2013 March 28 Thursday
Vigilantes In Mexico Take Over Tierra Colorado

They've had it with narco gangs and corrupt police. Bully for them I say.

I'm curious to hear what my Mexican readers think of this. Do you want to kill the drug gangs and put your corrupt police in jail?

What I'm wondering: How much border security would the US need to put into place to make a major dent in the rate of drug smuggling from Mexico to the United States? Cutting the financial returns on drug smuggling would cut the money available to the big narco organizations in Mexico and make the country less corrupt.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2013 March 28 09:31 PM 


Comments
Stephen said at March 30, 2013 4:42 AM:

My prediction is that your next story will be about how the drug gangs massacred of vigilantes in Tierra Colorado.

Its pointless trying to limit supply without first limiting demand.

Randall Parker said at March 30, 2013 8:29 AM:

Stephen,

The people of Tierra Colorado have no control drug demand. They do have control over whether they sit by passively while narco gangs run their town and ruin their lives.

What does it say about the federal government of Mexico that it allows towns to decay into such lawlessness? How many federal Mexican officials are either bought off or afraid of the drug gangs and so do nothing or facilitate them?

I would prefer to live in a population that is willing to stand up and run the risks of being vigilantes in order to restore public safety.

Just Chillin said at March 30, 2013 10:32 AM:

I'll tell you what Mexican readers think.

First, Mexicans don't necessarily want to kill drug gangsters simply because they've become heroes even for children in hundreds of small towns. This has happened because these drug dealers have built infraestructure in them, like hospitals, schools, parks, waterparks, sporting facilities, all of which previous governments have neglected for decades.

Second, yes, Mexicans want all the corrupt police in jail simply because they are playing on both teams as they please and therefore they're unpredictable and unreliable. Police also steps on the peoples rights, just like they do in America, with the difference that in Mexico they are also criminals while in America they're just alienated robots. We might say that Mexicans hate their government, while Americans fear their government.

Third, Mexicans think that America's position on the fence building and all the "security" is a lot of hypocritical bullshit simply because if there were no more drug smuggling Americans would go nuts from their withdrawal symptoms and maybe even cross illegally invading Mexico just to get their high. What i'm saying is that the main market is the USA, and that's no bull. Pot and cocaine are already legal in Mexico, but only for small personal dosis.

Organized crime in Mexico, not includding drug dealing, is a whole different matter and yes, Mexican are just as affraid of it as Americans are of their govenrment. I'm talking about kidnappers, quota collectors, messed up hit-children and others.


Just Chillin said at March 30, 2013 10:55 AM:

One more thing and just by the way, Mexicans don't want an open invation from their northern neighbors, even if the problems in Mexico are in fact huge.

Just Chillin said at March 30, 2013 11:17 AM:

To Stephen....

What does it say about the the federal government of the United States of America that steps all over the constitution and the people's rights with the police and army getting the population used to living in fear of a constant state of war and thus decay into such lawlessness?

What does it say about the the federal government of the United States of America that rellies on cheap labor and lets thousands of illegal immigrants inside, only to pretent that they are a dangerous invation and foster the population's hatred towards those who provide cheap labor and food?

What does it say about the the federal government of the United States of America that fosters terrorist groups and invades and massacres other countries as it wishes and then complains against international terrorism in a total disregard of international law and human rights?

What does it say about the the federal government of the United States of America that bails out millionaires with the working people's money, thus allowing lucrative profits to be private while socializing those millionaire's loses?

I would prefer to live in a population that is willing to stand up and run the risks of uprising against their dictators in order to restore public justice and freedom for all. Unfortunately neither in Mexico nor in the United States will you find the kind of people you are looking for. Mexicans and Americans are so alike in their nature, it's almost amazing how we couldn't see it before.

Just Chillin said at March 30, 2013 11:22 AM:

Correctionon on my previous comment. I meant To Randall, not Stephen. Sorry Stephen. So I'll just copy and paste again.


To Randall...

What does it say about the the federal government of the United States of America that steps all over the constitution and the people's rights with the police and army getting the population used to living in fear of a constant state of war and thus decay into such lawlessness?

What does it say about the the federal government of the United States of America that rellies on cheap labor and lets thousands of illegal immigrants inside, only to pretent that they are a dangerous invation and foster the population's hatred towards those who provide cheap labor and food?

What does it say about the the federal government of the United States of America that fosters terrorist groups and invades and massacres other countries as it wishes and then complains against international terrorism in a total disregard of international law and human rights?

What does it say about the the federal government of the United States of America that bails out millionaires with the working people's money, thus allowing lucrative profits to be private while socializing those millionaire's loses?

I would prefer to live in a population that is willing to stand up and run the risks of uprising against their dictators in order to restore public justice and freedom for all. Unfortunately neither in Mexico nor in the United States will you find the kind of people you are looking for. Mexicans and Americans are so alike in their nature, it's almost amazing how we couldn't see it before.

Stephen said at March 30, 2013 10:31 PM:

The perverted drug policy in the US is causing great pain to their own citizens as well as many other countries. My guess is that the US refuses to treat drugs as a medical issue because it likes the idea of criminalising their citizens.

Engineer-Poet said at March 31, 2013 7:18 AM:

The US has treated substances as a criminal problem because the public insisted on it.  The draconian penalties for crack cocaine were passed at the behest of Black leaders demanding that Something Be Done about the problems its users and dealers were causing in their communities.

Stephen said at April 3, 2013 3:32 AM:

Since when has the legislature cared about black voters? My guess is that the black leaders performed the role of useful idiots.

Randall Parker said at April 3, 2013 8:53 PM:

Stephen,

US immigration policy is the most damaging US policy in terms of its impact on blacks. The Hispanics are taking jobs from blacks (and lower class whites). The Hispanics are not taking many jobs from the upper middle class whites.

I am amazed that blacks let black politicians get away with voting for weak immigration enforcement.


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