reply to post by JakiusFogg
I am complety agreed with you, a people that sells its primogeniture for a plate of lentiles does not deserve
to have it, that it is cleary stated even in the Bible.
To trade its own vote for some money is some kind of prostitution of the intellect, or of the civil rights,
is to say that a person is in sale for the best bid of anybody that wants to pay the price, but the worst part is that shows how low is the
intellectual and ethical level of a person doing that, unable to see beyond the moment, due to an incredible ignorance that deceive only to whom
suffers of it.
There is a very old proverb that says that every Nation deserves the rulers that it has, and that is dramatically true especially in some very sad
cases like the one we are analyzing.
It is said that in XX century twice Mexico was offered by Germany to get incredible rewards if the country decided to enter in war against USA in the
German side, one was in 1917 and other time again in 1940, when the very famous incident of the Zimerman telegram, but General Venustiano Carranza
rejected the offering.
Please read at:
Well, again in 1940 Gral Lazaro Cardenas replied with a No to the Germans, afraid of the posibility that Mexico might disapear of the map as an
independent country if Germany would loose the war. Well, it is historic than when the Mexican response arrived to the bunker of the German Cancelor
in Berlin in 1940, Hitler himself dictated a Telegram of reply to Cardenas that said:" Que se podia esperar de un Pais que siempre ha sido gobernado
por Ladrones" ( what could somebody expect of a Country that always was ruled by thieves)
pls read: boards.straightdope.com...
Unfortunately in Mexico there is also a very well know popular proverb that was invented to describe how were the things in the time of PRI: "En
Mexico el que no tranza no avanza" ( In Mexico who does not bribe does not go ahead.) This to honor one very important Institution in the Mexican
Corruption regime on the XX century: The so called "Mordida" ( the bite), that everybody knows it was needed to give in cash if you wanted to get a
procedure in government offices tobe approved.
Unfortunately, this so corrupt order of things in the Mexican Politics has a longer History than even the PRI, and it is well based on the collective
mentality of many Mexicans for generations, it is good to remember that General Antonio Lopez de Santana sold to USA more than half of Mexico for a
"mordida" of 11 millions of Dollars, that was paid, and another one of $15 millions that the American goverment never paid.
However, I have the impression that this time the PRI commited a fatal mistake since to buy votes with mordidas of tamales, enchiladas or bottles of
tequila is not trackable, but to do so with Soriana Cards or with Monex Bank ones in indeed is very easy to trace, so Pena Nieto has bought possible a
really huge trouble, perhaps an scandal no less grave than the so famous 8000 process that turned into a nightmare the Presidency of Ernesto Samper in
Columbia, due to its bargain for money he needed for his campaign in 1994, when he promised to legalize the production of drugs in that country.
Enrique Pena Nieto can end falling embroiled in his own spurs, to mention a very typical hispanic proverb that refers to the devices the Mexican
Charros use in the back of their boots.
Curiously here the amount of money used illegaly in the Election is of the same amount, about 7 million dollars, I am wondering if the sourde might
not be also the same, since without being in the Power from which resources
that Party could get the needed money to do so? perhaps we are going to see in the long run that the narcotrafic bargained with Pena Nieto to put
him in los Pinos.
If that is the case, Pena Nieto can end even in a worst manner than Samper which political career , and the one of his Party ended in absolute
rejection not only of its own Nation but of the world and the History.
The Angel of Lightness
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