Economic Cost of Closing Border: No Avocado Toast

Welcome to life in 2019.

After cutting off aid to Central American countries like Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, President Trump now says he wants to shutdown the Southern border in an effort to force Mexico to take the immigration crisis more seriously.

While I'm not a huge fan of this idea, I have to admit: the Left's argument against this policy is so ridicolous it's almost enough to make me side with Trump.

Sure, they could complain about the economic impact of shutting down the border or focus on the philosophical idea that we're a free nation and we should be allowed to come and go form our own country as as we choose, but instead the Left is choosing to focus on...

...Avocado toast.

A quick search of Twitter, the barometer of American political opinion, reveals Democrats and Leftist media hacks everywhere are furious over news that Steve Barnard, president and chief executive of Mission Produce, told Reuters, “You couldn’t pick a worse time of year because Mexico supplies virtually 100 percent of the avocados in the U.S. right now."

Steve says if we shutdown the border America will run out of avocado toast in just a matter of a few weeks.

That means no avocados for your deviled eggs, Cobb salad, Mexican inspired dishes and, most important, avocado toast.

Everyone panic! We need those avocados so we can slice them up and photograph them for our Instagram followers!

If we don't have avocados, we might be forced to smear cantaloupe on our toast. Or almond butter. Or some kind of flax seed.

Oh God no! Not flax seed!

MSNBC's Kyle Griffin told his 560,000 Twitter followers, "Americans would run out of avocados in three weeks if Trump shut down the border and imports from Mexico were stopped, said the president of the largest distributor and grower of avocados in the world."

In response, Breitbart's Brandon Darby said, "I'd guess the Gulf cartel would run out of migrants to exploit, brutalize, and profit off of a lot sooner than we’d run out of avocados. But hey, let’s keep fueling Mexico’s suffering so we can all have guacamole."

Again, I'm not a fan of the idea of shutting down the border. If I had to choose between shutting it down and not shutting down, I'd keep that immigration checkpoint open. But after hearing Democrats immedietly pivot towards "avocado toast" as a reason not to shutdown the border, I"m beginning to think we should never do business with Mexico again. Permanently seal off the border, outlaw the Spanish language and send all the Mexicans currently occupying our country up to Canada just to send a message to the avocado toast evangelizers of America.

We will not bow down to your avocado toast.  Border security is too important. Fight me. 

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Ken Webster Jr is a talk radio personality and producer from Houston, TX. He started his career in Chicago on the Mancow show and has since worked at dozens of radio stations all over the country. He’s currently the host of Pursuit of Happiness... Read more


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