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Is Mexico Responsible for Anything?

I have a simple question.

Is Mexico responsible for anything?

Admittedly, it is difficult to lay complete blame for the drug violence on Mexico when we (the U.S. citizenry) are consuming the product of, and we (the U.S. government) are arming, the drug cartels. So let’s be generous and say “we” are responsible for 60% of the problem. Seem reasonable? So why do we only hear about our 60%? What about the other 40%?

(Update the below paragraph with “Caravans heading North”…)

Considering the lines outside emigration services yesterday it struck me that Mexico was doing nothing to help “legitimize” the status of the individuals in line. But to Mexico’s defense even if they had I’m not sure it would have been warmly received.  In fact, several of the “on scene” interviews sounded more like asylum cases in that the individual would run down a list of how inhospitable and outright dangerous Mexico is. The idea of going back, to them, would be cruel and unusual punishment for crime they did not commit.  While I personally enjoy Mexico and find it to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth… I do not necessarily disagree, but it lends to the larger issue.

Is Mexico responsible for anything?  If so, what?

Let’s say Canadians were flooding across the border for reasons of escape… (which in some medically related scenarios is not so far-fetched) would we be so tolerant of the Canadian government as to continuously find ways to blame ourselves? And since we’re on that topic… blame ourselves for what? Is it our fault that we cling to the final visage of Free-Market Capitalism in the world and the prosperity it promulgates, thus creating a more desirable alternative than the place these folks are escaping from?

So why are we quiet in regard to Mexico?

Why exactly is it not Mexico’s responsibility to create that same atmosphere for their citizens?  (The same applies to all Latin American countries given our current predicament.)

Why should Mexico be absolved of the international cry to improve their economy, create jobs and control crime repeatedly leveled at the U.S.?  It’s certainly not a lack of natural resources, ports, or favorable climate… It’s clearly not the lack of population or strong work ethic. So why?

Partly it is a U.S. media predisposed to self loathe U.S. success and prosperity. It simply is not in vogue to appreciate the Capitalist system our country was founded on, assuming they know what that is, or the riches realized from it. The flip side of that is a programmed desire not to criticize Socialist countries, not because it might make the country look bad but because they would have to look in the mirror and re-evaluate their personal beliefs.

The final aspect is Political Correctness and the fear of being labeled racist should anyone step up and offer the truth. They know the first Journalist to speak out loud that ‘Mexico shares the blame for our border problems and must own their economic woes will be labeled a bigot who hates… I don’t even know anymore… Mexicans? Hispanics? Latinos? Mayans? Aztecs? Spaniards? I mean seriously. The world is cosmopolitan. Having a Spanish surname means little here in the U.S. but the census still counts you as Hispanic… Why?  Because that’s how the money is handed out.  Rest assured, someone would be offended somewhere, so you’d be a bigot somehow.
All I’m asking for is reasoned, rational, discussion.

What I’m saying simply is there must be a focus on other countries responsibility when it comes to their citizenry and internal economic problems.

Unfortunately it seems all too easy to blame the U.S. for all the ills in the world, especially by our own journalists. When I say “easy”, I mean both comfortably and safely. They are comfortable because they believe it, and they are safe because they know as long as they blame the U.S. First… there will be no punishment directed at them from the industry of the offended.  The Antifa Fascists will be fine with it, so they know their houses will not be burnt down.

Think about the comments from the EU and how the problems they suffer are always the fault of United States.  The starvation and disease in Africa is our fault.  The illegal immigration problem right here in the U.S. is our fault… because, like every other country in the world including Mexico,  we don’t openly accept just anyone who crosses the border.  It’s stunning how the world expects us to bend in every way imaginable while they conduct themselves in a way of “business as usual”.

It’s also stunning that absolutely no attention is paid to how we became a country that could help those less fortunate on our borders… and around the world.  But here’s a hint… it wasn’t by giving all of our stuff away.

I am a Capitalist.  As such, this is not a cry to seal the borders and not let anyone in, or pull all of our Diplomats home.  On the contrary, I like tall fences and wide gates.  I expect to have access to the best products at the best prices for my self-determined needs.  Having emissaries abroad is important to communicate the benefits of freedom and liberty of the individual as well as aid those who wish to embrace it for themselves in their own countries.

