Hmmm: Mexico’s New ‘Socialist’ President Slashes Govt Spending, Limits New Spending, & Funds Infrastructure

Big changes in Mexico in just 18 days, and while we’re on the topic, here’s another view about the real (as in evil) purpose of Trump’s border wall…

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (nicknamed “Amlo”) for all intents and purposes is a socialist.

He is also a globalist.

That said, check out what has happened in only 18 days since he took office:

  • “Deep cuts” to several ministries’ budgets (“ministries” are the “departments” in the US, like the Department of Homeland Security).
  • Allowing budget cuts to fund some much needed infrastructure spending.
  • Selling-off some of the government’s fleet of planes to reduce bloat.
  • Trying to cut salaries of top bureaucrats (think “swamp creatures”).


Imagine that.

Not only that, but Amlo promises to end what many Mexicans see as “excessive lifestyles of their rulers”.

What does “excessive lifestyles of their rulers” sound like?

It sounds a lot like the situation Americans find themselves in today, doesn’t it?

Besides what does that sound like, who does that sound like?

To me, that sounds like, well, nevermind, because I don’t want to get called a President Trump hater.

I’m not.

But don’t get it twisted – I’m not a President Trump liker either.

For now, I’m indifferent, although the more time that passes with America only getting worse, the more likely I am to think that our President is a Trojan Horse after all.

My gut is already telling me he is.

But formally, for me, the jury is still out on whether President Trump is a “good” guy or a “bad” guy.

Regardless of my understanding of our President, I really am indifferent in the end, because no matter what, I think this ship called the USS America is sinking, and when it gets bad enough, well, that’s when we get Civil War II, or bloody revolution, or whatever you want to call it.

I wish I didn’t see it like that.

But I digress.

Since we are on the topic of Mexico, I want to bring up something I have brought up before: The Wall.

Many months ago I argued that the Border Wall is actually designed to keep Americans in, and it is not designed to keep people out.

In fact, I even show emplacements of newly constructed gun towers in El Paso, Texas, conveniently disguised as “asthetic towers”:

Them ain’t no dang “aesthetic towers”.

Them’s gun towers!

And they are very strategically placed.

OK, “But Half Dollar, everybody knows you fell off your rocker long ago. You’re just some paranoid nutcase who drank a little too much of the conspiracy theory Kool-Aid!”.



I don’t think so.

Since thinking that way, I’ve come to find out, and I honestly had no prior knowledge of this, that although to a slightly less doom-n-gloomy extent,  Ron Paul said the same thing about the wall during one of his Presidential Campaigns:


Now here’s where it gets really crazy.

Just last week I was listening to a Peter Schiff podcast that Peter published on December 12th, and well, I’ve started the podcast at the correct timestamp, so just go ahead and have a listen to this for literally two minutes:


Granted, Peter has a much rosier view of the wall than I do, but it just goes to show you that I’m not the only one saying the wall is designed to keep Americans in.

Peter Schiff just said it now too!

So I’d like to propose a new theory, and I must play devil’s advocate to do so.

We know the false left/right paradigm is nothing more than a “divide and conquer” strategy the sheeple fall for, time and time again. We also know the “left”, “liberals”, “progressives”, or whatever you want to call them, will not be the ones pleading “build the wall”.

After all, they make up the globalist “open borders” point-of-view.

But the evil, corrupt Traitors in Washington, otherwise known as our “elected” officials, must build the wall.


For what’s coming soon to a formerly Land of the Free near you.

At best, the US will literally become one giant prison where the sheeple mistakenly think they are free.

At worst, well, you know the deal – FEMA Camps, rounding up of dissidents and shooting them in the face, depopulation agenda, etc.

Here’s where my theory comes in –

I’ll state it as question: What if President Trump’s main goal as President is to get his conservative, right-leaning base roused, angry, and fired-up, so much so that Trump’s base beats the “build the wall” drums, and that drum beating is then portrayed as something Americans wanted all along, so the wall must be built?

Secondarily, if that is President Trump’s main goal, then what does that make President Trump?


I don’t know.

I’m asking.

Let me come full-circle to “why all of this”, and “why now”?

I have this little theory of mine about places, and I developed this theory over many years, and after living in and observing many different places.

My theory works for pretty much any place – a nation, a city, a town, a state, etc.

The theory is simple: It basically qualifies the economy of any place, at present time, into one of three possible economic conditions.

Simply stated: The place is either falling, has fallen, or is getting up.

For example, if we hear “BlanketyBlankBlank City is closing its last remaining factory”, that would be an example of a city in the process of falling.

Let me ask some more questions.

Firstly, in what condition is the United States?

To me, the United States is falling.

Secondly, in what condition is Mexico?

To me, Mexico has already fallen.

What do “the United States is falling” and “Mexico has already fallen” mean?

It means that economic conditions can only get worse in the United States, and economic conditions can only get better in Mexico.

Are we seeing some initial evidence of that?

I think we are, as evidenced by the actions of Amlo in less than three weeks in office.

OK, “Hey Half Dollar, you’re just some open-borders liberal posing as a sound money guy! If you like Mexico so much, then why don’t you just go live there!”.

Ahh, yes.

The classic “if you don’t like it, just leave” argument.

But it misses the point.

Besides, I’m a US Constitution guy at heart.

I know where the sand is, and I know where I drew my line.

Back on track.

Here’s what we know:

  • Mexico is actually making government smaller, cutting government spending, and actually using spending cuts to fund infrastructure projects.
  • The United States is making government bigger, the government is spending more, and what happened to rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure anyway?

You see where I’m going with this?

Mexico is not saying they are going to Make Mexico Great Again, but rather, Mexico is simply trying to get better.

The United States sure is talking a lot, but we are doing nothing to Make America Great Again.

What is the solution?

There’s no solution.

It ends badly.

Americans will end up fighting and literally killing each other over every last available scrap or crumb. In other words, Americans will, by large, go down with the ship, and they will not go down gracefully, but instead fighting it out until the very end.

The border wall will thus have been built to keep people from fleeing a collapsing United States, and whether the optimistic outcome or the pessimistic outcome wins, either way, we all lose.

What are those two outcomes?

  1. They get the People’s guns, and the vile purge of Patriots and dissidents begins (pessimistic).
  2. They do not get the guns, and sometime down the line enough will have been enough, and America turns into a bloody mess a la Civil War 2 (optimistic).

To me, it seems like the collapse of the United States is coming.

It will be much more than just an economic collapse.

It will certainly get very nasty.

Stack accordingly…

– Half Dollar


About the Author

U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart has an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul dived into gold & silver in 2009 as a natural progression from the prepper community. He is self-studied in the field of economics, an active amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.

Paul’s free book Gold & Silver 2.0: Tales from the Crypto can be found in the usual places like Amazon, Apple iBooks & Google Play, or online at Paul’s Twitter is @Paul_Eberhart.