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Mexico: The Failed State


            For a century or more it has been clear that the people of Mexico have neither the will nor the know how to govern themselves.  But we have already said that; so let’s look at some of the evidence of that reality.  First of all, most of northern Mexico is and has been under the bloody and barbaric dictatorship of the drug trade for generations.  Their dastardly handiwork invites apt comparisons with ISIS, Pol Pot and Boco Haram.  (I think I’m spelling that one right—you know, that band of murderers in Africa who make their names by kidnapping little girls and either killing them or selling them as sex slaves. )  And their treachery has been sufficient to thwart any and every effort by Mexican law enforcement and even their military to even slow them down, much less to eradicate them. 

            As previously mentioned in the first installment, disease runs amok in Mexico, at least it does if the condition of the illegals we apprehend and then treat is any indication.  But that’s not the end of that one either.  If disease and pestilence are unchecked, that says much about the absence or at least the insufficiency of their social infrastructure as well.  We know from the sad learning we experienced with the flood of minors from Mexico and other Central American states last year that nearly all of them that Obama’s minions surreptitiously installed in homes all across the country that they arrived several school years behind and with only the most rudimentary languages skills—if any. 

            The human cost of all this has been almost beyond comprehension; an article from the Los Angeles Times, March 10th, (Tracey Wilkinson) chronicled the plight of thousands of Central American adults and children who have been maimed, killed or simply victimized by the ubiquitous gangs of Mexico as they attempted to get to the US on the notorious train called “the Beast.”

            Likewise, when the drug lords find themselves facing any kind of resistance, they can be counted upon to respond with heavy weapons and military grade ordnance that can easily overwhelm any civilian law enforcement personnel and even put up one helluva a fight against the Federales—uniformed Mexican military personnel—who at times make some effort to fight back against their bloody conduct.  But the cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines and other ingredients in their poisonous fruit salad of illegal drugs all continue to flow like an open sewer into the US, and Mexico either cannot or will not move competently to stop it. 

            There is more—much more—but for our purposes here it is sufficient to say that trying to plug up this river of crime, disease, illiteracy and contraband at our border after it has grown so wide and so deep as it courses north is a hugely difficult task for us.  If Mexico could muster the courage and know how to take care of their own business, that job would become much more manageable, enough so that we might actually start controlling our own sovereignty.  And maybe they should be convinced to use some of that $53 million we pay them every year in aid to work on the problem.  Silly I know, just a thought. 

Next we look at real world solutions, from both sides of the border; solutions that, while expensive and at times arduous, would change not only the criminal landscape of northern Mexico but would work real world miracles for those beleaguered and impoverished folk trapped in that failed state.

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