Ed Schweizer: Manufactured border crisis?

April 2, 2019

Editor: I recently got a call from a cousin who is one of the few members of our extended family still living west of the river. When we were kids, his city family used to visit my dad’s farm out in the country about thirty miles east of Los Angeles. He was upset and almost in tears recounting his visit to Uncle Bill’s farm, as he called it. He was in the area and feeling nostalgic. Of course the farm is long gone, replaced by housing tracts many years ago, but the house that my father and our grandfather built in 1945 is still there. As he stood by his car parked in front of the house, intending to take some photos, he suddenly found himself surrounded by a group of very scary, tattooed gang members. One of them, wielding a knife, speaking broken English, ordered my cousin to leave and never come back. When he tried to explain his presence, he was told that this was now “their” country. He fled, fearing for his life. Naw, there’s no border crisis. America will be just fine. California is showing us the way.

Ed Schweizer

Lake Havasu City