Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mexico's Drug War?

I am watching "60 Minutes" and their segment on Mexico's "drug war." This, evidently, in addition to OUR drug "war."

First the phrase "drug war." All kinds of wars we have, eh? War on terror. War on drugs. War on liberals (they don't put it that way but ........ you know that's what it has been). Why must everything be a "WAR"? Negative never works. Never. Education works. Ignorance = evil. Even though I don't, as a benchmark of thinking, believe in "evil", per se. EDUCATE people with much of the money used for these "WARS".

Educate people on how to live, how to solve problems, how to WAIT for a reward, how to work to get what they desire, how to live in a community, working together.

Kruschev put it well, and I think of it every time I see these reports about the horrors of what is happening in beautiful Mexico right now. Kruschev said: “I once said, "We will bury you," and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.”

He may not have foreseen the way in which we will bury ourselves, but he was right. The greed of Wall Street and the need of the greedily dissatisfied masses.

What does this have to do with Mexico? Well ....... who do you think imports much of the Mexican drug trade which is at this very moment, as you read this, causing the deaths of many, many good people in our neighboring nation? We are!

There are too many reasons for drug use to go into all of them in this brief composition. But not to be denied is one cause: that of parents who are UNinvolved. Parents who park their children in front of the TV. Parents who do not have discussions with their children. Parents who have no expectations for their own children. Communities, made up of parents, who do not police or even particularly care about the children of their communities. Stay off my lawn, go somewhere else, don't bother me.

We don't wonder why many children turn to drugs as their way of solving their problems, do we?

We don't wonder why Mexicans, who for decades have suffered a poor economy and lack of jobs, have found their salvation in sending their drugs here, making billions of dollars from this trade export, do we?

Yet we think it's not our problem.

1 comment:

Jamie Johns said...

Beautiful thoughts, but I was a little stoned when I read it.