posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 12:28 PM
a reply to: SirHardHarry
In Mexico, if you own a house, you automatically construct an 8-foot wall around it and set broken glass bottles in the top. If you haven't lived
with the petty crime of Mexico, you have no way or right to defend them.
I've been there several times to visit a expat friend in Guadalajara. Twice he has a burglar inside of his apartment and three times he has had
electronic parts taken off his Nissan Xterra. The kicker is that by asking around, he know what street to go to find the parts HIS OWN PARTS THAT HE
HAD TO BUY BACK! Three times he had to do that. After the second time I helped him rig a horn to sound it the hood was raised, but he got careless
and forgot to alarm it one night and Presto! the parts were gone the third time.
Another expat I visited told about the same thing about his Honda motorcycle. Each night he made sure the gate was locked. One night he forgot to
lock it and the next morning no motorcycle. Crime is a way of life for many in Mexico, whether it is the cops, the guy that you pay extra for the
water he delivers or some government official that shakes down anybody that walks through his door. We don't need that way of life here. So yep, I'm
anti-immigrant of the wholesale kind that we've been getting from south of the border.
I guess this is over-kill for a minor comment, but most Americans have no idea of what they are asking for when the root stock of the newcomers think
that crime is a necessary way of life. No all people from the south are bad, but the culture as a whole condones various levels of crime and that is
why the cartels are doing open business in that country. So don't kind yourself about how nice things are do there.