
NOTE: Probably these numbers above are very much inflated, because many — probably the great majority — of the cases of COVID-19 cold are not reported to doctors, because the case is too minor with little or no symptoms.
With this particular virus somewhere around 50% of the population has to have immunity to stop the exponential spread of the virus. Lock-down of cities and states may work as a circuit breaker, but it will not eliminate the virus. If the restrictions are removed, the virus will just come right back.
To develop herd immunity in this case, you need around 50% of the people to have been exposed or vaccinated, but even a lower percentage would still help in slowing the spread of the virus.
We still don’t know whether COVID-19 is seasonal or not. It should soon become pretty obvious, whether it is, or not. If transmission slows down greatly during the summer in northern latitudes, we would have about 6 months respite to deliberately infect and isolate as many people as possible, in order to build up herd immunity before the next season hits.
At this time the politicians are gambling that they will have a vaccine in 14 months. What happens if they roll the dice and we lose 14 months later?
Those that volunteer to self-infect could plan ahead to do it, get financial aid and help in obtaining food and drug deliveries. It would be better than sending a couple thousand dollars to every person in the country for no benefit at all in controlling the virus.
Infecting people to ameliorate the effects of a virus has been done for more than 200 years, since people were intentionally exposed to cow pox to make them immune to the related smallpox virus. More recently, until the early 1960’s, children were intentionally infected with diseases such as measles and chicken pox, because there was a belief that it would be a benefit to do it early.
Maybe they should be passing out do-it-yourself, self-infection and isolation kits at drive-throughs all over the country. If low-risk people could infect themselves at home and isolate themselves for two weeks, they should have immunity without causing anyone else to be infected. Low-risk persons infecting themselves, should not be a threat of overwhelming the health-care system, because they probably won’t need hospitalization.
If 50% of the population would do this, the disease would virtually disappear, millions of lives would be saved and we could get the economy back on track in a relatively short time.
Government officials, media and bloggers are spreading panic and hysteria about the new corona virus. It is a huge crisis, COVID-19 would eventually infect about 50-60% of the global population and kill maybe somewhere around 2 percent, if nothing is done about it. However, this is not unavoidable. Governments and individuals are taking measures against the disease, which may be very burdensome, but can be effective even without a drug treatment or vaccine.
Progress has been seen already in the first countries to be infected, such as China and South Korea. In China, for example, the daily new cases, daily deaths and active cases are all down in the last few weeks by 85-90% to a manageable level. Some would say China lies about their numbers, but the same kind of improvement is being seen in South Korea and will probably be seen in Europe soon.
Go to this link to see graphs about the state of the corona virus in different countries. Scroll down and click on the country name.
Daily new cases of COVID-19 on the decline.
The reproduction number “R0” is, the number of other persons on average that someone with the disease infects for a population that is no immunity to the disease and no extra measures are employed to stop the disease. R0 is a measure of how contagious the disease is. The higher R0 is, the higher the percentage of people will eventually get the disease and the faster it spreads, if it allowed to spread freely in a population that has no immunity and no treatment for the virus.
A R0 of 2-3 will result in about 50-67% of the population getting the disease. A R0 less than 1.0 will result in the disease decreasing and eventually dying out.
R0 is not a constant, absolute value, though. It depends on the setting. The disease can have different values in different countries or areas due to differences in population density, weather and other factors.
The effective reproduction number, called here “Reff” can be reduced by infected countries taking measures to not get the disease and to not pass the disease on to other persons. That is, mainly by being tested, when persons seem likely to have been infected, and isolating themselves when they know they have the disease. Tests are becoming a lot more readily available, so it will soon be much easier to test.
This is all based on statistics and averages. It not absolutely necessary that every single person be responsible. What matters is that the great majority of people in general act in a way that reduces Reff to be less than 1.0. That is, on average, a person passes the disease on to less than one other person. There are laws, though, that allow the Government to force people to be quarantined when they have a communicable disease.
Instead of spreading panic the government and media should be telling people that everyone can do something positive and the disease can be controlled, even without an effective drug treatment or a vaccine. Of course, it would be much better to have a drug treatment and/or vaccine which may eventually come.
It is reasonable to expect the disease in other countries, more recently infected with the virus, will level off in the next few weeks and even start to decline as is happening already in the first countries to be infected, China and South Korea.
However, the disease will not go away very easily and it will probably take a lot of attention, resources and even harsh measures by governments for a few years to keep it under control. It may be impossible to eliminate completely without a vaccine.
