"it happened so fast. it seemed like only a few months."
my good buddy recently got back from a trip to mexico. he met a lady, and now they're touring all around north america. she's great, mid-20s, well
educated, funny, sweet. we were up last night drinking on the porch, as you do. he was down there (veracruz) for a couple of months, but that was
enough. here's what they told me.
*if you're a gov employee, and you don't play ball, the cartels will kill your family. all of them. it happened to a 2nd cousin of hers, as well as
several acquaintances. so guess what? the gov, local and federal, is entirely in the cartels' pockets. the cartels set policy and call the shots,
*she has a 1 yr old niece who has never left the family home. if you're a woman or a girl, you do not leave the house alone. if you are a person of
either sex, you get indoors before 11pm. and you do not DO NOT allow your children outside. EVER. that's because...
*people get kidnapped EVERY DAY in EVERY COMMUNITY.
my buddy and Y____ went out for tacos one day. they're mowing down on some fine tacos when Y____ perks up, looks nervous. "we have to go. NOW."
turns out that she overheard one of the other patrons on the phone telling someone about the american who was just begging to get snatched, and could
they send a van and backup? mind you, there are two cops in line toting semi-automatic rifles giving zero #s.
they kidnap men for organs and ransom, they kidnap boys for organs and fresh soldiers, they kidnap girls for child prostitution, child porn, and
organs. three months ago in Y___'s hometown, a truck was pulled over for speeding. the cop asked to look in the back, the driver agreed. and then
blew his brains out right then and there. open the back and there are DOZENS of children and babies, living and dead, missing organs and missing eyes.
standard cartel practice. if you live the kid (usually male) alive, you take the eyes out and dump them in the street. good luck finding accurate
stats out there, because...
*one of the things you will be asked to do by the cartels if you work in law enforcement is tamper with the kidnapping reports. bury them, alter them,
etc. if you are a police officer, you can bust someone for going shirtless in public, but a body can be chucked out the back of a van in the town
plaza right in front of you, and you will do nothing.
*they even kidnap dogs. they take them from yards and parks and either ransom them or sell them to the chinese for meat. Y___ took her dog to the park
one day, and a woman approached her and tried to take it. Y___ kicked her and ran like hell with the dog in her arms.
*nobody has a job. unless it's cartel related.
*education is a joke.
*back in may, some super draconian legislation was passed that severely restricted mexicans ability to speak out on the internet. she posted a video
about it on my buddy's fb wall, and two weeks later, it was gone. not a dead video, but *poof* disappeared off his timeline altogether.
"they want to silence us, so the world doesn't know how it really is here."
make no mistake, you americans have a full on somalia-style failed state boiling just beneath you. if any american companies/agencies are still
selling weapons in mexico, they ought to be ashamed. i'm not saying what is going on with the flood of illegals into your country is ok, or that
it's being handled well by your gov. but try to understand, these people aren't coming here to steal your jobs or take your tax dollars. they are
terrified, and have every reason to be terrified.