reply to post by manta78
Former DoD and by mid-decade of the 2000's I was tired of playing the world's schoolyard bully.
I live in Morelia and they keep telling me, the State Dept. with their advisories and the US media in particular, that I live in a dangerous area, but
coming from Southern California coast it seems a lot less dangerous here even though there is a propensity for the people to take law enforcement
matters into their own hands - which BTW is how we end up with that kidnapper/extortionist hanging from an overpass. We all of course miss him dearly,
such a credit to our community as he was.
Sorry, I don't know of the person you quoted - and don't recall the name since that is not on my screen at the moment - but I think essentially he
was correct, it is a business, just like in the US with a lot of politicians in their pockets and surreptitiously on their side, along with payroll
too most likely. It does have a particular Mexican flavor to it which makes it seem strange to the US onlookers. I think what is important to keep in
mind is that they didn't start that prohibition war but a profitable niche was carved-out for anyone taking the initiative to exploit it.
If you hadn't guessed by now I am a critic of prohibition. I believe the mere nature of the beast creates more corruption and crime than it could
ever possibly deter. There are much more insidious reasons for perpetuating it than the average uninvolved person could begin to imagine, and reasons
that stretch beliefs that one's own government could ever be so under-handed, but nevertheless true. One very popular and relatively benign substance
could have been greenlighted ages ago and made the rest of the mess much more enforceable and popular of a war. When one examines why that was not
done but instead the heat turned-up on it the reasons begin to become much more transparent and questionable. One must be convinved then that these
laws, this war, is not in place for the good of the people.
One particular "cartel" seems to have been put in place by US intel/black-ops alphabet agency - to what end is wide-open for broad speculation, and
if you don't speculate broadly enough you will miss the reason completely. When you hear about heads rolling across the floor, literally, one must
keep in mind these are not random acts of violence perpetrated against honor students and women doing their family shopping - as in my old California
town. Heads roll for a reason here, it is to give a message, and it is to say that the organized family in my state is acutely aware of other factions
moving into our area and bringing some very bad things with it. The media runs away with this, and if it had its way it would let that bad element
come in and take over completely. People just aren't getting or understanding the bigger picture about what is happening here.
Do you honestly think this whole Drug War is being waged for the good of the people - people meaning the common citizen or national? Would it surprise
you to learn this is more a matter of a very large and corrupt faction trying to gain total control over a situation that would have as a major part
of its method to perpetuate the madness in order to increase its profit and domination over every aspect of its power?
The true terrorists here are the prohibitionists. The unrest created by this War is the terror that is created in the communities and on the streets.
And if that hasn't gotten the people completely convinced that they are living in a war zone, the media is being used to augment that perception. The
Mexican people have been dealing with such tactics for more than 200 years and remain unconvinced that it is how the media wants to report it. But
nearly every knee-jerk redneck American is more than ready to want to come in and lay waste to Mexico for a problem the US is putting so much effort