Pushing for removal of the statue is a coalition of Left-wing extremists. That is, anarchists, communists, neo-Marxists, La Raza racial ultra nationalists and followers of radical indigenous movement. One of the critics, Rafael Bautista, at a media conference in February proudly declared that he is a communist.
(To see related posts to this one, go to this link.)
Union the Barrio is actually the group that called for the statue to be removed. (See their letter at the bottom of this post.) The Union del Barrio has been described by Armando Navarro, author of Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztlan (page 517) as being ideologically Marxist and Ultra Nationalist. That is, they are racially ultra nationalist, in the sense of Jose Vasconcelos’ concept of a new “La Raza” mestizo race. Navarro is the former head of Chicano Studies at the U.C. Riverside and one of the original radicals of the Chicano Movement. So, Navarro has no bias against Union del Barrio. I know that one UdB member, Paul Aceves, declared on his Facebook page a couple of years ago that he was a communist. I believe many of the UdB members identify that way, whether they are as open about it or not.
They do not just want to remove the Columbus statue, but vindictively destroy it so no one else can ever use it. Probably, no one would oppose building a monument to the Kumeyaay Indians, but that is not their goal. They really want to destroy this memorial to an icon of Western Civilization, which they claim is white supremacist. However, Western Civilization is a tradition and a set of principles and ideas. Anyone can adopt the ideas of Western Civilization. It’s a state of mind, not a race.
Leftist extremists believe they should use propaganda to destroy western values, in order to create more socialist “Utopias”, like Cuba, Venezuela, communist China, the Soviet Union, the former East Germany, North Korea, etc., etc. That is what this is really all about.
The audio files from the two meetings of the Human Resources Committee on removing the Statue of Columbus are posted below.
HRC Meeting Audio
This is the second meeting on February 27, 2020, where the resolution to remove the statue was presented and approved for submission to the City Council. There was opposition at this meeting to the resolution.
This is the first meeting on January 23, 2020, where it was proposed to remove the Columbus statue and decided to prepare a resolution for the City Council to consider. There was no opposition at this meeting. The Human Resources Committee is a very political committee, which should not occur in city government. Clearly, the politics of the committee members is also far-left and for that reason they are so receptive to the neo-Marxist and Chicano/indigenous racial identity ideology of Union del Barrio.
Initial Letter of Complaint from Union del Barrio
Some of our local media falsely reported that several “American Indian Groups” wrote a letter to Chula Vista officials, demanding that the statue of Columbus in Discovery Park in Chula Vista be removed. However, this letter was not sent by Indians, but by the extremist Union del Barrio group. The logo on the letter is an Aztec knight, the symbol of Union del Barrio. It is very ironic that the Aztecs were one of the most cruel and brutal societies in world history, yet, UdB complains about a Columbus statue, intended only to inspire Hispanic kids and all kids to have some ambition and to achieve sometime great. Sadly, some want to teach the children in Chula Vista only to feel like bitter, resentful victims.
Mayor Casillas Salas – firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilmember John McCann – email@example.com
Councilmember Jill Galvez – firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilmember Stephen C. Padilla – email@example.com
Councilmember Mike Diaz – firstname.lastname@example.org
John McCann, a Navy veteran, is solidly against destroying the Columbus Statue and has already taken a strong public stand. Thank him and help support him. I don’t know what Galvez and Diaz are thinking, but I believe they both have the reputation of leaning conservative and it seems very possible that they may vote to keep the Columbus statue. If so, with McCann’s probably vote, that would be a majority.
During the Drag Queen Story Hour fracaso, Mayor Salas and Stephen Padilla have clearly shown that they will actively and publicly support a polarizing, neo-Marxist provocation. We can hope they will have a change of heart, but they may be unlikely to vote to keep the Columbus statue. Please do not send offensive emails to them or anyone else, though. That would just be used against those who would like to see the Columbus monument remain where it is. It would be helpful, though, if you respectfully send all of the council members your strongly-held opinion.
The statue has been vandalized multiple times in a felonious way. Destroying the statue will reward this criminal behavior and encourage more criminal behavior.
A lot of the charges they make against Columbus are hearsay and/or most probably spun out of thin air. Someone, who achieves something as extraordinary as Columbus did, makes a lot of enemies. After more than 500 years, he still has enemies, who are still insanely jealous of his accomplishments.
