Roatan’s Beauty, Truth & Wisdom
Migrant caravan on street.
I recently attended a church service where we were asked to pray for “Honduran migrants on their way to chase their dream.” I for one decided to pray for someone much more forgotten in this tragedy: the children, spouses and families these migrants left behind. The irresponsible dreams of economic riches in faraway lands are nightmares for Honduran families left behind.

Few of us question the lack of responsibility in attempting a precarious journey like that. Even fewer discuss the toll it takes to bring up a child without a father or a mother. That youngster will most likely have low self-esteem, more likely will drop out of school, and more likely join some of Honduras’ notorious gangs. The absence of these migrants from home contributes to the destabilization of the already weak fabric of the Honduran society.

The migrant’s children are taken care of by extended family if they are lucky, or by gangs if they are not. The migrants pay thousands of dollars to travel to the US and that debt is guaranteed by families that stay behind.

Irresponsible dreams of economic riches in far away lands are nightmares for Honduran families left behind. Currently $10,000 is being raised on Roatan for the release of two Roatan residents, Elvis Gutierrez and his son, who have been kidnapped by the Zeta Cartel during their trek across Mexico. Sadly, payment of extortion money to kidnappers not only encourages further kidnappings, it also offers no guarantee that the victim will be released alive.

The life of Honduran migrants with no language or professional skills that do make it to US is far from easy. Many women end up working as cleaners, while men end up working at construction jobs and chicken slaughterhouses. These “dream chasers” are often paid off books, live in fear of immigration authorities and acquire no benefit of US social security pensions.

These migrations are a manufactured phenomenon.

The disintegration of Honduran families, the boom of street gangs and focus on material growth has caused a steady degradation of the fabric of Honduran society and rise in the Honduran security state. While violence terrorizes Hondurans at home, the armed to the teeth Honduran police and military patrol the streets and trolling facebook posts. That is just part of the emotional and economic cost paid, originating from disintegrated families and fractured communities.

According to World Bank, Honduras has the world’s ninth largest share of remittances as part of its GDP. In 2018 it reached 20.1% of the country’s GDP and continues to rise. Honduras has gradually joined the ranks of Haiti, South Sudan and Gaza as a place that exports its people as a resource. Honduran migrants bring more cash for government officials then coffee. Stateside companies like Western Union or Tyson Chicken benefit greatly from Honduran labor and remittances.

The systematic exploitation of Hondurans isn’t just happening due to incompetence and corruption, it is in its nature malevolent. These migrations are a manufactured phenomenon and migrants are being used to destabilize traditional, family centered societies and debase whatever remains of Western culture.

The central American migrant caravans’phenomena are organized by nonprofits, Pueblo sin Fronteras, and CARA, a coalition of four other NGOs (non-governmental organizations) three of which are funded by George Soros. Soros, a billionaire currency manipulator and revolutionary agitator, who uses his front groups to promote global social causes, useful to the oligarchs he serves. Soros’ NGOs have been promoting euthanasia and abortion since 1990s, drug legalization in the 2000s, and for the last seven years, the issue became open borders in selected countries: yes, for Europe and North America, but not Japan, Israel or Saudi Arabia.

In 2008 Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said at a Soros funded Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy conference held in Tegucigalpa: “Drug use ought to be legalized as a way to combat violence.” Soros has been part of the 2009 upheaval in Honduras and continues is interest in the present crisis.

While we are told that economic wealth is very important to our happiness, this is a lie. What makes us happy is family, fulfillment in our work and appreciation of our fellow neighbors and coworkers.

What we should be discussing, is not how to help Honduran economic migrants get to the US, but how to keep their skill, energy and family obligations here. Hondurans have found themselves as useful pawns in the global game of forced, coordinated population exchange.