But there needs to be rational and reasonable assessments when determining the foundation of problems lest no solutions can ever be arrived at.

Unless that’s the point.

For more on “the point”: La Gran Mentira

(A repost from 8/16/12, since illegal immigration is now being used to destroy the Constitution’s Separation of Powers.  It’s dated, but brings up what I believe to be an important question.  What are we saying about Mexico?  Are we delaying a Revolution south of our Border?  If so, to whose benefit?  And if we are delaying a Revolution, is it serving to make Mexico, and Latin America as a whole, more Fragile?)


Mixing the Kool Aid…

The Democrat National Committee would like you to try out their latest Election Season Cocktail.

They’re filling the Trough as we Speak…  So…

Whip out your Red Solo Cup for a hefty serving of Grape Flavored Medicine.

And of Course,

It’s Free…

(Just make sure to drink it quickly. It tends to have a Bitter Aftertaste.)

Done?  OK… Wipe your mouth.

Here we go:

Is the War on Terror Over?

Is Your Healthcare Cheaper?

Is the National Debt Smaller?

Can you Keep Your Doctor?

Can you Keep Your Insurance Plan?

Is the Economy Better?

Are Prices for everyday things Going Down?

Do you think the Bill of Rights has a Number of Serious Problems?

Do you agree that you’ve never built anything?

Are you Making More Money?

Is Gitmo Closed?

Are all of our Troops Home?

Does North Korea still not have Nuclear Weapons?

Does the Constitution Live and Breathe?

Is Crime Going Down?

Are Race Relations Better?

Is Unemployment Going Down?

Is Russia just Peacefully helping out the Countries around them?

Is Job Creation Going Up?

Are Mom and Pop Businesses Thriving?

Are Welfare Rolls Going Down?

Does Calling yourself a Liberal mean you Care more about Everything?

Do you think Jobs is a three-letter word?

Is Education Getting Cheaper?

Do you believe that the Human Species is not a part of Nature?

Does the World Love us?

Is it Easier to Start A Business?

Do you think all Species on the Planet Today should be Saved except for the ones you don’t like?

Should All Debt be Forgiven?

Is it Cheaper to Travel… Anywhere?

Is Your Privacy being Protected?

Do you think it’s OK your Government is spying on you and saving All of your stuff for Future Use?

Do you Feel More Free?

Is it easier to Voice Your Opinion without Fear?

Do you believe there are 57 States?

Are your Taxes Going Down letting you Keep More of Your Money?

Are you able to Save More?

Are Your Kids Self-Sufficient and Living on Their Own?

Do you think it is a Good Idea for your Government to Sell Guns to Mexican Drug Cartels?

Does any part of ‘Spreading the Wealth Around’ make sense to you?

Is Al Qaeda on the Run?

Are Beheading’s in the Name of Islam typical workplace violence?

Is it OK that Illegal Alien Children are being placed into the Public Schools, where your kids go, without any Medical Screening?

Do you like the Idea that those same Children can choose what school They want to go to, but Your Kids Can’t?

Do you think allowing Millions of New Workers into the United States while Raising the Minimum Wage will Increase Jobs?

Are you pretty sure you’re Smarter than almost everyone except the people you vote for?

If the answer to ANY of the above is ‘No’, you will need to have another Glass…

…and Try Again.

If you have answered ‘Yes’ to all the above, whether it’s true or not, you are Ready to Rock the Vote.

You’ll just need to keep drinking the Kool-Aid for another six weeks until the Election.

Remember, the Liberal Progressive Socialist Democrats are depending on you.


Mexico Suddenly Releases over 300+ (Update: now 2000+ and growing) Criminals…

Drug Cartel and Corrupt Officials suspected in today’s release.

No other explanation offered. Upon being questioned, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto stated he had no idea these releases had occurred until he read the reports in the press.  He, through his spokesman, also stated that the individuals were set free with the approval of “high-level career bureaucrats” within the Administration.

Wait!  Wait!  Wait!

