Conservatives and liberals alike look to far flung shores for the biggest threats to our national security with good reason. No enemy we face is more dedicated to our destruction than Islamic Expansionists and resurgent communism worldwide has again begun to wage war against American world dominance. But these threats, as real as they are, need to gain entrance to our country to truly achieve their ends and it is through the collapsing Mexican state that they will find purchase. As they do, other threats emanating from within the hollow state of Mexico are even now exacting a heavy toll in American blood, land and economic health.
Mexico is a problem that has been left to fester on our border for decades and the Left has exploited this war zone to pursue their corrupt anti-American agenda. Right now there is no battlefront more important to the continued existence of America than the southern border. Here are just seven reasons why:
7. Narco-Cults Have Spread from Mexico into Most Major Metropolitan Areas
Most famous and brutal among these is the now infamous cult of the Holy Death or Saint Death, better known as Santa Muerte. I’ve long argued a connection between the Santa Muerte Cult and the Matamoros murders committed by the coven of Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo, but Santa Muerte cultists are thought to be involved in many more murders both in the U.S. and in Mexico. In 1989 when police busted Constanzo’s coven, they had committed 14 confirmed ritual murders.
That same year there were 74 confirmed ritual murders in Mexico city.
Santa Muerte worship has exploded along the border states but has also made inroads into any area where there is a large illegal population or drug activity, traveling as far north as Chicago and New York. Because the cult has no central theology, the worship of Saint Death is transmitted by professional “practitioners” to followers who are largely drug dealers and other criminals. They are, according to Dr. Tony Zavaleta, fanatics who have committed murder to appease their goddess. More importantly, the worship of Saint Death has diffused into many traditions without losing the rituals that define it. Thus the cult’s members range from MS-13 members, who have an unusually high concentration of Santa Muerte devotees, to professional Witches, who may or may not work on the periphery of the criminal underground, to thrill seeking suburbanites.
Unlike the mythical satanic cults of the 80s and 90s, the Santa Muerte cults are criminal enterprises that represent an actual threat to Americans. A man was beheaded by cultists in Chandler, Arizona by a group of illegal immigrants who had been seen burning candles and using spirit boards. Police are reluctant to call the murder a ritual crime but will not deny that it is. A woman named Angela Sanford stabbed a lover of hers 13 times in what police think was a ritual sacrifice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At one time a Wiccan police officer found that Sanford had listed the victim on her phone as “sacrifice” and local Wiccans maintain she gave up Wicca to practice “traditional” witchcraft. Across the border in Mexico, murder victims are routinely decapitated and their heads given as an offering to the goddess of death.
We often say the Left does not understand Islamic imperialism because they don’t understand a religion driven by fanaticism to a cause. But all Americans are guilty of underestimating the growing power of Santa Muerte in our cities and border states, and the murder and mayhem they bring with them.