reply to post by R_Clark
First of all, lets make sure we understand what this thread is, and is not about. This thread appears to have been authored on the specific topic of
a government going after a militia, which has made a better job of protecting its territory from cartel action, than has the government in question.
It is not a thread about the wider issues of narcotic abuse, laws in the US pertaining to the same, or any other related issue.
I think there is more than enough subject matter, pertaining to the actual circumstances of this specific incident, to be going on with, without
infringing the T&C of the site in order to explore issues which orbit this incident, especially since this circumstance could be applied to any kind
of citizen action, against any kind of crime, not just narco-terrorism.
On the matter at hand then, I think it is utterly appalling, that in a nation like Mexico, where the cartels, by the admission of several government
figures, are insanely powerful, and are better funded and resourced than the government itself, a militia which battles odds like that AND SUCCEEDS
can be curtailed by the police force. I could understand, if a local cartel boss bought himself a police garrisons worth of cops, and asked them to
fight the militia on his behalf, but this action seems more like a direct order from an actual government figure.
This is yet another example, of a government which is more interested in its own position and power within its borders, than the safety, security,
and well being of its law abiding citizenry. March against war? Maced in the face. March against banking? Maced and kicked in the head, or shot in the
face with a tear gas canister launcher. Tool up and frag the ever loving hell out of coke dealers, GET SHOT DEAD!
Lets be honest shall we? When the cartels run the country, law enforcement officials and gun toting citizens ought to be on the same damned side, not
working against each other, and the cartels all at once. Yes, the militias may not be legally supportable, but considering the alternative, it is the
only way that they can maintain justice for themselves or their loved ones, and since the legal system there cannot produce justice (which is the only
actual reason to have a legal system) then it is only right that SOMETHING come to fill that need for justice, until such time as the law starts to
work for the innocent, rather than protecting the guilty.
The Mexican government needs to grow up, accept that it is ineffectual and riddled with corruption, and allow the people to be their own guardians,
distribute the responsibility for citizens security, amongst people that they know, love and trust, members of their own communities. If all good
people were permitted by law to act in the interests of justice and security, then dangerous and evil people would have no where to turn, no alley
down which they could escape, without being met by a wall of lead and death. That is how it needs to be in Mexico, if the cartels are ever to fall for
good, and the people be freed of not only the oppression they have experienced under their auspices, but the stigma which attaches to them by
association with a country which has been the seat of narco-terror and the Black Market, for decades.
In my view, any action which allows the people of Mexico to clear out the organised criminal elements from their society, is a just action. Until
they succeed in doing so, they will not even begin the work of mending Mexico's international reputation, addressing the crippling poverty in the
country, make good choices about who to elect to seats of power... Nothing good can begin, until the way has been cleared, and the government should
accept the help.