I’m Sorry, I got it wrong.

WE did this today:

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-detained-immigrants-sequester-20130226,0,7739089.story

The content is correct… President Obama has stated, through his spokesperson, that he had no idea this had or was going to happen.

Are these career bureaucrats going to be fired?  Or just transferred and suspended with pay for a few days until we lose interest like the fast and furious folks who up-armed the Mexican Cartels which resulted in hundreds of innocent Mexicans dead in addition to our own law enforcement officers?

Is it possible that we might have a little corruption in our ranks?

Carney’s statement was that these were “low-level” criminals… but by whose judgment?  Many of these individuals were AWAITING trial or further processing to officially DETERMINE their level of criminality.

Apparently there is just too much stability out there…

(For you Cartoon Network guys who don’t know why I care about this, remember Batman?  Bain did the same thing.  For the rest of you, Castro did this to us as well.)


Faster & Furiouser

I had hoped (kind of expected) that the Administration would have dropped the defense of “gun walking” as a solid, well thought out operation built on good intentions…
They have not.
The Administration has instead doubled down on Fast & Furious.  Instead of allowing sunlight on this BATFE action they have declared “executive privilege” in order to protect those involved from any scrutiny.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) could still be running such a brilliant operation as far as we know. The answers have not been provided nor does it appear they will be.
So….

Since Fast & Furious was clearly a well executed clandestine operation designed to stem the flow of guns into Mexico by Drug Cartels (by up-arming those cartels with weapons purchased using U.S. tax dollars and facilitated by BATFE agents in order not to impede the purchase and subsequent delivery of these weapons) who have demonstrated their blatant disregard for human life.

I have a several suggestions for operations that AG Holder could initiate as soon as possible…

1.  Drunk & Driver

This operation would be designed to stem the occurrences of overly intoxicated individuals from driving and subsequently killing other motorists and destroying property.  Here’s how it would work;  BATFE agents would set up in a bar and using your tax dollars, buy “suspects” drinks.  (Even over the protests of the bartender) Once the “suspect” is blind drunk the agents will then assist the individual to their vehicle and make sure it starts.  After the individual is securely behind the wheel the agents will walk off.

2.  Smoke’m if you Got’m

The mission here is to curb, or eliminate, smoking as it is a known carcinogen in addition to being sold heavily on the black market due to extraordinary taxes.  The operation starts at a local elementary school.  The agents would go undercover as teachers, advisors and students.  With the trust of their “suspects” they will proceed to use your tax dollars to purchase then give out packs of Marlboro’s to the 3rd and 4th graders.  (They are old enough at this point to know better thus removing any plausible deniability.)  The agents will continue this practice, including demonstrations of how to hold the cigarettes as well as inhaling, until the “suspect” figures out how to get ahold of the product themselves.  Once satisfied, the agents will leave.

3. Done Blowed Up

Finally, the last idea I have for AG Holder et al. is a little program designed to end all of those terrorist a-holes from blowing up our troops.  Given the involvement oversea’s of many of our domestic police forces I suggest inviting BATFE over to Afghanistan to start a special school.  The agency could use your tax dollars to supply the school with tons of PETN and some of the best explosive engineers we have to offer.  Once established we would invite any “local” showing the least amount of hostility towards Americans to take the three-day course on how to assemble, deliver and detonate a far more sophisticated explosive device than anything they might see being taught by their friends and associates.  Once the agents have completed several iterations of these classes over a number of months, they leave.

So there you go… full of the best intentions complete with no ability to follow-up and guaranteed to stem nothing.  Genius.

So why do we find it so difficult to believe such a ridiculous statement as “Fast & Furious was designed to stem the flow of guns into Mexico”?  Seems obvious, but I might be alone.

Oh!  I have one for the DEA… they could supply heroin addicts with tax payer purchased heroin in order to stem the use of drugs…

Wait!  Wait!  How about ICE!  We could grant amnesty to illegal aliens in order to stem the flow of illegal aliens into the U.S….  (crap.  nevermind.  They just started doing this.)

I’m sure with a few more minutes I can come up with a bunch more.

Where’s my bourbon…