You would think people would be more grateful for free stuff a host country is providing. Apparently, the food that Mexico is giving to those in the migrant caravan isn’t good enough for some.
When I was a teenager I lived out of broken down cars, slept in half-built buildings, and sometimes, literally in the dirt. I was homeless for years. I battled drug addiction, a gang that was being supplied by Mexican cartels, and hunger. There were times (too many to count) when I went without food for up to 3 days.
Going without food for that long, on a continuous basis, leaves you extremely weak. I remember one Summer, being so weak from lack of food, all I could do was lie in a broken down car I was living out of for weeks. Not once did I beg for food or money like many young people do today, though. Not once. I would rather starve than beg. So I did.
I escaped that life; the gang, the drugs, and the streets, long ago. I went back to school, got paid to run for governor. I did OK. In all that time on the streets, I was never not grateful when I was hungry & someone offered me something to eat. Never.
But apparently, some, when given something free to stave off hunger, aren’t happy with what they’re given.
According to the Daily Caller, one woman in the migrant caravan said the food she was given for free was for “pigs.”
“Six thousand Central American migrants have encamped in Tijuana, Mexico, waiting to enter the United States, legally or illegally.
The migrants are part of a thousands-strong migrant caravan that originated in Honduras. The caravan reached the American border with the assistance of charter buses and are now camped in Tijuana with no place to go as they apply for asylum at the American ports of entry.
President Donald Trump, who made the migrant caravan a critical part of the 2018 midterms messaging for the GOP, has hardened the southern border with armed soldiers and razor wire.
Deutsche Welle’s Spanish language channel, DW Español, traveled to Tijuana in order to interview some of the migrants living in the camps. A reporter asked one of the migrants how the living conditions were in the camp. The woman complained about the food she had been given in the camp, calling it food for “pigs” and saying she would “die of hunger” if she did not eat it.
“The truth is, the food that they’re handing out here is terrible,” the woman complained while holding up the food platter. “Look at what they’re giving us. Refried beans, as if they were feeding the pigs. And the truth is, we don’t have any other options. If we don’t eat this, we will die of hunger,” according to the Spanish translation of her answer.
Not everyone in Mexico is pleased with the caravan’s arrival.
“This is an invasion! We demand respect. We demand that our laws be followed,” protesters shouted Sunday, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Tijuana officials have called on the Mexican federal government to intervene to curtail the migrants flow into the city.”
I’m not sure what she expects for free. It’s not like she’s going to get a taco bowl from the Trump Tower Grill.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2016
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