Bartholmew de las Casas was his chief critic. He wanted to be appointed by the Spanish Crown to be in charge of the Indians. So, he had a political motivation to slander Columbus.
Also, there was something called the “Black Legend”, which refers to propaganda made by the British against Spain. Columbus probably became the target of that propaganda, also. This coalition of extremists present all of these myths and stories as 100% true in order to slander and propagandize. One woman at the media conference, held by the Knights of Columbus, even blamed Columbus for starting domestic violence!
It’s been said that the easiest lies to make or about a place that no one has been or a time that no one has experienced. The New World during the time of Columbus was both of these. There were few witnesses and it happened over 500 years ago. The details of what actually occurred were not documented very well.
Columbus cannot defend himself, however, his reputation has survived for more than 500 years and it will survive the petty attacks of a few communists, mestizo racialists and anarchists. Whatever monuments they manage to have removed and destroyed will be replaced and more will be added at the next 600-year celebration of the Discovery of America in 2092. No one will remember what this small, resentful, hateful group of leftist extremists and Chicano racialists may have done in the year 2020.
Rafael Bautista, a self-discribed communist and critic of Columbus, displaying his IQ.
Ironically, Enrique Morones, the founder of the Border Angeles has denounced the nonprofit that he founded for not protecting illegal border crossers. The article below was posted by Zeta, a newspaper in Tijuana. The English translation of the article is below the link to the original article in Spanish.
Morones was put on 6 months paid leave in 2019 and was removed from the non-profit in November of that year. It is not publicly known exactly why he was removed from the organization that he founded in 1986 and built into a well-known brand name, but the separation was evidently not on friendly terms.
This current controversy over the “Migrant Embassy” seems to be a fairly transparent attack on the new management of the Border Angels. The Migrant Embassy has never seemed to be a serious shelter, but used more as a prop to make it appear Morones was helping illegal border crossers. Those staying there even had to pay rent.
“Gente Unida” is a defunct organization, founded by Morones about 12-13 years ago that Morones is attempting to resurrect and make active again. Morones is now competing with his former nonprofit for donor funds. So, discrediting the new management of the Border Angles would be helpful for his new nonprofit.
Morones has been a frequent guest on conservative talk shows. To see an interview of him by Tucker Carlson of Fox News, go to this link.
Founder denounces that ‘Border Angels’ now not protecting migrants
The association that historically was dedicated to protecting migrants, Border Angels, has completely changed its mission, some of it’s members charged, among which is its founder Enrique Morones.
When demonstrating this Saturday in Tijuana, activist Hugo Castro, a member of the same organization, said that on February 21, around 9:00 p.m., a woman arrived at the “Migrant Embassy” shelter, located on the Paseo Costero, in Playas de Tijuana, to try to take out the migrants who were staying in said property.
The woman identified herself as “Lorena” and presented a card from the current director of “Border Angels” while asking people to leave the place because they would be taken to another site.
Fortunately in the shelter was Esperanza Lozano, director of “Migrant Embassy”, who did not allow migrants to be evicted, said Hugo Castro; And stressed that these migrants have experienced extreme violence in their countries of origin, are survivors of kidnappings, and have physical conditions.
‘It is not fair that for years the doors have been opened to support the shelters, as a human rights defender I feel somewhat used,’ said Hugo Castro.
The complainant also noted that ‘Border Angels’ received donations of $57K, that was going to be used to improve the facilities of ‘Migrant Embassy’, but the resource has not been delivered.
‘Border Angels’ was founded by activist Enrique Morones, who left the organization last year, and since then a number of changes have been noted. Morones said that what happened on February 21 forced him to come to this border city to denounce the change of mission of the association.
He explained that ‘Border Angels’ is based in San Diego, California. Its board of directors was made up of 11 people, however, many have already resigned. He considered that those who still form the board of the association only seek to earn money.
Enrique Morones also explained that in the last days two migrants drowned trying to cross via the ocean, and three women lost their lives trying to cross the hills, without ‘Border Angels’ denouncing it.
‘That is why I decided to come to Tijuana, I have had health problems, I do not go out so much, but it is very important to raise my voice and say that we demand justice, transparency, honesty and this is something that has not been seen,’ said Morones.
Both Hugo Castro, Enrique Morones and other members of ‘Border Angels’ and ‘Gente Unidos’ said they will continue to defend what is most important: migrants and their human rights.